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Re: DNA education #dna

Marion Werle
 

I, too, have heard good things about GRIP (as well as SLIG), but don't
overlook other, more local worthwhile DNA education opportunities. I
live in Southern California, and every year as part of the Southern
California Genealogical Society's Jamboree (held at the beginning of
June), they have an optional DNA Day with world-class speakers. I
attended DNA Day for the first time this year, and I learned a lot. I
also paid extra for a 3-hour workshop with Blaine Bettinger the
following day on "Third Party DNA Tools", and it was by far the best
workshop I have ever attended on any subject, and I've attended lots
of workshops, genealogical and otherwise, over the years.

So even if you don't have a chance to attend one of the more widely
recognized week-long institutes, there may be DNA presentations in
your own backyard. And don't forget webinars - I noticed that Legacy
Family Tree has a new 5-part series called "Foundations in DNA" by
Blaine Bettinger. I haven't watched them yet, but he's a great
presenter and very knowledgable, and I know there are lots of other
webinars on the subject.

--
Marion Werle
<werleme@gmail.com>

---
I learned more than a few things here.
http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-month-abroad-part-two-grip.html

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #dna

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA education #dna

Marion Werle
 

I, too, have heard good things about GRIP (as well as SLIG), but don't
overlook other, more local worthwhile DNA education opportunities. I
live in Southern California, and every year as part of the Southern
California Genealogical Society's Jamboree (held at the beginning of
June), they have an optional DNA Day with world-class speakers. I
attended DNA Day for the first time this year, and I learned a lot. I
also paid extra for a 3-hour workshop with Blaine Bettinger the
following day on "Third Party DNA Tools", and it was by far the best
workshop I have ever attended on any subject, and I've attended lots
of workshops, genealogical and otherwise, over the years.

So even if you don't have a chance to attend one of the more widely
recognized week-long institutes, there may be DNA presentations in
your own backyard. And don't forget webinars - I noticed that Legacy
Family Tree has a new 5-part series called "Foundations in DNA" by
Blaine Bettinger. I haven't watched them yet, but he's a great
presenter and very knowledgable, and I know there are lots of other
webinars on the subject.

--
Marion Werle
<werleme@gmail.com>

---
I learned more than a few things here.
http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-month-abroad-part-two-grip.html

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


DNA Research #DNA JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #dna

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #sephardic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/
[or http://tinyurl.com/jfhpnmz --Mod.]

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #sephardic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/
[or http://tinyurl.com/jfhpnmz --Mod.]

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #sephardic

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #sephardic

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #germany

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #germany

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards, Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


German SIG #Germany JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #germany

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


German SIG #Germany Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #germany

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards, Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


Re: Le Havre Passenger lists--new resource? #general

Richard Cooper
 

Many thanks to Rob Weisskirch for this link. It was useful to me for a
different reason.

from the entry on the UK 1901 Census I knew that my grandmother's sister
Jessie MILLET had been born in Le Havre, France in 1896, but hitherto I had
not known how to get her birth record.

I clicked on the link in Rob's posting and then clicked on the link to
'Inscription Maritime'.

Then I clicked on 'Rechercher' on the top menu, then >from the
drop-down menu chose 'Archives en ligne' and then clicked on 'L'Etat
Civil'.
Then I clicked 'Cliquez ici pour acceder a l'Etat Civil en ligne'.

This takes you to here:
http://recherche.archivesdepartementales76.net/?id=recherche_guidee_etat_civil

from the drop-down menu in the 'Commune' box I chose 'Havre (Le)',
then 1896, then 'Havre (Le) > Registres Etat Civil > Naissances'. This
takes you to a 604 page ledger containing 2,100 births.

Starting on page 534 there is an alphabetical surname index which will
enable you to find the record you need.

This may seem a bit of a niche resource, but not only was there a
good-sized Jewish community in Le Havre around 1900, but it may have
been a point of embarkation for emigrants >from Eastern Europe to Great
Britain, the British Empire and the Americas who for whatever reason
chose not to leave >from the German North Sea ports,

All the Best and Happy ancestor-spotting!

Ric Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK

MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk; LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN &
KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa; YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW &
GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod; LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev;
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Le Havre Passenger lists--new resource? #general

Richard Cooper
 

Many thanks to Rob Weisskirch for this link. It was useful to me for a
different reason.

from the entry on the UK 1901 Census I knew that my grandmother's sister
Jessie MILLET had been born in Le Havre, France in 1896, but hitherto I had
not known how to get her birth record.

I clicked on the link in Rob's posting and then clicked on the link to
'Inscription Maritime'.

Then I clicked on 'Rechercher' on the top menu, then >from the
drop-down menu chose 'Archives en ligne' and then clicked on 'L'Etat
Civil'.
Then I clicked 'Cliquez ici pour acceder a l'Etat Civil en ligne'.

This takes you to here:
http://recherche.archivesdepartementales76.net/?id=recherche_guidee_etat_civil

from the drop-down menu in the 'Commune' box I chose 'Havre (Le)',
then 1896, then 'Havre (Le) > Registres Etat Civil > Naissances'. This
takes you to a 604 page ledger containing 2,100 births.

Starting on page 534 there is an alphabetical surname index which will
enable you to find the record you need.

This may seem a bit of a niche resource, but not only was there a
good-sized Jewish community in Le Havre around 1900, but it may have
been a point of embarkation for emigrants >from Eastern Europe to Great
Britain, the British Empire and the Americas who for whatever reason
chose not to leave >from the German North Sea ports,

All the Best and Happy ancestor-spotting!

Ric Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK

MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk; LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN &
KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa; YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW &
GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod; LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev;
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun


IAJGS Conference Wrap-UP #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the conference in Seattle! We had great attendance at the Hungarian sessions presented by Karesz Vandor, Dejan Suc, and yours truly, at the H-SIG luncheon where Sandy Malek spoke, and at the H-SIG business meeting. Next time they have to schedule us for larger rooms!

We raised $205 for the Hungarian SIG General Fund >from the first ever H-SIG raffle. The lucky winners got copies of Auslander's Genealogical Gazetteer, the Talma 1914 Hungarian Atlas, Lynn Schneider's video Budapest American Quest. A Family's Journey to 1920s Hungary, the recently published English version of Koerner's "How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940â??, JGSLA's book on Jews in the Great War, and a book on the Kezmarok Cemetery. Koszonom szepen to the estate of Pamela Weisberger, Karesz Vandor, Sandy Malek, and Madeleine Isenberg for their generous donations.

If you gave me your card because you would like to receive the revised handouts for the Northwest Migration or Maramaros sessions, please be patient. I had a business trip out of town since returning >from the conference and am still catching up. I also hope to have all of the handouts uploaded to the H-SIG website http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/ very soon. Judy Missel Gyori has volunteered to take on this important assignment so watch for improvements in the coming months.

Last but not at all least, I am very pleased to announce that our own Marelynn Zipser, who single-handedly indexed Jewish records >from the 1869 Census as well as many others, received long-overdue recognition >from IAJGS as Volunteer of the Year. In fact, Marelynn is probably eligible as Volunteer of MANY Years for her work. Gratulalok and mazel tov!

Best wishes to you all and, as always, feel free to contact me off-list with any questions.

Vivian
__________________________

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
<vkahn@kmort.com>

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Hungary SIG #Hungary IAJGS Conference Wrap-UP #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the conference in Seattle! We had great attendance at the Hungarian sessions presented by Karesz Vandor, Dejan Suc, and yours truly, at the H-SIG luncheon where Sandy Malek spoke, and at the H-SIG business meeting. Next time they have to schedule us for larger rooms!

We raised $205 for the Hungarian SIG General Fund >from the first ever H-SIG raffle. The lucky winners got copies of Auslander's Genealogical Gazetteer, the Talma 1914 Hungarian Atlas, Lynn Schneider's video Budapest American Quest. A Family's Journey to 1920s Hungary, the recently published English version of Koerner's "How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940â??, JGSLA's book on Jews in the Great War, and a book on the Kezmarok Cemetery. Koszonom szepen to the estate of Pamela Weisberger, Karesz Vandor, Sandy Malek, and Madeleine Isenberg for their generous donations.

If you gave me your card because you would like to receive the revised handouts for the Northwest Migration or Maramaros sessions, please be patient. I had a business trip out of town since returning >from the conference and am still catching up. I also hope to have all of the handouts uploaded to the H-SIG website http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/ very soon. Judy Missel Gyori has volunteered to take on this important assignment so watch for improvements in the coming months.

Last but not at all least, I am very pleased to announce that our own Marelynn Zipser, who single-handedly indexed Jewish records >from the 1869 Census as well as many others, received long-overdue recognition >from IAJGS as Volunteer of the Year. In fact, Marelynn is probably eligible as Volunteer of MANY Years for her work. Gratulalok and mazel tov!

Best wishes to you all and, as always, feel free to contact me off-list with any questions.

Vivian
__________________________

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
<vkahn@kmort.com>

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