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Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #belarus

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Belarus SIG #Belarus Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #belarus

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Josef Heinl #austria-czech

zvihat58@...
 

Good afternoon,
I am doing a genealogical research on my wife's grandfather Heinl Joseph.
Can you please assist me.


We know that he was a Dirigent officer in the Ostro - Hungarian Army
and arrived to Poland at the beginning of the 20th century and there
married to my wife's grandmother.

We know that at the beginning of the World War II he was in an
orchestra in a concert tour and that was the reason that the family
was separated.

His wife with her four children left Poland to Russia and since then
she did not met or knew anything about her husband.



At the Fifties they got a message >from his friend that he died several
years after the war but they do not know when and where.



We assume that arrived after the war he got to the town in Poland and
may be while not finding his family he returned to the Czech Republic
and this is the reason that I applied to your assistance.



Can you please assist me in finding information any information on
Josef Heinl born Jewish in Sch=C3=B6nbach in 1884 to his mother Resi and
his father Lorenz .

We are trying to find his or their their graves.



Can you please help us in that mission and assist us to find any
information about him or his parents.



Best wishes,

Dr. Z. Hatkevitz


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Josef Heinl #austria-czech

zvihat58@...
 

Good afternoon,
I am doing a genealogical research on my wife's grandfather Heinl Joseph.
Can you please assist me.


We know that he was a Dirigent officer in the Ostro - Hungarian Army
and arrived to Poland at the beginning of the 20th century and there
married to my wife's grandmother.

We know that at the beginning of the World War II he was in an
orchestra in a concert tour and that was the reason that the family
was separated.

His wife with her four children left Poland to Russia and since then
she did not met or knew anything about her husband.



At the Fifties they got a message >from his friend that he died several
years after the war but they do not know when and where.



We assume that arrived after the war he got to the town in Poland and
may be while not finding his family he returned to the Czech Republic
and this is the reason that I applied to your assistance.



Can you please assist me in finding information any information on
Josef Heinl born Jewish in Sch=C3=B6nbach in 1884 to his mother Resi and
his father Lorenz .

We are trying to find his or their their graves.



Can you please help us in that mission and assist us to find any
information about him or his parents.



Best wishes,

Dr. Z. Hatkevitz


ViewMate German Translation mid-1800s #general

Rowena Zylali
 

Hello Genners,
I am looking for help reading/translating some old German Vital Records >from
Kurschin, Bohemia now in the Czech Republic. I tried to crop them smaller to make
them easier to read, so they don't include the headings.

In particular I am trying to find out who Abraham WOLFNER's father is, and any
other occupational, or place names >from these Familianten Record Books. Someone
already graciously gave some birth names and birth dates. The birth or death
records can be found on ViewMate as:73127 73128 73129 73130

I think the first on this list has Abraham Wolfner's father's name, and might
actually be a marriage record.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73130
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73129
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73128
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73127

Thank you so much for your help.
Sincerely,
Rowena Zylali
Connecticut, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate German Translation mid-1800s #general

Rowena Zylali
 

Hello Genners,
I am looking for help reading/translating some old German Vital Records >from
Kurschin, Bohemia now in the Czech Republic. I tried to crop them smaller to make
them easier to read, so they don't include the headings.

In particular I am trying to find out who Abraham WOLFNER's father is, and any
other occupational, or place names >from these Familianten Record Books. Someone
already graciously gave some birth names and birth dates. The birth or death
records can be found on ViewMate as:73127 73128 73129 73130

I think the first on this list has Abraham Wolfner's father's name, and might
actually be a marriage record.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73130
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73129
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73128
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73127

Thank you so much for your help.
Sincerely,
Rowena Zylali
Connecticut, USA


Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England and the 1851 Religious Census #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

I have transcribed and published the 1841 census entries for the 2
Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England. See the page
https://www.fullerfamilyhistory.org.uk/FFH_Census_Data_0001_0003.html#017099

Whilst the image is clear, the census clerk's handwriting is very lazy
so it is possible that I have made some errors with the names. There are
Church of England baptisms for some of the children at the Episcopal
Jews' Chapel, so this might well be a list of those people who switched faiths.

1851 Religious Census:
Most people are aware of the census returns taken every 10 years in
England and Wales >from 1801 onwards (although very little has survived
from before 1841). What is not so well known is that in 1851 there was a
similar exercise carried out for places of religious worship.

For example, the Synagogue in Ipswich, Suffolk is recorded as being in
Rope Lane; erected before 1800; average attendance 10; signed by Moses
Levy (President) and Wolf Samuel (Secretary).

The returns are organised by Registration District, and they can be
downloaded free of charge >from The National Archives:
Go to the page https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search
and specify HO129 (the HO refers to the Home Office) in the "Any of
these references" box. In the "Find words" section you can specify the
name of a county or of a registration district to limit the search.
The process behaves as if you were buying something but there's no cost
so there's no payment screen.

Regards,
Charles Fuller.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England and the 1851 Religious Census #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

I have transcribed and published the 1841 census entries for the 2
Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England. See the page
https://www.fullerfamilyhistory.org.uk/FFH_Census_Data_0001_0003.html#017099

Whilst the image is clear, the census clerk's handwriting is very lazy
so it is possible that I have made some errors with the names. There are
Church of England baptisms for some of the children at the Episcopal
Jews' Chapel, so this might well be a list of those people who switched faiths.

1851 Religious Census:
Most people are aware of the census returns taken every 10 years in
England and Wales >from 1801 onwards (although very little has survived
from before 1841). What is not so well known is that in 1851 there was a
similar exercise carried out for places of religious worship.

For example, the Synagogue in Ipswich, Suffolk is recorded as being in
Rope Lane; erected before 1800; average attendance 10; signed by Moses
Levy (President) and Wolf Samuel (Secretary).

The returns are organised by Registration District, and they can be
downloaded free of charge >from The National Archives:
Go to the page https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search
and specify HO129 (the HO refers to the Home Office) in the "Any of
these references" box. In the "Find words" section you can specify the
name of a county or of a registration district to limit the search.
The process behaves as if you were buying something but there's no cost
so there's no payment screen.

Regards,
Charles Fuller.


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #latvia #courland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #courland #latvia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia #general

Shlomo Gurevich
 

A list of Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia was added
to my website at http://shl2gur.tripod.com/Mogilevgubernia/Senno-uyezd.htm

Shlomo Gurevich,
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia #general

Shlomo Gurevich
 

A list of Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia was added
to my website at http://shl2gur.tripod.com/Mogilevgubernia/Senno-uyezd.htm

Shlomo Gurevich,
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com


Re: Leipzig address books [user guide] SITE CITE #germany

Irene Peters <iupfamilyresearch@...>
 

Hi Judith et al,

I just checked and saw that the English version of the website for the
Saxonian address books is not the same as the German version, sorry
about that. Try the German version instead:

https://adressbuecher.sachsendigital.de/

from the dropdown menu on the top left, pick the town and year you are
interested in. Also enter the street or person's name you are looking
for in the field to the right of the year. The result will come up in
the format of "You have searched for <"">. This name could be on the
following page:" (Sie haben nach <""> gesucht. Dieser Name koennte auf
folgender Seite stehen:). Click on the underlined name which gets you
to the page of the address book where the name should be
alphabetically located.
Again sorry for missing that the English version is not identical ...

Best regards, Irene Peters, Berlin, iupfamilyresearch@gmail.com

Judith Elam <elamj@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
Hi Irene
I cannot get the [Leipzig address books] site to work. There is no
place to click on to enter the search name of Leipzig. Please could
you try it for yourself and then give instructions how to perform
a search? Thank you.


German SIG #Germany Re: Leipzig address books [user guide] SITE CITE #germany

Irene Peters <iupfamilyresearch@...>
 

Hi Judith et al,

I just checked and saw that the English version of the website for the
Saxonian address books is not the same as the German version, sorry
about that. Try the German version instead:

https://adressbuecher.sachsendigital.de/

from the dropdown menu on the top left, pick the town and year you are
interested in. Also enter the street or person's name you are looking
for in the field to the right of the year. The result will come up in
the format of "You have searched for <"">. This name could be on the
following page:" (Sie haben nach <""> gesucht. Dieser Name koennte auf
folgender Seite stehen:). Click on the underlined name which gets you
to the page of the address book where the name should be
alphabetically located.
Again sorry for missing that the English version is not identical ...

Best regards, Irene Peters, Berlin, iupfamilyresearch@gmail.com

Judith Elam <elamj@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
Hi Irene
I cannot get the [Leipzig address books] site to work. There is no
place to click on to enter the search name of Leipzig. Please could
you try it for yourself and then give instructions how to perform
a search? Thank you.


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #unitedkingdom

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #unitedkingdom

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #galicia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to
others who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you
plan to register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save
$50 per registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the
Cemetery Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced
five months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special
rate (www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have
already registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity.
(Since some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to
our pool -- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to
see if rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special
Conference rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org)
-- both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the
Hilton did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have
been adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the
Conference rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will
be able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the
Conference was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of
further adjustments have been required since then, but the schedule
is now almost completely settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first
of some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities.
Sunday will include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western
Reserve University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution
of rock and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception
at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The
"Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors
d'oeuvres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity
to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many
facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with
workshops for beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some
refreshing). They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller,
Ed.D., who will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find
resources, and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also
cover how to get the most out of the Conference for those attending
their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which
will introduce some major changes coming at that organization.
Subsequent evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial
Lecture, the ever popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala
Banquet, featuring Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM
San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the
evolution of Jewish humor, the subject of his most recent book "Let
There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities --
you might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to.
We have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the
U.S., the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org)
will be offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the
recordings have a high quality audio track synchronized with a video
track showing images of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #galicia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to
others who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you
plan to register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save
$50 per registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the
Cemetery Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced
five months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special
rate (www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have
already registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity.
(Since some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to
our pool -- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to
see if rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special
Conference rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org)
-- both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the
Hilton did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have
been adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the
Conference rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will
be able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the
Conference was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of
further adjustments have been required since then, but the schedule
is now almost completely settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first
of some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities.
Sunday will include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western
Reserve University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution
of rock and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception
at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The
"Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors
d'oeuvres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity
to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many
facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with
workshops for beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some
refreshing). They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller,
Ed.D., who will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find
resources, and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also
cover how to get the most out of the Conference for those attending
their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which
will introduce some major changes coming at that organization.
Subsequent evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial
Lecture, the ever popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala
Banquet, featuring Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM
San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the
evolution of Jewish humor, the subject of his most recent book "Let
There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities --
you might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to.
We have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the
U.S., the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org)
will be offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the
recordings have a high quality audio track synchronized with a video
track showing images of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair

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