Date   

Russian Translation of Plotka document #general

Maxwald
 

Hi,
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a full translation.
Birth of Moszko Plotka in 1890 in Lomza.
Although I have much of the vital details, I am particularly looking for an
address of the family. This is prior to a visit to Poland, to see if we can
locate the family home.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53636
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Max Wald
Melbourne, Australia
JG ID 154536


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Translation of Plotka document #general

Maxwald
 

Hi,
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a full translation.
Birth of Moszko Plotka in 1890 in Lomza.
Although I have much of the vital details, I am particularly looking for an
address of the family. This is prior to a visit to Poland, to see if we can
locate the family home.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53636
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Max Wald
Melbourne, Australia
JG ID 154536


Assistance Locating French Relative #france

dps1107@...
 

Hello,

I am trying to locate information about a relative of mine, Dora
PORTNOFF (b. ca. 1889), who visited my grandfather's grandfather in
Philadelphia in 1931. I was wondering if anyone could assist me in
learning more about her and her family. I am having trouble finding
any resources to uncover more about them.

Dora's 1931 New York City passenger manifest lists some information
about her. She apparently lived in Nice and received a visa there to
come to the United States. She was born in Baki, Azerbijan. My
grandfather and his sister also remember hearing about this French
family. Dora's father's name was likely Marcus (Mark?); he was
possibly a doctor. He may be the same person as Marquess OF
MIRANVILLE, living at I Rue Frederic Passy, Nice listed on Dora's
passenger manifest. I believe that Dora may have also had a brother
named Rudolph and that the family may also at one point have lived in
Marseille.

Any information or advice on how to proceed is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for any thoughts you would be willing to provide.

Best,

Dan Schley
Ithaca, NY, USA


French SIG #France Assistance Locating French Relative #france

dps1107@...
 

Hello,

I am trying to locate information about a relative of mine, Dora
PORTNOFF (b. ca. 1889), who visited my grandfather's grandfather in
Philadelphia in 1931. I was wondering if anyone could assist me in
learning more about her and her family. I am having trouble finding
any resources to uncover more about them.

Dora's 1931 New York City passenger manifest lists some information
about her. She apparently lived in Nice and received a visa there to
come to the United States. She was born in Baki, Azerbijan. My
grandfather and his sister also remember hearing about this French
family. Dora's father's name was likely Marcus (Mark?); he was
possibly a doctor. He may be the same person as Marquess OF
MIRANVILLE, living at I Rue Frederic Passy, Nice listed on Dora's
passenger manifest. I believe that Dora may have also had a brother
named Rudolph and that the family may also at one point have lived in
Marseille.

Any information or advice on how to proceed is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for any thoughts you would be willing to provide.

Best,

Dan Schley
Ithaca, NY, USA


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #yiddish

bounce-3281990-772983@...
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #yiddish

bounce-3281990-772983@...
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #austria-czech

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #austria-czech

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Re: BIRKENFELD of Austria Hungary #hungary

tom
 

6 names, 4 countries, 2 empires, and they never left their home village - welcome
to the wonderful world of austro-hungarian geography!

besztercze is the hungarian name of a town in transylvania. (there are places with
that name in slovakia and slovenia as well.) it was definitely part of the
austro-hungarian monarchy, but in 1902, many of the immigrants seemed to feel that
"austria" sounded better than "hungary". (even though it was only ever indirectly
austrian.) and there were some historical "saxons" (ethnic germans) in the area,
who called it sieben bergen ("seven hills"), which also happens to be the name of
a region in saxony. (in this case, besztercze was one of those seven "hills".)
again, the same place, but perhaps a fancier sounding name.

as of december, 1917, the united states was at war with the austro-hungarian empire
, so it's interesting that your ancestor registered for the draft that way, as
there could have been some negative connotations to being born "on the other side".

and just to make things more interesting, standard hungarian spelling changed around
the same time, dropping the "cz" in favour of just "c" . this didn't affect the
pronunciation, but you might find one spelling or the other in databases.


....... tom klein, toronto

ps. KLEIN is something like the second or third most common hungarian jewish surname,
with seemingly one or two in every single town or village with a jewish population. and
there are 65 researchers listed in the jewishgen family finder under bistrita.

gopublic@verizon.net wrote:

I have long hit a snag in researching my great great grandfather and great great grandmother >from Besztercze/Budapest Austria Hungary, and I'm hoping someone can lend some guidance.

Although I have records >from the U.S., over the years, I have tried searches on JewishGen and come up empty as far as tracing my lineage backwards. There are a small handful of BIRKENFELDS on JewishGen, but none with whom I can make a family connection.

My great great grandfather was Moses (Morris) BIRKENFELD, son of Herman and Bella (nee AMEN), born 1861 in Besztercze Austria. In 1888, Moses married Rivka (Rebecca) KLEIN, daughter of Harry and Pearl, born 1866 in Besztercze. Moses came to the U.S. in 1902 and settled in the Pittsburgh area (Uniontown & Brownsville, Pennsylvania). Rivka joined him in 1903 with their ten children.

Moses/Morris' headstone, written in Hebrew, cites him as "the honorable Moshe son of the honorable reb Tzvi Birkenfeld."

Two pieces of evidence have clues. On the 1948 death certificate of one of their sons, Max Joseph, (1893-1948), reported by the youngest son Ben, the mother's maiden name is listed as FIERSTEIN. This is the first I've heard of this surname and wonder if it could have been his grandmother's maiden name. I suppose it's possible that Rivka's marriage at the age of 22 could have been her second marriage, but this has never been hinted at. This is why I'm baffled as to the introduction of the surname FIERSTEIN, since family lore has her maiden name as KLEIN. Further, one of her daughters married a KLEIN in the U.S.

The second eye-opening piece of evidence is on Max's WWI draft certificate, on which he lists his birth town as SIEBEN BERGEN Austria (Austro
Hungary). I've looked up this town name and it seems to link to somewhere in Transylvania. However I have no other mention or documentation of this town prior or since.

Can someone please suggest where I might go >from here? And if anyone knows of the BIRKENFELD clan >from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, please contact me privately. Many thanks for any guidance you can provide.


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #hungary

bounce-3281990-772961@...
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: BIRKENFELD of Austria Hungary #hungary

tom
 

6 names, 4 countries, 2 empires, and they never left their home village - welcome
to the wonderful world of austro-hungarian geography!

besztercze is the hungarian name of a town in transylvania. (there are places with
that name in slovakia and slovenia as well.) it was definitely part of the
austro-hungarian monarchy, but in 1902, many of the immigrants seemed to feel that
"austria" sounded better than "hungary". (even though it was only ever indirectly
austrian.) and there were some historical "saxons" (ethnic germans) in the area,
who called it sieben bergen ("seven hills"), which also happens to be the name of
a region in saxony. (in this case, besztercze was one of those seven "hills".)
again, the same place, but perhaps a fancier sounding name.

as of december, 1917, the united states was at war with the austro-hungarian empire
, so it's interesting that your ancestor registered for the draft that way, as
there could have been some negative connotations to being born "on the other side".

and just to make things more interesting, standard hungarian spelling changed around
the same time, dropping the "cz" in favour of just "c" . this didn't affect the
pronunciation, but you might find one spelling or the other in databases.


....... tom klein, toronto

ps. KLEIN is something like the second or third most common hungarian jewish surname,
with seemingly one or two in every single town or village with a jewish population. and
there are 65 researchers listed in the jewishgen family finder under bistrita.

gopublic@verizon.net wrote:

I have long hit a snag in researching my great great grandfather and great great grandmother >from Besztercze/Budapest Austria Hungary, and I'm hoping someone can lend some guidance.

Although I have records >from the U.S., over the years, I have tried searches on JewishGen and come up empty as far as tracing my lineage backwards. There are a small handful of BIRKENFELDS on JewishGen, but none with whom I can make a family connection.

My great great grandfather was Moses (Morris) BIRKENFELD, son of Herman and Bella (nee AMEN), born 1861 in Besztercze Austria. In 1888, Moses married Rivka (Rebecca) KLEIN, daughter of Harry and Pearl, born 1866 in Besztercze. Moses came to the U.S. in 1902 and settled in the Pittsburgh area (Uniontown & Brownsville, Pennsylvania). Rivka joined him in 1903 with their ten children.

Moses/Morris' headstone, written in Hebrew, cites him as "the honorable Moshe son of the honorable reb Tzvi Birkenfeld."

Two pieces of evidence have clues. On the 1948 death certificate of one of their sons, Max Joseph, (1893-1948), reported by the youngest son Ben, the mother's maiden name is listed as FIERSTEIN. This is the first I've heard of this surname and wonder if it could have been his grandmother's maiden name. I suppose it's possible that Rivka's marriage at the age of 22 could have been her second marriage, but this has never been hinted at. This is why I'm baffled as to the introduction of the surname FIERSTEIN, since family lore has her maiden name as KLEIN. Further, one of her daughters married a KLEIN in the U.S.

The second eye-opening piece of evidence is on Max's WWI draft certificate, on which he lists his birth town as SIEBEN BERGEN Austria (Austro
Hungary). I've looked up this town name and it seems to link to somewhere in Transylvania. However I have no other mention or documentation of this town prior or since.

Can someone please suggest where I might go >from here? And if anyone knows of the BIRKENFELD clan >from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, please contact me privately. Many thanks for any guidance you can provide.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #hungary

bounce-3281990-772961@...
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #romania

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Romania SIG #Romania Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #romania

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Tykocin Yizkor Book #poland

George Cabat <g38cabat@...>
 

Are your ancestors >from Tykocin?

The Tykocin Yizkor book has 120 family sketches in the "The Families of
Tykocin" section, most of which have not been translated. Before now, if
you didn't read Hebrew, there wasn't any way to tell if your family was
mentioned if the sketch hadn't been translated. Check out
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/tyc000.html for the new "Index Of
Families." Remember spelling can vary. Contact me if you want a
specific passage translated.

George Cabat


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #poland

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Tykocin Yizkor Book #poland

George Cabat <g38cabat@...>
 

Are your ancestors >from Tykocin?

The Tykocin Yizkor book has 120 family sketches in the "The Families of
Tykocin" section, most of which have not been translated. Before now, if
you didn't read Hebrew, there wasn't any way to tell if your family was
mentioned if the sketch hadn't been translated. Check out
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/tyc000.html for the new "Index Of
Families." Remember spelling can vary. Contact me if you want a
specific passage translated.

George Cabat


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #poland

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #lodz #poland

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #lodz #poland

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown

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