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Re: US/Canada Border Crossings, etc. #belarus

khresq@...
 

Yohanan Loeffler writes:

"For years I have been looking for any hint about the whereabouts of
my wife's great uncle, Gedalia KAMINKER / KAMINKEHRER / KAMINSKY.

Yesterday I went to the state Library in Melbourne and accessed the
original documentation: it was a ship manifest, the S.S. "Birma",
arriving to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 4th 1913,
departing Libau, Russia on Sep 23rd 1913. No 7 in the list was Gdal
KAMENKER, 29 years old, married, born in 85 Shereshev, Russia! He
was on his way to Chicago, Illinois.

That was an exciting discovery. But still, I could not find any
variation of Gdal and / or KAMENKER born 1884 arriving 1913 in later
USA census or naturalization, Chicago death, nowhere. I must say I
was surprised to find in "Canada border crossings" a ship manifest:
does it mean that he could have stayed in Canada or he must have
crossed to USA? What other research directions do you suggest I may try?"

For whatever it may be worth, my grandfather was on the Birma for the
same voyage, except that he stayed on until the Birma arrived at
Ellis Island on 9 October 1913.

Yohanan's wife's grandfather could, it seems, have stayed on until
the Birma reached New York, but for some reason he went ashore at
Halifax. It could have been a passport/visa issue, or a health
issue, or maybe the passage fare was cheaper to Halifax than to New
York. But if Yohanan's wife's grandfather intended to go to the US,
he probably could have stayed on the Birma until Ellis Island (the
rail journey >from New York to Chicago was -- and still is -- far
shorter and faster than a journey >from Halifax to Chicago).

And many >from Belarus (including my grandfather's town) did
ultimately go to Chicago.

Ken Ryesky
East Northport, NY

Researching RAISKY/REISKY/RYESKY, ARONOFF/ARONOV, SKOLNICK/SHKOLNIKOV
(Gomel, Belarus),
GERTZOG/GURTH (Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine)
ISRAELSON (Yevpatoria)


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #belarus

bounce-1976126-772948@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: US/Canada Border Crossings, etc. #belarus

khresq@...
 

Yohanan Loeffler writes:

"For years I have been looking for any hint about the whereabouts of
my wife's great uncle, Gedalia KAMINKER / KAMINKEHRER / KAMINSKY.

Yesterday I went to the state Library in Melbourne and accessed the
original documentation: it was a ship manifest, the S.S. "Birma",
arriving to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 4th 1913,
departing Libau, Russia on Sep 23rd 1913. No 7 in the list was Gdal
KAMENKER, 29 years old, married, born in 85 Shereshev, Russia! He
was on his way to Chicago, Illinois.

That was an exciting discovery. But still, I could not find any
variation of Gdal and / or KAMENKER born 1884 arriving 1913 in later
USA census or naturalization, Chicago death, nowhere. I must say I
was surprised to find in "Canada border crossings" a ship manifest:
does it mean that he could have stayed in Canada or he must have
crossed to USA? What other research directions do you suggest I may try?"

For whatever it may be worth, my grandfather was on the Birma for the
same voyage, except that he stayed on until the Birma arrived at
Ellis Island on 9 October 1913.

Yohanan's wife's grandfather could, it seems, have stayed on until
the Birma reached New York, but for some reason he went ashore at
Halifax. It could have been a passport/visa issue, or a health
issue, or maybe the passage fare was cheaper to Halifax than to New
York. But if Yohanan's wife's grandfather intended to go to the US,
he probably could have stayed on the Birma until Ellis Island (the
rail journey >from New York to Chicago was -- and still is -- far
shorter and faster than a journey >from Halifax to Chicago).

And many >from Belarus (including my grandfather's town) did
ultimately go to Chicago.

Ken Ryesky
East Northport, NY

Researching RAISKY/REISKY/RYESKY, ARONOFF/ARONOV, SKOLNICK/SHKOLNIKOV
(Gomel, Belarus),
GERTZOG/GURTH (Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine)
ISRAELSON (Yevpatoria)


Belarus SIG #Belarus IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #belarus

bounce-1976126-772948@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #ukraine

bounce-1976126-772980@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Seeking help on understanding three given names #ukraine

osborn@...
 

Dear members,

I am again turning to you all for help in understanding
three given names recalled by a 92-year old Shoah survivor
as having belonged to my Rohatyn (Galicia) family.

I have looked at the various "Behind The Names" sources
(Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian), and cannot find
anything close for any of them.

All three names belonged to females.

Spelled phonetically, they are as follows:

CHACIA (mother)
REDIA (daughter)
NUTIA (daughter)

Perhaps they are diminuative?

Any help/light would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Please reply to osborn@nuthatch.org

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING from
Rohatyn (formerly, Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow
and Sokolow Malapolska (Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka,
Bessarabia (Moldova), and BRUNSHTEIN, SARCHAS/CHARFAS,
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #ukraine

bounce-1976126-772980@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Seeking help on understanding three given names #ukraine

osborn@...
 

Dear members,

I am again turning to you all for help in understanding
three given names recalled by a 92-year old Shoah survivor
as having belonged to my Rohatyn (Galicia) family.

I have looked at the various "Behind The Names" sources
(Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian), and cannot find
anything close for any of them.

All three names belonged to females.

Spelled phonetically, they are as follows:

CHACIA (mother)
REDIA (daughter)
NUTIA (daughter)

Perhaps they are diminuative?

Any help/light would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Please reply to osborn@nuthatch.org

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING from
Rohatyn (formerly, Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow
and Sokolow Malapolska (Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka,
Bessarabia (Moldova), and BRUNSHTEIN, SARCHAS/CHARFAS,
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy.


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #france

bounce-1976126-772957@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


French SIG #France IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #france

bounce-1976126-772957@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #poland #warsaw

bounce-1976126-772981@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #warsaw #poland

bounce-1976126-772981@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #yizkorbooks

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #yizkorbooks

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Births records. Subate. 1857 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Subate. 1857
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/rigavitalrecords.html

Awful handwriting, above all at the begining.

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #latvia

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Births records. Subate. 1857 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Subate. 1857
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/rigavitalrecords.html

Awful handwriting, above all at the begining.

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #latvia

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com


JRI Poland #Poland IAJGS Conference - Daniel Mendelsohn - Keynote Speaker #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be honored to
present Daniel Mendelsohn, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking
genealogical memoir, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," as
the keynote speaker for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy in July 2010.

"The Lost" is the international best seller about his worldwide
search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished
in the Holocaust. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the National Jewish Book Award, it was praised by Nobel Laureate,
Elie Wiesel as "a vast, highly colored tapestry...a remarkable personal
narrative, rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and
exacting." In September 2007, the French translation ("Les disparus")
became a runaway bestseller, unanimously hailed by critics as "the
masterpiece of the season," and it has been translated into a dozen
other languages.

Mendelsohn's book, film and theatre reviews and essays on literary
topics appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review and
he is also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. In addition to
his other honors, Mr. Mendelsohn is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship. In April 2008 he was the Richard Holbrooke
Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin; in February
2010 he will be a Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is also the founder of the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society.

A genealogist >from a tender young age, Mendelsohn described "The Lost"
as a story about people "crying out to be known." In it, he reminds us
of the virtue -- and the urgency -- of researching and interviewing
living relatives: "Once a person has died it doesn't matter if the
space that separates us >from knowing them is 12 years of 12 minutes, a
second or a century. The closest we can get is to know those who were
close to them. Then those who were close to them start to die and we
get that much further."

The JGSLA is thrilled to be hosting him in his first IAJGS appearance
at the conference's opening evening on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30PM.

Registration for the conference is now open, and more information can be found
at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS 2010 Los Angeles
info@jgsla2010.com

For more information on Daniel Mendelsohn go to his website:
http://www.danielmendelsohn.com