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Early bird pricing expires in just three weeks #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

You have only three weeks to sign up for the IAJGS Conference this
summer before the early bird discounts expire at 11:59pm, CDT, May 31.
Virtually all of the program is now available on the conference
website for you to review. (Although we will have a full film program,
We have not yet posted most of the films that will be offered).

Check out the conference website at www.iajgs2014.org where you can
evaluate the program, register for the conference and link to the
Hilton Hotel site for very special conference rates. The Website's FAQ
page should answer many of your questions.

One of the special events we will be offering is a bus tour of
Ancestry.com's main campus in Provo (about 40 miles south of the
conference hotel in SLC). We are also bringing in >from Washington D.C.
the one-man play, "Time Capsule in a Milk Can". This very special
play, developed by the Smithsonian Associates for the US Holocaust
Memorial Museum, explores Emmanuel Ringelblum and the Warsaw Ghetto
archives.

The program, the nearby Family History Library, the many free
databases which will be available, the films and more will make this a
valuable and memorable genealogical experience. Please do plan on
coming. It is where your genealogical friends will be!

Hal Bookbinder
Lead Conference Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Advanced JewishGen class June 1 - 28 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Nancy Holden
 

Nancy Holden will teach an advanced class in using JewishGen for
Genealogy "Advanced JewishGen" will run June 1-28.
This class is open for enrollment by application.

If you want to begin to work on records in your ancestor's former
country of residence, this class is a web based private forum made
collaborative through post and reply. It is open 24/7 for you to
read, download the lessons, ask questions and interact with an
instructor. It requires about 8-10 hours per week.
Enrollment limited.

To Apply:
Choose one family and one town for your research project
1.. Write a one paragraph introduction to your family surnames (limit
is one surname or two if it is a married couple >from the same town)
2.. Write 1 goal and 3 objectives (what you want to know at the end
of four weeks)

Tuition is $150, payable after the application process through our
online secure web site.
To apply, please email your application to:
Nancy Holden, nholden@interserv.com
Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Early bird pricing expires in just three weeks #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

You have only three weeks to sign up for the IAJGS Conference this
summer before the early bird discounts expire at 11:59pm, CDT, May 31.
Virtually all of the program is now available on the conference
website for you to review. (Although we will have a full film program,
We have not yet posted most of the films that will be offered).

Check out the conference website at www.iajgs2014.org where you can
evaluate the program, register for the conference and link to the
Hilton Hotel site for very special conference rates. The Website's FAQ
page should answer many of your questions.

One of the special events we will be offering is a bus tour of
Ancestry.com's main campus in Provo (about 40 miles south of the
conference hotel in SLC). We are also bringing in >from Washington D.C.
the one-man play, "Time Capsule in a Milk Can". This very special
play, developed by the Smithsonian Associates for the US Holocaust
Memorial Museum, explores Emmanuel Ringelblum and the Warsaw Ghetto
archives.

The program, the nearby Family History Library, the many free
databases which will be available, the films and more will make this a
valuable and memorable genealogical experience. Please do plan on
coming. It is where your genealogical friends will be!

Hal Bookbinder
Lead Conference Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Advanced JewishGen class June 1 - 28 #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Nancy Holden
 

Nancy Holden will teach an advanced class in using JewishGen for
Genealogy "Advanced JewishGen" will run June 1-28.
This class is open for enrollment by application.

If you want to begin to work on records in your ancestor's former
country of residence, this class is a web based private forum made
collaborative through post and reply. It is open 24/7 for you to
read, download the lessons, ask questions and interact with an
instructor. It requires about 8-10 hours per week.
Enrollment limited.

To Apply:
Choose one family and one town for your research project
1.. Write a one paragraph introduction to your family surnames (limit
is one surname or two if it is a married couple >from the same town)
2.. Write 1 goal and 3 objectives (what you want to know at the end
of four weeks)

Tuition is $150, payable after the application process through our
online secure web site.
To apply, please email your application to:
Nancy Holden, nholden@interserv.com
Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


JGS Toronto Book Reading by our member authors Wednesday May 21,2014 #general

JGS Toronto Mentoring <mentoring@...>
 

Place: Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue
3600 Bathurst Street (entrance off Neptune Drive)
Toronto,Ontario M6A 2C9

Time : 7:30 -9:00 p.m.

Authors: Three speakers >from our Society will read, "Tracing Our Roots,
Telling Our Stories", winner of the 2014 AIJGS award for Most Outstanding
Publication.

One story tells of her grandfather's and mother's journey to Melfort,
Saskatchewan, in Western Canada, >from the Ukraine and the hardships they
were faced and overcome.

Another is our President Emeritus, Henry Wellisch's astonishing escape in
1938 >from Vienna and his tale of survival.

The third story is written by a daughter, as told to her by her mother, a
Holocaust survivor. It tells of her journey >from the Old World to the New World.

Refreshments to follow.

JGS Toronto and Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue, co-sponsors

for further information email info@jgstoronto.ca or 647-247-6414

Valerie Fox


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Toronto Book Reading by our member authors Wednesday May 21,2014 #general

JGS Toronto Mentoring <mentoring@...>
 

Place: Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue
3600 Bathurst Street (entrance off Neptune Drive)
Toronto,Ontario M6A 2C9

Time : 7:30 -9:00 p.m.

Authors: Three speakers >from our Society will read, "Tracing Our Roots,
Telling Our Stories", winner of the 2014 AIJGS award for Most Outstanding
Publication.

One story tells of her grandfather's and mother's journey to Melfort,
Saskatchewan, in Western Canada, >from the Ukraine and the hardships they
were faced and overcome.

Another is our President Emeritus, Henry Wellisch's astonishing escape in
1938 >from Vienna and his tale of survival.

The third story is written by a daughter, as told to her by her mother, a
Holocaust survivor. It tells of her journey >from the Old World to the New World.

Refreshments to follow.

JGS Toronto and Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue, co-sponsors

for further information email info@jgstoronto.ca or 647-247-6414

Valerie Fox


JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #poland

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #poland

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org


JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org


JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org


Re: reverse immigration? #lithuania

Stephen Weinstein
 

Not everyone who was on a ship to the U.S. was admitted (allowed to
enter the country). Some were sent back (involuntarily).

And the manifest might not distinguish correctly between immigrants
and visitors. They might not really have intended to stay.

I do have an ancestor who went back and forth. He traveled from
Europe to the U.S. more than one time. I am not sure how many because
he may have used a false name.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA

On Friday, May 16, 2014 9:35 PM, Judith Singer
<litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:


I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: reverse immigration? #lithuania

Stephen Weinstein
 

Not everyone who was on a ship to the U.S. was admitted (allowed to
enter the country). Some were sent back (involuntarily).

And the manifest might not distinguish correctly between immigrants
and visitors. They might not really have intended to stay.

I do have an ancestor who went back and forth. He traveled from
Europe to the U.S. more than one time. I am not sure how many because
he may have used a false name.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA

On Friday, May 16, 2014 9:35 PM, Judith Singer
<litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:


I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


reverse immigration? #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

According to the Lithuania Internal Passport records, 1919-1940,
a couple received their internal passports in Panevezys in 1923.
They had two sons. The file includes the birth records of the two
sons. They were both born in the Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
Apparently, the couple left Lithuania prior to World War I and
returned to Lithuania in 1923.

My wife's Uncle left Latvia in 1911 and moved to Chicago. In 1925,
he went back to Latvia for a lengthy visit and then returned to
Chicago.

I do not think reverse immigration is as rare as we think it may
have been. Those who left Lithuania still had ties to the old country.

Howard Margol

<<From: Judith Singer jsingerarslibris@gmail.com
I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?>>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania reverse immigration? #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

According to the Lithuania Internal Passport records, 1919-1940,
a couple received their internal passports in Panevezys in 1923.
They had two sons. The file includes the birth records of the two
sons. They were both born in the Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
Apparently, the couple left Lithuania prior to World War I and
returned to Lithuania in 1923.

My wife's Uncle left Latvia in 1911 and moved to Chicago. In 1925,
he went back to Latvia for a lengthy visit and then returned to
Chicago.

I do not think reverse immigration is as rare as we think it may
have been. Those who left Lithuania still had ties to the old country.

Howard Margol

<<From: Judith Singer jsingerarslibris@gmail.com
I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?>>


Re: reverse immigration? #lithuania

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

You may underestimate the proportion of returning immigrants. I had two
great uncles one on each side of my family who returned to independent
Poland. One who had already been a US citizen married in Poland fathered
one son and after a few years returned with his wife and son to the USA.
The other returned to his hometown and perished with his family in the
Holocaust.

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin

Judith Singer wrote:

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: reverse immigration? #lithuania

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

You may underestimate the proportion of returning immigrants. I had two
great uncles one on each side of my family who returned to independent
Poland. One who had already been a US citizen married in Poland fathered
one son and after a few years returned with his wife and son to the USA.
The other returned to his hometown and perished with his family in the
Holocaust.

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin

Judith Singer wrote:

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer

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