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IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #latinamerica

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #sephardic

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #latinamerica

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #sephardic

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #dna

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


DNA Research #DNA IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #dna

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Records For Crasna , Salaj , Romania #romania

1awesomeproperties@...
 

Dear All,

I am looking for an online source or
archive phone number and address for records of Crasna , Salaj,
Romania . Also, please let me know your experiences with these
sources. IF youve had experience with professional researchers
in this area kindly let me know as well.

Thank you,
R. Malik ,
New York
Looking For GLUCK Crasna , HERSCOVITS ,
Betlen .FRIEDMAN Oradea .TESLER Marghita LEITMAN . SOLOMON


Romania SIG #Romania Records For Crasna , Salaj , Romania #romania

1awesomeproperties@...
 

Dear All,

I am looking for an online source or
archive phone number and address for records of Crasna , Salaj,
Romania . Also, please let me know your experiences with these
sources. IF youve had experience with professional researchers
in this area kindly let me know as well.

Thank you,
R. Malik ,
New York
Looking For GLUCK Crasna , HERSCOVITS ,
Betlen .FRIEDMAN Oradea .TESLER Marghita LEITMAN . SOLOMON


Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Schleman #romania

bounce-2017851-772976@...
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Sam Schleman, JewishGen's coordinator for the Hungarian
Vital Records project. Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read
the complete profile and be sure to leave a note in the comments field
thanking Sam for all of his hard work.

Kind regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator for JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@...


Romania SIG #Romania Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Schleman #romania

bounce-2017851-772976@...
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Sam Schleman, JewishGen's coordinator for the Hungarian
Vital Records project. Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read
the complete profile and be sure to leave a note in the comments field
thanking Sam for all of his hard work.

Kind regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator for JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@...


Births records. Liepaja.1867 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Liepaja.1867
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...


http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/birthsliepajasixtyseven.html


ChristineUsdin
usdine@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Births records. Liepaja.1867 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Liepaja.1867
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...


http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/birthsliepajasixtyseven.html


ChristineUsdin
usdine@...


Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday for IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles #germany

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird [discount] registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or you
might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the discount expires.

The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)

Pamela Weisberger Program Chair programs@...


German SIG #Germany Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday for IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles #germany

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird [discount] registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or you
might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the discount expires.

The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)

Pamela Weisberger Program Chair programs@...


IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #ukraine

bounce-2018823-772980@...
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #ukraine

bounce-2018823-772980@...
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


German Cemeteries - IAJGS cemetery project - SITE CITE #germany

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

I just discovered that the new IAJGS cemetery site (new as of last
August) is no longer coming up in search engines. Please help us if
you have a website by linking to the appropriate page on our site.

Here is the link for Germany in the IAJGS Cemetery Database:

http://iajgs.org/cemetery/germany/index.html

Kitty Munson Cooper, Fort Collins, CO @kittymcooper

researching THANNHAUSER, LANGERMANN, GUGGENHEIMER
see http://kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/


German SIG #Germany German Cemeteries - IAJGS cemetery project - SITE CITE #germany

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

I just discovered that the new IAJGS cemetery site (new as of last
August) is no longer coming up in search engines. Please help us if
you have a website by linking to the appropriate page on our site.

Here is the link for Germany in the IAJGS Cemetery Database:

http://iajgs.org/cemetery/germany/index.html

Kitty Munson Cooper, Fort Collins, CO @kittymcooper

researching THANNHAUSER, LANGERMANN, GUGGENHEIMER
see http://kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/