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Can someone recommend a researcher in Odessa #ukraine

dani_haski@...
 

Hello... I'm looking for an experienced, English speaking genealogical
researcher in Odessa, Ukraine, with access to vital records and
archives.

I am searching for evidence of the birth and residence in Odessa of
the family of five sisters - REBECCA (B: abt 1872), ROSIE (B: abt
1877), MINNIE (B: abt 1883), TONIE (B: abt 1885) and ANNETTA (B: abt
1888) SLONIMSKI/Y. These sisters left Odessa around the turn of the
century. Two went to Cairo, the rest came to Australia. Parent's names
SHMERIL (?) and EDA.

I will be in Odessa at the end of September and would also like a tour
of Odessa to give some context to the information found.

If anyone can recommend someone with a good reputation who is good
value for money I would appreciate it.
many thanks

Please reply privately.
Dani

Dani Haski
dani_haski@...
Sydney, Australia

Blog: http://followingfadedfootprints.blogspot.com
Researching HASKI, SLONIMSKI, POPPEL,
ROTHBAUM, DIAMOND/ DIMANT, DAVIS, EIZENBERG
SCHLOSSMAN, CYPRES, GREENBAUM, MANDELSHTAM


Kamenets Podolsky Item in Auction #ukraine

janicemsj@...
 

There is currently an auction at

<http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200455384239&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123>

for a 1908 Kamenets Podolsky savings bank book for a Beyla Kleyderman.
If anyone is lucky enough to have this name in their family, you
might want to look at the item.

Janice M. Sellers
Oakland, California


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Can someone recommend a researcher in Odessa #ukraine

dani_haski@...
 

Hello... I'm looking for an experienced, English speaking genealogical
researcher in Odessa, Ukraine, with access to vital records and
archives.

I am searching for evidence of the birth and residence in Odessa of
the family of five sisters - REBECCA (B: abt 1872), ROSIE (B: abt
1877), MINNIE (B: abt 1883), TONIE (B: abt 1885) and ANNETTA (B: abt
1888) SLONIMSKI/Y. These sisters left Odessa around the turn of the
century. Two went to Cairo, the rest came to Australia. Parent's names
SHMERIL (?) and EDA.

I will be in Odessa at the end of September and would also like a tour
of Odessa to give some context to the information found.

If anyone can recommend someone with a good reputation who is good
value for money I would appreciate it.
many thanks

Please reply privately.
Dani

Dani Haski
dani_haski@...
Sydney, Australia

Blog: http://followingfadedfootprints.blogspot.com
Researching HASKI, SLONIMSKI, POPPEL,
ROTHBAUM, DIAMOND/ DIMANT, DAVIS, EIZENBERG
SCHLOSSMAN, CYPRES, GREENBAUM, MANDELSHTAM


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kamenets Podolsky Item in Auction #ukraine

janicemsj@...
 

There is currently an auction at

<http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200455384239&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123>

for a 1908 Kamenets Podolsky savings bank book for a Beyla Kleyderman.
If anyone is lucky enough to have this name in their family, you
might want to look at the item.

Janice M. Sellers
Oakland, California


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #germany

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westjuedische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger, Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles - info@... http://www.jgsla2010.com


German SIG #Germany IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #germany

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westjuedische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger, Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles - info@... http://www.jgsla2010.com


Births records. Valdemarpils. 1889 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Valdemarpils. 1889
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...

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

Christine Usdin
usdine@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Births records. Valdemarpils. 1889 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Valdemarpils. 1889
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...

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

Christine Usdin
usdine@...


Research in Switzerland #general

Steven Emanuel <steven.emanuel@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners

Can anyone help with resources to research data for family members who moved to
Switzerland. In particular Zurich was a city where at least three of them lived &
died.

Isidor BEINER b.17 July 1869, Succeava, Romania, d. 2 May 1919 Zurich. He was my
maternal Grandfather and apparently died after an appendix operation. He had moved
to Zurich after WW1, having spent some of his Army Service posted there during the
war as a buying agent for tyres (purchased >from British and French factories for
the German and Austrian armies! Apparently he was due to get his Swiss citizenship
papers on the day he died.

Emma LOEWENSTEIN, b.22 July 1890 Mainz, d. 15 April 1954 Zurich. Married to Hypolit
FEIBELMANN, b.18 March 1883 Kaiserlautern, d. 24 April 1944 Zurich. They possibly
had a son Alfred.

Max BEINER, b. 24 November 1869 Dolhasca, Romania, d. 16 December 1928 Zurich
(apparently moved there in 1923 >from Munich). He was married to Ana BLUM, b. 18
June 1866. They had an adopted daughter Rosa, b. 25 December 1897 Hamburg. She was
probably the daughter of his sister Sofie and her husband Heinrich SOMMER.

Max BEINER b. 25 November 1921 Schondorf. He apparently lived in Switzerland and
later moved to Brazil.

If anyone can help with ideas on how to progress I would be most grateful to hear.

Chag Pesach Sameach

Steven EMANUEL
Blackwater UK
J-Gen ID 185680


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Switzerland #general

Steven Emanuel <steven.emanuel@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners

Can anyone help with resources to research data for family members who moved to
Switzerland. In particular Zurich was a city where at least three of them lived &
died.

Isidor BEINER b.17 July 1869, Succeava, Romania, d. 2 May 1919 Zurich. He was my
maternal Grandfather and apparently died after an appendix operation. He had moved
to Zurich after WW1, having spent some of his Army Service posted there during the
war as a buying agent for tyres (purchased >from British and French factories for
the German and Austrian armies! Apparently he was due to get his Swiss citizenship
papers on the day he died.

Emma LOEWENSTEIN, b.22 July 1890 Mainz, d. 15 April 1954 Zurich. Married to Hypolit
FEIBELMANN, b.18 March 1883 Kaiserlautern, d. 24 April 1944 Zurich. They possibly
had a son Alfred.

Max BEINER, b. 24 November 1869 Dolhasca, Romania, d. 16 December 1928 Zurich
(apparently moved there in 1923 >from Munich). He was married to Ana BLUM, b. 18
June 1866. They had an adopted daughter Rosa, b. 25 December 1897 Hamburg. She was
probably the daughter of his sister Sofie and her husband Heinrich SOMMER.

Max BEINER b. 25 November 1921 Schondorf. He apparently lived in Switzerland and
later moved to Brazil.

If anyone can help with ideas on how to progress I would be most grateful to hear.

Chag Pesach Sameach

Steven EMANUEL
Blackwater UK
J-Gen ID 185680


Ohio Birth and Death Information Will Be More Available #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ohio has a new searchable database for Ohio birth and death records that will be
available to the public in state and county offices by the end of the year--not
available to the general public such as posting on the database on the Internet.

Searching the index will be free but the cost of a certified copy of the birth or
death record may vary by county as different counties may add a surcharge.

For more information go to the Dayton Daily News article at:
http://tinyurl.com/ydqw6z7

Thank you to Dick Eastman on his Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to this new information index.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ohio Birth and Death Information Will Be More Available #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ohio has a new searchable database for Ohio birth and death records that will be
available to the public in state and county offices by the end of the year--not
available to the general public such as posting on the database on the Internet.

Searching the index will be free but the cost of a certified copy of the birth or
death record may vary by county as different counties may add a surcharge.

For more information go to the Dayton Daily News article at:
http://tinyurl.com/ydqw6z7

Thank you to Dick Eastman on his Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to this new information index.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #yiddish

bounce-2001120-772983@...
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #yiddish

bounce-2001120-772983@...
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
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Translation Request (Russian) - Letter sent from Russia to US in 1916 #belarus

smoody61@...
 

Hi,
I've posted the first two pages of a four-page letter that was
sent >from Russia to my paternal grandmother Rose EINBUND
in Pittsburgh in 1916. I'd like to have the letter translated from
Russian to English. Thanks for all of the great help!!

Page one of the letter is Viewmate # 14960.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14960
Page two of the letter is Viewmate # 14961.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14961

Thanks Again!
James Weiner
Los Angeles, California - USA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Translation Request (Russian) - Letter sent from Russia to US in 1916 #belarus

smoody61@...
 

Hi,
I've posted the first two pages of a four-page letter that was
sent >from Russia to my paternal grandmother Rose EINBUND
in Pittsburgh in 1916. I'd like to have the letter translated from
Russian to English. Thanks for all of the great help!!

Page one of the letter is Viewmate # 14960.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14960
Page two of the letter is Viewmate # 14961.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14961

Thanks Again!
James Weiner
Los Angeles, California - USA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


SZOTHAR = SZATMAR #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Dear Siggers,
I would like to thank the numerous siggers who, either privately or
through H-Sig, wrote me to answer my question concerning a city spelled
as SZOTHAR. All of them suggested that the true name of this city is
SZATMAR, now Satu Mare in Romania where lived a large Jewish Community.
Best wishes
Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Hungary SIG #Hungary SZOTHAR = SZATMAR #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Dear Siggers,
I would like to thank the numerous siggers who, either privately or
through H-Sig, wrote me to answer my question concerning a city spelled
as SZOTHAR. All of them suggested that the true name of this city is
SZATMAR, now Satu Mare in Romania where lived a large Jewish Community.
Best wishes
Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Barcos #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Seeking marriage records in Switzerland for Meyer and Rebecca Barcos about 80+ years
ago. Rebecca's maiden name was Mizrahi. They were Sepherim. Later they went to
Colombia, Bogota Son Jacques, brother Leon Barcos plus parent Meyer and Rebecca died
in Bogota. Any help would be appreciated. Respond privately. This is for my senior
citizen student living in a home near Pasadena, Ca..Henry
Gayle >from San Gabriel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Barcos #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Seeking marriage records in Switzerland for Meyer and Rebecca Barcos about 80+ years
ago. Rebecca's maiden name was Mizrahi. They were Sepherim. Later they went to
Colombia, Bogota Son Jacques, brother Leon Barcos plus parent Meyer and Rebecca died
in Bogota. Any help would be appreciated. Respond privately. This is for my senior
citizen student living in a home near Pasadena, Ca..Henry
Gayle >from San Gabriel