Date   

Street name in Brody #general

katie sobol <katie2727@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners:

I have a postcard written in Yiddish by my great-grandfather to my grandmother. His
return address is written as: Brody Bangasse. The year was 1913. Would anyone
know if there was a street by that name in Brody, now in Ukraine? It would help me
to know the street name for further research I am seeking. Someone once told me
that the word Bangasse means railroad street. What would this word be in other
languages? Thank you kindly for your time and assistance.

Katie Sobol
researcher#9386
researching: MESSINGER, ZOLLER and BRAUNSTEIN (or alternate spellings) >from
Brody, Ukraine and surrounding areas.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Street name in Brody #general

katie sobol <katie2727@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners:

I have a postcard written in Yiddish by my great-grandfather to my grandmother. His
return address is written as: Brody Bangasse. The year was 1913. Would anyone
know if there was a street by that name in Brody, now in Ukraine? It would help me
to know the street name for further research I am seeking. Someone once told me
that the word Bangasse means railroad street. What would this word be in other
languages? Thank you kindly for your time and assistance.

Katie Sobol
researcher#9386
researching: MESSINGER, ZOLLER and BRAUNSTEIN (or alternate spellings) >from
Brody, Ukraine and surrounding areas.


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #galicia

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 Westjudische
(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
out 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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #galicia

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 Westjudische
(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
out 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


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #southafrica

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
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


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #southafrica

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
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


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #lodz #poland

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
Westjudische (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


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #lodz #poland

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
Westjudische (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


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #poland

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
Westjudische (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


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #poland

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
Westjudische (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


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #lithuania

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
Westjudische (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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #lithuania

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
Westjudische (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


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #poland

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
Westjudische (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


JRI Poland #Poland IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #poland

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
Westjudische (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


Re: "status quo"? #hungary

g_hirsch@...
 

To my knowledge, the "Status Quo", "Status quo ante" or "Status quo pro ante"
refers to the dispute in 1869. Some years ago I was looking for information about
my hometown Bekescsaba and found the following information:

"In 1869, because of differences of opinion between haredim (orthodox) and maskilim
(enlightened) at the Jewish congress the community affiliated with the "status
quo" group which refused to take a stand in the dispute.

In 1883 the haredim created an independent orthodox community and also built their
own synagogue in 1894. An existing synagogue was built in 1850. The synagogue of
the "status quo" group was consecrated in 1896. While the hevra kadisha was used by
the two communities until 1926."

Similar informaion is >from the 1929 published and 2000 reprinted "Magyar Zsido Lexikon"
. here are the first few sentences of the text in Hungarian and my rough
translation:

"Statusquo ante. A magyarorszagi izraelita hitkozsegek egy resze az 1868-69-iki
orszagos egyetemes gyulesen nem csatlakozott sem az egyetemes gyules altal letesitett
kongresszusi, sem pedig az 1871. megalakult orthodox szervezethez, hanem megmaradt
abban a jogallapotban, amelyben az egyetemes gyules elott a hazai hitkozsegek
voltak. Abbol a tenybol, hogy a kongresszus elotti jogallapotban maradtak, nyertek
elnevezesuket. A S. alapon allo hitkozsegek egeszen 1928~ig abban kulonboztek a
kongresszusi es az orthodox szervezethez tartozo hitkozsegektol, hogy szamukra
sem a kongresszusi, sem az orthodox szervezo szabalyzat nem volt kotelezo es nem
volt kozponti kepviseleti szervuk."

"Statusquo ante. A part of the Hungarian Jewish communities on the didn't join on
the 1868-1869 general assambly, neither to the on the assambly created CongressiaL
nor to the, in 1871 founded orthodox organisations, but remaine in the legal state
, the communities were before the general assambly. >from this fact they they got
their name. The Statusquo communities differred until 1928 >from the congressial and
orthodox communities, that for them neither the congressial nor the orthodox
regulations were obligatory and they didn't have a central representativ organisation."

If somebody is interested I can send the copy of the whole text.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:25:47 -0400
Von: Shloimie <avikrula@...>
An: "H-SIG" <h-sig@...>
Betreff: Re: [h-sig] "status quo"?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There were some Orthodox Rabbis (in the full sense) who did not want
to belong to the Ortodoxem for different reasons.
For example in Carei/Nagykaroly (Krule) Rabbi Mayer Pearls (1811-1893)
did not become part of the Ortodoxem even thou he was one of the
greatest opponents of the Neologem. It is said that joining the
Ortodoxem would undermine the Rabbinical power in the community.
In the later years there was a strife between different Hasidim who
should be Rabbi, and since the Government only recognized one
Congregation, one Hasiddis had to create a Status quo Shul.

Another example is in Sighet when followers of a different Rabbi did
not want to belong to the same Shul so they created a Status quo Shul
. What comes out is that you have to look at each town differently.
For all you know the Status quo was as Religious (or more) then the
Ortodoxem.

If you name of the town it will be helpfully in answering your question.

Shloimie Schwartz
Monsey, New York
http://lichtensteinheritage.blogspot.com
Moderator: Magyar Zsido Lexikon can be searched on-line at mek.niif.hu/04000/04093/html/index.htm


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: "status quo"? #hungary

g_hirsch@...
 

To my knowledge, the "Status Quo", "Status quo ante" or "Status quo pro ante"
refers to the dispute in 1869. Some years ago I was looking for information about
my hometown Bekescsaba and found the following information:

"In 1869, because of differences of opinion between haredim (orthodox) and maskilim
(enlightened) at the Jewish congress the community affiliated with the "status
quo" group which refused to take a stand in the dispute.

In 1883 the haredim created an independent orthodox community and also built their
own synagogue in 1894. An existing synagogue was built in 1850. The synagogue of
the "status quo" group was consecrated in 1896. While the hevra kadisha was used by
the two communities until 1926."

Similar informaion is >from the 1929 published and 2000 reprinted "Magyar Zsido Lexikon"
. here are the first few sentences of the text in Hungarian and my rough
translation:

"Statusquo ante. A magyarorszagi izraelita hitkozsegek egy resze az 1868-69-iki
orszagos egyetemes gyulesen nem csatlakozott sem az egyetemes gyules altal letesitett
kongresszusi, sem pedig az 1871. megalakult orthodox szervezethez, hanem megmaradt
abban a jogallapotban, amelyben az egyetemes gyules elott a hazai hitkozsegek
voltak. Abbol a tenybol, hogy a kongresszus elotti jogallapotban maradtak, nyertek
elnevezesuket. A S. alapon allo hitkozsegek egeszen 1928~ig abban kulonboztek a
kongresszusi es az orthodox szervezethez tartozo hitkozsegektol, hogy szamukra
sem a kongresszusi, sem az orthodox szervezo szabalyzat nem volt kotelezo es nem
volt kozponti kepviseleti szervuk."

"Statusquo ante. A part of the Hungarian Jewish communities on the didn't join on
the 1868-1869 general assambly, neither to the on the assambly created CongressiaL
nor to the, in 1871 founded orthodox organisations, but remaine in the legal state
, the communities were before the general assambly. >from this fact they they got
their name. The Statusquo communities differred until 1928 >from the congressial and
orthodox communities, that for them neither the congressial nor the orthodox
regulations were obligatory and they didn't have a central representativ organisation."

If somebody is interested I can send the copy of the whole text.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:25:47 -0400
Von: Shloimie <avikrula@...>
An: "H-SIG" <h-sig@...>
Betreff: Re: [h-sig] "status quo"?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There were some Orthodox Rabbis (in the full sense) who did not want
to belong to the Ortodoxem for different reasons.
For example in Carei/Nagykaroly (Krule) Rabbi Mayer Pearls (1811-1893)
did not become part of the Ortodoxem even thou he was one of the
greatest opponents of the Neologem. It is said that joining the
Ortodoxem would undermine the Rabbinical power in the community.
In the later years there was a strife between different Hasidim who
should be Rabbi, and since the Government only recognized one
Congregation, one Hasiddis had to create a Status quo Shul.

Another example is in Sighet when followers of a different Rabbi did
not want to belong to the same Shul so they created a Status quo Shul
. What comes out is that you have to look at each town differently.
For all you know the Status quo was as Religious (or more) then the
Ortodoxem.

If you name of the town it will be helpfully in answering your question.

Shloimie Schwartz
Monsey, New York
http://lichtensteinheritage.blogspot.com
Moderator: Magyar Zsido Lexikon can be searched on-line at mek.niif.hu/04000/04093/html/index.htm


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #hungary

bounce-2001120-772961@...
 

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


Hungary SIG #Hungary IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #hungary

bounce-2001120-772961@...
 

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


A city called SZOTHAR #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Dear Siggers,
A man who was deported >from France in 1944 was called Zoltan MEYER and
was said to be born on June 26, 1911 at Szothar.
This place is not known so it is likely to be a wrong spelling. Do you
have a suggestion ?
T.I.A.
Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Hungary SIG #Hungary A city called SZOTHAR #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Dear Siggers,
A man who was deported >from France in 1944 was called Zoltan MEYER and
was said to be born on June 26, 1911 at Szothar.
This place is not known so it is likely to be a wrong spelling. Do you
have a suggestion ?
T.I.A.
Georges Graner (Paris-France)