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A letter from 1937 and a family tree #austria-czech

Helen Goldsmith
 

Hello,
My mother and her brother were sent as children >from Vienna to San Francisco
in 1939. Their mother was born in Bilin (now Bilina) in Bohemia.

After my uncle's death I came into possession of hundreds of letters
and photos that I never knew about. Unfortunately I never learned German so
am slowly working to get hundreds of letters translated to understand which
are most important.

One set of documents is tangentially related to my family's story, but I do not
want to see them lost and wonder if they might be helpful to others whose story it is.

My grandmother's sister married a man named Julius Zerzawy. His children had no
children and some of their papers ended up in my uncle's possession.

One document is a Zerzawy family tree starting at 1740 with information going to 1929.
The other document is a letter >from 1937 >from Hermann Zerzawy to Professor Samuel
Steinherz in Prague regarding his genealogy research.

I am not a genealogist, but I assume that there are people who would be fascinated
to see someone's attempts to do research at a much earlier, low-tech time. And perhaps
there are Zerzawys who would like to see this info. The only link to Zerzawy that came up
on JewishGen Family Finder was made by someone who had contacted my family years
ago when doing his own research and he was not concerned with the Zerzawy part of
the family tree.

Does anyone have suggestions on how I might share this info and with whom?

Thank you.
Helen Goldsmith
San Francisco, CA
hgold9443@sbcglobal.net=


New records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

New vital records, Holocaust-period records, and Jewish taxpayer
records >from the 1930s are now available for all to search on the All
Galicia Database <https://search.geshergalicia.org>.

Stanislawow. Central State Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1=
/306.
- Jewish births 1817-1845 (4,211 records)

Tarnopol. TsDIAL, Fond 701/1/327 and 330.
- Jewish births 1820-1838 (3,194 records)
- Jewish marriages 1853-1858 (32 records)

Krakow Jews. Lublin state archive, Fond 618, Sygn. 1.
- Jews deported >from Krakow to Biskupice and Trawniki in Lublin
district, 1941. (46 records)
With thanks to Joshua Grayson for indexing these records >from the
Lublin state archive, and to Shelley Pollero for identifying them.

Szczurowa. Bochnia state archive, Fond 249, Sygn. 1.
- Jewish births 1906-1942 (303 records)

Various towns in eastern Galicia. Rzesz=C3=B3w state archive, Fond 533, Syg=
n. 19.
- Mixed vital records certificates (19 certificates)

Lezajsk - significant updates to existing record sets:
- Jewish births (index books) 1881-1890 (1,357 records)
- Jewish marriages (index books) 1877-1938 (1,239 records)

Jewish taxpayers project - original lists held at State Archive of
Ternopil Oblast (DATO), Fond 231/1/3008, 3009.
- Bialy Kamien taxpayers, 1937 (50 records)
- Borszczow taxpayers, 1936 (154 records)
- Grzymalow taxpayers ,1937 (145 records)
With thanks to Mark Jacobson and Eddy Mitelsbach for their continuing
work on the Taxpayers project.

Coming soon on the All-Galicia Database:
- Mosciska: Jewish Births, 1909-1924, 1933.
- Lwow: Jewish deaths 1941, 1942 (1,100 records >from two fragments,
covering a total period of around six months).
- Mielnica: Jewish deaths, 1820-1851.
- Jewish taxpayer lists of the 1930s >from Tarnopol, Brzezany, and Mielnica.

Also due soon, scans of many Fond 424 files, to be stored on the
Members Portal (the members-only section of the Gesher Galicia
website).

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
https://www.geshergalicia.org/

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Yizkor Book Project, April 2019 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last week, we marked Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Day, in memory of our 6
million family members murdered in the Holocaust. For the many of us
in the Yizkor Book Project, the task of remembering our people, our
annihilated communities is something that we deal with every day of
the year. Making sure that the events and the memories are not lost
in time, is our everyday endeavor.

And as part of our endeavor, I am pleased to let you know that in
April, a further project has been completed. This time it is the
remarkable "Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields" book which provides a
detailed insight on the Jewish agricultural settlements which were
founded in the Kherson region of Ukraine at the beginning of the 19th
century. This unique book was translated entirely by Moshe Kutten, to
whom we are truly indebted. He was greatly assisted by Yocheved
Klausner and Rafael Manory and in their editing of his translations
and we do send out our grateful thanks to them, as well.

Last month, I was contacted by Meir Gover who has provided us with a
link to his book "Jewish Malta Yok" on the almost unknown Jewish
community of Malta. We have added in a link to his book which depicts
the Jewish history of the 3 Maltese Islands together with photographs
of 122 Jewish headstones >from Malta. We do appreciate his sharing this
unique material with us.

Just a word about the projects we run. I am frequently contacted by
people interested in seeing the translation of a book on a particular
community become available. My usual reply to them is that the option
of finding a willing volunteer with sufficient knowledge and skills to
translate a whole book, ranging in size form 300 -1000 pages or more,
is very low. The alternative is to engage a professional translator,
which does mean that the financial burden on financing the translation
of these large volumes is usually too much for an individual person. As
such, I then suggest setting up a dedicated translations fund which can
receive the financial support of other people with interest in the same
community.

In this vein, a number of translation funds have recently been setup for
the communities of:

- Khotyn, Ukraine
- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy (Zvhil), Ukraine
- Sokal, Ukraine

Now, if any of these communities are dear to your heart, or to any of
the other 80 plus translation fund projects (link below) we have
running, please assist us in achieving the goal of making these books
available to a wide audience.

Before letting you know about the updates and additions, I would like
to wish those of us in Israel, a memorable, enjoyable and particularly
happy Independence Day.

Last month we added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00312.html

- Kolodne, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar347.html

- Rubel, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00315.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00315b.html

- Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar314.html

One new book:

- The Mass Migration
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/MassMigration/MassMigration.html


And we have continued to update 19 of our existing projects:

- Braslaw, Belarus (Darkness and desolation)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Braslaw/Braslaw.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw,
and surroundings) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Iwye, Belarus (In Memory of the Jewish Community of Iwie)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ivye/ivye.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Khotyn, Ukraine (The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khotyn/Khotyn.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- The Jacob Rassen Story
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach/Happy Israel's Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #austria-czech

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech A letter from 1937 and a family tree #austria-czech

Helen Goldsmith
 

Hello,
My mother and her brother were sent as children >from Vienna to San Francisco
in 1939. Their mother was born in Bilin (now Bilina) in Bohemia.

After my uncle's death I came into possession of hundreds of letters
and photos that I never knew about. Unfortunately I never learned German so
am slowly working to get hundreds of letters translated to understand which
are most important.

One set of documents is tangentially related to my family's story, but I do not
want to see them lost and wonder if they might be helpful to others whose story it is.

My grandmother's sister married a man named Julius Zerzawy. His children had no
children and some of their papers ended up in my uncle's possession.

One document is a Zerzawy family tree starting at 1740 with information going to 1929.
The other document is a letter >from 1937 >from Hermann Zerzawy to Professor Samuel
Steinherz in Prague regarding his genealogy research.

I am not a genealogist, but I assume that there are people who would be fascinated
to see someone's attempts to do research at a much earlier, low-tech time. And perhaps
there are Zerzawys who would like to see this info. The only link to Zerzawy that came up
on JewishGen Family Finder was made by someone who had contacted my family years
ago when doing his own research and he was not concerned with the Zerzawy part of
the family tree.

Does anyone have suggestions on how I might share this info and with whom?

Thank you.
Helen Goldsmith
San Francisco, CA
hgold9443@sbcglobal.net=


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

New vital records, Holocaust-period records, and Jewish taxpayer
records >from the 1930s are now available for all to search on the All
Galicia Database <https://search.geshergalicia.org>.

Stanislawow. Central State Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1=
/306.
- Jewish births 1817-1845 (4,211 records)

Tarnopol. TsDIAL, Fond 701/1/327 and 330.
- Jewish births 1820-1838 (3,194 records)
- Jewish marriages 1853-1858 (32 records)

Krakow Jews. Lublin state archive, Fond 618, Sygn. 1.
- Jews deported >from Krakow to Biskupice and Trawniki in Lublin
district, 1941. (46 records)
With thanks to Joshua Grayson for indexing these records >from the
Lublin state archive, and to Shelley Pollero for identifying them.

Szczurowa. Bochnia state archive, Fond 249, Sygn. 1.
- Jewish births 1906-1942 (303 records)

Various towns in eastern Galicia. Rzesz=C3=B3w state archive, Fond 533, Syg=
n. 19.
- Mixed vital records certificates (19 certificates)

Lezajsk - significant updates to existing record sets:
- Jewish births (index books) 1881-1890 (1,357 records)
- Jewish marriages (index books) 1877-1938 (1,239 records)

Jewish taxpayers project - original lists held at State Archive of
Ternopil Oblast (DATO), Fond 231/1/3008, 3009.
- Bialy Kamien taxpayers, 1937 (50 records)
- Borszczow taxpayers, 1936 (154 records)
- Grzymalow taxpayers ,1937 (145 records)
With thanks to Mark Jacobson and Eddy Mitelsbach for their continuing
work on the Taxpayers project.

Coming soon on the All-Galicia Database:
- Mosciska: Jewish Births, 1909-1924, 1933.
- Lwow: Jewish deaths 1941, 1942 (1,100 records >from two fragments,
covering a total period of around six months).
- Mielnica: Jewish deaths, 1820-1851.
- Jewish taxpayer lists of the 1930s >from Tarnopol, Brzezany, and Mielnica.

Also due soon, scans of many Fond 424 files, to be stored on the
Members Portal (the members-only section of the Gesher Galicia
website).

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
https://www.geshergalicia.org/

---
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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, April 2019 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last week, we marked Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Day, in memory of our 6
million family members murdered in the Holocaust. For the many of us
in the Yizkor Book Project, the task of remembering our people, our
annihilated communities is something that we deal with every day of
the year. Making sure that the events and the memories are not lost
in time, is our everyday endeavor.

And as part of our endeavor, I am pleased to let you know that in
April, a further project has been completed. This time it is the
remarkable "Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields" book which provides a
detailed insight on the Jewish agricultural settlements which were
founded in the Kherson region of Ukraine at the beginning of the 19th
century. This unique book was translated entirely by Moshe Kutten, to
whom we are truly indebted. He was greatly assisted by Yocheved
Klausner and Rafael Manory and in their editing of his translations
and we do send out our grateful thanks to them, as well.

Last month, I was contacted by Meir Gover who has provided us with a
link to his book "Jewish Malta Yok" on the almost unknown Jewish
community of Malta. We have added in a link to his book which depicts
the Jewish history of the 3 Maltese Islands together with photographs
of 122 Jewish headstones >from Malta. We do appreciate his sharing this
unique material with us.

Just a word about the projects we run. I am frequently contacted by
people interested in seeing the translation of a book on a particular
community become available. My usual reply to them is that the option
of finding a willing volunteer with sufficient knowledge and skills to
translate a whole book, ranging in size form 300 -1000 pages or more,
is very low. The alternative is to engage a professional translator,
which does mean that the financial burden on financing the translation
of these large volumes is usually too much for an individual person. As
such, I then suggest setting up a dedicated translations fund which can
receive the financial support of other people with interest in the same
community.

In this vein, a number of translation funds have recently been setup for
the communities of:

- Khotyn, Ukraine
- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy (Zvhil), Ukraine
- Sokal, Ukraine

Now, if any of these communities are dear to your heart, or to any of
the other 80 plus translation fund projects (link below) we have
running, please assist us in achieving the goal of making these books
available to a wide audience.

Before letting you know about the updates and additions, I would like
to wish those of us in Israel, a memorable, enjoyable and particularly
happy Independence Day.

Last month we added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00312.html

- Kolodne, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar347.html

- Rubel, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00315.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00315b.html

- Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar314.html

One new book:

- The Mass Migration
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/MassMigration/MassMigration.html


And we have continued to update 19 of our existing projects:

- Braslaw, Belarus (Darkness and desolation)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Braslaw/Braslaw.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw,
and surroundings) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Iwye, Belarus (In Memory of the Jewish Community of Iwie)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ivye/ivye.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Khotyn, Ukraine (The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khotyn/Khotyn.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- The Jacob Rassen Story
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach/Happy Israel's Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #austria-czech

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Fw: Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia #belarus

Shlomo Gurevich
 

A list of Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia
was added to my website at :

http://shl2gur.tripod.com/Mogilevgubernia/Senno-uyezd.htm



Shlomo Gurevich,
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Fw: Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia #belarus

Shlomo Gurevich
 

A list of Jewish births for 1861-1864 and 1869 in Senno, Mogilev Gubernia
was added to my website at :

http://shl2gur.tripod.com/Mogilevgubernia/Senno-uyezd.htm



Shlomo Gurevich,
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #belarus

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Belarus SIG #Belarus Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #belarus

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Josef Heinl #austria-czech

zvihat58@...
 

Good afternoon,
I am doing a genealogical research on my wife's grandfather Heinl Joseph.
Can you please assist me.


We know that he was a Dirigent officer in the Ostro - Hungarian Army
and arrived to Poland at the beginning of the 20th century and there
married to my wife's grandmother.

We know that at the beginning of the World War II he was in an
orchestra in a concert tour and that was the reason that the family
was separated.

His wife with her four children left Poland to Russia and since then
she did not met or knew anything about her husband.



At the Fifties they got a message >from his friend that he died several
years after the war but they do not know when and where.



We assume that arrived after the war he got to the town in Poland and
may be while not finding his family he returned to the Czech Republic
and this is the reason that I applied to your assistance.



Can you please assist me in finding information any information on
Josef Heinl born Jewish in Sch=C3=B6nbach in 1884 to his mother Resi and
his father Lorenz .

We are trying to find his or their their graves.



Can you please help us in that mission and assist us to find any
information about him or his parents.



Best wishes,

Dr. Z. Hatkevitz


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Josef Heinl #austria-czech

zvihat58@...
 

Good afternoon,
I am doing a genealogical research on my wife's grandfather Heinl Joseph.
Can you please assist me.


We know that he was a Dirigent officer in the Ostro - Hungarian Army
and arrived to Poland at the beginning of the 20th century and there
married to my wife's grandmother.

We know that at the beginning of the World War II he was in an
orchestra in a concert tour and that was the reason that the family
was separated.

His wife with her four children left Poland to Russia and since then
she did not met or knew anything about her husband.



At the Fifties they got a message >from his friend that he died several
years after the war but they do not know when and where.



We assume that arrived after the war he got to the town in Poland and
may be while not finding his family he returned to the Czech Republic
and this is the reason that I applied to your assistance.



Can you please assist me in finding information any information on
Josef Heinl born Jewish in Sch=C3=B6nbach in 1884 to his mother Resi and
his father Lorenz .

We are trying to find his or their their graves.



Can you please help us in that mission and assist us to find any
information about him or his parents.



Best wishes,

Dr. Z. Hatkevitz


ViewMate German Translation mid-1800s #general

Rowena Zylali
 

Hello Genners,
I am looking for help reading/translating some old German Vital Records >from
Kurschin, Bohemia now in the Czech Republic. I tried to crop them smaller to make
them easier to read, so they don't include the headings.

In particular I am trying to find out who Abraham WOLFNER's father is, and any
other occupational, or place names >from these Familianten Record Books. Someone
already graciously gave some birth names and birth dates. The birth or death
records can be found on ViewMate as:73127 73128 73129 73130

I think the first on this list has Abraham Wolfner's father's name, and might
actually be a marriage record.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73130
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73129
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73128
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73127

Thank you so much for your help.
Sincerely,
Rowena Zylali
Connecticut, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate German Translation mid-1800s #general

Rowena Zylali
 

Hello Genners,
I am looking for help reading/translating some old German Vital Records >from
Kurschin, Bohemia now in the Czech Republic. I tried to crop them smaller to make
them easier to read, so they don't include the headings.

In particular I am trying to find out who Abraham WOLFNER's father is, and any
other occupational, or place names >from these Familianten Record Books. Someone
already graciously gave some birth names and birth dates. The birth or death
records can be found on ViewMate as:73127 73128 73129 73130

I think the first on this list has Abraham Wolfner's father's name, and might
actually be a marriage record.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73130
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73129
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73128
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=73127

Thank you so much for your help.
Sincerely,
Rowena Zylali
Connecticut, USA


Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England and the 1851 Religious Census #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

I have transcribed and published the 1841 census entries for the 2
Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England. See the page
https://www.fullerfamilyhistory.org.uk/FFH_Census_Data_0001_0003.html#017099

Whilst the image is clear, the census clerk's handwriting is very lazy
so it is possible that I have made some errors with the names. There are
Church of England baptisms for some of the children at the Episcopal
Jews' Chapel, so this might well be a list of those people who switched faiths.

1851 Religious Census:
Most people are aware of the census returns taken every 10 years in
England and Wales >from 1801 onwards (although very little has survived
from before 1841). What is not so well known is that in 1851 there was a
similar exercise carried out for places of religious worship.

For example, the Synagogue in Ipswich, Suffolk is recorded as being in
Rope Lane; erected before 1800; average attendance 10; signed by Moses
Levy (President) and Wolf Samuel (Secretary).

The returns are organised by Registration District, and they can be
downloaded free of charge >from The National Archives:
Go to the page https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search
and specify HO129 (the HO refers to the Home Office) in the "Any of
these references" box. In the "Find words" section you can specify the
name of a county or of a registration district to limit the search.
The process behaves as if you were buying something but there's no cost
so there's no payment screen.

Regards,
Charles Fuller.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England and the 1851 Religious Census #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

I have transcribed and published the 1841 census entries for the 2
Hebrew Schools in Bethnal Green, London, England. See the page
https://www.fullerfamilyhistory.org.uk/FFH_Census_Data_0001_0003.html#017099

Whilst the image is clear, the census clerk's handwriting is very lazy
so it is possible that I have made some errors with the names. There are
Church of England baptisms for some of the children at the Episcopal
Jews' Chapel, so this might well be a list of those people who switched faiths.

1851 Religious Census:
Most people are aware of the census returns taken every 10 years in
England and Wales >from 1801 onwards (although very little has survived
from before 1841). What is not so well known is that in 1851 there was a
similar exercise carried out for places of religious worship.

For example, the Synagogue in Ipswich, Suffolk is recorded as being in
Rope Lane; erected before 1800; average attendance 10; signed by Moses
Levy (President) and Wolf Samuel (Secretary).

The returns are organised by Registration District, and they can be
downloaded free of charge >from The National Archives:
Go to the page https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search
and specify HO129 (the HO refers to the Home Office) in the "Any of
these references" box. In the "Find words" section you can specify the
name of a county or of a registration district to limit the search.
The process behaves as if you were buying something but there's no cost
so there's no payment screen.

Regards,
Charles Fuller.


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #latvia #courland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Early-Bird Conference Discount Ends Thursday! #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Even if you have already registered, please forward this message to others
who you think might be interested in attending the conference.

--- Early-Bird Discount Ends Thursday

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 ends at 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019. If you plan to
register for the conference, you should do so promptly to save $50 per
registration.

You can decide later about the extra Conference activities, such as
Computer Workshops, Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG Luncheons, the Gala
Banquet, the Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cemetery
Tours.

--- Hotel Reservations

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that we announced five
months ago to reserve rooms at the Conference hotel at a special rate
(www.hotel.iajgs2019.org). Now that more than 500 people have already
registered for the Conference, the Hilton has reached capacity. (Since
some people are releasing rooms -- which, until July 8, return to our pool
-- it is worth checking back with the Hilton >from time to time to see if
rooms have become available.)

To help people find other convenient places to stay at special Conference
rates, we have begun to open up overflow hotels
(www.overflow.iajgs2019.org). Currently, there are two -- the Marriott
(www.marriott.iajgs2019.org) and the Westin (www.westin.iajgs2019.org) --
both of which have small blocks of rooms for the Conference. As the Hilton
did several times as our block filled up, the other hotels have been
adding rooms. So if you find that you cannot get a room at the Conference
rate, try again.

We are very confident that everyone who attends the Conference will be
able to find a suitable hotel room. If you would like to share a room,
contact the Roommate Coordinator at roommates@iajgs2019.org.

--- Program Schedule

The Program and Schedule (www.program.iajgs2019.org) for the Conference
was first announced a couple of weeks ago. A number of further adjustments
have been required since then, but the schedule is now almost completely
settled, so you can make your plans.

--- Program Overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 lecture presentations among more than 300 activities. Sunday will
include the popular SHARE Fair, and the Exhibit Hall will open.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark,
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve
University, will describe how Jews contributed to the evolution of rock
and roll. That will prepare us for the Sunday evening reception at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock
Hall" will be open exclusively for us, and heavy (kosher) hors d'oeuvres
will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be nine SIG luncheons during the
week and 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the opportunity to
sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in many facets of
Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) meetings along with
additional SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered,
limited to 25 attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop
computer with Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular "Jewpardy!" game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring
Michael Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners.
Krasny, a native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor,
the subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter".

--- Audio Recordings with Slides

With such a full program -- as many as nine simultaneous activities -- you
might have a hard time attending all the sessions you would like to. We
have a solution for that problem! As at previous conferences in the U.S.,
the superb Fleetwood audio recordings (www.audio.iajgs2019.org) will be
offered. Almost all sessions are recorded, and most of the recordings have
a high quality audio track synchronized with a video track showing images
of the presenters' slides.

The full package of audio recordings can be pre-ordered on the online
registration form at a substantial discount.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair

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