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A Conference in Riga #lithuania

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

This Conference should be of interest to you because many Jews either
went >from Latvia to Lithuania or >from Lithuania to Latvia.
Arlene Beare
UK

Sixth International Conference
JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD

Latvian and Baltic Jews at the Crossroads of European History

The conference will be held in Riga, Latvia, September 11-14, 2006

University of Latvia Main Building, 19 Rainis Boulevard

The organizing committee is pleased to announce the Sixth
International Conference JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD, which will take
place in Riga on September 11-14, 2006. The conference will be held
in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Peitavas Street
Synagogue of Riga and will celebrate the one-hundredth birthday of
the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995).
The conference organizers invite papers on the history and culture of
Jews in Latvia and the Baltic region. Papers concerning Jewish
culture in other countries historically tied with the Baltic region
are also welcome.

A Jewish Book Festival will be held during the conference at the Riga
Jewish Community Center on 6 Skolas Street. There will be a session
dedicated to the Jewish book on Monday, September 11, and a special
session dedicated to Emmanuel Levinas on Thursday, September 14.

SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO:

"Jews in a Changing World" Conference
Center for Judaic Studies
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga, LV-1586, Latvia
Fax: 371-7-225039 (with message - Center for Judaic Studies)
E-mail: <mailto:jsc@latnet.lv>jsc@latnet.lv


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania A Conference in Riga #lithuania

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

This Conference should be of interest to you because many Jews either
went >from Latvia to Lithuania or >from Lithuania to Latvia.
Arlene Beare
UK

Sixth International Conference
JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD

Latvian and Baltic Jews at the Crossroads of European History

The conference will be held in Riga, Latvia, September 11-14, 2006

University of Latvia Main Building, 19 Rainis Boulevard

The organizing committee is pleased to announce the Sixth
International Conference JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD, which will take
place in Riga on September 11-14, 2006. The conference will be held
in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Peitavas Street
Synagogue of Riga and will celebrate the one-hundredth birthday of
the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995).
The conference organizers invite papers on the history and culture of
Jews in Latvia and the Baltic region. Papers concerning Jewish
culture in other countries historically tied with the Baltic region
are also welcome.

A Jewish Book Festival will be held during the conference at the Riga
Jewish Community Center on 6 Skolas Street. There will be a session
dedicated to the Jewish book on Monday, September 11, and a special
session dedicated to Emmanuel Levinas on Thursday, September 14.

SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO:

"Jews in a Changing World" Conference
Center for Judaic Studies
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga, LV-1586, Latvia
Fax: 371-7-225039 (with message - Center for Judaic Studies)
E-mail: <mailto:jsc@latnet.lv>jsc@latnet.lv


LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project - Call for Shtetl Coordinators #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

As most Litvak researchers are aware, the LitvakSIG Vital Records
Translation Project has been working for some time to fund and translate
the records received for this purpose. The digitized records we have
consist of approximately 225,000 images containing approximately 800,000
records for almost 100 towns. These records are >from the 19th Century
[as early as 1816] up through 1914, with a few record sets which are
from the mid-1920s. A small number of records extend into the
1930s as well.

Litvak researchers are asked to consider becoming Shtetl Coordinators
for the LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project. Shtetl Coordinators
are responsible for raising the funds for their town, proofing the
translations for proper format, distributing the translations to qualified
donors and submitting the translations to the project coordinator for
inclusion in the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database.

The LitvakSIG board has decided to adopt a new policy concerning Shtetl
Coordinators. In order to facilitate fundraising, a count of the actual
records for each town needs to be developed. Since there are approximately
225,000 images and almost 100 towns, a large volume by any standard, each
new Shtetl Coordinator to volunteer will receive the data for their town,
allowing the record count to be performed. This will provide an accurate
assessment of funds required for translation.

The list of towns that are part of this project are listed on the project
website at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x . Check the site to see if
there is already a coordinator for your town. If not, please consider
becoming a Shtetl Coordinator and contact me directly.

Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project - Call for Shtetl Coordinators #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

As most Litvak researchers are aware, the LitvakSIG Vital Records
Translation Project has been working for some time to fund and translate
the records received for this purpose. The digitized records we have
consist of approximately 225,000 images containing approximately 800,000
records for almost 100 towns. These records are >from the 19th Century
[as early as 1816] up through 1914, with a few record sets which are
from the mid-1920s. A small number of records extend into the
1930s as well.

Litvak researchers are asked to consider becoming Shtetl Coordinators
for the LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project. Shtetl Coordinators
are responsible for raising the funds for their town, proofing the
translations for proper format, distributing the translations to qualified
donors and submitting the translations to the project coordinator for
inclusion in the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database.

The LitvakSIG board has decided to adopt a new policy concerning Shtetl
Coordinators. In order to facilitate fundraising, a count of the actual
records for each town needs to be developed. Since there are approximately
225,000 images and almost 100 towns, a large volume by any standard, each
new Shtetl Coordinator to volunteer will receive the data for their town,
allowing the record count to be performed. This will provide an accurate
assessment of funds required for translation.

The list of towns that are part of this project are listed on the project
website at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x . Check the site to see if
there is already a coordinator for your town. If not, please consider
becoming a Shtetl Coordinator and contact me directly.

Joel Ratner


Siauliai Revision Lists #lithuania

Davida Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

I have been researching my family since 1984 - long before I co-founded
LitvakSIG in 1997 - and over the years have been fortunate enough to
gather a great deal of genealogical data. Tonight I was able to add two
new names to my family tree, and to guestimate the deathdate of one
ancestor, a generation further back than I had gone before.

Carol Coplin Baker, the Siauliai District Coordinator just sent the
translated 1827 and 1834 Revision Lists for Luoke to our qualified
contributors - and lo and behold - when I thought that I had found as
much as possible - there was GILEL NOIK, who turns out to be a brother
of my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather. His wife is listed as Gita Melamed and
there were many NOIKs and MELAMEDs who intermarried during the
subsequent generations. They were all cousins, and I'm in touch with
many of their descendants. Gilel (or Hillel - which was my
great-grandfather's name) is listed as age 48 in 1834 - which made his
birthdate 1786. It also gives me the approximate date of his
grandfather's and my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather's death - because
they only named children after relatives who were no longer living.
Gilel's grandfather would have died before 1786. Gilel and Gita have
now been entered into my family database.

Thank you, thank you Carol.

Because of our hardworking District and Vital Records coordinators - and
the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database - this type of discovery is
happening more and more frequently to so many people. The motto is -
never think you have gone as far as you can go. This find opens up
another whole branch of ancestors for me to search.

If you are not already a contributor, either Olga Zabludoff
ozabludoff@verizon.net - our Research Groups Coordinator, or Joel Ratner
Joelrat1@hotmail.com - our Vital Records Translations Project
Coordinator will be more than happy steer you towards the group that you
need to be working with. I hope that you will continue to make many
exciting finds as your genealogical history unfolds.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siauliai Revision Lists #lithuania

Davida Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

I have been researching my family since 1984 - long before I co-founded
LitvakSIG in 1997 - and over the years have been fortunate enough to
gather a great deal of genealogical data. Tonight I was able to add two
new names to my family tree, and to guestimate the deathdate of one
ancestor, a generation further back than I had gone before.

Carol Coplin Baker, the Siauliai District Coordinator just sent the
translated 1827 and 1834 Revision Lists for Luoke to our qualified
contributors - and lo and behold - when I thought that I had found as
much as possible - there was GILEL NOIK, who turns out to be a brother
of my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather. His wife is listed as Gita Melamed and
there were many NOIKs and MELAMEDs who intermarried during the
subsequent generations. They were all cousins, and I'm in touch with
many of their descendants. Gilel (or Hillel - which was my
great-grandfather's name) is listed as age 48 in 1834 - which made his
birthdate 1786. It also gives me the approximate date of his
grandfather's and my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather's death - because
they only named children after relatives who were no longer living.
Gilel's grandfather would have died before 1786. Gilel and Gita have
now been entered into my family database.

Thank you, thank you Carol.

Because of our hardworking District and Vital Records coordinators - and
the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database - this type of discovery is
happening more and more frequently to so many people. The motto is -
never think you have gone as far as you can go. This find opens up
another whole branch of ancestors for me to search.

If you are not already a contributor, either Olga Zabludoff
ozabludoff@verizon.net - our Research Groups Coordinator, or Joel Ratner
Joelrat1@hotmail.com - our Vital Records Translations Project
Coordinator will be more than happy steer you towards the group that you
need to be working with. I hope that you will continue to make many
exciting finds as your genealogical history unfolds.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG


volunteers needed for Published by JewishGen Project #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We have need for volunteers with very specific skills and experience.
Please review this list of "help wanted" and let us know if you would
like to offer your time to the Published by JewishGen project.

1. Editor and proofreader: This requires previous experience as an
editor because the role can be challenging. It involves editing material
originally written in another language and then translated into English.
The end goal is to come up with a document that maintains the integrity
and style of the writer, but observes basic English grammar. Is this
something you can do while working in a word processing program that
will ultimately be converted to a pdf file for delivery to the printer?

2. Layout editor who can take the above described material and convert
it to a pdf file following the requirements for printing.

3. Graphics editor who will take on the responsibility of designing the
cover of a book, selection of font and style and "look" of the finished
product

4. Experienced advertising writer who can provide messages promoting the
finished product, not only to our own constituency but to libraries
that maintain collections relating to the topics of our publications.

If you have an interest and previous experience, please let us hear >from
you.

Carol W. Skydell, Published by JewishGen Project Manager
Vice President, JewishGen Special Projects


JRI Poland #Poland volunteers needed for Published by JewishGen Project #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We have need for volunteers with very specific skills and experience.
Please review this list of "help wanted" and let us know if you would
like to offer your time to the Published by JewishGen project.

1. Editor and proofreader: This requires previous experience as an
editor because the role can be challenging. It involves editing material
originally written in another language and then translated into English.
The end goal is to come up with a document that maintains the integrity
and style of the writer, but observes basic English grammar. Is this
something you can do while working in a word processing program that
will ultimately be converted to a pdf file for delivery to the printer?

2. Layout editor who can take the above described material and convert
it to a pdf file following the requirements for printing.

3. Graphics editor who will take on the responsibility of designing the
cover of a book, selection of font and style and "look" of the finished
product

4. Experienced advertising writer who can provide messages promoting the
finished product, not only to our own constituency but to libraries
that maintain collections relating to the topics of our publications.

If you have an interest and previous experience, please let us hear >from
you.

Carol W. Skydell, Published by JewishGen Project Manager
Vice President, JewishGen Special Projects


Lodz Area Research Group Meetings and a special request #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The Lodz Area Research Group [LARG] Special Interest Group [SIG] will hold
its meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 3:15-4:30 pm.

The Belchatow Birds-of-a-Feather [BOF] meeting will also take place Tuesday,
August 15 -- >from 4:45-6:00 pm.

The place will be announced and listed in the conference's daily planner.

If you think you will attend, please let me know by signing in at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/signup.htm You will also be able
to indicate you plan to attend the Belchatow BOF. List spouses ONLY if they
are also attending the meeting, otherwise, leave it blank. Please include
the town names and surnames you are researching within the LARG towns. To
see a complete listing of the towns included, go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARGtown.htm and scroll half-way
down the page for a table listing the towns we research.

If there are other SIG or BOF meetings planned for any of these towns,
please let me know.

To attend the meetings, you must be registered at the Conference
http://www.jgsny2006.org Please check the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ)
about registration for more information. These are located on the menu bar
on the left side of the conference home page.

We have some exciting announcements about both Lodz and Belchatow. There
will be updates about the other towns within LARG.

Take some time to look at the lecture sessions being offered. We are very
excited about the high caliber of speakers and diversity of topics being
offered. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and cemetery
visits. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS conference before, you
should not miss this one!

I have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic design
field or is an aspiring graphic designer. This year, registration is
planning a special exhibit. I was thrilled when Rafi Guber volunteered his
services to help create this project. He has worked with Billy Crystal,
Maya Angelou, Joe Torre, and Carlos Santana to create the exhibit Finding
Our Families/Finding Ourselves housed at the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum
of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. He was featured in the Ellis
Island PBS Ancestry series. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Barrons, The
LA Times, The Oprah Winfey Show, People Magazine, The NY Daily News, The
Robb Report and numerous other national and international publications and
media outlets. His historical reconstruction work as a forensic artist and
researcher was featured in the award winning film Conspiracy of Kindness
which chronicles the life of Mifune Sugihara and appeared nationally on
PBS. His work has been exhibited in respected institutions such as the
Nordic National Museum in Stockholm, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles,
and The American Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. Working with him as
a volunteer on our exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for any graphic
designer. Besides, he is easy to work with and a real mensch! Please
contact me if you can volunteer to help create this exhibit.

Hope to see you all in New York
Roni


Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Chair
http://www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz Area Research Group Meetings and a special request #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The Lodz Area Research Group [LARG] Special Interest Group [SIG] will hold
its meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 3:15-4:30 pm.

The Belchatow Birds-of-a-Feather [BOF] meeting will also take place Tuesday,
August 15 -- >from 4:45-6:00 pm.

The place will be announced and listed in the conference's daily planner.

If you think you will attend, please let me know by signing in at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/signup.htm You will also be able
to indicate you plan to attend the Belchatow BOF. List spouses ONLY if they
are also attending the meeting, otherwise, leave it blank. Please include
the town names and surnames you are researching within the LARG towns. To
see a complete listing of the towns included, go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARGtown.htm and scroll half-way
down the page for a table listing the towns we research.

If there are other SIG or BOF meetings planned for any of these towns,
please let me know.

To attend the meetings, you must be registered at the Conference
http://www.jgsny2006.org Please check the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ)
about registration for more information. These are located on the menu bar
on the left side of the conference home page.

We have some exciting announcements about both Lodz and Belchatow. There
will be updates about the other towns within LARG.

Take some time to look at the lecture sessions being offered. We are very
excited about the high caliber of speakers and diversity of topics being
offered. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and cemetery
visits. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS conference before, you
should not miss this one!

I have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic design
field or is an aspiring graphic designer. This year, registration is
planning a special exhibit. I was thrilled when Rafi Guber volunteered his
services to help create this project. He has worked with Billy Crystal,
Maya Angelou, Joe Torre, and Carlos Santana to create the exhibit Finding
Our Families/Finding Ourselves housed at the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum
of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. He was featured in the Ellis
Island PBS Ancestry series. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Barrons, The
LA Times, The Oprah Winfey Show, People Magazine, The NY Daily News, The
Robb Report and numerous other national and international publications and
media outlets. His historical reconstruction work as a forensic artist and
researcher was featured in the award winning film Conspiracy of Kindness
which chronicles the life of Mifune Sugihara and appeared nationally on
PBS. His work has been exhibited in respected institutions such as the
Nordic National Museum in Stockholm, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles,
and The American Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. Working with him as
a volunteer on our exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for any graphic
designer. Besides, he is easy to work with and a real mensch! Please
contact me if you can volunteer to help create this exhibit.

Hope to see you all in New York
Roni


Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Chair
http://www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


update on Terespol PSA Project fundraising #poland

philafrum
 

JRI-Poland researchers,

I'm pleased to report that fundraising on behalf of the Terespol PSA
indexing project has almost reached the 2/3 point toward the $1350 goal.
We urge all Terespol researchers to send their contributions (of
any amount) using the following guidelines:

Donations >from the USA or Canada can be tax-deductible. Please
earmark your donation for the "Terespol PSA Project". Donations can
be accepted by check, bank draft, money order, VISA or MasterCard.
Please send your contribution to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Telephone: (301) 341-1261
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Please note that donations of $100 US or more will qualify the donor
for a personal copy of the EXCEL spreadsheet index once they sign a
database sharing agreement.

Many thanks in advance for your support, and I look forward to
announcing very soon that our fundraising efforts have been
completely successful. Let's make it happen!!

Evan Fishman
Terespol PSA Project Coordinator
ebf2001@comcast.net


JRI Poland #Poland update on Terespol PSA Project fundraising #poland

philafrum
 

JRI-Poland researchers,

I'm pleased to report that fundraising on behalf of the Terespol PSA
indexing project has almost reached the 2/3 point toward the $1350 goal.
We urge all Terespol researchers to send their contributions (of
any amount) using the following guidelines:

Donations >from the USA or Canada can be tax-deductible. Please
earmark your donation for the "Terespol PSA Project". Donations can
be accepted by check, bank draft, money order, VISA or MasterCard.
Please send your contribution to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Telephone: (301) 341-1261
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Please note that donations of $100 US or more will qualify the donor
for a personal copy of the EXCEL spreadsheet index once they sign a
database sharing agreement.

Many thanks in advance for your support, and I look forward to
announcing very soon that our fundraising efforts have been
completely successful. Let's make it happen!!

Evan Fishman
Terespol PSA Project Coordinator
ebf2001@comcast.net


Re: Date for ROM-SIG meeting in New York #romania

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Dear Friends:

Rosanne Leeson erred slightly in giving contact names and email
addresses for the two of us developing a program for the upcoming
Rom-Sig meeting. Corrections follow:

Merle Kastner <merlek@videotron.ca>
Bruce Reisch <bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu>

If you have any suggestions for the program, feel free to email
either one of us. We look forward to seeing you in New York.

Best regards,
Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

Subject: Date for ROM-SIG meeting in New York!
From: Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:14:13 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear All,

We have now been given the information about the ROM-SIG meeting in NYC:

Tuesday, August 15 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Session Number/Code: 1026
Room: Olmstead/Seventh Floor

If you have any questions about the content, etc., please address them
to Merle Kastner at: merlek@videotron.com , or Bruce Resich at:
Bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu

They will be leading the meeting.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Date for ROM-SIG meeting in New York #romania

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Dear Friends:

Rosanne Leeson erred slightly in giving contact names and email
addresses for the two of us developing a program for the upcoming
Rom-Sig meeting. Corrections follow:

Merle Kastner <merlek@videotron.ca>
Bruce Reisch <bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu>

If you have any suggestions for the program, feel free to email
either one of us. We look forward to seeing you in New York.

Best regards,
Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

Subject: Date for ROM-SIG meeting in New York!
From: Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:14:13 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear All,

We have now been given the information about the ROM-SIG meeting in NYC:

Tuesday, August 15 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Session Number/Code: 1026
Room: Olmstead/Seventh Floor

If you have any questions about the content, etc., please address them
to Merle Kastner at: merlek@videotron.com , or Bruce Resich at:
Bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu

They will be leading the meeting.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


Re: Student enrollment at the Sorbonne #france

ljrooschul <ljrooschul@...>
 

hi,
I made a research some time ago and got these pieces of
information >from "the National Archives" address to
Archives@ac-paris.fr
(CHAN
60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois,
75141 Paris cedex 03, France ;
tel. 01 40 27 64 19)

You have to know whether your ancestor studied Letters
(literature, philosophy, languages) or Sciences
at the Sorbonne.

There are lists of the actual records preserved there
and then the personal records are to be asked for if
they exist.

Faculte des Lettres :
AJ16 4996 (individual records for students born between
1880 et 1925, >from Jordanovitch to K).
Faculte des Sciences : AJ16 ....?

good luck,

Eliane Roos Schuhl (CGJ - Paris- France)


French SIG #France Re: Student enrollment at the Sorbonne #france

ljrooschul <ljrooschul@...>
 

hi,
I made a research some time ago and got these pieces of
information >from "the National Archives" address to
Archives@ac-paris.fr
(CHAN
60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois,
75141 Paris cedex 03, France ;
tel. 01 40 27 64 19)

You have to know whether your ancestor studied Letters
(literature, philosophy, languages) or Sciences
at the Sorbonne.

There are lists of the actual records preserved there
and then the personal records are to be asked for if
they exist.

Faculte des Lettres :
AJ16 4996 (individual records for students born between
1880 et 1925, >from Jordanovitch to K).
Faculte des Sciences : AJ16 ....?

good luck,

Eliane Roos Schuhl (CGJ - Paris- France)


Our Meetings at the Conference #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The Lodz Area Research Group [LARG] Special Interest Group [SIG] will hold
its meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 3:15-4:30 pm.

The Belchatow Birds-of-a-Feather [BOF] meeting will also take place Tuesday,
August 15, 4:45-6:00 pm.

The place will be announced and listed in the daily planner.

If you think you will attend, please let me know by signing in at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/signup.htm You will also be able
to indicate you plan to attend the Belchatow BOF. List spouses ONLY if they
are also attending the meeting, otherwise, leave it blank. Please include
the town names and surnames you are researching within the LARG towns. To
see a complete listing of the towns included, go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARGtown.htm and scroll half-way
down the page for a table listing the towns we research.

If there are other SIG or BOF meetings planned for any of these towns,
please let me know.

To attend the meetings, you must be registered at the Conference
http://www.jgsny2006.org Please check the Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) about registration for more information. These are located on the
menu bar on the left side of the conference home page.

We have some exciting announcements about both Lodz and Belchatow. There
will be updates about the other towns within LARG.

Take some time to look at the lecture sessions being offered. We are very
excited about the high caliber of speakers and diversity of topics being
offered. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and cemetery
visits. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS conference before, you
should not miss this one!

I have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic design
field or is an aspiring graphic designer. This year, registration is
planning a special exhibit. I was thrilled when Rafi Guber volunteered his
services to help create this project. He has worked with Billy Crystal ,
Maya Angelou, Joe Torre, and Carlos Santana to create the exhibit Finding
Our Families/Finding Ourselves housed at the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum
of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. He was featured in the Ellis
Island PBS Ancestry series. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Barrons, The
LA Times, The Oprah Winfey Show, People Magazine, The NY Daily News, The
Robb Report and numerous other national and international publications and
media outlets. His historical reconstruction work as a forensic artist and
researcher was featured in the award winning film Conspiracy of Kindness
which chronicles the life of Mifune Sugihara and appeared nationally on
PBS. His work has been exhibited in respected institutions such as the
Nordic National Museum in Stockholm, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles,
and The American Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. Working with him as
a volunteer on our exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for any graphic
designer. Besides, he is easy to work with and a real mensch! Please
contact me if you can volunteer to help create this exhibit.

Hope to see you all in New York
Roni


Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Our Meetings at the Conference #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The Lodz Area Research Group [LARG] Special Interest Group [SIG] will hold
its meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 3:15-4:30 pm.

The Belchatow Birds-of-a-Feather [BOF] meeting will also take place Tuesday,
August 15, 4:45-6:00 pm.

The place will be announced and listed in the daily planner.

If you think you will attend, please let me know by signing in at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/signup.htm You will also be able
to indicate you plan to attend the Belchatow BOF. List spouses ONLY if they
are also attending the meeting, otherwise, leave it blank. Please include
the town names and surnames you are researching within the LARG towns. To
see a complete listing of the towns included, go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARGtown.htm and scroll half-way
down the page for a table listing the towns we research.

If there are other SIG or BOF meetings planned for any of these towns,
please let me know.

To attend the meetings, you must be registered at the Conference
http://www.jgsny2006.org Please check the Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) about registration for more information. These are located on the
menu bar on the left side of the conference home page.

We have some exciting announcements about both Lodz and Belchatow. There
will be updates about the other towns within LARG.

Take some time to look at the lecture sessions being offered. We are very
excited about the high caliber of speakers and diversity of topics being
offered. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and cemetery
visits. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS conference before, you
should not miss this one!

I have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic design
field or is an aspiring graphic designer. This year, registration is
planning a special exhibit. I was thrilled when Rafi Guber volunteered his
services to help create this project. He has worked with Billy Crystal ,
Maya Angelou, Joe Torre, and Carlos Santana to create the exhibit Finding
Our Families/Finding Ourselves housed at the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum
of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. He was featured in the Ellis
Island PBS Ancestry series. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Barrons, The
LA Times, The Oprah Winfey Show, People Magazine, The NY Daily News, The
Robb Report and numerous other national and international publications and
media outlets. His historical reconstruction work as a forensic artist and
researcher was featured in the award winning film Conspiracy of Kindness
which chronicles the life of Mifune Sugihara and appeared nationally on
PBS. His work has been exhibited in respected institutions such as the
Nordic National Museum in Stockholm, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles,
and The American Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. Working with him as
a volunteer on our exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for any graphic
designer. Besides, he is easy to work with and a real mensch! Please
contact me if you can volunteer to help create this exhibit.

Hope to see you all in New York
Roni


Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


Re: How often were people not counted in the census? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Debbie Skolnik" <debskolnik@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:20060425005740.29251.qmail@web51006.mail.yahoo.com...
My maternal grandparents lived in Chicago. Try as I might, I cannot find them
in the online census of 1920, although I know they were in Chicago at the
time. I have tried every variation on my grandfather's last name (Gerber here
in America,Garbarz, Garbarsch, Garbor, Garbar in various other places and
records) and first name (all names starting with J -- his name was Jacob).
On the big Web site we are not to mention by name, where you can search by
other family names, I can't find any of the family in the census that
year.
I have come across the work of Dr. Diana L. Davis Magnuson who is a
Professor of History and Census Historian, Minnesota Population Center,
University of Minnesota. http://cas.bethel.edu/dept/history/fac/d-magnuson

Her papers include "Historical and Current Perspectives on Undercounts in
19th Century Census Data," (with Miriam L. King), Social Science History
Journal 19 (Winter 1995).

"The Elusive Boarder: Enumerating Boarders and Lodgers at the United States
Census of Population, 1900-1930," Social Science History Association, 1998.

"Provisions for Correcting Final Returns: U.S. Census of Population
Schedules, 1790-1940," Social Science History Association, 1996.

"Perspectives on Historical U.S. Census Undercounts," (with Miriam L. King),
Population Association of America, 1993.

(I understand that Bethel University is a Christian Evangelical institution)

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How often were people not counted in the census? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Debbie Skolnik" <debskolnik@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:20060425005740.29251.qmail@web51006.mail.yahoo.com...
My maternal grandparents lived in Chicago. Try as I might, I cannot find them
in the online census of 1920, although I know they were in Chicago at the
time. I have tried every variation on my grandfather's last name (Gerber here
in America,Garbarz, Garbarsch, Garbor, Garbar in various other places and
records) and first name (all names starting with J -- his name was Jacob).
On the big Web site we are not to mention by name, where you can search by
other family names, I can't find any of the family in the census that
year.
I have come across the work of Dr. Diana L. Davis Magnuson who is a
Professor of History and Census Historian, Minnesota Population Center,
University of Minnesota. http://cas.bethel.edu/dept/history/fac/d-magnuson

Her papers include "Historical and Current Perspectives on Undercounts in
19th Century Census Data," (with Miriam L. King), Social Science History
Journal 19 (Winter 1995).

"The Elusive Boarder: Enumerating Boarders and Lodgers at the United States
Census of Population, 1900-1930," Social Science History Association, 1998.

"Provisions for Correcting Final Returns: U.S. Census of Population
Schedules, 1790-1940," Social Science History Association, 1996.

"Perspectives on Historical U.S. Census Undercounts," (with Miriam L. King),
Population Association of America, 1993.

(I understand that Bethel University is a Christian Evangelical institution)

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)