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Seek basic information about Mohel books #germany

Ralph Bloch <rablo07@...>
 

I am currently working through a mohel book >from a community in Southern
Germany. Mohel books are a valuable resource in genealogical research.

I am looking for general information about the history, the use of, the
prevalence, common usage patterns and customs involving mohel books. I have
been very unsuccessful in finding such information in the literature. I
would be grateful to any GerSiggers who can point me to appropriate sources.

Ralph Bloch Rablo07@cogeco.ca Dundas, Canada


German SIG #Germany Seek basic information about Mohel books #germany

Ralph Bloch <rablo07@...>
 

I am currently working through a mohel book >from a community in Southern
Germany. Mohel books are a valuable resource in genealogical research.

I am looking for general information about the history, the use of, the
prevalence, common usage patterns and customs involving mohel books. I have
been very unsuccessful in finding such information in the literature. I
would be grateful to any GerSiggers who can point me to appropriate sources.

Ralph Bloch Rablo07@cogeco.ca Dundas, Canada


Re: Ludwig PFANTZLER, Born 1714 #germany

pweinthal@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: The following message states an opinion which is contrary to
general belief. The opinion is based on personal experience with one family.
The writer did not even provide us with the relevant family name(s).
No information is offered to explain the reason for this exception to the rule.

I am approving this message with mixed feelings. Perhaps a well-informed
member who knows how to cite authoritative sources will respond with solid
information either in support of Ms. Weinthal's opinion or contrary to same.
Citations of sources of specific data on the recording of Jewish surnames by
governments in "Germany" will be welcomed.

Please direct personal opinions to pweinthal@aol.com by private email.
Messages such as "I agree with Roger Lustig. None of my ancestors had last names
until 1810." will not be accepted. MOD 1 ================>

Dear Gersiggers,

With all due respect, the oft-repeated statement that very few Jews had
surnames before 1800 simply isn't the case in Germany. *All my
ancestors* - in both Bavaria to the south and in Hannover to the north
- had stable surnames dating back at least to the early 1700s and
mid-1600s. The various surname registration acts >from the late
1700s-early 1800s codified last names, but did not necessarily impose
them where none existed previously! German-Jewish children were given
the father's name as a middle name.

It is important to bring this out, because this assertion really jammed
me up when I first started researching my lineage. I took this claim as
fact and it greatly perplexed me as I went further and further back in
time and found that ancestor after ancestor in all branches had
surnames. My research would have progressed a lot faster, if I hadn't
accepted this erroneous claim that few Jews had surnames before the 1800s.

With respect to the Pennsylvanian Pfanzler family, I recommend
focusing on Pennsylvanian family history resources. Germans were so
numerous in pre-revolutionary war Pennsylvania that German was almost
declared a second official language in the colony. Early
German-American genealogy resources are exceptionally well-documented
and a specialty in itself. The place to start is with a reference
librarian who can locate the specialized guides to German-American
reference books. German-American colonial period researchers are
well-represented on the web, too. If any of your ancestors fought in
the war, you may find information in the Index to Revolutionary War
Pension Applications or in the records of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR). At the National Genealogical Society's conference in
Pittsburgh, PA, German heritage groups and publishers were well-represented.

Pat Weinthal Boston, MA pweinthal@aol.com
------------------------
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 <trovato@verizon.net> Roger Lustig wrote:
Remember: very few Jews were referred to by surname before around 1800.
Jews were generally called by their given name and a patronym. What
documents give his name?


German SIG #Germany Re: Ludwig PFANTZLER, Born 1714 #germany

pweinthal@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: The following message states an opinion which is contrary to
general belief. The opinion is based on personal experience with one family.
The writer did not even provide us with the relevant family name(s).
No information is offered to explain the reason for this exception to the rule.

I am approving this message with mixed feelings. Perhaps a well-informed
member who knows how to cite authoritative sources will respond with solid
information either in support of Ms. Weinthal's opinion or contrary to same.
Citations of sources of specific data on the recording of Jewish surnames by
governments in "Germany" will be welcomed.

Please direct personal opinions to pweinthal@aol.com by private email.
Messages such as "I agree with Roger Lustig. None of my ancestors had last names
until 1810." will not be accepted. MOD 1 ================>

Dear Gersiggers,

With all due respect, the oft-repeated statement that very few Jews had
surnames before 1800 simply isn't the case in Germany. *All my
ancestors* - in both Bavaria to the south and in Hannover to the north
- had stable surnames dating back at least to the early 1700s and
mid-1600s. The various surname registration acts >from the late
1700s-early 1800s codified last names, but did not necessarily impose
them where none existed previously! German-Jewish children were given
the father's name as a middle name.

It is important to bring this out, because this assertion really jammed
me up when I first started researching my lineage. I took this claim as
fact and it greatly perplexed me as I went further and further back in
time and found that ancestor after ancestor in all branches had
surnames. My research would have progressed a lot faster, if I hadn't
accepted this erroneous claim that few Jews had surnames before the 1800s.

With respect to the Pennsylvanian Pfanzler family, I recommend
focusing on Pennsylvanian family history resources. Germans were so
numerous in pre-revolutionary war Pennsylvania that German was almost
declared a second official language in the colony. Early
German-American genealogy resources are exceptionally well-documented
and a specialty in itself. The place to start is with a reference
librarian who can locate the specialized guides to German-American
reference books. German-American colonial period researchers are
well-represented on the web, too. If any of your ancestors fought in
the war, you may find information in the Index to Revolutionary War
Pension Applications or in the records of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR). At the National Genealogical Society's conference in
Pittsburgh, PA, German heritage groups and publishers were well-represented.

Pat Weinthal Boston, MA pweinthal@aol.com
------------------------
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 <trovato@verizon.net> Roger Lustig wrote:
Remember: very few Jews were referred to by surname before around 1800.
Jews were generally called by their given name and a patronym. What
documents give his name?


Re: Romanian Natl Archives #romania

Gert Lord <gitty1@...>
 

Sir I had a very positive experience. Early this year. I wrote to them
in English asking for BMD records for the town of Moenesti (about 30
miles >from Galati) which are now kept in Bacau. I specifically named my
ggf,gf and gm. In about 2 months they confirmed receipt and sent my
request on to Bacau. Bacau wrote me in Romanian(there is a Romanian
family nearby who translated for me.) that they found a marriage record
of my gm and gf , my gf referred to as son of one Croitoru. Everything
else was correct except the name. My Israeli cousin told me after
months of wondering that the name means tailor. But the archives also
knew the family name. They had no problem locating the correct family.
I was instructed to send a check for $21 to the Bank of
Romania(complete with address and acct. #. In short order, I received
it in the mail. Gert Lord Yellow Springs Ohio


Romania SIG #Romania Re:Romanian Natl Archives #romania

Gert Lord <gitty1@...>
 

Sir I had a very positive experience. Early this year. I wrote to them
in English asking for BMD records for the town of Moenesti (about 30
miles >from Galati) which are now kept in Bacau. I specifically named my
ggf,gf and gm. In about 2 months they confirmed receipt and sent my
request on to Bacau. Bacau wrote me in Romanian(there is a Romanian
family nearby who translated for me.) that they found a marriage record
of my gm and gf , my gf referred to as son of one Croitoru. Everything
else was correct except the name. My Israeli cousin told me after
months of wondering that the name means tailor. But the archives also
knew the family name. They had no problem locating the correct family.
I was instructed to send a check for $21 to the Bank of
Romania(complete with address and acct. #. In short order, I received
it in the mail. Gert Lord Yellow Springs Ohio


THANK YOU Re: German documents - translation required #germany

Tamar Amit <tamar.amit@...>
 

I received the translations I required and wanted to than the SIG for
the quick replies. Images VM6854 and VM6855 have been removed. Thanks again,

Tamar Amit, Israel <tamar.amit@gmail.com>

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German SIG #Germany THANK YOU Re: German documents - translation required #germany

Tamar Amit <tamar.amit@...>
 

I received the translations I required and wanted to than the SIG for
the quick replies. Images VM6854 and VM6855 have been removed. Thanks again,

Tamar Amit, Israel <tamar.amit@gmail.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: You can give public recognition to the GerSIG members who
sent translations to you.

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INTRO: Re: MICHAELIS and related families #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

I have just joined this group because I heard there was a discussion of
MICHAELIS. I should like to know more of the MICHAELIS family of Bad Pyrmont
and others close to there - Luegde (Lugde),Michaelis-Jena(Detmold),or other
relatively close places such as Paderborn, Gronau, Pecklesheim etc.

The key families that interest me >from this part of Germany only,
Westphalia, are HEIMANN and HEINEMANN who married sometimes with the
following families: WEILER, HALLENSTEIN, ARONSTEIN, HOFFBAUER and appear to
share early ancestry with DANNENBERG.

Hazel Dakers, London UK <hazel.dakers@blueyonder.co.uk>

HEIMANN, HEINEMANN, MICHAELIS, MICHAELIS-JENA (Luegde/Lugde, Bad Pyrmont and
district only), NORDEN C18th (Netherlands or Germany), NUSSBAUM (Nieder
Aula), HUTH (Kobylins),ARNHOLZ

Re: MICHAELIS
"Dilys Lande" <pdlande@starpower.net>
Thu, 15 Sep 2005
Finding the right MICHAELIS is not as simple as it may appear. There are
several dozen persons with the name MICHAELIS in the 1939 census. These
include two persons with the name Max MICHAELIS resident in Berlin. Both
were born in 1865 (not 1866). One was born October 23, 1865 in Meseritz,
and was resident in Berlin Charlottenburg at Kantstrasse 120. He had
graduate degrees >from the Berlin Hochschule and Heidelberg. He was deported

July 30, 1942 to Theresienstadt and then to Treblinka (according to the
Theresienstadt memorial book). On the other hand, according to the German
Government's Gedenkbuch he died (verschollen) in Minsk. The second Max
MICHAELIS was born in Bad Pyrmont on April 18, 1865 and was resident in
Genossenschaftstrasse 68. His fate is not given in any reference book
available to me.

Assuming that the first Max is the correct one, unfortunately, no other
person with the name MICHAELIS is listed as resident at the same address.
It is noted that he had four Jewish grandparents.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <pdlande@starpower.net>


German SIG #Germany INTRO: Re: MICHAELIS and related families #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

I have just joined this group because I heard there was a discussion of
MICHAELIS. I should like to know more of the MICHAELIS family of Bad Pyrmont
and others close to there - Luegde (Lugde),Michaelis-Jena(Detmold),or other
relatively close places such as Paderborn, Gronau, Pecklesheim etc.

The key families that interest me >from this part of Germany only,
Westphalia, are HEIMANN and HEINEMANN who married sometimes with the
following families: WEILER, HALLENSTEIN, ARONSTEIN, HOFFBAUER and appear to
share early ancestry with DANNENBERG.

Hazel Dakers, London UK <hazel.dakers@blueyonder.co.uk>

HEIMANN, HEINEMANN, MICHAELIS, MICHAELIS-JENA (Luegde/Lugde, Bad Pyrmont and
district only), NORDEN C18th (Netherlands or Germany), NUSSBAUM (Nieder
Aula), HUTH (Kobylins),ARNHOLZ

Re: MICHAELIS
"Dilys Lande" <pdlande@starpower.net>
Thu, 15 Sep 2005
Finding the right MICHAELIS is not as simple as it may appear. There are
several dozen persons with the name MICHAELIS in the 1939 census. These
include two persons with the name Max MICHAELIS resident in Berlin. Both
were born in 1865 (not 1866). One was born October 23, 1865 in Meseritz,
and was resident in Berlin Charlottenburg at Kantstrasse 120. He had
graduate degrees >from the Berlin Hochschule and Heidelberg. He was deported

July 30, 1942 to Theresienstadt and then to Treblinka (according to the
Theresienstadt memorial book). On the other hand, according to the German
Government's Gedenkbuch he died (verschollen) in Minsk. The second Max
MICHAELIS was born in Bad Pyrmont on April 18, 1865 and was resident in
Genossenschaftstrasse 68. His fate is not given in any reference book
available to me.

Assuming that the first Max is the correct one, unfortunately, no other
person with the name MICHAELIS is listed as resident at the same address.
It is noted that he had four Jewish grandparents.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <pdlande@starpower.net>


Ludwig Pfantzler, born 1714 #unitedkingdom

Ms Sarah Walls <walnut1946@...>
 

I am searching for the parents or other family of
Ludwig Pfantzler, born 1714, who immigrated to America
on the Ship Elizabeth >from Rotterdam but last from
Cowes, England about 1730 CE. He married Anna Maria
Sybilla Biegel in Pennsylvania. May have had a second
wife named Sarah.

I have other information saying that the Ponstlers
were previously in Germany and much earlier from
France with the possible name of Poncler. A common
first name of Serick is listed. Other spellings
Pfantzeler, Pfantzler and Pfanzler.

Sarah Walls
Florida
USA



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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Ludwig Pfantzler, born 1714 #unitedkingdom

Ms Sarah Walls <walnut1946@...>
 

I am searching for the parents or other family of
Ludwig Pfantzler, born 1714, who immigrated to America
on the Ship Elizabeth >from Rotterdam but last from
Cowes, England about 1730 CE. He married Anna Maria
Sybilla Biegel in Pennsylvania. May have had a second
wife named Sarah.

I have other information saying that the Ponstlers
were previously in Germany and much earlier from
France with the possible name of Poncler. A common
first name of Serick is listed. Other spellings
Pfantzeler, Pfantzler and Pfanzler.

Sarah Walls
Florida
USA



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NYC 2006 Conference: Call for Papers #courland #latvia

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City
from August 13th to 18th.
We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be
made at the Conference website at
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm>http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract
module process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for
each presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to
all conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia NYC 2006 Conference: Call for Papers #courland #latvia

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City
from August 13th to 18th.
We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be
made at the Conference website at
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm>http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract
module process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for
each presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to
all conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Re: Urban and Suburban communities #southafrica

Rosalind
 

I will be happy to help with whatever you wish.
Ros Romem
Jerusalem 02 6513136 best early morning or evenings
Shabbat Shalom soon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beryl. B" <balden@zahav.net.il>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:25 PM
Subject: Re:[safrica] Urban and Suburban communities


May I have my sixpence worth in this conversation?

All or most of us in this SA SIG Group originated
if not >from small town communities, then >from the
larger Cities of Southern Africa.

I would therefore like to suggest that we
start a project where people >from the same towns form
groups and contribute
material of their lives in these towns which comprised
Family life; Jewish Education; Youth Movement
involvement (if any); Shul Community etc. to one
central "body". Hopefully this particular project can
be printed in book form!

Unfortunately we cannot get together in person for
meetings due to our distance, so this will have to be done
through the computer. I can suggest though, that any Capetonian
living in Israel wishing to form a group for this reason, to be
held in my home, is welcome to come to me for such a working-meeting.

Perhaps some other South Africans >from other large towns now living in
Israel,
could form a group in his/her home of "landsleit" and so work on the
project together.
(It is always better to work on a project in a group than on one's
own. I cannot talk for England, U.S.A. Australia and Europe as distances
are greater than in Israel.) I personally have a good
Cape Town reference library as well as a book of street names and
maps of Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs.

Please not to forget that we already have Manfred Schwartz's very
interesting
article on East London as well as the Rhodesias.
Besides that we hope to have an extract of Richard Newman's
contribution on Namibia and Stan Hart's contribution on
Durban. I do believe that we in fact do have an article on
Bloemfontein on the web.

Perhaps the South African Jewish Genealogy Groups in
South Africa would like to join us in this project.

This project could add another perspective to our SA SIG.
But to be succesful we all have to decide whether we want to work
as small groups spread out all over the world with one aim.

I am prepared to act as liason until this matter can be properly
worked out and am prepared to send out a short News Bulletin
on our progress. But without the co-operation of all members, this
work will never be accomplished.

Looking forward to hearing >from you all.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Re:Urban and Suburban communities #southafrica

Rosalind
 

I will be happy to help with whatever you wish.
Ros Romem
Jerusalem 02 6513136 best early morning or evenings
Shabbat Shalom soon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beryl. B" <balden@zahav.net.il>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:25 PM
Subject: Re:[safrica] Urban and Suburban communities


May I have my sixpence worth in this conversation?

All or most of us in this SA SIG Group originated
if not >from small town communities, then >from the
larger Cities of Southern Africa.

I would therefore like to suggest that we
start a project where people >from the same towns form
groups and contribute
material of their lives in these towns which comprised
Family life; Jewish Education; Youth Movement
involvement (if any); Shul Community etc. to one
central "body". Hopefully this particular project can
be printed in book form!

Unfortunately we cannot get together in person for
meetings due to our distance, so this will have to be done
through the computer. I can suggest though, that any Capetonian
living in Israel wishing to form a group for this reason, to be
held in my home, is welcome to come to me for such a working-meeting.

Perhaps some other South Africans >from other large towns now living in
Israel,
could form a group in his/her home of "landsleit" and so work on the
project together.
(It is always better to work on a project in a group than on one's
own. I cannot talk for England, U.S.A. Australia and Europe as distances
are greater than in Israel.) I personally have a good
Cape Town reference library as well as a book of street names and
maps of Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs.

Please not to forget that we already have Manfred Schwartz's very
interesting
article on East London as well as the Rhodesias.
Besides that we hope to have an extract of Richard Newman's
contribution on Namibia and Stan Hart's contribution on
Durban. I do believe that we in fact do have an article on
Bloemfontein on the web.

Perhaps the South African Jewish Genealogy Groups in
South Africa would like to join us in this project.

This project could add another perspective to our SA SIG.
But to be succesful we all have to decide whether we want to work
as small groups spread out all over the world with one aim.

I am prepared to act as liason until this matter can be properly
worked out and am prepared to send out a short News Bulletin
on our progress. But without the co-operation of all members, this
work will never be accomplished.

Looking forward to hearing >from you all.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Re: Urban and Suburban communities #southafrica

Colin Plen
 

I come >from Germiston and I would be happy to be the liaison person for
Germiston, In addition as I am now a Capetonian, if i can be of assistance
to you Beryl, or to your group, please use me.

Colin Plen
Phone 021 442 4689


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Re:Urban and Suburban communities #southafrica

Colin Plen
 

I come >from Germiston and I would be happy to be the liaison person for
Germiston, In addition as I am now a Capetonian, if i can be of assistance
to you Beryl, or to your group, please use me.

Colin Plen
Phone 021 442 4689


NYC 2006 Conference: Call for Papers #southafrica

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City
from August 13th to 18th.
We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be
made at the Conference website at
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm>http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract
module process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006.

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for
each presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to
all conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica NYC 2006 Conference: Call for Papers #southafrica

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City
from August 13th to 18th.
We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be
made at the Conference website at
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm>http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract
module process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006.

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for
each presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to
all conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org