Date   

Ordering Records from Lodz Archive through JRI-Poland #general

Mark Halpern
 

If you have recently or soon plan to order records >from the Lodz Archive
using the JRI-Poland Order Processing System, please note the following.

The Lodz State Archives branch has advised JRI-Poland that they will be
fumigating their entire collection of records over the next year. The
Archive started the fumigation/preservation processing with vital
records including Jewish records. Although JRI-Poland does not know when
processing will resume, we advise all Lodz area researchers that it
could take two to four months for Lodz orders to be processed.

Orders for records >from the Lodz Archive will continue to be accepted by
JRI-Poland Order Center, but researchers ordering these records should
be prepared to wait an extra 2-3 months for their copies.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Order Processing Coordinator


Re: The Marriage to a Brother's Widow #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Afew weeks ago I asked my rabbinical neighbors this question and the
following is a partial answer :

Par. 1) There was a difference between the oriental communities and european
communities. The European communities kept the biblical act of marriage to
the widow till about the 11th cent. >from then they practised "Chalitza" in
which the brother goes through a ceremony on "not being willing" to marry
the widow. The " " refers to the fact that the "not willing" based on a
biblical passage in this issue was made a permanent factor and not left up
to the brother himself.

In the oriental countries (sefardic communities) marriages continued
till the past century and ,>from what I understand only in the State of
Israel or a few years before the establishment of the state did the
Rabbinate decree for all jews >from all communities to practice "Chalitza"
rather than the marriage itself.

a similiar ethnic process took place in regard to multiple wives.

If you have access to the Encyclopedia Judaica there is an extensive article
on this matter.

Shana Tova/happy and Healthy New Year to all.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

Where a man marries his brother's widow, can anyone please inform me:

1. what era was this custom likely to have been practised ?
2. was the age of the widow relevant, particularly if she was older than her
brother-in-law ?
3. were these marriages noted/recorded in any way different >from the first
marriage ?
4. were any siblings considered to be the children of the brother, or any
formal 'adoption' carried out ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ordering Records from Lodz Archive through JRI-Poland #general

Mark Halpern
 

If you have recently or soon plan to order records >from the Lodz Archive
using the JRI-Poland Order Processing System, please note the following.

The Lodz State Archives branch has advised JRI-Poland that they will be
fumigating their entire collection of records over the next year. The
Archive started the fumigation/preservation processing with vital
records including Jewish records. Although JRI-Poland does not know when
processing will resume, we advise all Lodz area researchers that it
could take two to four months for Lodz orders to be processed.

Orders for records >from the Lodz Archive will continue to be accepted by
JRI-Poland Order Center, but researchers ordering these records should
be prepared to wait an extra 2-3 months for their copies.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Order Processing Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Marriage to a Brother's Widow #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Afew weeks ago I asked my rabbinical neighbors this question and the
following is a partial answer :

Par. 1) There was a difference between the oriental communities and european
communities. The European communities kept the biblical act of marriage to
the widow till about the 11th cent. >from then they practised "Chalitza" in
which the brother goes through a ceremony on "not being willing" to marry
the widow. The " " refers to the fact that the "not willing" based on a
biblical passage in this issue was made a permanent factor and not left up
to the brother himself.

In the oriental countries (sefardic communities) marriages continued
till the past century and ,>from what I understand only in the State of
Israel or a few years before the establishment of the state did the
Rabbinate decree for all jews >from all communities to practice "Chalitza"
rather than the marriage itself.

a similiar ethnic process took place in regard to multiple wives.

If you have access to the Encyclopedia Judaica there is an extensive article
on this matter.

Shana Tova/happy and Healthy New Year to all.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

Where a man marries his brother's widow, can anyone please inform me:

1. what era was this custom likely to have been practised ?
2. was the age of the widow relevant, particularly if she was older than her
brother-in-law ?
3. were these marriages noted/recorded in any way different >from the first
marriage ?
4. were any siblings considered to be the children of the brother, or any
formal 'adoption' carried out ?


An Exciting New Archive #unitedkingdom

Louise Messik <louise@...>
 

Dear Members,

In 2000, the Jewish Information Bureau, a division of Chabad House of Hendon
received a phone call >from a contractor who was renovating an old house that
had belonged to an elderly woman who had passed away. He had noticed a blue
aged suitcase in the skip they were using, opened it and found it's contents
were of Jewish origin, little did he know that the contents of this suitcase
were priceless. When he brought it over to the Bureau's offices, they were
stunned to find a woman's entire life in that small suitcase, passports,
Ketubot, letters, pictures, postcards, it was mind boggling. After a few
years of no luck in locating the family, the Jewish Information Bureau met
with John Berman, webmaster of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Britain, who was more than happy to index the entire contents of the
suitcase.

The archive contains 62 postcards, 115 envelopes, 50 personal letters, 61
official letters and documents, 316 negatives and over 400 photographs
covering 1900 to the late 1940's - In total it has over 1000 individual
items.

This unique collection is now online on the JGSGB Website, for all to see,
there are many items that need to be translated as many are not written in
English. Please browse the collection and enjoy - If you see an item that is
incorrectly catalogued or has the wrong description or you can translate it
then simply mail waller@jgsgb.org.uk quote the Ref ID and the correction translation.

Once the archive has been translated the online version will be reorganised
to allow one to electronically trace though a timeline.

As for the originals, if there is enough interest then maybe we could
display them at a JGSGB Event before they are placed in an appropriate
place for long term safe storage.

We are extremely indebted, as ever, to John Berman for the time he has taken
in
preparing this unique archive for viewing at http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/waller

With best wishes for a very happy Neww Year

Louise Messik


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom An Exciting New Archive #unitedkingdom

Louise Messik <louise@...>
 

Dear Members,

In 2000, the Jewish Information Bureau, a division of Chabad House of Hendon
received a phone call >from a contractor who was renovating an old house that
had belonged to an elderly woman who had passed away. He had noticed a blue
aged suitcase in the skip they were using, opened it and found it's contents
were of Jewish origin, little did he know that the contents of this suitcase
were priceless. When he brought it over to the Bureau's offices, they were
stunned to find a woman's entire life in that small suitcase, passports,
Ketubot, letters, pictures, postcards, it was mind boggling. After a few
years of no luck in locating the family, the Jewish Information Bureau met
with John Berman, webmaster of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Britain, who was more than happy to index the entire contents of the
suitcase.

The archive contains 62 postcards, 115 envelopes, 50 personal letters, 61
official letters and documents, 316 negatives and over 400 photographs
covering 1900 to the late 1940's - In total it has over 1000 individual
items.

This unique collection is now online on the JGSGB Website, for all to see,
there are many items that need to be translated as many are not written in
English. Please browse the collection and enjoy - If you see an item that is
incorrectly catalogued or has the wrong description or you can translate it
then simply mail waller@jgsgb.org.uk quote the Ref ID and the correction translation.

Once the archive has been translated the online version will be reorganised
to allow one to electronically trace though a timeline.

As for the originals, if there is enough interest then maybe we could
display them at a JGSGB Event before they are placed in an appropriate
place for long term safe storage.

We are extremely indebted, as ever, to John Berman for the time he has taken
in
preparing this unique archive for viewing at http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/waller

With best wishes for a very happy Neww Year

Louise Messik


New York Conference in August 2006 #courland #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

Sorry, this got lost in the winds of Rita. I am resending it.

Martha

Dear Courlanders!

I can't recall if I wrote earlier on, but if I did, then this is a
reminder that I never received a response >from you. I received the
following letter >from the SIG coordinator for the NYC Conference:


Dear SIG Leaders:

Please accept this as a gentle reminder that some of you still
have not provided the information needed by the planners for the 2006
IAJGS Conference.

In our letter dated September 2nd, we requested that you provide
us with the following information: (1) a brief description of your
group, in 50 words or less, indicating your areas of geographic
interest, (2) your desire to have a group meeting, and (3) your group
choice for the type of meal to be provided by the Marriott Marquis
Hotel.

We are especially keen to have a quick reply on your food
preference. Some SIGs have chosen not to have any meal, while the
majority of responders have opted for a box lunch. The latter will
include a choice of three sandwiches, dessert and beverage and cost
$30.00 per person.

Please take a few moments to furnish the requested information.
If you have already submitted some of this information, kindly answer
the remaining items. In this way we can meet the advance planning
goals
of the committees and assure a smooth-running conference.
My question: how many of you intend to go to the NYC Conference and
do you want to have a luncheon meeting at the hotel [very
expensive!]? We can arrange for a knowledgeable speaker if you do
want to have a lunch meeting.

Please let me know as soon as possible!

Martha Lev-Zion, for the
Courland Research Group steering commmittee


One day seminar at the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv #courland #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

We at the Israel Genealogical Society [IGS] are fairly bursting our
buttons with pride in the one day seminar [Yom Iyun] that we have
arranged for the 28th of November 2005 at Beit Hatefutzot [the
Diaspora Museum] on the Tel Aviv University campus. If you could have
one genealogical wish, wouldn't it be that you could find that
illusive document that would allow you to prove once and for all that
a tie that binds was true? We at the IGS have been feverishly working
for over a year to arrange just such a seminar that would allow you
to find the missing key.

Without fear of contradiction, I can categorically state that every
Jewish family in the world has family - known or unknown - in
Israel. Our seminar, "Family Roots in the Land of Israel and in the
World," will demonstrate what I mean. We have invited archivists >from
the smaller, but sometimes more interesting archives, to address us
with talks on their holdings. When we invited proposals, even we
didn't know details of all the treasures these archives hold, but
after reading the abstracts and talking with the archivists, it is
hard not to jump up and down with enthusiasm!

Go to our website's direct seminar access:

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2005/

There you can get .pdf files in Hebrew and/or in English of the
program, the abstracts and the biographies of the speakers. See for
yourself what an incredible program we have arranged for you! >from
our opening keynote speaker on Eastern European Aliyah >from the late
1800's to 1920, to a detailed description of the microfilm collection
of the Diaspora Museum, at the close of the day, you will be
enthralled for the entire time.

One caveat: regretfully, places are limited due to the number of
seats available and we can only accept reservations on a first come
first serve basis. Early registration ends on 10 November, if there
are still places available. Registration includes coffee and cake and
a chance for a greatly discounted hot lunch, but here too, places are
limited. Please register early so you will not be disappointed. When
the places are gone, they are gone and that's it.

The registration form can be downloaded at

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2005/YY-reg-HE-2005.pdf

You are going to love this day and we are looking forward to seeing
you there!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
for the Organizing Committee
Israel Genealogical Society


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia New York Conference in August 2006 #courland #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

Sorry, this got lost in the winds of Rita. I am resending it.

Martha

Dear Courlanders!

I can't recall if I wrote earlier on, but if I did, then this is a
reminder that I never received a response >from you. I received the
following letter >from the SIG coordinator for the NYC Conference:


Dear SIG Leaders:

Please accept this as a gentle reminder that some of you still
have not provided the information needed by the planners for the 2006
IAJGS Conference.

In our letter dated September 2nd, we requested that you provide
us with the following information: (1) a brief description of your
group, in 50 words or less, indicating your areas of geographic
interest, (2) your desire to have a group meeting, and (3) your group
choice for the type of meal to be provided by the Marriott Marquis
Hotel.

We are especially keen to have a quick reply on your food
preference. Some SIGs have chosen not to have any meal, while the
majority of responders have opted for a box lunch. The latter will
include a choice of three sandwiches, dessert and beverage and cost
$30.00 per person.

Please take a few moments to furnish the requested information.
If you have already submitted some of this information, kindly answer
the remaining items. In this way we can meet the advance planning
goals
of the committees and assure a smooth-running conference.
My question: how many of you intend to go to the NYC Conference and
do you want to have a luncheon meeting at the hotel [very
expensive!]? We can arrange for a knowledgeable speaker if you do
want to have a lunch meeting.

Please let me know as soon as possible!

Martha Lev-Zion, for the
Courland Research Group steering commmittee


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia One day seminar at the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv #latvia #courland

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

We at the Israel Genealogical Society [IGS] are fairly bursting our
buttons with pride in the one day seminar [Yom Iyun] that we have
arranged for the 28th of November 2005 at Beit Hatefutzot [the
Diaspora Museum] on the Tel Aviv University campus. If you could have
one genealogical wish, wouldn't it be that you could find that
illusive document that would allow you to prove once and for all that
a tie that binds was true? We at the IGS have been feverishly working
for over a year to arrange just such a seminar that would allow you
to find the missing key.

Without fear of contradiction, I can categorically state that every
Jewish family in the world has family - known or unknown - in
Israel. Our seminar, "Family Roots in the Land of Israel and in the
World," will demonstrate what I mean. We have invited archivists >from
the smaller, but sometimes more interesting archives, to address us
with talks on their holdings. When we invited proposals, even we
didn't know details of all the treasures these archives hold, but
after reading the abstracts and talking with the archivists, it is
hard not to jump up and down with enthusiasm!

Go to our website's direct seminar access:

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2005/

There you can get .pdf files in Hebrew and/or in English of the
program, the abstracts and the biographies of the speakers. See for
yourself what an incredible program we have arranged for you! >from
our opening keynote speaker on Eastern European Aliyah >from the late
1800's to 1920, to a detailed description of the microfilm collection
of the Diaspora Museum, at the close of the day, you will be
enthralled for the entire time.

One caveat: regretfully, places are limited due to the number of
seats available and we can only accept reservations on a first come
first serve basis. Early registration ends on 10 November, if there
are still places available. Registration includes coffee and cake and
a chance for a greatly discounted hot lunch, but here too, places are
limited. Please register early so you will not be disappointed. When
the places are gone, they are gone and that's it.

The registration form can be downloaded at

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2005/YY-reg-HE-2005.pdf

You are going to love this day and we are looking forward to seeing
you there!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
for the Organizing Committee
Israel Genealogical Society


Thanks for the info about prof. researchers #lithuania

Nathalie Ried <nathalieried@...>
 

A big collective thanks to all LitvakSiggers who sent me names and tips.
I'm sure I'll make great advances!

Best wishes and Chana Tova to all,
Nathalie RIED (Paris, France)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thanks for the info about prof. researchers #lithuania

Nathalie Ried <nathalieried@...>
 

A big collective thanks to all LitvakSiggers who sent me names and tips.
I'm sure I'll make great advances!

Best wishes and Chana Tova to all,
Nathalie RIED (Paris, France)


Re: Schwartz from Ohio #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

Just a thought: the first name sounds like it could be: DEZSO", with the
long double accent mark over the O
Leslie, Covina California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Schwartz from Ohio #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

Just a thought: the first name sounds like it could be: DEZSO", with the
long double accent mark over the O
Leslie, Covina California


Family-search:Schichtancz-Freisinger-Moskovitz-Eisler-Maier-Spitzer-Bruchsteiner #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

Dear Friends, fellow researchers...

Today's Focus:

I am searching for several members of my extended family,=20
ancestors of Jewish, German and any other heritage.
In addition to the information listed below, I have several additional
family members, siblings, parents and children belonging to those listed,
but not with complete data.

Please note, that many of the birth-places are outside of today's Hungarian=
=20
borders.

If you know of any local Jewish organization or resource in the listed=20
localities, and the language that may be used for correspondence, please le=
t me=20
know.

I am aware of the fact, the 1920 Trianon treaty took the Southern Hungarian=
=20
area and annexed it to Jugoslavia, and that already by 1941-42 all Jews of=20
the Voivodina-Jugoslavia area have been deported and/or killed. Then in 194=
2-44=20
this region was re-annexed to Hungary, only to be taken away again and=20
gifted to Jugoslavia at the Paris peace treaty after WWII. With all the var=
ious=20
massacres that took place in those cities, towns, it appears to be difficul=
t=20
(for me at least) to do meaningful tracing.

Exact data I have is as follows:

Armin FREISINGER Born 20 Oct 1883 Csalar, Nograd vm
Married: Magyarnandor Dec Auschwitz 1944
Wife: Ilona B SCHICHTANZ: Born: 27 Nov 1893 Berkenye, Nograd vm
Dec Auschwitz 1944

First dtr Erzsebet FREISINGER born 4 Jul. 1912 Magyarnandor, Nograd vm=20
Dec Auschwitz 1944

Second dtr Valeria FREISINGER born 23 May 1918 Szepliget, Gajdobra,
Jugoslavia, survivor as of Sep 2005

Julia MOSKOVITZ, born approx. 1850 Nagybecskerek-Zrenjanin Jugoslavia

Bela Pal EISLER born 19 Sep 1873 Nagy-Becskerek / Zrenjanin-Srbija Torontal=
=20
vm Jugoslavia

Henrik Heinrich EISLER born: approx. 1820 Revfalu - Misice, Trencsen vm =20
(Slovakia)
Wife: Katalin Katharina MAIER born approx 1825

Salamon BRUCHSTEINER Born: 28 Mar 1838 Tab, Somogy vm Hungary=20
Dec. 19 Apr 1894 Budapest Hungary
Wife: Francisca Fanny SPITZER Born 15 Jan 1841 Vienna, Austria
Dec: 02 Jul 1931 Budapest Hungary

I will appreciate any and all help in my research of the above named =20
individuals.

Sincerely,


Leslie Eloed researcher 55712
California, USA =20
leloed @ aol.com
Please note: I am fluent in German, Hungarian and English.

Thank you,

Leslie Eloed (Eisler, Elo=E2=80=9Dd L=E2=80=99szlo=E2=80=99)
Covina, California, USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Family-search:Schichtancz-Freisinger-Moskovitz-Eisler-Maier-Spitzer-Bruchsteiner #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

Dear Friends, fellow researchers...

Today's Focus:

I am searching for several members of my extended family,=20
ancestors of Jewish, German and any other heritage.
In addition to the information listed below, I have several additional
family members, siblings, parents and children belonging to those listed,
but not with complete data.

Please note, that many of the birth-places are outside of today's Hungarian=
=20
borders.

If you know of any local Jewish organization or resource in the listed=20
localities, and the language that may be used for correspondence, please le=
t me=20
know.

I am aware of the fact, the 1920 Trianon treaty took the Southern Hungarian=
=20
area and annexed it to Jugoslavia, and that already by 1941-42 all Jews of=20
the Voivodina-Jugoslavia area have been deported and/or killed. Then in 194=
2-44=20
this region was re-annexed to Hungary, only to be taken away again and=20
gifted to Jugoslavia at the Paris peace treaty after WWII. With all the var=
ious=20
massacres that took place in those cities, towns, it appears to be difficul=
t=20
(for me at least) to do meaningful tracing.

Exact data I have is as follows:

Armin FREISINGER Born 20 Oct 1883 Csalar, Nograd vm
Married: Magyarnandor Dec Auschwitz 1944
Wife: Ilona B SCHICHTANZ: Born: 27 Nov 1893 Berkenye, Nograd vm
Dec Auschwitz 1944

First dtr Erzsebet FREISINGER born 4 Jul. 1912 Magyarnandor, Nograd vm=20
Dec Auschwitz 1944

Second dtr Valeria FREISINGER born 23 May 1918 Szepliget, Gajdobra,
Jugoslavia, survivor as of Sep 2005

Julia MOSKOVITZ, born approx. 1850 Nagybecskerek-Zrenjanin Jugoslavia

Bela Pal EISLER born 19 Sep 1873 Nagy-Becskerek / Zrenjanin-Srbija Torontal=
=20
vm Jugoslavia

Henrik Heinrich EISLER born: approx. 1820 Revfalu - Misice, Trencsen vm =20
(Slovakia)
Wife: Katalin Katharina MAIER born approx 1825

Salamon BRUCHSTEINER Born: 28 Mar 1838 Tab, Somogy vm Hungary=20
Dec. 19 Apr 1894 Budapest Hungary
Wife: Francisca Fanny SPITZER Born 15 Jan 1841 Vienna, Austria
Dec: 02 Jul 1931 Budapest Hungary

I will appreciate any and all help in my research of the above named =20
individuals.

Sincerely,


Leslie Eloed researcher 55712
California, USA =20
leloed @ aol.com
Please note: I am fluent in German, Hungarian and English.

Thank you,

Leslie Eloed (Eisler, Elo=E2=80=9Dd L=E2=80=99szlo=E2=80=99)
Covina, California, USA


Re: Gravestone Names #hungary

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hi John;

Thanks, although not sure it fits. This stone just has the woman, no husband
there.

Sam

----- Original Message -----
From: "John" <segedy@gsinet.net>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 4:01 PM
Subject: Re:[h-sig] Gravestone Names


Sam,

I have seen this done often in this country (At least here in New
England). Usually it will say something like

John Jones
1750 -1825
His Wife
Sarah Smith
1765 - 1830

It actually is very helpful in tracking the families. Perhaps the
Stonemakers were genealogists.

John Segedy
NH


Subject: Gravestone Names
From: "Sam Schleman" <Samara99@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 17:46:08 -0400
X-Message-Number: 8

Hi;

A friend has found a photograph of a gravestone in the cemetery in
Nyiregyhaza that seems to be a relative.

The gravestone gives the correct father's name, and the age of the woman
who died is correct, as is her name. The one thing that is throwing me a
bit is that the surname is her maiden name, and my understanding is that
she married. In fact she is supposed to have died in childbirth not too
long after getting married. Her age was 23.

Has anyone encountered an instance where a young woman's gravestone uses
her maiden, rather than married name?

Does anyone know whether this occurred frequently enough that I can
reasonably figure this is my relative?

Thanks,

Sam

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@comcast.net


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Re:Gravestone Names #hungary

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hi John;

Thanks, although not sure it fits. This stone just has the woman, no husband
there.

Sam

----- Original Message -----
From: "John" <segedy@gsinet.net>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 4:01 PM
Subject: Re:[h-sig] Gravestone Names


Sam,

I have seen this done often in this country (At least here in New
England). Usually it will say something like

John Jones
1750 -1825
His Wife
Sarah Smith
1765 - 1830

It actually is very helpful in tracking the families. Perhaps the
Stonemakers were genealogists.

John Segedy
NH


Subject: Gravestone Names
From: "Sam Schleman" <Samara99@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 17:46:08 -0400
X-Message-Number: 8

Hi;

A friend has found a photograph of a gravestone in the cemetery in
Nyiregyhaza that seems to be a relative.

The gravestone gives the correct father's name, and the age of the woman
who died is correct, as is her name. The one thing that is throwing me a
bit is that the surname is her maiden name, and my understanding is that
she married. In fact she is supposed to have died in childbirth not too
long after getting married. Her age was 23.

Has anyone encountered an instance where a young woman's gravestone uses
her maiden, rather than married name?

Does anyone know whether this occurred frequently enough that I can
reasonably figure this is my relative?

Thanks,

Sam

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@comcast.net


Re: latvia digest: September 20, 2005 #latvia

Robin Aaronson <robin@...>
 

Arlene Beare wrote:
The Latvia SIG is delighted that we have added two large databases
to the JewishGen Latvia Database. These can be accessed at
<< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >.

I have tried searching this database several times and keep getting "page
unavailable". Does anyone else have this problem? It has continued even after
we got the message that the servers were now back in their usual place.

Robin Aaronson
Bristol, UK


Subject: One day seminar at the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv #scandinavia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

We at the Israel Genealogical Society [IGS] are fairly bursting our
buttons with pride in the one day seminar [Yom Iyun] that we have
arranged for the 28th of November 2005 at Beit Hatefutzot [the
Diaspora Museum] on the Tel Aviv University campus. If you could have
one genealogical wish, wouldn't it be that you could find that
illusive document that would allow you to prove once and for all that
a tie that binds was true? We at the IGS have been feverishly working
for over a year to arrange just such a seminar that would allow you
to find the missing key.

Without fear of contradiction, I can categorically state that every
Jewish family in the world has family - known or unknown - in
Israel. Our seminar, "Family Roots in the Land of Israel and in the
World," will demonstrate what I mean. We have invited archivists >from
the smaller, but sometimes more interesting archives, to address us
with talks on their holdings. When we invited proposals, even we
didn't know details of all the treasures these archives hold, but
after reading the abstracts and talking with the archivists, it is
hard not to jump up and down with enthusiasm!

Go to our website's direct seminar access:

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2005/

There you can get .pdf files in Hebrew and/or in English of the
program, the abstracts and the biographies of the speakers. See for
yourself what an incredible program we have arranged for you! >from
our opening keynote speaker on Eastern European Aliyah >from the late
1800's to 1920, to a detailed description of the microfilm collection
of the Diaspora Museum, at the close of the day, you will be
enthralled for the entire time.

One caveat: regretfully, places are limited due to the number of
seats available and we can only accept reservations on a first come
first serve basis. Early registration ends on 10 November, if there
are still places available. Registration includes coffee and cake and
a chance for a greatly discounted hot lunch, but here too, places are
limited. Please register early so you will not be disappointed. When
the places are gone, they are gone and that's it.

The registration form can be downloaded at

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2005/YY-reg-HE-2005.pdf

You are going to love this day and we are looking forward to seeing
you there!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
for the Organizing Committee
Israel Genealogical Society