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How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many
people who want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,
but who just can't fit the conference into their calendar or their
budget. Although virtually attending the conference isn't as fabulous
as being there, it does provide access to about 90% of all of the
conference sessions. We also know that many of the attendees are
frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have
solutions for you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and
they work well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since
their titles may not be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This
provides live streaming of sessions by some of our most popular
speakers. This means that if you have the time, you can watch (and
hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were there!
The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have
time to tune in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the
conference is over, you 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides
recording. Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being
recording (voice only) with the slides the presenter is using. Some
presenters do not have their slides being recorded, in which case, the
recording of that session is only audio. If you purchase this, you will
receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference is over and
be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides as your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio
recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein and Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, the opening night keynote
address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by Legal Genealogist
Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


If you can't get to the IAJGS Conference #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

We have two great opportunities for you. Both of these are available
through the conference website under "New Registration." Yes, even if
you can't get to the conference, the only way to purchase anything is
through registration. We have to know who you are and we have to be able
to make sure we can contact you if we need to.

1) You can still purchase LIVE! (and you will be able to throughout the
conference and afterwards. the advantage to purchasing now is that you
can view the sessions as they are happening through LIVE! streaming.
Can't arrange your schedule to fit our sessions? No worries - LIVE! for
those who purchase it, is available after the conference is over, on
demand for 90 days - that means you can pick the sessions yo want to
hear (maybe all of the ones on LIVE!) and listen to them as many time as
you want for 90 days.

Check out the conference program to see which sessions are LIVE! from
the conference website. LIVE! is sponsored by Family Search.

2) If you are in Seattle and can't make the conference, why don't you
join us for the opening session on Sunday evening, August 7, and stay
for a fantastic dessert reception. The keynote speaker, Dr. Devin Naar
is sponsored by MyHeritage, and the dessert reception fllowing is
sponsored by Ancestry.com

Both LIVE! and the Keynote/dessert reception are available through the
conference registration. Go to the conference website at
http://www.iajgs2016.org/ . Choose programs to check out what wil be
LIVE! Go to registration and choose "new registration to purchase LIVE!
and tickets to the keynote and dessert reception.

Contact the conference chairs (if you need to) through the website.
Better idea - figure out which department you really need information
from under "About" and then "contacts" and contact the person you need
information >from directly.

See you in Seattle

Conference co-chairs:
Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many
people who want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,
but who just can't fit the conference into their calendar or their
budget. Although virtually attending the conference isn't as fabulous
as being there, it does provide access to about 90% of all of the
conference sessions. We also know that many of the attendees are
frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have
solutions for you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and
they work well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since
their titles may not be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This
provides live streaming of sessions by some of our most popular
speakers. This means that if you have the time, you can watch (and
hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were there!
The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have
time to tune in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the
conference is over, you 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides
recording. Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being
recording (voice only) with the slides the presenter is using. Some
presenters do not have their slides being recorded, in which case, the
recording of that session is only audio. If you purchase this, you will
receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference is over and
be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides as your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio
recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein and Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, the opening night keynote
address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by Legal Genealogist
Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland If you can't get to the IAJGS Conference #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

We have two great opportunities for you. Both of these are available
through the conference website under "New Registration." Yes, even if
you can't get to the conference, the only way to purchase anything is
through registration. We have to know who you are and we have to be able
to make sure we can contact you if we need to.

1) You can still purchase LIVE! (and you will be able to throughout the
conference and afterwards. the advantage to purchasing now is that you
can view the sessions as they are happening through LIVE! streaming.
Can't arrange your schedule to fit our sessions? No worries - LIVE! for
those who purchase it, is available after the conference is over, on
demand for 90 days - that means you can pick the sessions yo want to
hear (maybe all of the ones on LIVE!) and listen to them as many time as
you want for 90 days.

Check out the conference program to see which sessions are LIVE! from
the conference website. LIVE! is sponsored by Family Search.

2) If you are in Seattle and can't make the conference, why don't you
join us for the opening session on Sunday evening, August 7, and stay
for a fantastic dessert reception. The keynote speaker, Dr. Devin Naar
is sponsored by MyHeritage, and the dessert reception fllowing is
sponsored by Ancestry.com

Both LIVE! and the Keynote/dessert reception are available through the
conference registration. Go to the conference website at
http://www.iajgs2016.org/ . Choose programs to check out what wil be
LIVE! Go to registration and choose "new registration to purchase LIVE!
and tickets to the keynote and dessert reception.

Contact the conference chairs (if you need to) through the website.
Better idea - figure out which department you really need information
from under "About" and then "contacts" and contact the person you need
information >from directly.

See you in Seattle

Conference co-chairs:
Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman


Kolbuszowa and Suchostaw Region Research Groups - New Information #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

At the Suchostaw Region Research Group BOF meeting:

Wednesday, August 10
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Cedar A

Logan Kleinwaks will demonstrate how to use his Genealogy Indexer
full-text and soundex search engine for important genealogical
resources. Search 584,000 pages of historical directories (business,
address, telephone, etc.), 91,000 pages of 207 Yizkor Books, and much
more.

Unfortunately Logan is not able to attend the Kolbuszowa meeting
scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 10
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Cedar A

To give KRRG members the opportunity to attend Logan's demonstration
I have scheduled him for the last half hour of the SRRG meeting. All
KRRG members wishing to hear Logan are welcome to arrive half hour
earlier than the scheduled KRRG meeting.

See you in Seattle,

Susana

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group
Suchostaw Region Research Group


German transcription and translation--five postcards #galicia

Carol Sicherman <csicher@...>
 

Members of this list may recall that I have been working on a family
postcard collection. Just when I thought the resulting book was
complete, five more cards miraculously surfaced. I have posted them
on ViewMate. I would be so grateful for both a transcription and a
translation, since that is what my book contains. Here they are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49573
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49574
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49575
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49576
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49577

Please reply using the ViewMate form.

I am forever grateful to this community of expert volunteers.

Carol Sicherman


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Kolbuszowa and Suchostaw Region Research Groups - New Information #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

At the Suchostaw Region Research Group BOF meeting:

Wednesday, August 10
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Cedar A

Logan Kleinwaks will demonstrate how to use his Genealogy Indexer
full-text and soundex search engine for important genealogical
resources. Search 584,000 pages of historical directories (business,
address, telephone, etc.), 91,000 pages of 207 Yizkor Books, and much
more.

Unfortunately Logan is not able to attend the Kolbuszowa meeting
scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 10
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Cedar A

To give KRRG members the opportunity to attend Logan's demonstration
I have scheduled him for the last half hour of the SRRG meeting. All
KRRG members wishing to hear Logan are welcome to arrive half hour
earlier than the scheduled KRRG meeting.

See you in Seattle,

Susana

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group
Suchostaw Region Research Group


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia German transcription and translation--five postcards #galicia

Carol Sicherman <csicher@...>
 

Members of this list may recall that I have been working on a family
postcard collection. Just when I thought the resulting book was
complete, five more cards miraculously surfaced. I have posted them
on ViewMate. I would be so grateful for both a transcription and a
translation, since that is what my book contains. Here they are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49573
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49574
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49575
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49576
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49577

Please reply using the ViewMate form.

I am forever grateful to this community of expert volunteers.

Carol Sicherman


Re: Narajow records #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Thank you Moderator for pointing out other previous posting on this
subject including my posting.

I will be giving a talk on

Researching Your Galitzianer Family: Working with Vital Records

at the IAJGS Conference in Seattle next Monday, August 8, at 4:30 pm.
This marriage / birth issue will be covered extensively as it is one of the
keys to understanding those records. Even if you are not attending the
Conference, you can see my talk by subscribing to "IAJGS LIVE! Jewish
Genealogy Unplugged: Live Streaming & On Demand Access." See
http://www.iajgs2016.org/live/ for details.

You do not want to miss this. As they say, this is Yuge! I plan to attend.

See you live in Seattle or LIVE! >from Seattle.

Mark Halpern


Linda Schildkraut <lindaschildkraut@...> wrote:

... Were Jewish weddings considered illegal, illegitimate, unrecognized?
Were Jews prohibited >from registering these ceremonies? Were Jews
prohibited >from the civil ceremonies that would have legitimized their
unions and their children? Was this legitimization finally permitted?...

MODERATOR NOTE:
- Many past messages on this list have dealt with the issue of civil
marriages in Galicia. To read them, search the JewishGen SIG
Archives http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
for some of these terms: civil marriage - mother's maiden name -
registered - illegitimate. For example, Mark Halpern wrote in October
2003: "More likely than not, if a civil marriage was registered, it was
after the birth of some of the children. Why? Because the Austrian
government regulated and taxed civil marriages. Our ancestors
therefore ignored the regulations and married in a religious ceremony,
which was not then recognized by the Government. All subsequent
births were then considered illegitimate by the State. When parents or
children had a legal reason to legitimize the marriage or birth, then you
find a civil marriage registered and the birth record amended to show
that the birth was legitimized. The reasons were many but emigration
and inheritance were two of the reasons."


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Narajow records #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Thank you Moderator for pointing out other previous posting on this
subject including my posting.

I will be giving a talk on

Researching Your Galitzianer Family: Working with Vital Records

at the IAJGS Conference in Seattle next Monday, August 8, at 4:30 pm.
This marriage / birth issue will be covered extensively as it is one of the
keys to understanding those records. Even if you are not attending the
Conference, you can see my talk by subscribing to "IAJGS LIVE! Jewish
Genealogy Unplugged: Live Streaming & On Demand Access." See
http://www.iajgs2016.org/live/ for details.

You do not want to miss this. As they say, this is Yuge! I plan to attend.

See you live in Seattle or LIVE! >from Seattle.

Mark Halpern


Linda Schildkraut <lindaschildkraut@...> wrote:

... Were Jewish weddings considered illegal, illegitimate, unrecognized?
Were Jews prohibited >from registering these ceremonies? Were Jews
prohibited >from the civil ceremonies that would have legitimized their
unions and their children? Was this legitimization finally permitted?...

MODERATOR NOTE:
- Many past messages on this list have dealt with the issue of civil
marriages in Galicia. To read them, search the JewishGen SIG
Archives http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
for some of these terms: civil marriage - mother's maiden name -
registered - illegitimate. For example, Mark Halpern wrote in October
2003: "More likely than not, if a civil marriage was registered, it was
after the birth of some of the children. Why? Because the Austrian
government regulated and taxed civil marriages. Our ancestors
therefore ignored the regulations and married in a religious ceremony,
which was not then recognized by the Government. All subsequent
births were then considered illegitimate by the State. When parents or
children had a legal reason to legitimize the marriage or birth, then you
find a civil marriage registered and the birth record amended to show
that the birth was legitimized. The reasons were many but emigration
and inheritance were two of the reasons."


Is there a doctor in the house? (ViewMate request, Ohio death cert, making out cause of death) #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. First--there's *got* to be a doctor in the house, right? :)

I've posted to ViewMate the 1920 death certificate of my great-great-
grandmother Tzivia (Celia, Americanized), who died a month after
arriving in the U.S. She had last seen my great-great-grandfather
eight years earlier when he came to the U.S., and then WWI happened,
delaying the rest of the family coming to join him and others here.
But, unbeknownst to the family still in Poland, he was fatally hit
by a car in March 1918. A story goes that Tzivia basically died
from a broken heart so soon after she arrived.
And I was hoping for some help making out what this death certificate
says, to perhaps corroborate that poetic story.


However! One woman has already provided what she believes it says,
and ... I think that it now provides a way to trace back an instance
of Crohn's Disease in the family today which until now I've not been
able to trace back to anyone. Very interesting!

Okay, I don't really need a doctor. Just first thing's first - I'd like
another opinion or two on what the cause of death and the contributing
factors to death say?

Thanks!

David Perle
Washington, DC

Researching PRZEGRODA, BLUM, PERLE, ARONOWSKY, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB,
KROLL, SKORA...

MODERATOR: Another reminder that all messages - in order to be posted
- must be signed with the last name and (at least) initial or (better)
first name of the sender. I have been able to append David's last name
from his email address, but that is not always possible.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is there a doctor in the house? (ViewMate request, Ohio death cert, making out cause of death) #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. First--there's *got* to be a doctor in the house, right? :)

I've posted to ViewMate the 1920 death certificate of my great-great-
grandmother Tzivia (Celia, Americanized), who died a month after
arriving in the U.S. She had last seen my great-great-grandfather
eight years earlier when he came to the U.S., and then WWI happened,
delaying the rest of the family coming to join him and others here.
But, unbeknownst to the family still in Poland, he was fatally hit
by a car in March 1918. A story goes that Tzivia basically died
from a broken heart so soon after she arrived.
And I was hoping for some help making out what this death certificate
says, to perhaps corroborate that poetic story.


However! One woman has already provided what she believes it says,
and ... I think that it now provides a way to trace back an instance
of Crohn's Disease in the family today which until now I've not been
able to trace back to anyone. Very interesting!

Okay, I don't really need a doctor. Just first thing's first - I'd like
another opinion or two on what the cause of death and the contributing
factors to death say?

Thanks!

David Perle
Washington, DC

Researching PRZEGRODA, BLUM, PERLE, ARONOWSKY, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB,
KROLL, SKORA...

MODERATOR: Another reminder that all messages - in order to be posted
- must be signed with the last name and (at least) initial or (better)
first name of the sender. I have been able to append David's last name
from his email address, but that is not always possible.


View Mate translation request - Hebrew #general

Louise Spear-Swerling <lspearswerling@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted the Hebrew inscription >from the tombstone of my husband's
great-grandparents, Nathan (Naftali) and Sarah SWERLING. I would like
to request a translation. If possible, a translation of the entire
inscription would be great, but the part I am most interested in is
who was Naftali's father. Naftali's mother may have had two marriages
in Eastern Europe, prior to coming to America. Naftali's father's
surname may or may not be Swerling. His father's first name might be
Eliezer or Moshe.

You can find the inscription at View Mate at the link below:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49591

Please respond via the form in the View Mate application.

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
Louise Swerling
Durham CT USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen View Mate translation request - Hebrew #general

Louise Spear-Swerling <lspearswerling@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted the Hebrew inscription >from the tombstone of my husband's
great-grandparents, Nathan (Naftali) and Sarah SWERLING. I would like
to request a translation. If possible, a translation of the entire
inscription would be great, but the part I am most interested in is
who was Naftali's father. Naftali's mother may have had two marriages
in Eastern Europe, prior to coming to America. Naftali's father's
surname may or may not be Swerling. His father's first name might be
Eliezer or Moshe.

You can find the inscription at View Mate at the link below:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49591

Please respond via the form in the View Mate application.

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
Louise Swerling
Durham CT USA


ViewMate: Russian translation of document addition #general

freda <leiba@...>
 

Hi.
I would greatly appreciate a full translation >from Cyrillic of this
addition at the end of a document >from Konstantynow in 1873.

It is on Viewmate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49578

Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate application.

With thanks,
Freda Leiba


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Russian translation of document addition #general

freda <leiba@...>
 

Hi.
I would greatly appreciate a full translation >from Cyrillic of this
addition at the end of a document >from Konstantynow in 1873.

It is on Viewmate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49578

Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate application.

With thanks,
Freda Leiba


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish back of photos #general

montereybayrob@...
 

Subj:

I've posted three backs of photos in Yiddish for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49491
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49492
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49493

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Rob Weisskirch
Marina, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Yiddish back of photos #general

montereybayrob@...
 

Subj:

I've posted three backs of photos in Yiddish for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49491
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49492
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49493

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Rob Weisskirch
Marina, CA