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Re: Is this True? #lithuania

Medical3D@...
 

Probably because we are a minority that likes to present a unified front, the
fierce battle between religious and non-religious Jews is little discussed in
the United States and Europe. However, the rift is both profound and ancient.
Most of the leaders of the ancient Jewish kingdoms were probably not
religiously inclined, (despite their public presence), and religious leaders
have asserted that this was the cause of the loss of the Jewish kingdoms.

I am reminded of a recent family reunion in which I gave a carefully
researched slide presentation on our family history. In this presentation, I
portrayed life in the shtetl in its full, unglamorous grit. This brought out
the anger of a cousin who is a rabbi. To his perspective, you see, the
quality of life is not defined by longevity, economic opportunity, or even by
education, but by devotion to religion. This cousin idealized shtetl life as
a time in which everyone devoted themselves to the study of torah under the
leadership of the their rabbi. It's tough to debate with someone who believes
that they are right because G-d told them so.

Still, such people are not the majority, nor do they own "Judaism". I list
all of my relatives, regardless of religion. (BTW should we be including
Reform Jews in our trees?). And I certainly don't study my ancestral shtetls
because they were a glamorous place to live. They are simply my heritage.

Please take comfort in the fact that most of us do not judge the worthiness of
our kindred based upon their creed.

-Bret Schneider
Portola Valley, California
Medical3D@aol.com

Researching:
SCHNEIDER, FRIEDMAN >from Anyksciai (Lithuania)
TANEFSKY >from Pilviskai, Marijampole (Lithuania)
GEDALKA >from Poland
SHAFFER >from Bodzentyn, Kielce (Poland)
HANDELSMAN >from Poland


Moderator's note: Excessive list (beyond 5 names) deleted


Problem hyperlinks in FAQ's? #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

<<
I printed out the latest FAQ information. I then attempted to log on to
the various web addresses within those pages. I kept getting the message
that my searchers could not find the addresses. Please help.
Libby
>>

Hyperlinks frequently change and webpages such as our FAQ page need frequent
maintenance (updating). This is why we are so happy that Trevor Tucker has
taken on the role of Webpage Manager. Updating all links will be a big part
of his job!

David and Davida
Co-Coordinators, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Is this True? #lithuania

Medical3D@...
 

Probably because we are a minority that likes to present a unified front, the
fierce battle between religious and non-religious Jews is little discussed in
the United States and Europe. However, the rift is both profound and ancient.
Most of the leaders of the ancient Jewish kingdoms were probably not
religiously inclined, (despite their public presence), and religious leaders
have asserted that this was the cause of the loss of the Jewish kingdoms.

I am reminded of a recent family reunion in which I gave a carefully
researched slide presentation on our family history. In this presentation, I
portrayed life in the shtetl in its full, unglamorous grit. This brought out
the anger of a cousin who is a rabbi. To his perspective, you see, the
quality of life is not defined by longevity, economic opportunity, or even by
education, but by devotion to religion. This cousin idealized shtetl life as
a time in which everyone devoted themselves to the study of torah under the
leadership of the their rabbi. It's tough to debate with someone who believes
that they are right because G-d told them so.

Still, such people are not the majority, nor do they own "Judaism". I list
all of my relatives, regardless of religion. (BTW should we be including
Reform Jews in our trees?). And I certainly don't study my ancestral shtetls
because they were a glamorous place to live. They are simply my heritage.

Please take comfort in the fact that most of us do not judge the worthiness of
our kindred based upon their creed.

-Bret Schneider
Portola Valley, California
Medical3D@aol.com

Researching:
SCHNEIDER, FRIEDMAN >from Anyksciai (Lithuania)
TANEFSKY >from Pilviskai, Marijampole (Lithuania)
GEDALKA >from Poland
SHAFFER >from Bodzentyn, Kielce (Poland)
HANDELSMAN >from Poland


Moderator's note: Excessive list (beyond 5 names) deleted


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Problem hyperlinks in FAQ's? #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

<<
I printed out the latest FAQ information. I then attempted to log on to
the various web addresses within those pages. I kept getting the message
that my searchers could not find the addresses. Please help.
Libby
>>

Hyperlinks frequently change and webpages such as our FAQ page need frequent
maintenance (updating). This is why we are so happy that Trevor Tucker has
taken on the role of Webpage Manager. Updating all links will be a big part
of his job!

David and Davida
Co-Coordinators, LitvakSIG


Rabbi Abraham M. SHERSHEVSKY Location #general

marjorie.rosenfeld <marjorie.rosenfeld@...>
 

I need to know whether Abraham M. SHERSHEVSKY, an American Orthodox
Jewish rabbi (1867-1927), was >from Sioux City, IA, since, if so, he was
instrumental in how my maternal grandparents met.

I have been told that a Sioux City, IA, rabbi with a name like
SHERASHEVSKY, SHERESHEVSKY, or SHERSHEVSKY hired my grandfather, a
newly ordained young rabbi >from Vilna, to come to Sioux City as his
assistant. Mrs. Shershevsky was my grandmother's aunt and, once she
laid eyes on the promising young rabbi >from Vilna, she invited her
niece--my single young grandmother--to come visit!

Is there anyone out there >from Sioux City who's heard of Rabbi M.
Abraham SHERSHEVSKY, or anyone who's heard of him in some other place?

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
marjorie.rosenfeld@cwix.com
Carlsbad, CA

Researching: STAMM (Brody, Austria/Ukraine); WEISSER (Vishnevets,
Russia/Ukraine) UDELSON (Zemaiciu Naumiestis/Neishtat Sugind,
Lithuania); KOVARKSY (Vilnius, Lithuania)


Re: Ex-Jews in the family tree #lithuania

Hadar Isseroff <isseroh@...>
 

My grandfather, who came >from a hassidic rabbinical family, told me that
when a member of the family converted, even if it was an only child, the
remaining members of the family said prayers for the dead and thereafter
never had social contact with the convert or uttered his/her name.
from our politically correct modern prospective this may sound harsh,
but it was one of the few weapons that Jews as a despised and persecuted
minority could use to maintain their identity over the last 2000 years.
Whenever, the threat of shunning converts declined, as in 19th century
Germany and modern America the number of converts increased. Of course
as a modern, free individual you can treat your relatives any way you
please.

Best wishes,

Hadar Isseroff

Moderator's note: Rather than running the risk of offending readers on
either side of this fence, this thread is now ended.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Abraham M. SHERSHEVSKY Location #general

marjorie.rosenfeld <marjorie.rosenfeld@...>
 

I need to know whether Abraham M. SHERSHEVSKY, an American Orthodox
Jewish rabbi (1867-1927), was >from Sioux City, IA, since, if so, he was
instrumental in how my maternal grandparents met.

I have been told that a Sioux City, IA, rabbi with a name like
SHERASHEVSKY, SHERESHEVSKY, or SHERSHEVSKY hired my grandfather, a
newly ordained young rabbi >from Vilna, to come to Sioux City as his
assistant. Mrs. Shershevsky was my grandmother's aunt and, once she
laid eyes on the promising young rabbi >from Vilna, she invited her
niece--my single young grandmother--to come visit!

Is there anyone out there >from Sioux City who's heard of Rabbi M.
Abraham SHERSHEVSKY, or anyone who's heard of him in some other place?

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
marjorie.rosenfeld@cwix.com
Carlsbad, CA

Researching: STAMM (Brody, Austria/Ukraine); WEISSER (Vishnevets,
Russia/Ukraine) UDELSON (Zemaiciu Naumiestis/Neishtat Sugind,
Lithuania); KOVARKSY (Vilnius, Lithuania)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Ex-Jews in the family tree #lithuania

Hadar Isseroff <isseroh@...>
 

My grandfather, who came >from a hassidic rabbinical family, told me that
when a member of the family converted, even if it was an only child, the
remaining members of the family said prayers for the dead and thereafter
never had social contact with the convert or uttered his/her name.
from our politically correct modern prospective this may sound harsh,
but it was one of the few weapons that Jews as a despised and persecuted
minority could use to maintain their identity over the last 2000 years.
Whenever, the threat of shunning converts declined, as in 19th century
Germany and modern America the number of converts increased. Of course
as a modern, free individual you can treat your relatives any way you
please.

Best wishes,

Hadar Isseroff

Moderator's note: Rather than running the risk of offending readers on
either side of this fence, this thread is now ended.


Louis is defnitely not Levi #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

No matter how many Jews named Levi are given the English or French name
Lewis or Louis to "match" the Hebrew name, it is simply incorrect to claim
that Louis is simply the Hebrew name Levi written in European characters!

As I recall mentioning here once before, it is well established (to the
point of general knowledge) that the French name Louis comes >from the
Latin LUDOVICUS; it has absolutely NO etymological or semantic connection
with LEVI. Sorry!

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis is defnitely not Levi #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

No matter how many Jews named Levi are given the English or French name
Lewis or Louis to "match" the Hebrew name, it is simply incorrect to claim
that Louis is simply the Hebrew name Levi written in European characters!

As I recall mentioning here once before, it is well established (to the
point of general knowledge) that the French name Louis comes >from the
Latin LUDOVICUS; it has absolutely NO etymological or semantic connection
with LEVI. Sorry!

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


Itsko/Isaac #general

cohentalk@...
 

Are "Itsig" and "Itsko" the same name as Isaac or Yitzak? Could Isaac be the
Hungarian name of a Jewish man named Yitzak?
I am looking for information about a great uncle Yitzak Isaac KATZ born 1889
in Munkacs/Mukachevo Ukraine. On a soundex index for ships passengers, among
various names, there are Itsig KATZ and Itsko KATZ. My great uncle
Americanized his name to Izidor KATZ.

I appreciate your time and help,
Linda Cohen, Michigan USA, cohentalk@aol.com

KATZ-EISENBERG-WEISS>Munkacs & Zhukove & maybe Huszt
DRUCKER & BECKER>Ludmir/Vladymir & Uzcink/Uchanska
EPSTEIN & ROTHMAN >Slutsk & Nevolozh


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Itsko/Isaac #general

cohentalk@...
 

Are "Itsig" and "Itsko" the same name as Isaac or Yitzak? Could Isaac be the
Hungarian name of a Jewish man named Yitzak?
I am looking for information about a great uncle Yitzak Isaac KATZ born 1889
in Munkacs/Mukachevo Ukraine. On a soundex index for ships passengers, among
various names, there are Itsig KATZ and Itsko KATZ. My great uncle
Americanized his name to Izidor KATZ.

I appreciate your time and help,
Linda Cohen, Michigan USA, cohentalk@aol.com

KATZ-EISENBERG-WEISS>Munkacs & Zhukove & maybe Huszt
DRUCKER & BECKER>Ludmir/Vladymir & Uzcink/Uchanska
EPSTEIN & ROTHMAN >Slutsk & Nevolozh


Re: please comment - Thank you. #general

BREST FAMILY <angi@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

You have no idea how much I have appreciated hearing >from you all and I
would like to thank you for your comments AND to those to wrote to me
privately.

Mel Oshins - that is a great suggestion that he removes those he does not
want, but then he may find the Branch is a mere Twig!

Another side of my family has well over 5000 names on the Tree. My
cousin, who created this Tree, told me that none of the very Orthodox
people on this Tree, have ever commented on the various other religions and
races in the Tree.

Happy hunting everyone!

All the best
Anne.

ANNE LAPEDUS BREST. Sandton South Africa. (ex DUBLIN, IRELAND)
Researching: LAPEDUS/LAPIDUS (all spellings) Lithuania, Latvia,
Poland.
BREST - Bauska, Latvia.
LEIBOWITZ and HODES families Pikeleh, Lithuania.

MODERATOR NOTE: Since the original question has been
answered satisfactorily, we can now close this thread.
Anyone with further comments, please continue privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: please comment - Thank you. #general

BREST FAMILY <angi@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

You have no idea how much I have appreciated hearing >from you all and I
would like to thank you for your comments AND to those to wrote to me
privately.

Mel Oshins - that is a great suggestion that he removes those he does not
want, but then he may find the Branch is a mere Twig!

Another side of my family has well over 5000 names on the Tree. My
cousin, who created this Tree, told me that none of the very Orthodox
people on this Tree, have ever commented on the various other religions and
races in the Tree.

Happy hunting everyone!

All the best
Anne.

ANNE LAPEDUS BREST. Sandton South Africa. (ex DUBLIN, IRELAND)
Researching: LAPEDUS/LAPIDUS (all spellings) Lithuania, Latvia,
Poland.
BREST - Bauska, Latvia.
LEIBOWITZ and HODES families Pikeleh, Lithuania.

MODERATOR NOTE: Since the original question has been
answered satisfactorily, we can now close this thread.
Anyone with further comments, please continue privately.


Re: Der Aufbau Newsletter #lithuania

Ikesspot@...
 

Aufbau (Reconstruction) was published in the United States, starting in the
1930's, by German Jewish refugees who had the wisdom to flee Hitler. I didn't
know that it was still being published.


Moderator's Note: Please sign your messages.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Der Aufbau Newsletter #lithuania

Ikesspot@...
 

Aufbau (Reconstruction) was published in the United States, starting in the
1930's, by German Jewish refugees who had the wisdom to flee Hitler. I didn't
know that it was still being published.


Moderator's Note: Please sign your messages.


Re: Researching Situation in Lithuania 1940-1941 #lithuania

Joel Alpert <ALPERT@...>
 

Alert on the Lithuanian Commision Investigating the Period 1940-1941

To all who had lost Lithuanian relatives in the Holocaust:

Below is a letter >from the head of the Association of Lithuanian Jews in
Israel to the President of Lithuania objecting to a newly formed
Commission by the Lithuanian Government to investigate crimes of the Nazis
and the Soviets during World War II (see decree below). The problem is
that this commission intentionally blurs the responsibility of the ethnic
Lithuanian population in the murder of 90 percent of the Jewish population.
I urge you to read the letter and the decree that establishes the
commission. We'd be wise to contact those (including some Jews) on the
commission to reconsider their
participation given the current structure.

Joel Alpert
Woburn, MA USA
_____________________________________

ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIAN JEWS
Tel Aviv, November 6, 1998

His Excellency
President Valdas Adamkus
Vilnius, Lithuania

Dear President Adamkus

On behalf of the Association of Lithuanian Jews, the representative
organization of Jews of Lithuanian origin all over the world, we urge you
to change or cancel the historical commission you recently established to
investigate the Nazi and Soviet occupations of your country.

The linking of the histories of the Nazi and Soviet occupations is the
heart of the problem. More than any other factor, this false symmetry has
been a major obstacle to any serious soul-searching by Lithuanian society
in regard to the extensive collaboration of Lithuanians with the Nazis in
the murder of Lithuanian Jewry. Even worse, false accusations and patent
exaggerations regarding Jewish participation in Communist crimes against
Lithuanians have been adduced time and again to explain, and in some cases
even justify, the participation of Lithuanians in the murder of Jews during
the Holocaust.

The combination of these two tragedies will not only fail to clarify the
historical record, but will aggravate the existent tensions between
Lithuanians and Jews. Unless these two tragedies are fully and completely
separated, this project will not contribute towards a healing of the wounds
and improve the relations between our peoples.

We therefore urge you to reconsider its mandate and either establish two
separate commissions or cancel the entire project.

Respectfully
Joseph A. Melamed
Chairman, ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIAN JEWS in Israel

_________________________________________________________

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

DECREE

ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE EVALUATION OF
THE CRIMES OF THE NAZI AND SOVIET OCCUPATION REGIMES
7 September 1998, No 159
Vilnius

Article 1

Pursuant to Article 77 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, I
hereby establish the International Commission for the Evaluation of the
Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes of the following composition.

Liudas TRUSKA Executive Chairman of the Commission,
Professor, Vilnius Pedagogical University

Emanuelis ZINGERIS Chairman of the Commission,
Member of the Seimas of the Rebublic
of Lithuania

Jury AFANASEV Rector, State University of Humanities, Russia

Andrew BAKER Director of the European Affairs,
American Jewish Committee

Toma BIRMONTENE Director, Lithuanian Human Rights Centre

Alfredas BUMBLAUSKAS Decan of the Faculty of History,
Vilnius University

Lord Martin GILBERT Professor, London University

Aleksandras GUTMANAS Professor, Kaunas Medical University

Dalia KUODYTE Director General, Centre forInvestigation of
the Genicide and Resistence in Lithuania

Nicolas LANE Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee,
American Jewish Committee

Dan MARIASCHIN Director, Bnai Brith Centre for Public Policy

Vytautas RADZVILAS Professor,Vilnius Law Academy

Saulius SUZIEDELIS Professor, Millersville University, USA

Julius SMULKSTYS Consultant of the President of the
Republic of Lithuania

Dr Joachim TAUBER Director of the Institute of North-East
Culture Archives, Luneburg, Germany

Article 2
The decree enters into force on the date of its signing

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC VALDAS ADAMKUS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Researching Situation in Lithuania 1940-1941 #lithuania

Joel Alpert <ALPERT@...>
 

Alert on the Lithuanian Commision Investigating the Period 1940-1941

To all who had lost Lithuanian relatives in the Holocaust:

Below is a letter >from the head of the Association of Lithuanian Jews in
Israel to the President of Lithuania objecting to a newly formed
Commission by the Lithuanian Government to investigate crimes of the Nazis
and the Soviets during World War II (see decree below). The problem is
that this commission intentionally blurs the responsibility of the ethnic
Lithuanian population in the murder of 90 percent of the Jewish population.
I urge you to read the letter and the decree that establishes the
commission. We'd be wise to contact those (including some Jews) on the
commission to reconsider their
participation given the current structure.

Joel Alpert
Woburn, MA USA
_____________________________________

ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIAN JEWS
Tel Aviv, November 6, 1998

His Excellency
President Valdas Adamkus
Vilnius, Lithuania

Dear President Adamkus

On behalf of the Association of Lithuanian Jews, the representative
organization of Jews of Lithuanian origin all over the world, we urge you
to change or cancel the historical commission you recently established to
investigate the Nazi and Soviet occupations of your country.

The linking of the histories of the Nazi and Soviet occupations is the
heart of the problem. More than any other factor, this false symmetry has
been a major obstacle to any serious soul-searching by Lithuanian society
in regard to the extensive collaboration of Lithuanians with the Nazis in
the murder of Lithuanian Jewry. Even worse, false accusations and patent
exaggerations regarding Jewish participation in Communist crimes against
Lithuanians have been adduced time and again to explain, and in some cases
even justify, the participation of Lithuanians in the murder of Jews during
the Holocaust.

The combination of these two tragedies will not only fail to clarify the
historical record, but will aggravate the existent tensions between
Lithuanians and Jews. Unless these two tragedies are fully and completely
separated, this project will not contribute towards a healing of the wounds
and improve the relations between our peoples.

We therefore urge you to reconsider its mandate and either establish two
separate commissions or cancel the entire project.

Respectfully
Joseph A. Melamed
Chairman, ASSOCIATION OF LITHUANIAN JEWS in Israel

_________________________________________________________

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

DECREE

ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE EVALUATION OF
THE CRIMES OF THE NAZI AND SOVIET OCCUPATION REGIMES
7 September 1998, No 159
Vilnius

Article 1

Pursuant to Article 77 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, I
hereby establish the International Commission for the Evaluation of the
Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes of the following composition.

Liudas TRUSKA Executive Chairman of the Commission,
Professor, Vilnius Pedagogical University

Emanuelis ZINGERIS Chairman of the Commission,
Member of the Seimas of the Rebublic
of Lithuania

Jury AFANASEV Rector, State University of Humanities, Russia

Andrew BAKER Director of the European Affairs,
American Jewish Committee

Toma BIRMONTENE Director, Lithuanian Human Rights Centre

Alfredas BUMBLAUSKAS Decan of the Faculty of History,
Vilnius University

Lord Martin GILBERT Professor, London University

Aleksandras GUTMANAS Professor, Kaunas Medical University

Dalia KUODYTE Director General, Centre forInvestigation of
the Genicide and Resistence in Lithuania

Nicolas LANE Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee,
American Jewish Committee

Dan MARIASCHIN Director, Bnai Brith Centre for Public Policy

Vytautas RADZVILAS Professor,Vilnius Law Academy

Saulius SUZIEDELIS Professor, Millersville University, USA

Julius SMULKSTYS Consultant of the President of the
Republic of Lithuania

Dr Joachim TAUBER Director of the Institute of North-East
Culture Archives, Luneburg, Germany

Article 2
The decree enters into force on the date of its signing

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC VALDAS ADAMKUS


19th Annual conference on Jewish Genealogy in NY #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

We have received the following letter >from the organizers of the New York
seminar:

"Several Special Interest Groups have expressed an interest in having an
archivist >from abroad speak at the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York. In order not to be forced to choose between the different SIG
requests, we will be willing to have an archivist invited >from each geographic
region so long as the following conditions are met.

* The SIG invites the archivist and coordinates all arrangements for the
visitor during their stay.

* The speaker must be proficient in English

* The NY conference will share jointly with the SIG in the costs.

These costs include:

-Airfare >from Europe to NY
-Per Diem of $50/day (6 days)
-Hotel accommodations for 5 nights including one Saturday
at either end of the conference.

A suggested way for the SIG to raise funds is to have the archivist charge
for private consultations with conference participants. The Conference will
provide a room for the consultations and the SIG will arrange all consultation
times.

Please contact me if your SIG intends to go ahead and invite an Archivist from
your group's special interest country to speak at the conference."


Having Vitalija Gircyte appear as a keynote speaker on behalf of LitvakSIG was
a real accomplishment for our SIG. We not only met the conditions in the
letter above, we showcased what we were doing, and attracted many new members
to the SIG.

Watch for the full transcript of Vitalija's seminar talk, along with maps,
graphics, and the catalog of the holdings of the Kaunas Regional Archives,
which our new Webmaster, Trevor Tucker, will soon place on our revised
website.

If you have comments or suggestions, either pro or con, for a speaker for the
New York seminar, please let us know. We are planning to discuss this during
our online board meeting in December.

Davida and David


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 19th Annual conference on Jewish Genealogy in NY #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

We have received the following letter >from the organizers of the New York
seminar:

"Several Special Interest Groups have expressed an interest in having an
archivist >from abroad speak at the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York. In order not to be forced to choose between the different SIG
requests, we will be willing to have an archivist invited >from each geographic
region so long as the following conditions are met.

* The SIG invites the archivist and coordinates all arrangements for the
visitor during their stay.

* The speaker must be proficient in English

* The NY conference will share jointly with the SIG in the costs.

These costs include:

-Airfare >from Europe to NY
-Per Diem of $50/day (6 days)
-Hotel accommodations for 5 nights including one Saturday
at either end of the conference.

A suggested way for the SIG to raise funds is to have the archivist charge
for private consultations with conference participants. The Conference will
provide a room for the consultations and the SIG will arrange all consultation
times.

Please contact me if your SIG intends to go ahead and invite an Archivist from
your group's special interest country to speak at the conference."


Having Vitalija Gircyte appear as a keynote speaker on behalf of LitvakSIG was
a real accomplishment for our SIG. We not only met the conditions in the
letter above, we showcased what we were doing, and attracted many new members
to the SIG.

Watch for the full transcript of Vitalija's seminar talk, along with maps,
graphics, and the catalog of the holdings of the Kaunas Regional Archives,
which our new Webmaster, Trevor Tucker, will soon place on our revised
website.

If you have comments or suggestions, either pro or con, for a speaker for the
New York seminar, please let us know. We are planning to discuss this during
our online board meeting in December.

Davida and David