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Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #dna

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


DNA Research #DNA Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #dna

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


Mordechai & Yocheved SEGAL of Tzfat #rabbinic

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers,

I am seeking information on the ancestry, siblings and relatives of
R' Mordechai SEGAL and his wife Yocheved of Tzfat (Safed).

R' Mordechai came to Tzfat in his youth before the earthquake of 1837
(the "Ra'ash"), and for many years headed Kolel Vohlyn in Tzfat, till
his death in 1896.

His second wife, Yocheved was much younger, came to Tzfat after 1875,
and died in Tiberias in 1950. She presumably descended >from Rabbi Levi
Yitzchak of Berdichev, and, somehow she was related to R' Moshe
PEDHAZUR - PODHORZER, the first mayor of Tzfat.

More information can be found at the following blog post:

https://generatree.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%93%D7%9B%D7%99-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9B%D7%91%D7%93-%D7%A1%D7%92%D7%9C-%D7%9E%D7%A6%D7%A4%D7%AA-%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%A4%D7%97%D7%AA%D7%99/

Any information would be appreciated -- please reply privately to
yarpd at yahoo dot com.

Thank you and Chag Same'ach,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Mordechai & Yocheved SEGAL of Tzfat #rabbinic

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers,

I am seeking information on the ancestry, siblings and relatives of
R' Mordechai SEGAL and his wife Yocheved of Tzfat (Safed).

R' Mordechai came to Tzfat in his youth before the earthquake of 1837
(the "Ra'ash"), and for many years headed Kolel Vohlyn in Tzfat, till
his death in 1896.

His second wife, Yocheved was much younger, came to Tzfat after 1875,
and died in Tiberias in 1950. She presumably descended >from Rabbi Levi
Yitzchak of Berdichev, and, somehow she was related to R' Moshe
PEDHAZUR - PODHORZER, the first mayor of Tzfat.

More information can be found at the following blog post:

https://generatree.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%93%D7%9B%D7%99-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9B%D7%91%D7%93-%D7%A1%D7%92%D7%9C-%D7%9E%D7%A6%D7%A4%D7%AA-%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%A4%D7%97%D7%AA%D7%99/

Any information would be appreciated -- please reply privately to
yarpd at yahoo dot com.

Thank you and Chag Same'ach,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel


Rav DISKIN #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out the exact link (if it is true) between

R. Yehoshua Zelig DISKIN (1898-1970, ABD Prislav and Pardes Channah,
Israel), son of Shimon Moshe Diskin, ABD Lubani and Lachowitz and Rav
Yehoshua Leib Diskin of Jerusalem.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav DISKIN #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out the exact link (if it is true) between

R. Yehoshua Zelig DISKIN (1898-1970, ABD Prislav and Pardes Channah,
Israel), son of Shimon Moshe Diskin, ABD Lubani and Lachowitz and Rav
Yehoshua Leib Diskin of Jerusalem.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Searching for descendants of Mordechai HOROWITZ of Minsk 18-19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

While researching my connection to Rabbi David , Rav of Novarudok, in
the 18-19th cent and our connection to the HOROWITZ family I was
informed by Arthur Golnick, ( a descendant of R' David) that a certain
Mordechai HOROWITZ of Minsk was a "Mehootan" (in-Law) of Rabbi David
, in that Mordechai's daughter was married to R' David's son Moshe
(named after his grandfather Moshe of Klezk).

I would be happy to know if any of Mordechai and/or Moshe's
descendants are on this forum or if anyone knows of them. As of now I
can not make an exact connection between our family and R' David's or
the HOROWITZs though many oral sources in our ABRAMOWITZ family state
that we are family.

Since I have posted this in the past on the HOROWITZ family group site
but have never received a reply, may be I didn't post it correctly, I
would appreciate it if someone >from the HOROWITZ family could do it
for me.

To add to the above, the"oral sources" which I noted above mention a
specific reference to Rabbi Isaac S. HUREWITZ (d. 1936 Hartford,
Ct.) and to his cousin R'Shimon "Schoichet" HUREWITZ (d. 1960s Petach
Tikva, Israel) but again give no exact connection except for
mentioning them as "cousins".

Thank you all for you help, and wishing all a Chag Sameach/Happy Succot
holiday.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Searching for descendants of Mordechai HOROWITZ of Minsk 18-19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

While researching my connection to Rabbi David , Rav of Novarudok, in
the 18-19th cent and our connection to the HOROWITZ family I was
informed by Arthur Golnick, ( a descendant of R' David) that a certain
Mordechai HOROWITZ of Minsk was a "Mehootan" (in-Law) of Rabbi David
, in that Mordechai's daughter was married to R' David's son Moshe
(named after his grandfather Moshe of Klezk).

I would be happy to know if any of Mordechai and/or Moshe's
descendants are on this forum or if anyone knows of them. As of now I
can not make an exact connection between our family and R' David's or
the HOROWITZs though many oral sources in our ABRAMOWITZ family state
that we are family.

Since I have posted this in the past on the HOROWITZ family group site
but have never received a reply, may be I didn't post it correctly, I
would appreciate it if someone >from the HOROWITZ family could do it
for me.

To add to the above, the"oral sources" which I noted above mention a
specific reference to Rabbi Isaac S. HUREWITZ (d. 1936 Hartford,
Ct.) and to his cousin R'Shimon "Schoichet" HUREWITZ (d. 1960s Petach
Tikva, Israel) but again give no exact connection except for
mentioning them as "cousins".

Thank you all for you help, and wishing all a Chag Sameach/Happy Succot
holiday.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbi Yisrael Nachman ben (son of) R' Yosef of Ostrogh #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In the book "Mazkeret Legedolei Ostogh" (memorial to the great of
Ostrogh) there appear 2 entries with similar names: p 222 Rabbi
Yisrael ben Yosef and p. 277 R' Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef. The
author tends to think that the two with very similar backgrounds are
one and the same persons.

As we have an ancestor of the same name as the above and >from the same
city this (these) entry (entries) may be our ancestor. If anyone in
this forum knows that he (or she) is a descendant of the above Yisrael
Nachman and would like to explore our possible relationship, I would
be happy to hear >from them.

Happy Succot/Chag Sameach to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Yisrael Nachman ben (son of) R' Yosef of Ostrogh #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In the book "Mazkeret Legedolei Ostogh" (memorial to the great of
Ostrogh) there appear 2 entries with similar names: p 222 Rabbi
Yisrael ben Yosef and p. 277 R' Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef. The
author tends to think that the two with very similar backgrounds are
one and the same persons.

As we have an ancestor of the same name as the above and >from the same
city this (these) entry (entries) may be our ancestor. If anyone in
this forum knows that he (or she) is a descendant of the above Yisrael
Nachman and would like to explore our possible relationship, I would
be happy to hear >from them.

Happy Succot/Chag Sameach to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


1897 addtions to Latvia Database #southafrica

Arlene Beare
 

I am delighted that we have some new names for you to research.

2041 names have been added to the Jewishgen 1897 Latvia Database. As before
the names of children are not included and further research can be done on
the Raduraksti site or by contacting the Latvian Archives. I would
appreciate it if there is no further discussion about the content of the
database as we have discussed this at length in the past.
The database is one of the most valuable of the databases as it contains a
lot of information. The place of birth and the place of origin is of great
value in your research.
The Russian Empire distinguished between the place of birth, which was where
they were born, and "Place of Origin", which represented the place with
which the family was legally associated and first registered. This was the
address >from which they received military callup. For approximately 35-40%
of the individuals represented in the database, the "Place of Birth" and
"Place of Origin" are different.

Arlene Beare UK

Samuels Krakow and Jochlin


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica 1897 addtions to Latvia Database #southafrica

Arlene Beare
 

I am delighted that we have some new names for you to research.

2041 names have been added to the Jewishgen 1897 Latvia Database. As before
the names of children are not included and further research can be done on
the Raduraksti site or by contacting the Latvian Archives. I would
appreciate it if there is no further discussion about the content of the
database as we have discussed this at length in the past.
The database is one of the most valuable of the databases as it contains a
lot of information. The place of birth and the place of origin is of great
value in your research.
The Russian Empire distinguished between the place of birth, which was where
they were born, and "Place of Origin", which represented the place with
which the family was legally associated and first registered. This was the
address >from which they received military callup. For approximately 35-40%
of the individuals represented in the database, the "Place of Birth" and
"Place of Origin" are different.

Arlene Beare UK

Samuels Krakow and Jochlin


Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces
an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted
by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The conference
will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from
August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A
special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in
Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and
ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference
will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which includes
15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also an option,
this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes, including 15
minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(www.iajgs2016.org), under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s), proposals
must include the presentation title, a brief description of the
presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than February
15, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. You may
contact the Program Committee at program@iajgs2016.org with any
questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
www.iajgs2016.org


1897 addtions to Latvia Database #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

I am delighted that we have some new names for you to research.

2041 names have been added to the Jewishgen 1897 Latvia Database. As before
the names of children are not included and further research can be done on
the Raduraksti site or by contacting the Latvian Archives. I would
appreciate it if there is no further discussion about the content of the
database as we have discussed this at length in the past.
The database is one of the most valuable of the databases as it contains a
lot of information. The place of birth and the place of origin is of great
value in your research.
The Russian Empire distinguished between the place of birth, which was where
they were born, and "Place of Origin", which represented the place with
which the family was legally associated and first registered. This was the
address >from which they received military callup. For approximately 35-40%
of the individuals represented in the database, the "Place of Birth" and
"Place of Origin" are different.

Arlene Beare UK

Samuels Krakow and Jochlin


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia 1897 addtions to Latvia Database #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

I am delighted that we have some new names for you to research.

2041 names have been added to the Jewishgen 1897 Latvia Database. As before
the names of children are not included and further research can be done on
the Raduraksti site or by contacting the Latvian Archives. I would
appreciate it if there is no further discussion about the content of the
database as we have discussed this at length in the past.
The database is one of the most valuable of the databases as it contains a
lot of information. The place of birth and the place of origin is of great
value in your research.
The Russian Empire distinguished between the place of birth, which was where
they were born, and "Place of Origin", which represented the place with
which the family was legally associated and first registered. This was the
address >from which they received military callup. For approximately 35-40%
of the individuals represented in the database, the "Place of Birth" and
"Place of Origin" are different.

Arlene Beare UK

Samuels Krakow and Jochlin

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