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Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in
the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects
below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that
took place this month:

- the introductory section >from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed
background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- ">from the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating
to Szczuczyn, Poland
- ">from Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno,
Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section >from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to
this important enterprise at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been
published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have
been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival >from the
Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed
please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively
aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way,
books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our
Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If
the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest
that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get
translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me
"Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am
unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept
the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me
their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award
in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years
because I am far >from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in
the Yizkor Book Project.

Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (>from Zero to Eighty Years Old)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Burshtyn/Burshtyn.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #poland #warsaw

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in
the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects
below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that
took place this month:

- the introductory section >from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed
background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- ">from the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating
to Szczuczyn, Poland
- ">from Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno,
Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section >from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to
this important enterprise at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been
published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have
been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival >from the
Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed
please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively
aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way,
books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our
Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If
the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest
that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get
translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me
"Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am
unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept
the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me
their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award
in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years
because I am far >from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in
the Yizkor Book Project.

Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (>from Zero to Eighty Years Old)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Burshtyn/Burshtyn.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #warsaw #poland

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

Ralph Baer
 

I just want to present the other side of this. I have a known, documented,
male-line 4th cousin (great-great-grandfathers were brothers) who is a GD4
at 37 markers. Although there could be an illegitimate birth somewhere, none
of the records has any indication of it, and if there was, it would have had
to be with a male-line relative >from generations earlier. I really have to
contact a male-line descendant of another brother of my
great-great-grandfather to see what the result is.

Ralph N. Baer, Washington, D.C. RalphNBaer@aol.com


DNA Research #DNA RE: New to DNA Testing #dna

Ralph Baer
 

I just want to present the other side of this. I have a known, documented,
male-line 4th cousin (great-great-grandfathers were brothers) who is a GD4
at 37 markers. Although there could be an illegitimate birth somewhere, none
of the records has any indication of it, and if there was, it would have had
to be with a male-line relative >from generations earlier. I really have to
contact a male-line descendant of another brother of my
great-great-grandfather to see what the result is.

Ralph N. Baer, Washington, D.C. RalphNBaer@aol.com


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

sjadelson@...
 

Possibly, A.J., although I bet you very few of those 35/37 second
cousins are worse than GD3/Y67.

It is true that mutations can happen at any time - I'm GD1/Y67 to my
own father, and it's theoretically possible to have GD2/Y12 which is
also GD2/Y111. However, my own experience, and the average experience
(as backed up by TiP and the McDonald MRCA calculator) is that GD2/Y37
is going to be much further back than most of us have documentation.

Steve Adelson

----- Original Message -----

From: "A. J. Levin" <aj_levin@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:36:29 AM

Steve:

There are second cousins in a project I manage who are 35/37, so you
may be talking yourself out of useful info.


DNA Research #DNA Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

sjadelson@...
 

Possibly, A.J., although I bet you very few of those 35/37 second
cousins are worse than GD3/Y67.

It is true that mutations can happen at any time - I'm GD1/Y67 to my
own father, and it's theoretically possible to have GD2/Y12 which is
also GD2/Y111. However, my own experience, and the average experience
(as backed up by TiP and the McDonald MRCA calculator) is that GD2/Y37
is going to be much further back than most of us have documentation.

Steve Adelson

----- Original Message -----

From: "A. J. Levin" <aj_levin@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:36:29 AM

Steve:

There are second cousins in a project I manage who are 35/37, so you
may be talking yourself out of useful info.


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

A. J. Levin <aj_levin@...>
 

Steve:

There are second cousins in a project I manage who are 35/37, so you
may be talking yourself out of useful info.

A.J. Levin

On 2013-06-01, at 17:59, "Steve Adelson" <sjadelson@comcast.net> wrote:

...I wouldn't even bother contacting anyone who's
not at least GD0/Y37 or GD3/Y67. It's not that they're not related, but
that the likelihood of a documented match is pretty slim.


DNA Research #DNA Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

A. J. Levin <aj_levin@...>
 

Steve:

There are second cousins in a project I manage who are 35/37, so you
may be talking yourself out of useful info.

A.J. Levin

On 2013-06-01, at 17:59, "Steve Adelson" <sjadelson@comcast.net> wrote:

...I wouldn't even bother contacting anyone who's
not at least GD0/Y37 or GD3/Y67. It's not that they're not related, but
that the likelihood of a documented match is pretty slim.


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

Bob Kosovsky
 

On Sat, 1 Jun 2013, Steve Adelson <sjadelson@comcast.net>

I agree with everyone else... I wouldn't even bother contacting anyone who's
not at least GD0/Y37 or GD3/Y67. It's not that they're not related, but
that the likelihood of a documented match is pretty slim.
As someone who has 3 matches on Y111 but who has yet to find a paper trail, even
matches on the highest level test does not guarantee documentation of
relatedness.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Przedecz: PIFKO, PIWKO


New Book Announcement: A Noble Heritage #rabbinic

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

In May of 1914, Nathan Polonsky, together with his wife and four of their
children left Cherkasy, Russia, and settled in Brooklyn, NY. Nathan passed
away in 1929, and Bessie in 1938. Little was known regarding their life
before immigrating to America. Other than whisperings of the family being
somehow descended >from one of the disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, there was
no family tree or paper trail to document who their ancestors were.

In the spring of 2008, while researching his family history in preparation
for his son Joshua's Bar Mitzvah, Nathan Polonsky's great-grandson, Dr.
Jeffrey Mark Paull, found a photograph of Nathan's tombstone. The Hebrew
inscription on the tombstone revealed that Nathan was the descendant of two
of the most influential early leaders of the Chassidic movement -- the
Shpoler Zeida (the grandfather of Shpola), and Rabbi Pinchas Shapira of
Koretz.

This finding led Dr. Paull on a four-year quest to rediscover his Polonsky
family's lost heritage. Based upon surviving Shpola vital records,
Zvenigorodka censuses, and many other historical documents, he succeeded in
connecting his branch of the Polonsky family to five generations of Polonsky
rabbis who served as Av Beit Din of Ekaterinopol. The first of these
rabbis, Shmuel Polonsky, married Sarah Rachel Sheindel Shapira, the daughter
of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz.

As Dr. Paull began digging deeper into his family history, the pieces of his
ancient lineage began falling into place, until ultimately he succeeded in
tracing his noble rabbinical heritage over 1,000 years to Rashi and his
forebears. The Polonsky lineage descends >from many of Europe's most eminent
and illustrious rabbinical families, including Kalonymos, Treves, Shapiro,
Luria, Katzenellenbogen, Yaffe, Wahl, Twerski, Wertheim, Gelles, and Zeida.

Dr. Paull's astonishing level of perseverance and meticulous research was
driven by his search for spiritual meaning, Jewish identity, and ancestral
connection. His research and the resulting book, "A Noble Heritage: The
History and Legacy of the Polonsky and Paull Family in America," have forged
ties to an entire estranged contemporary extended Jewish family, and
provided an educational path to understanding Judaism more deeply for his
family and for future generations.

A Noble Heritage is not merely the retelling of Dr. Paull's personal family
history, but a fascinating historical account of the Jewish people, their
centuries-long struggle to survive in Europe and Russia, and the Jewish
immigrant experience in America. It is also a guide for others to learn how
to trace their own family history, and an expression of how the process of
genealogical and historical discovery reconnects 21st century American Jews
to their Jewish cultural heritage in profound ways. His work has inspired
his readers and audiences to begin the process of researching their own
family histories and ancestries.

A Noble Heritage has received highly favorable reviews >from such notable
authorities on Jewish genealogy and history as Dr. Antony Polonsky and Dr.
Edward Gelles. A Noble Heritage may be purchased directly >from the author,
the publisher, Infinity Publishing, or >from the major online book retailers,
including Amazon.com. Several chapters of the book can be previewed on
Amazon.com at:
http://www.amazon.com/Noble-Heritage-Deluxe-Color-Edition/dp/0741470470.
You may direct inquiries to the author at nobleheritage@msn.com.

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time commercial mention
of a new book of genealogical interest.


DNA Research #DNA RE: New to DNA Testing #dna

Bob Kosovsky
 

On Sat, 1 Jun 2013, Steve Adelson <sjadelson@comcast.net>

I agree with everyone else... I wouldn't even bother contacting anyone who's
not at least GD0/Y37 or GD3/Y67. It's not that they're not related, but
that the likelihood of a documented match is pretty slim.
As someone who has 3 matches on Y111 but who has yet to find a paper trail, even
matches on the highest level test does not guarantee documentation of
relatedness.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Przedecz: PIFKO, PIWKO


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic New Book Announcement: A Noble Heritage #rabbinic

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

In May of 1914, Nathan Polonsky, together with his wife and four of their
children left Cherkasy, Russia, and settled in Brooklyn, NY. Nathan passed
away in 1929, and Bessie in 1938. Little was known regarding their life
before immigrating to America. Other than whisperings of the family being
somehow descended >from one of the disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, there was
no family tree or paper trail to document who their ancestors were.

In the spring of 2008, while researching his family history in preparation
for his son Joshua's Bar Mitzvah, Nathan Polonsky's great-grandson, Dr.
Jeffrey Mark Paull, found a photograph of Nathan's tombstone. The Hebrew
inscription on the tombstone revealed that Nathan was the descendant of two
of the most influential early leaders of the Chassidic movement -- the
Shpoler Zeida (the grandfather of Shpola), and Rabbi Pinchas Shapira of
Koretz.

This finding led Dr. Paull on a four-year quest to rediscover his Polonsky
family's lost heritage. Based upon surviving Shpola vital records,
Zvenigorodka censuses, and many other historical documents, he succeeded in
connecting his branch of the Polonsky family to five generations of Polonsky
rabbis who served as Av Beit Din of Ekaterinopol. The first of these
rabbis, Shmuel Polonsky, married Sarah Rachel Sheindel Shapira, the daughter
of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz.

As Dr. Paull began digging deeper into his family history, the pieces of his
ancient lineage began falling into place, until ultimately he succeeded in
tracing his noble rabbinical heritage over 1,000 years to Rashi and his
forebears. The Polonsky lineage descends >from many of Europe's most eminent
and illustrious rabbinical families, including Kalonymos, Treves, Shapiro,
Luria, Katzenellenbogen, Yaffe, Wahl, Twerski, Wertheim, Gelles, and Zeida.

Dr. Paull's astonishing level of perseverance and meticulous research was
driven by his search for spiritual meaning, Jewish identity, and ancestral
connection. His research and the resulting book, "A Noble Heritage: The
History and Legacy of the Polonsky and Paull Family in America," have forged
ties to an entire estranged contemporary extended Jewish family, and
provided an educational path to understanding Judaism more deeply for his
family and for future generations.

A Noble Heritage is not merely the retelling of Dr. Paull's personal family
history, but a fascinating historical account of the Jewish people, their
centuries-long struggle to survive in Europe and Russia, and the Jewish
immigrant experience in America. It is also a guide for others to learn how
to trace their own family history, and an expression of how the process of
genealogical and historical discovery reconnects 21st century American Jews
to their Jewish cultural heritage in profound ways. His work has inspired
his readers and audiences to begin the process of researching their own
family histories and ancestries.

A Noble Heritage has received highly favorable reviews >from such notable
authorities on Jewish genealogy and history as Dr. Antony Polonsky and Dr.
Edward Gelles. A Noble Heritage may be purchased directly >from the author,
the publisher, Infinity Publishing, or >from the major online book retailers,
including Amazon.com. Several chapters of the book can be previewed on
Amazon.com at:
http://www.amazon.com/Noble-Heritage-Deluxe-Color-Edition/dp/0741470470.
You may direct inquiries to the author at nobleheritage@msn.com.

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time commercial mention
of a new book of genealogical interest.


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #scandinavia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #sephardic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #scandinavia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #sephardic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher

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