Date   

Taylor Maid Serial #general

Sandy Berger
 

Has anyone ever heard of the "Taylor Maid" serial newspaper >from the USS General
Harry Taylor (AP145), a ship that transported immigrants in the 1940's and 50's?
Please respond privately.
Thank you,
Cindy Shachter
NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: Taylor Maid Serial #general

Sandy Berger
 

Has anyone ever heard of the "Taylor Maid" serial newspaper >from the USS General
Harry Taylor (AP145), a ship that transported immigrants in the 1940's and 50's?
Please respond privately.
Thank you,
Cindy Shachter
NJ


MOSTVILISHSKER>MOSTVEILSKY>MOSTVALINSKY>MONTVELISHSKY? #general

Sheila Coyne <secoyne@...>
 

In researching my ggm's MOSTVILISKER family in Ashmyany, I have found the same
MOSTVILISHSKER, Leyb son of Faiba in the 1858 revision, listed as MOSTVALINSKI,
Leiba son of Faiva Yankel in the 1834 revision. This did not come up with the
Daitch-Mokotoff soundex matching. There is also a branch of the family (which I
have come to know through another Jewishgen MOSTVILISKER researcher) that used
MOSTVEILSKY. I have also found a number of people at Ancestry under
MOSTVALIANSKY, generally >from Pruzhany. Am I incorrect to assume this is the same
family? When entering in variant English spellings of the same at the Lithuania
database, I have also come up with MOTVELISHSKY, MATVILSKI, MANTOVILSKI, and
MONTVILISHSKY. Shall I thus assume MONTVILISHSKY (with the N) and MOSTVILISHSKY/ER
(with the S) are one and the same? In the list of Marriages and Divorces , there
is an Itzko listed as MATZVILISHSKY/[MONTVILISHSKY], which seems to support this
conclusion. Finally, one English spelling variant resulted in a Grodno, Belarus
list (still the same area as the original MOSTVILISHSKERs) of NOTABELSKY. What am
I to make of this?

If anyone reading this is part of the MOSTOVLIANSKY family (found at Ancestry >from
Pruzhany and Mozir) which includes Moshe and Rivka and their children Pinchas,
Lieber, Chaya Sara, Miesche, please contact me. I have found and connected most
arrival records and census addresses. If these families are connected, I would
very much like to have concrete evidence.

I have also saved a number of arrival records for MONTVELISHSKYs >from Ancestry;
most of these have come up at the Lithuania database as >from Eisiskes and Merkine.
I really don't know if I should consider this essentially the same name as
MOSTVILISHSKY. I would really appreciate someone's advice.

PLEASE contact me at secoyne@yahoo.com or at this forum.

Sheila Coyne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MOSTVILISHSKER>MOSTVEILSKY>MOSTVALINSKY>MONTVELISHSKY? #general

Sheila Coyne <secoyne@...>
 

In researching my ggm's MOSTVILISKER family in Ashmyany, I have found the same
MOSTVILISHSKER, Leyb son of Faiba in the 1858 revision, listed as MOSTVALINSKI,
Leiba son of Faiva Yankel in the 1834 revision. This did not come up with the
Daitch-Mokotoff soundex matching. There is also a branch of the family (which I
have come to know through another Jewishgen MOSTVILISKER researcher) that used
MOSTVEILSKY. I have also found a number of people at Ancestry under
MOSTVALIANSKY, generally >from Pruzhany. Am I incorrect to assume this is the same
family? When entering in variant English spellings of the same at the Lithuania
database, I have also come up with MOTVELISHSKY, MATVILSKI, MANTOVILSKI, and
MONTVILISHSKY. Shall I thus assume MONTVILISHSKY (with the N) and MOSTVILISHSKY/ER
(with the S) are one and the same? In the list of Marriages and Divorces , there
is an Itzko listed as MATZVILISHSKY/[MONTVILISHSKY], which seems to support this
conclusion. Finally, one English spelling variant resulted in a Grodno, Belarus
list (still the same area as the original MOSTVILISHSKERs) of NOTABELSKY. What am
I to make of this?

If anyone reading this is part of the MOSTOVLIANSKY family (found at Ancestry >from
Pruzhany and Mozir) which includes Moshe and Rivka and their children Pinchas,
Lieber, Chaya Sara, Miesche, please contact me. I have found and connected most
arrival records and census addresses. If these families are connected, I would
very much like to have concrete evidence.

I have also saved a number of arrival records for MONTVELISHSKYs >from Ancestry;
most of these have come up at the Lithuania database as >from Eisiskes and Merkine.
I really don't know if I should consider this essentially the same name as
MOSTVILISHSKY. I would really appreciate someone's advice.

PLEASE contact me at secoyne@yahoo.com or at this forum.

Sheila Coyne


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #bessarabia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #romania

bounce-2592340-772976@...
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #bessarabia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


Romania SIG #Romania International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #romania

bounce-2592340-772976@...
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #courland #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #southafrica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #courland #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #southafrica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during
the five and a half days of the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston beginning
August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven
different tracks covering a wide range of topics including a
beginner's track on August 4/5, as well as computer tracks and a
film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change) will
be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #general

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during the five and a half
days of the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Boston beginning August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven different tracks
covering a wide range of topics including a beginner's track on August 4/5, as well
as computer tracks and a film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change)
will be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #general

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

A rich and varied roster of speakers will be presenting during the five and a half
days of the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Boston beginning August 4.

Attendees will be able to choose >from 250 programs on seven different tracks
covering a wide range of topics including a beginner's track on August 4/5, as well
as computer tracks and a film festival. The preliminary program (subject to change)
will be posted on the conference website on Tuesday, April 16th
(http://www.iajgs2013.org/program_schedule.cfm).

Many IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award winners, the luminaries of
Jewish genealogy, will give talks, including Steve Morse, Miriam
Weiner, Peter Lande, Jeff Malka, Hal Bookbinder, Warren Blatt,
Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond. Archivists >from Belgium, the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, and Ukraine will be giving the
latest information about doing research in their countries.
Historians and experts >from England, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. will provide the historical
context to our ancestors' lives and the methodologies to find them.

Unique to the Boston location of the conference will be several
talented local experts who have never presented at previous IAJGS
conferences. The keynote speaker will be Aaron Lanksy, the famous
and dynamic founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Ellen Smith, co-author of The Jews of Boston and a well-known
historian, museum curator, and professor at Brandeis University,
will give a talk as well as conduct walking tours of Boston's
Jewish historical sites. Sharon Pucker Rivo, Director of the
National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, will
present "Jews in Focus" about the important Jewish role in film.
Genealogical researchin the New England states will be featured,
including immigration to the Port of Boston.

The annual Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York, will feature two noted historians,
Annie Polland, Education Vice President at the Tenement Museum in
New York, and Daniel Soyer, professor at Fordham University. They
are co-authors of Emerging Metropolis -- the second volume of the
2012 award-winning book, City of Promises: History of Jews in New
York, which describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city.
They will speak together about the book and separately. Annie will
talk about the "Adaptation of Ritual," the complex adjustments
immigrant ancestors made to succeed, and Daniel will talk about
immigrant "landsmanschaften." Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Judaic
Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several important
books on Jewish ethnicity and identity among Eastern European Jews,
will present "Litvak-Galitsianer Wars, Jewish Cultural Geography."

In addition to updates on DNA, Holocaust research, and immigration,
areas of new focus include Sephardic Jews, Jewish cooking and
cookbooks, and a panel on cemetery restoration in both Europe and the
United States.

There also will be many hands-on computer workshops (for both Mac and
PC) and workshops on photo identification and preservation, on document
restoration, and on various languages (German, Russian, Polish and
Hebrew). Continuing the tradition of excellence of previous conferences,
there will be an Exhibitor Hall, a Resource Center, author events, and
book signings throughout the week.

from the first day's SHARE Fair, featuring an expanded number of Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) as well as local
archives and historical societies, to the many programs offered all week
long, attendees will have trouble choosing which to attend >from Sunday
morning to Friday noon.

For more detailed information about the programs and to register, visit
<www.iajgs2013.org>. Early registration discounts end on April 30, so
register today.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


May Will Be Jewish American Heritage Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The month of May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). This recognition
was started by President George W. Bush in 2006 as a result of the Jewish
Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish Community leaders resulting in
congressional leaders urging then-President Bush to recognize the more than
350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. The
recognition of Jewish American Month has been continued by President Barack
Obama. JAHM acknowledges the achievements of American Jews in fields
ranging >from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business,
science, government, and military service.

This years theme: American Jews in Entertainment. The JAHM recently revised
and updated their website to reflect this years theme. Go to:
http://www.jahm.us . JAHM also included theme related resources which you
may find of interest. See:
http://www.jahm.us/2013_resources.aspx . A new feature is Speaking of
American Jewish Heritage helping you find speakers for community
celebrations. http://www.jahm.us/speaking_jewish.aspx

Included on the website is the Only in America Hall of Fame. It has
categories >from arts and entertainment, business and philanthropy,
literature, politics, law and activism, sports and more . See:
http://survey.nmajh.org/index.php?category=1

In the past, presidents made an annual presidential proclamation for JAHM.
This usually occurs during the month of May and therefore any 2013
proclamation is not yet posted but will be available on the JAHM website
when this years proclamation is available.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President


Looking for Genealogy of Carmen Weinstein, president of the Egyptian Jewish Community Council #general

Bill Rubin
 

Carmen Weinstein, president of the Egyptian Jewish Community Council has passed away.
Does anyone know how I can find her family's genealogy? I assume she is one of the
many descendants of Rabbi Weinstein, the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Egypt.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen May Will Be Jewish American Heritage Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The month of May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). This recognition
was started by President George W. Bush in 2006 as a result of the Jewish
Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish Community leaders resulting in
congressional leaders urging then-President Bush to recognize the more than
350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. The
recognition of Jewish American Month has been continued by President Barack
Obama. JAHM acknowledges the achievements of American Jews in fields
ranging >from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business,
science, government, and military service.

This years theme: American Jews in Entertainment. The JAHM recently revised
and updated their website to reflect this years theme. Go to:
http://www.jahm.us . JAHM also included theme related resources which you
may find of interest. See:
http://www.jahm.us/2013_resources.aspx . A new feature is Speaking of
American Jewish Heritage helping you find speakers for community
celebrations. http://www.jahm.us/speaking_jewish.aspx

Included on the website is the Only in America Hall of Fame. It has
categories >from arts and entertainment, business and philanthropy,
literature, politics, law and activism, sports and more . See:
http://survey.nmajh.org/index.php?category=1

In the past, presidents made an annual presidential proclamation for JAHM.
This usually occurs during the month of May and therefore any 2013
proclamation is not yet posted but will be available on the JAHM website
when this years proclamation is available.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Genealogy of Carmen Weinstein, president of the Egyptian Jewish Community Council #general

Bill Rubin
 

Carmen Weinstein, president of the Egyptian Jewish Community Council has passed away.
Does anyone know how I can find her family's genealogy? I assume she is one of the
many descendants of Rabbi Weinstein, the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Egypt.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA


Re: Gnesen, Prussia Records in Germany #germany

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Helene Kenvin wrote:
I am looking for vital records for the Jewish community in Gnesen, Prussia (now
Gniezno, Poland) before the mid-19th century. According to JRI-Poland, there
are very few such records in Poland. Does anyone know in which German archives
these records might be?
Helene,

Jewish records in Poznan (ex Posen) State Archives for Gniezno cover
the following years:

Marriages: 1840-1845 and 1847-1848
Births: 1823-1845 and 1847-1848
Deaths: 1840-1845 and 1847-1848

It appears that the the earliest Roman Catholic (>from 1812) and Protestant (>from
1802) records for Gniezno are also located in Poznan State Archives. Perhaps
Archives located in Germany do not have Gniezno records.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gnesen, Prussia Records in Germany #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Helene Kenvin wrote:
I am looking for vital records for the Jewish community in Gnesen, Prussia (now
Gniezno, Poland) before the mid-19th century. According to JRI-Poland, there
are very few such records in Poland. Does anyone know in which German archives
these records might be?
Helene,

Jewish records in Poznan (ex Posen) State Archives for Gniezno cover
the following years:

Marriages: 1840-1845 and 1847-1848
Births: 1823-1845 and 1847-1848
Deaths: 1840-1845 and 1847-1848

It appears that the the earliest Roman Catholic (>from 1812) and Protestant (>from
1802) records for Gniezno are also located in Poznan State Archives. Perhaps
Archives located in Germany do not have Gniezno records.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

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