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Images to AGAD Records Now Linked from JRI-Poland Search System #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Only two months ago, I proudly announced the first indices >from the new
indexing agreement with the Polish State Archives were added to the Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland database. These were Rohatyn births indexed at the
AGAD Archive. I also announced that AGAD would be digitizing their
collection of Jewish vital records and would partner with JRI-Poland to link
the JRI-Poland indices to images that would be available on the AGAD
website. AGAD had announced that scans >from fond 300 (Jewish vital records)
would be available in April. That day has come.

I want to thank Rabbi Stephan Parnes, a Galitzianer researcher >from
Pennsylvania, who first notified us that those images were online - even
before we were officially notified by AGAD.

Through the technical skills of JRI-Poland Database Manager Michael Tobias,
the database of over 700,000 indices >from the early 1800s through 1905 that
were previously indexed are now linked to the AGAD Archive website of
digital images.

When you search the JRI-Poland database (www.jri-poland.org and select
"search database"), the AGAD search results for most AGAD towns now have a
link "View Scanned Image" in the far left column. Clicking this link sends
you to the first page of scans for that Signature. A Signature is the number
used by AGAD to identify a single vital records register. That signature
number is identified on each AGAD index entry. The AGAD scans now include
Signatures >from #1 up through #2514.

At this time, the link will only take you to the first page of scans for
that Signature. You will have to scroll through the pages of that register
to find the page number or AKT number (record number) that you have found on
the JRI-Poland search results.

JRI-Poland volunteers will start immediately to add the actual AGAD image
page numbers to the computer files that make up the JRI-Poland online
database. In the near future, you will be able to click on that same link
and go directly to the proper image at the AGAD website of scans.

As the AGAD website, the JRI-Poland links, and the process of viewing these
actual records is new, I encourage users (and I think there will be many of
you) to share your experiences and helpful hints with other users on this
forum.

Happy hunting.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland Images to AGAD Records Now Linked from JRI-Poland Search System #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Only two months ago, I proudly announced the first indices >from the new
indexing agreement with the Polish State Archives were added to the Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland database. These were Rohatyn births indexed at the
AGAD Archive. I also announced that AGAD would be digitizing their
collection of Jewish vital records and would partner with JRI-Poland to link
the JRI-Poland indices to images that would be available on the AGAD
website. AGAD had announced that scans >from fond 300 (Jewish vital records)
would be available in April. That day has come.

I want to thank Rabbi Stephan Parnes, a Galitzianer researcher >from
Pennsylvania, who first notified us that those images were online - even
before we were officially notified by AGAD.

Through the technical skills of JRI-Poland Database Manager Michael Tobias,
the database of over 700,000 indices >from the early 1800s through 1905 that
were previously indexed are now linked to the AGAD Archive website of
digital images.

When you search the JRI-Poland database (www.jri-poland.org and select
"search database"), the AGAD search results for most AGAD towns now have a
link "View Scanned Image" in the far left column. Clicking this link sends
you to the first page of scans for that Signature. A Signature is the number
used by AGAD to identify a single vital records register. That signature
number is identified on each AGAD index entry. The AGAD scans now include
Signatures >from #1 up through #2514.

At this time, the link will only take you to the first page of scans for
that Signature. You will have to scroll through the pages of that register
to find the page number or AKT number (record number) that you have found on
the JRI-Poland search results.

JRI-Poland volunteers will start immediately to add the actual AGAD image
page numbers to the computer files that make up the JRI-Poland online
database. In the near future, you will be able to click on that same link
and go directly to the proper image at the AGAD website of scans.

As the AGAD website, the JRI-Poland links, and the process of viewing these
actual records is new, I encourage users (and I think there will be many of
you) to share your experiences and helpful hints with other users on this
forum.

Happy hunting.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator


Searching for ARSHAVSKY family #unitedkingdom

davidlewin@...
 

Can you possibly help me please?

Do any of you recognize the family name ARSHAVSKY ?

I am searching for a family named ARSHAVSKY who were British and
living inBrittish Mandate Palestine in the 1930's

Specifically:

Isaac Alexander (Sasha) and Louise Sybil ARSHAVSKY ? There was also a

Dora ARSHAVSKY. I do not know how they fit together.

Sacsha ( Alexander) was involved with Zeev Jabotinsky

Dora was active in the Palestine Government :
http://cdn.jta.org/archive_pdfs/1935/1935-05-07_3138.pdf
.... Dora ARSHAVSKY Official in the Palestine Government King's
Jubilee. Among them were Edwin Samuel, son of Sir Herbert Samuel,
Chief Secretary Max Nurok of the Palestine government, Nathan I.
Mindel, head of the Palestine Naturalization Department; Lieut. Col.
F. H. Wisch, Miss Dora Arshavsky, Miss Millstein and others. All of
them are British Jews....

Isaac ARSHAVSKY had a Motorcycle Agency and garage in Jaffa and Tel Aviv

I have scoured the Internet - and have not found what happened to them

All the ARSHAVSKY in Israel today are newly-arrived >from the former
USSR and say they do not know the group I speak of

Any suggestion how I might find them please?

Thank you and be well

David Lewin
London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Searching for ARSHAVSKY family #unitedkingdom

davidlewin@...
 

Can you possibly help me please?

Do any of you recognize the family name ARSHAVSKY ?

I am searching for a family named ARSHAVSKY who were British and
living inBrittish Mandate Palestine in the 1930's

Specifically:

Isaac Alexander (Sasha) and Louise Sybil ARSHAVSKY ? There was also a

Dora ARSHAVSKY. I do not know how they fit together.

Sacsha ( Alexander) was involved with Zeev Jabotinsky

Dora was active in the Palestine Government :
http://cdn.jta.org/archive_pdfs/1935/1935-05-07_3138.pdf
.... Dora ARSHAVSKY Official in the Palestine Government King's
Jubilee. Among them were Edwin Samuel, son of Sir Herbert Samuel,
Chief Secretary Max Nurok of the Palestine government, Nathan I.
Mindel, head of the Palestine Naturalization Department; Lieut. Col.
F. H. Wisch, Miss Dora Arshavsky, Miss Millstein and others. All of
them are British Jews....

Isaac ARSHAVSKY had a Motorcycle Agency and garage in Jaffa and Tel Aviv

I have scoured the Internet - and have not found what happened to them

All the ARSHAVSKY in Israel today are newly-arrived >from the former
USSR and say they do not know the group I speak of

Any suggestion how I might find them please?

Thank you and be well

David Lewin
London


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #unitedkingdom

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


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #unitedkingdom

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


UK Alien Registration Cards #unitedkingdom

ruthnw@...
 

I am the person who (a couple of days ago) posted a message to JRI-Poland which referenced the mandatory
registration of resident aliens in Britain by the government during World War I). One thing I didn't mention,
this time around, was that my paternal grandmother, born in England but married to a Polish Jew, had her
British Nationality revoked because she was married to an alien! (Shameful, don't you agree?) While at the
Police Museum in Birmingham where the WWI Alien Registers are housed I copied the page showing the
entries in the Alien Register for her and her husband: Annie and Simon Woolf (nee Kujawski) which contains
the note about the revocation of her British nationality.

During the 2nd World War (when, again, resident aliens had to register with the authorities) even Jewish
refugees >from Germany and Austria seeking refuge in Britain and a safe haven >from the Nazis. Makes your
blood run cold.

I've been told that the building in London where the alien registration records were archived burned down
(most likely during the Blitz). I'm not sure whether the records >from the two world wars were both kept in
that same building (and therefore destroyed). It's well worth further investigation.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA, USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching (partial list only):
Isaacs: Birmingham, England; Mlawa, Poland
Rose/Drozdiasz/Drozdias: Preston, London, England; Karczew, Poland
Kujawski, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland
Szafirstein/Safirstein: Karczew, Poland


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom UK Alien Registration Cards #unitedkingdom

ruthnw@...
 

I am the person who (a couple of days ago) posted a message to JRI-Poland which referenced the mandatory
registration of resident aliens in Britain by the government during World War I). One thing I didn't mention,
this time around, was that my paternal grandmother, born in England but married to a Polish Jew, had her
British Nationality revoked because she was married to an alien! (Shameful, don't you agree?) While at the
Police Museum in Birmingham where the WWI Alien Registers are housed I copied the page showing the
entries in the Alien Register for her and her husband: Annie and Simon Woolf (nee Kujawski) which contains
the note about the revocation of her British nationality.

During the 2nd World War (when, again, resident aliens had to register with the authorities) even Jewish
refugees >from Germany and Austria seeking refuge in Britain and a safe haven >from the Nazis. Makes your
blood run cold.

I've been told that the building in London where the alien registration records were archived burned down
(most likely during the Blitz). I'm not sure whether the records >from the two world wars were both kept in
that same building (and therefore destroyed). It's well worth further investigation.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA, USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching (partial list only):
Isaacs: Birmingham, England; Mlawa, Poland
Rose/Drozdiasz/Drozdias: Preston, London, England; Karczew, Poland
Kujawski, Kalisz/Lodz, Poland
Szafirstein/Safirstein: Karczew, Poland


Images to AGAD Records Now Linked from JRI-Poland Search System #general

Mark Halpern
 

Only two months ago, I proudly announced the first indices >from the new
indexing agreement with the Polish State Archives were added to the Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland database. These were Rohatyn births indexed at the
AGAD Archive. I also announced that AGAD would be digitizing their
collection of Jewish vital records and would partner with JRI-Poland to link
the JRI-Poland indices to images that would be available on the AGAD
website. AGAD had announced that scans >from fond 300 (Jewish vital records)
would be available in April. That day has come.

I want to thank Rabbi Stephan Parnes, a Galitzianer researcher >from
Pennsylvania, who first notified us that those images were online - even
before we were officially notified by AGAD.

Through the technical skills of JRI-Poland Database Manager Michael Tobias,
the database of over 700,000 indices >from the early 1800s through 1905 that
were previously indexed are now linked to the AGAD Archive website of
digital images.

When you search the JRI-Poland database (www.jri-poland.org and select
"search database"), the AGAD search results for most AGAD towns now have a
link "View Scanned Image" in the far left column. Clicking this link sends
you to the first page of scans for that Signature. A Signature is the number
used by AGAD to identify a single vital records register. That signature
number is identified on each AGAD index entry. The AGAD scans now include
Signatures >from #1 up through #2514.

At this time, the link will only take you to the first page of scans for
that Signature. You will have to scroll through the pages of that register
to find the page number or AKT number (record number) that you have found on
the JRI-Poland search results.

JRI-Poland volunteers will start immediately to add the actual AGAD image
page numbers to the computer files that make up the JRI-Poland online
database. In the near future, you will be able to click on that same link
and go directly to the proper image at the AGAD website of scans.

As the AGAD website, the JRI-Poland links, and the process of viewing these
actual records is new, I encourage users (and I think there will be many of
you) to share your experiences and helpful hints with other users on this
forum.

Happy hunting.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Images to AGAD Records Now Linked from JRI-Poland Search System #general

Mark Halpern
 

Only two months ago, I proudly announced the first indices >from the new
indexing agreement with the Polish State Archives were added to the Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland database. These were Rohatyn births indexed at the
AGAD Archive. I also announced that AGAD would be digitizing their
collection of Jewish vital records and would partner with JRI-Poland to link
the JRI-Poland indices to images that would be available on the AGAD
website. AGAD had announced that scans >from fond 300 (Jewish vital records)
would be available in April. That day has come.

I want to thank Rabbi Stephan Parnes, a Galitzianer researcher >from
Pennsylvania, who first notified us that those images were online - even
before we were officially notified by AGAD.

Through the technical skills of JRI-Poland Database Manager Michael Tobias,
the database of over 700,000 indices >from the early 1800s through 1905 that
were previously indexed are now linked to the AGAD Archive website of
digital images.

When you search the JRI-Poland database (www.jri-poland.org and select
"search database"), the AGAD search results for most AGAD towns now have a
link "View Scanned Image" in the far left column. Clicking this link sends
you to the first page of scans for that Signature. A Signature is the number
used by AGAD to identify a single vital records register. That signature
number is identified on each AGAD index entry. The AGAD scans now include
Signatures >from #1 up through #2514.

At this time, the link will only take you to the first page of scans for
that Signature. You will have to scroll through the pages of that register
to find the page number or AKT number (record number) that you have found on
the JRI-Poland search results.

JRI-Poland volunteers will start immediately to add the actual AGAD image
page numbers to the computer files that make up the JRI-Poland online
database. In the near future, you will be able to click on that same link
and go directly to the proper image at the AGAD website of scans.

As the AGAD website, the JRI-Poland links, and the process of viewing these
actual records is new, I encourage users (and I think there will be many of
you) to share your experiences and helpful hints with other users on this
forum.

Happy hunting.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator


searching for a town named Okhtenai #ukraine

Anne Pellegrini <anne@...>
 

Hello,

I do not find a town named Okhtenai nor on jewigen databases neither
on google...
Have you ever heard for this kind of name ?
Thank you a lot !
regards

Anne Pellegrini


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine searching for a town named Okhtenai #ukraine

Anne Pellegrini <anne@...>
 

Hello,

I do not find a town named Okhtenai nor on jewigen databases neither
on google...
Have you ever heard for this kind of name ?
Thank you a lot !
regards

Anne Pellegrini


International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #belarus

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


Belarus SIG #Belarus International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Speakers #belarus

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


Fw: Mogilev Birth Index for Boys, 1864-1894 #belarus

Arthur Sissman <asissman@...>
 

Hi,
I have found my great grandfather's name in reference to my
grandfather and great uncle on this index. There is a reference here to
being able to get the specific references that are on microfilm. I believe
I know someone who can translate the Russian. Whom do I contact to try
and get the specific references below: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases
/Belarus/mogilevb.htm Birth Year LDS Microfilm Film Item Fond Series
File Index Father 1882 #1920799 5 3362 1 14 310 Nokhim-Ruvin 1882
cont #1920800 1 3362 1 14 1885-1886 #1920800 3 3362 1 18 391 Nokhim-Ruvin

Regards,
Arthur Sissman


Belarus SIG #Belarus Fw: Mogilev Birth Index for Boys, 1864-1894 #belarus

Arthur Sissman <asissman@...>
 

Hi,
I have found my great grandfather's name in reference to my
grandfather and great uncle on this index. There is a reference here to
being able to get the specific references that are on microfilm. I believe
I know someone who can translate the Russian. Whom do I contact to try
and get the specific references below: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases
/Belarus/mogilevb.htm Birth Year LDS Microfilm Film Item Fond Series
File Index Father 1882 #1920799 5 3362 1 14 310 Nokhim-Ruvin 1882
cont #1920800 1 3362 1 14 1885-1886 #1920800 3 3362 1 18 391 Nokhim-Ruvin

Regards,
Arthur Sissman


Naturalization Papers: Harris Cohen #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

I received copies of naturalization papers for Harris COHEN (1871), NY
Supreme Court: Petition #C500, Vol. # 219. If this is your ancestor,
please contact me privately. I had requested papers for "Morris"
Cohen

--The cover page says, "Morris" but copies of the original paperwork
(both handwritten & typed) says "Harris" Cohen/Cohn---

--Also his former foreign residence is written as "Kamenetz" (Russia)
with another word or abbreviation, possibly "Lit", so I'm not sure if
this is Kamenetz-Litovsk or Kamenetz-Podolsk---I am confused!!!

Occupation: Vender
Arrived from: Kamenetz to NY July or January (?) 15, 1893=20
Intention to become citizen filed: Nov. (?) 21, 1896, residence:
198th St.

Residence: 266 Broome St., NY, NY (1903)
Petition Filed: April 14, 1903
Witness: David Eisner--83 Allen St (Vender)
Affidavits, etc. filed, Naturalized: May 18, 1903

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Belarus SIG #Belarus Naturalization Papers: Harris Cohen #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

I received copies of naturalization papers for Harris COHEN (1871), NY
Supreme Court: Petition #C500, Vol. # 219. If this is your ancestor,
please contact me privately. I had requested papers for "Morris"
Cohen

--The cover page says, "Morris" but copies of the original paperwork
(both handwritten & typed) says "Harris" Cohen/Cohn---

--Also his former foreign residence is written as "Kamenetz" (Russia)
with another word or abbreviation, possibly "Lit", so I'm not sure if
this is Kamenetz-Litovsk or Kamenetz-Podolsk---I am confused!!!

Occupation: Vender
Arrived from: Kamenetz to NY July or January (?) 15, 1893=20
Intention to become citizen filed: Nov. (?) 21, 1896, residence:
198th St.

Residence: 266 Broome St., NY, NY (1903)
Petition Filed: April 14, 1903
Witness: David Eisner--83 Allen St (Vender)
Affidavits, etc. filed, Naturalized: May 18, 1903

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Seeking Records for Slonim, Russia #belarus

Emmy DeAmelio <emmydeamelio@...>
 

Hi all,
Would anyone know where I can find vital records for 19th century Slonim
Russia?

I have been searching for weeks and have been going in circles.

TIA

Michelle Broomer DeAmelio
Brooklyn, NY

Searching: Sawitsky, Savitsky, Savin


Belarus SIG #Belarus Seeking Records for Slonim, Russia #belarus

Emmy DeAmelio <emmydeamelio@...>
 

Hi all,
Would anyone know where I can find vital records for 19th century Slonim
Russia?

I have been searching for weeks and have been going in circles.

TIA

Michelle Broomer DeAmelio
Brooklyn, NY

Searching: Sawitsky, Savitsky, Savin

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