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Keynote Speaker Announced for Boston Conference #germany

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Aaron Lansky, the founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center
in Amherst, MA, will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston on August 4 -9.

Mr. Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of the Yiddish
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and
teach Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he
started collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980.
His mission to rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur
Foundation "genius grant" in 1985.

By collecting books once destined for dumpsters, Mr. Lansky has
been able to establish or strengthen Yiddish collections at 700
libraries in 26 countries. With help >from Steven Spielberg, his
Yiddish Book Center has digitized most of its collection, including
many Yizkor books, and posted them online. The Center now sponsors
a range of educational and cultural programs that not only preserve
Yiddish culture of the past but also bring it to younger generations
for the future. Mr. Lansky has told the story of his lifelong work
in his best-selling book, "Outwitting History", which was awarded
the Massachusetts Book Award in Non-Fiction.

Mr. Lansky will speak at the opening plenary session on Sunday
evening, August 4th. He also will be available to meet with
attendees at a Breakfast with the Experts. A special bus tour to
the Yiddish Book Center will be offered during the conference.

Besides the keynote speaker, there will be 200 lectures, workshops
and demonstrations at the conference. Access to subscription
databases at no cost and help in translating documents will be
available in theResource Center. There also will be hands-on
computer workshops and an Exhibitors' Hall with the latest tools to
facilitate family history research. Over 1000 researchers, >from
beginners to experts, are expected to attend.

Register today at www.iajgs2013.org. An early bird discount is
available until April 30. Reservations for the conference hotel,
the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel, also can be made at the same
conference website.

Florence Schumacher, Publicity Chair
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


German SIG #Germany Keynote Speaker Announced for Boston Conference #germany

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Aaron Lansky, the founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center
in Amherst, MA, will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston on August 4 -9.

Mr. Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of the Yiddish
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and
teach Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he
started collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980.
His mission to rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur
Foundation "genius grant" in 1985.

By collecting books once destined for dumpsters, Mr. Lansky has
been able to establish or strengthen Yiddish collections at 700
libraries in 26 countries. With help >from Steven Spielberg, his
Yiddish Book Center has digitized most of its collection, including
many Yizkor books, and posted them online. The Center now sponsors
a range of educational and cultural programs that not only preserve
Yiddish culture of the past but also bring it to younger generations
for the future. Mr. Lansky has told the story of his lifelong work
in his best-selling book, "Outwitting History", which was awarded
the Massachusetts Book Award in Non-Fiction.

Mr. Lansky will speak at the opening plenary session on Sunday
evening, August 4th. He also will be available to meet with
attendees at a Breakfast with the Experts. A special bus tour to
the Yiddish Book Center will be offered during the conference.

Besides the keynote speaker, there will be 200 lectures, workshops
and demonstrations at the conference. Access to subscription
databases at no cost and help in translating documents will be
available in theResource Center. There also will be hands-on
computer workshops and an Exhibitors' Hall with the latest tools to
facilitate family history research. Over 1000 researchers, >from
beginners to experts, are expected to attend.

Register today at www.iajgs2013.org. An early bird discount is
available until April 30. Reservations for the conference hotel,
the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel, also can be made at the same
conference website.

Florence Schumacher, Publicity Chair
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Reconstructed Passenger Lists for 1850: Hamburg to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile & the USA #germany

Judith Elam
 

I ran across this very useful list. Here is the link.

http://tinyurl.com/by5ysol

Reconstructed Passenger Lists for 1850: Hamburg to
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile & the USA

Judith Elam, Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Reconstructed Passenger Lists for 1850: Hamburg to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile & the USA #germany

Judith Elam
 

I ran across this very useful list. Here is the link.

http://tinyurl.com/by5ysol

Reconstructed Passenger Lists for 1850: Hamburg to
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile & the USA

Judith Elam, Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


New Kehilalink for Kedainiai #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am pleased to advise that the new Kedainiai Kehilalink site on
JewishGen is now live:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai

Please check it out.
Be sure to see the Zalman Tzoref page with the trailer and other video clips.
I am keen to add pages with stories, photos of those with connections to Kedainiai.
Feel free to email me your story.

Examples can be found on my other kehilalink pages:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Jewels_%26_Ashes.html
and
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Kurtz_Book.html


For further info, please contact me at eli@elirab.com

Feedback welcome.

Thanks and regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica New Kehilalink for Kedainiai #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am pleased to advise that the new Kedainiai Kehilalink site on
JewishGen is now live:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai

Please check it out.
Be sure to see the Zalman Tzoref page with the trailer and other video clips.
I am keen to add pages with stories, photos of those with connections to Kedainiai.
Feel free to email me your story.

Examples can be found on my other kehilalink pages:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Jewels_%26_Ashes.html
and
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Kurtz_Book.html


For further info, please contact me at eli@elirab.com

Feedback welcome.

Thanks and regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


Re: River Prut #bessarabia

kdspiro@...
 

Re: River Prut
I have just read Marcel Glaskie's article Crossing the River Prut in
the Travel section. He says that
in the 19th century there was a great deal of horse rustling from
Bessarabia into Romania across
the Prut.

According to the family story, when our grandmother Rebecca Eisner and
her mother Sarah nee Hecht left Darabani for Canada in 1906, they
traveled on a donkey at night through a swamp and across the Prue to
save the exit visa fees. Smugglers would take people across the Prue
River cheaply because they could return with goods to sell.
Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC
MOSCOWICZ, HECHT, EISNER, KLAR in Darabani area


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: River Prut #bessarabia

kdspiro@...
 

Re: River Prut
I have just read Marcel Glaskie's article Crossing the River Prut in
the Travel section. He says that
in the 19th century there was a great deal of horse rustling from
Bessarabia into Romania across
the Prut.

According to the family story, when our grandmother Rebecca Eisner and
her mother Sarah nee Hecht left Darabani for Canada in 1906, they
traveled on a donkey at night through a swamp and across the Prue to
save the exit visa fees. Smugglers would take people across the Prue
River cheaply because they could return with goods to sell.
Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC
MOSCOWICZ, HECHT, EISNER, KLAR in Darabani area


Re: Request 1930 Census Details #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

Thank you to those who were kind enough to help me with this request.
Answered a question and posed another! Thank you again for taking the
time to help me out.
Debby Painter
Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Request 1930 Census Details #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

Thank you to those who were kind enough to help me with this request.
Answered a question and posed another! Thank you again for taking the
time to help me out.
Debby Painter
Michigan


Does the surname Chabelak derive from Chabelski? #general

ian leiba <leiba@...>
 

I am researching Chabelak ancestors >from Poland/Russia. Any documents viewed >from
the town of Zdunska Wola have shown the name as Chabelak/Habelak. However, I have
heard the name originally derives >from Chabelski. Family mentions Noach Piotrkowski
marrying cousins, a Chabelski >from Lask and a Chabelak >from Zdunska Wola.
Can any jewishgenners shed any light on this?
Many thanks,
Freda Leiba
Melbourne, Australia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does the surname Chabelak derive from Chabelski? #general

ian leiba <leiba@...>
 

I am researching Chabelak ancestors >from Poland/Russia. Any documents viewed >from
the town of Zdunska Wola have shown the name as Chabelak/Habelak. However, I have
heard the name originally derives >from Chabelski. Family mentions Noach Piotrkowski
marrying cousins, a Chabelski >from Lask and a Chabelak >from Zdunska Wola.
Can any jewishgenners shed any light on this?
Many thanks,
Freda Leiba
Melbourne, Australia.


JEWISHGEN BLOG #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz
 

To those of you who have been following my postings on the various
JewishGen digests, I am now back to writing new articles for the JewishGen
Blog. I hope you will visit the Blog at: http://jewishgen.blogspot.com, to
reacquaint yourselves with it and the many interesting and helpful items written
by our many volunteers such as:

Ask JewishGen, Announcements, Articles by Ann Rabinowitz, Book Reviews,
JewishGen News, Success Stories, Volunteer Profiles, News >from the Web, Videos
from JewishGen and the Web
You can also go directly to all of my articles >from time immemorial (2008) at
the following link:
http://jewishgen.blogspot.com/search/label/Ann%20Rabinowitz.

Visit the Blog, read and enjoy!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JEWISHGEN BLOG #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz
 

To those of you who have been following my postings on the various
JewishGen digests, I am now back to writing new articles for the JewishGen
Blog. I hope you will visit the Blog at: http://jewishgen.blogspot.com, to
reacquaint yourselves with it and the many interesting and helpful items written
by our many volunteers such as:

Ask JewishGen, Announcements, Articles by Ann Rabinowitz, Book Reviews,
JewishGen News, Success Stories, Volunteer Profiles, News >from the Web, Videos
from JewishGen and the Web
You can also go directly to all of my articles >from time immemorial (2008) at
the following link:
http://jewishgen.blogspot.com/search/label/Ann%20Rabinowitz.

Visit the Blog, read and enjoy!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Elgarten in New Jersey #general

Carol Samborn
 

Dear Genners
I was under the impression that my great grandfather Louis Eilgarten lived in
Brooklyn and then the Bronx. I recently learned that there were hotels in Mt.
Freedom, in the Town of Randolph in New Jersey and it was a big resort. Apparently
one of the hotels was owned by an Elgarten (same name even without the 'i') and
Louis owned a part of it or lived with some relatives there. It may have been owned
by several partners. How can I find out the name of the hotel and the names of
the owners? Please respond privately.

Researching: MAGRAM, ELGARTEN, EILGARTEN, MEGRAM, MAGREM, BRENNER, SHARFSTEIN >from
Yanow Lubelski(Janow) and Tarnograd in the Lublin Gubernia. Some of them were >from
England, Brazil, Argentina and Israel

Also researching BLEIER, KATZ, FRIED, RATNER, GINSBERG >from the
Galicia area, (Brzezany and Tarnopol), as well as Austria.

Carol Samborn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Elgarten in New Jersey #general

Carol Samborn
 

Dear Genners
I was under the impression that my great grandfather Louis Eilgarten lived in
Brooklyn and then the Bronx. I recently learned that there were hotels in Mt.
Freedom, in the Town of Randolph in New Jersey and it was a big resort. Apparently
one of the hotels was owned by an Elgarten (same name even without the 'i') and
Louis owned a part of it or lived with some relatives there. It may have been owned
by several partners. How can I find out the name of the hotel and the names of
the owners? Please respond privately.

Researching: MAGRAM, ELGARTEN, EILGARTEN, MEGRAM, MAGREM, BRENNER, SHARFSTEIN >from
Yanow Lubelski(Janow) and Tarnograd in the Lublin Gubernia. Some of them were >from
England, Brazil, Argentina and Israel

Also researching BLEIER, KATZ, FRIED, RATNER, GINSBERG >from the
Galicia area, (Brzezany and Tarnopol), as well as Austria.

Carol Samborn


Call for Genealogical Research Proposals #general

Ami Elyasaf
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem (IIJG) has issued its
annual Call for Research Proposals for original research in the field of Jewish
Genealogy, to be carried out in the academic year of 2013-14.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants of up to $10,000.

Proposals are requested by 31 May, 2013. Proposals meeting strict standards of
academic excellence will be judged by the extent to which they broaden the horizons
of Jewish genealogical research and/or create innovative tools or technologies to
assist Jewish genealogists and family historians in their work.

The CFRP and Instructions to Applicants are to be found on the Institute's website:
www.iijg.org - under Research/Research Grants. These Instructions should be
followed carefully, as only applications in correct form will be considered.

Successful applicants will be announced on 1 September, 2013.

Shalom,
Emanuel Elyasaf,
Executive Director,
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center,
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Call for Genealogical Research Proposals #general

Ami Elyasaf
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem (IIJG) has issued its
annual Call for Research Proposals for original research in the field of Jewish
Genealogy, to be carried out in the academic year of 2013-14.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants of up to $10,000.

Proposals are requested by 31 May, 2013. Proposals meeting strict standards of
academic excellence will be judged by the extent to which they broaden the horizons
of Jewish genealogical research and/or create innovative tools or technologies to
assist Jewish genealogists and family historians in their work.

The CFRP and Instructions to Applicants are to be found on the Institute's website:
www.iijg.org - under Research/Research Grants. These Instructions should be
followed carefully, as only applications in correct form will be considered.

Successful applicants will be announced on 1 September, 2013.

Shalom,
Emanuel Elyasaf,
Executive Director,
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center,
Jerusalem


Ed Gelles #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to reach Edward Gelles.
Any help welcome.
Thanks--
Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ed Gelles #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to reach Edward Gelles.
Any help welcome.
Thanks--
Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com

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