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Re: Holocaust Death Place: "Leta, Hungary" #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Thanks to all who responded to my inquiry about the place of death listed in
a POT. Leta, Hungary did not make sense as the family was living in
Lithuania (written as Poland). It was suggested that Leta in the POT
referred to Lithuania or to Lida, both of which made more sense than
Hungary. A special thanks to Shaul Sharoni who uncovered some additional
information, which led me to finding the son of the submitter of the POT.

And if I ever send a POT related inquiry to this list again, I will make
sure to either direct people to the original page or put it on Viewmate.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, CT

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa; USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GERRISH (Belarus); GERSHENOWITZ/GERSHENOW/GERSHONI (Lithuania; USA;
Israel); GOLDIN (Priluki or Poltava, Ukraine); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
MERRIN (Belarus); PODNOS (Lithuania); PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON
(Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus) or
SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin, Belarus--now Ludza, Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Holocaust Death Place: "Leta, Hungary" #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Thanks to all who responded to my inquiry about the place of death listed in
a POT. Leta, Hungary did not make sense as the family was living in
Lithuania (written as Poland). It was suggested that Leta in the POT
referred to Lithuania or to Lida, both of which made more sense than
Hungary. A special thanks to Shaul Sharoni who uncovered some additional
information, which led me to finding the son of the submitter of the POT.

And if I ever send a POT related inquiry to this list again, I will make
sure to either direct people to the original page or put it on Viewmate.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, CT

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa; USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GERRISH (Belarus); GERSHENOWITZ/GERSHENOW/GERSHONI (Lithuania; USA;
Israel); GOLDIN (Priluki or Poltava, Ukraine); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
MERRIN (Belarus); PODNOS (Lithuania); PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON
(Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus) or
SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin, Belarus--now Ludza, Latvia


Steinwachs - SZTEJNWAKS - people from Sokolow, Poland #general

Wolfgang Steinwachs <w_steinwachs@...>
 

Hello to all,

I am searching for Surname Steinwachs
Now for SZTEJNWAKS Pinhus family. I have never found something about their
parents or children - perhaps someone has news?????

Found them in
U.S. Social Security Death Index
1. Maria SZTEJNWAKS Birth: 4 Sep 1901 State Where Number was Issued: New
York Death: Sep 1983
2. Pinhus SZTEJNWAKS Birth: 17 Jul 1905 State Where Number was Issued: New
York Death: May 1977

And here: www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/.../1979_15_DirectoriesLists.pdf
SZTEJNWAKS, Pinhus, author, journalist, editor; b. Sokolow, Poland, July 17,
1905; d. N.Y.C., May 11, 1977; in U.S. since 1941; UN correspondent; mem.
Labor Zionist movement, Warsaw; pres. Poalei Zion, 1935-77; editor, Tzion
Neiss, World Zionist Org., 1942-51; special asst. for Yiddish press, the
Jewish Agency, 1951-72; author: Yiddishe Mames; Yidn zu Gedenken; Silhuetn
Fun a Dor, Zionisten.

I get the following infos >from this list before two years:
Pinhas / Pinhus (also spelled Pinchas) SZTEJNWAKS was married to Maria.
They first entered the US in 1941 at San Francisco. They had last lived in
Vilnius, Lithuania. They obtained their passports in Tokyo. Pinhus was a
pharmacist in 1941. They traveled to Rio de Janeiro several times in the
1950s.
California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Pinhus Boim Sztejnwaks
Arrival Date:6 Mar 1941
Age:35
Birth Date:abt 1906
Birthplace:Sokolow, Poland
Gender:Male
Ethnicity:Hebrew
Ship Name:Asama Maru
Port of Arrival:San Francisco, California
Port of Departure:Yokohama, Japan
Last Residence:Lithuania
Friend's Name:N T Goldstein

Name: Maria Sztejnwaks
Arrival Date:6 Mar 1941
Age:39
Birth Date:abt 1902
Birthplace:Brzese, Poland
Gender:Female
Ethnicity:Hebrew

When they received their citizenship in 1948 (and when they traveled aborad
in the 1950s) they lived at 562 W. 113th Street New York City.

New York Petitions for Naturalization about Pinhus Boim Sztejnwaks
Name: Pinhus Boim Sztejnwaks
Birth Date:17 Jul 1905
Age:42
Naturalization Date:7 Jun 1948
Residence:New York, New York
Title and Location of Court:New York Southern District

Name: Maria Sztejnwaks
Birth Date:4 Sep 1901
Age:46
Naturalization Date:7 Jun 1948
Residence:New York, New York
Title and Location of Court:New York Southern District

The following is >from internet, too:
On November 1, 1949, Pinhas Shteinwaks arrived in Cuba in connection with
the organization of a Zionist Plenary Council which, it was hoped, would
enable Cuban Zionist Jewry to send delegates to the Twenty-third World
Zionist Congress.
(During 1949-50 the government of President Miguel Aleman continued
http://www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1951_8_LatinAmerica.pdf>)

SZTEJNWACH, Pinchos Polnisch 19-Aug ( "Visa Date" )
found in sugihara Database on jewishgen.org

SZTEJNWAKS, Pinhus, author, journalist,
editor; b. Sokolow, Poland, July 17,
1905; d. N.Y.C., May 11, 1977; in U.S.
since 1941; UN correspondent; mem.
Labor Zionist movement, Warsaw; pres.
Poalei Zion, 1935-77; editor, Tzion
Neiss, World Zionist Org., 1942-51; special
asst. for Yiddish press, the Jewish
Agency, 1951-72; author: Yiddishe
Mames; Yidn zu Gedenken; Silhuetn Fun
a Dor, Zionisten.

I think there must be more informations about a author and journalist
somewhere!!! ?

Thanks for reading!

Wolfgang Steinwachs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Steinwachs - SZTEJNWAKS - people from Sokolow, Poland #general

Wolfgang Steinwachs <w_steinwachs@...>
 

Hello to all,

I am searching for Surname Steinwachs
Now for SZTEJNWAKS Pinhus family. I have never found something about their
parents or children - perhaps someone has news?????

Found them in
U.S. Social Security Death Index
1. Maria SZTEJNWAKS Birth: 4 Sep 1901 State Where Number was Issued: New
York Death: Sep 1983
2. Pinhus SZTEJNWAKS Birth: 17 Jul 1905 State Where Number was Issued: New
York Death: May 1977

And here: www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/.../1979_15_DirectoriesLists.pdf
SZTEJNWAKS, Pinhus, author, journalist, editor; b. Sokolow, Poland, July 17,
1905; d. N.Y.C., May 11, 1977; in U.S. since 1941; UN correspondent; mem.
Labor Zionist movement, Warsaw; pres. Poalei Zion, 1935-77; editor, Tzion
Neiss, World Zionist Org., 1942-51; special asst. for Yiddish press, the
Jewish Agency, 1951-72; author: Yiddishe Mames; Yidn zu Gedenken; Silhuetn
Fun a Dor, Zionisten.

I get the following infos >from this list before two years:
Pinhas / Pinhus (also spelled Pinchas) SZTEJNWAKS was married to Maria.
They first entered the US in 1941 at San Francisco. They had last lived in
Vilnius, Lithuania. They obtained their passports in Tokyo. Pinhus was a
pharmacist in 1941. They traveled to Rio de Janeiro several times in the
1950s.
California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Pinhus Boim Sztejnwaks
Arrival Date:6 Mar 1941
Age:35
Birth Date:abt 1906
Birthplace:Sokolow, Poland
Gender:Male
Ethnicity:Hebrew
Ship Name:Asama Maru
Port of Arrival:San Francisco, California
Port of Departure:Yokohama, Japan
Last Residence:Lithuania
Friend's Name:N T Goldstein

Name: Maria Sztejnwaks
Arrival Date:6 Mar 1941
Age:39
Birth Date:abt 1902
Birthplace:Brzese, Poland
Gender:Female
Ethnicity:Hebrew

When they received their citizenship in 1948 (and when they traveled aborad
in the 1950s) they lived at 562 W. 113th Street New York City.

New York Petitions for Naturalization about Pinhus Boim Sztejnwaks
Name: Pinhus Boim Sztejnwaks
Birth Date:17 Jul 1905
Age:42
Naturalization Date:7 Jun 1948
Residence:New York, New York
Title and Location of Court:New York Southern District

Name: Maria Sztejnwaks
Birth Date:4 Sep 1901
Age:46
Naturalization Date:7 Jun 1948
Residence:New York, New York
Title and Location of Court:New York Southern District

The following is >from internet, too:
On November 1, 1949, Pinhas Shteinwaks arrived in Cuba in connection with
the organization of a Zionist Plenary Council which, it was hoped, would
enable Cuban Zionist Jewry to send delegates to the Twenty-third World
Zionist Congress.
(During 1949-50 the government of President Miguel Aleman continued
http://www.ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1951_8_LatinAmerica.pdf>)

SZTEJNWACH, Pinchos Polnisch 19-Aug ( "Visa Date" )
found in sugihara Database on jewishgen.org

SZTEJNWAKS, Pinhus, author, journalist,
editor; b. Sokolow, Poland, July 17,
1905; d. N.Y.C., May 11, 1977; in U.S.
since 1941; UN correspondent; mem.
Labor Zionist movement, Warsaw; pres.
Poalei Zion, 1935-77; editor, Tzion
Neiss, World Zionist Org., 1942-51; special
asst. for Yiddish press, the Jewish
Agency, 1951-72; author: Yiddishe
Mames; Yidn zu Gedenken; Silhuetn Fun
a Dor, Zionisten.

I think there must be more informations about a author and journalist
somewhere!!! ?

Thanks for reading!

Wolfgang Steinwachs


Re: Ship Petropolis - Hamburg 1891 #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"In the Hamburg emigration records I have a listing for my Seltzer ancestors
who left Hamburg on August 12, 1891 aboard the Petropolis sailing for Rio de
Janero. Although they lived in Baltimore, USA I could find no record of
their entry to the US. How could they have gotten >from this this ship to
Baltimre. Does anyone have information on the route of this vessel??"

The family went to Brazil in 1891. At some point they went to the US - by
any means and by any port. They could have used the port of Baltimore or
they could have gone to Mexico and walked across the border. You don't say
when they were in Baltimore, so you probably should start there, looking for
records of the family. If you can find a census for the family, you might
find 2 kids born in Germany, 1 in Brazil, and another in Baltimore, so >from
the birth dates you can narrow down the years and places. Genealogy is
research; you have to look at the records for your family, working >from what
you know to find records which will help you figure out new information.

If your name is fairly unusual, sometimes you can look at a familysearch.org
or a paid site which will find records for anybody with that name, so maybe
there is a census in Brazil (for example, I have no idea) which will list
the family members. It may be a quick way to do an international search
with little information. If the head of the household was Sam Cohen,
however, you will have a million or so 'finds' and you will spend a long,
long time trying to figure out which is your family.

Sally Bruckheimer
Piscataway, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ship Petropolis - Hamburg 1891 #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"In the Hamburg emigration records I have a listing for my Seltzer ancestors
who left Hamburg on August 12, 1891 aboard the Petropolis sailing for Rio de
Janero. Although they lived in Baltimore, USA I could find no record of
their entry to the US. How could they have gotten >from this this ship to
Baltimre. Does anyone have information on the route of this vessel??"

The family went to Brazil in 1891. At some point they went to the US - by
any means and by any port. They could have used the port of Baltimore or
they could have gone to Mexico and walked across the border. You don't say
when they were in Baltimore, so you probably should start there, looking for
records of the family. If you can find a census for the family, you might
find 2 kids born in Germany, 1 in Brazil, and another in Baltimore, so >from
the birth dates you can narrow down the years and places. Genealogy is
research; you have to look at the records for your family, working >from what
you know to find records which will help you figure out new information.

If your name is fairly unusual, sometimes you can look at a familysearch.org
or a paid site which will find records for anybody with that name, so maybe
there is a census in Brazil (for example, I have no idea) which will list
the family members. It may be a quick way to do an international search
with little information. If the head of the household was Sam Cohen,
however, you will have a million or so 'finds' and you will spend a long,
long time trying to figure out which is your family.

Sally Bruckheimer
Piscataway, NJ


Re: the tragic post-war murder of Batia Weinstein from Swieciany #general

tbartman <bartmant@...>
 

This particular incident was previously unknown to me but it is not by
any means the only one of it's type in the Bialystok region after the
war. There was a Polish partisan commander with the nom de guerre "The
Eagle" operating after the war in the Bialystok area who carried out a
massacre two months later than the one you refer bellow in the town of
Solniki. They killed two members of the family that hid my cousin and
two of his friends during the war, and they burned their farm. They also
killed one of the holocaust survivors, and four other people. He was
eventually captured by the Soviets. At the trial he stated that he
wanted to "Mix the blood of the Pravoslaves and the Jews". The massacre
occurred on Easter 1945. The family that saved my cousin was not
ethnically Polish but Belarussian. The Eagle was hung. In 2005 we had
Danieluk family officially recognized as holocaust rescuers at Yad
Vashem. The ceremony was attended by the Danieluk families sole
surviving daugher and her two sons, and by the Polish Ambassador to Israel.

We don't know how many Jews were killed in that period after the war in
the Bialystok area and to my knowledge there is no list. It is very
disturbing and I can certainly understand your reaction to learning
about the incident below. I've discussed the massacre in Solniki with a
number of different Polish people and it's very interesting to hear
their reaction and see their perspective.

Tilford Bartman

On 4/26/2011 6:23 PM, Avigdor Ben-Dov wrote:
...
Batya/Basia Weinstein was born in 1925 in a town called Swieciany to
wealthy parents (mother Rivka)and died at age 20 in Sokoly Poland,
murdered by Polish bandits. She was a bookkeeper by profession and
engaged to marry after the war, but was killed on Shabat, Feb. 17,
1945, just after the liberation of Poland by Russia. A sad tale. I
understand the Polish police know who the culprits were, but not if
they were caught and punished.
...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the tragic post-war murder of Batia Weinstein from Swieciany #general

tbartman <bartmant@...>
 

This particular incident was previously unknown to me but it is not by
any means the only one of it's type in the Bialystok region after the
war. There was a Polish partisan commander with the nom de guerre "The
Eagle" operating after the war in the Bialystok area who carried out a
massacre two months later than the one you refer bellow in the town of
Solniki. They killed two members of the family that hid my cousin and
two of his friends during the war, and they burned their farm. They also
killed one of the holocaust survivors, and four other people. He was
eventually captured by the Soviets. At the trial he stated that he
wanted to "Mix the blood of the Pravoslaves and the Jews". The massacre
occurred on Easter 1945. The family that saved my cousin was not
ethnically Polish but Belarussian. The Eagle was hung. In 2005 we had
Danieluk family officially recognized as holocaust rescuers at Yad
Vashem. The ceremony was attended by the Danieluk families sole
surviving daugher and her two sons, and by the Polish Ambassador to Israel.

We don't know how many Jews were killed in that period after the war in
the Bialystok area and to my knowledge there is no list. It is very
disturbing and I can certainly understand your reaction to learning
about the incident below. I've discussed the massacre in Solniki with a
number of different Polish people and it's very interesting to hear
their reaction and see their perspective.

Tilford Bartman

On 4/26/2011 6:23 PM, Avigdor Ben-Dov wrote:
...
Batya/Basia Weinstein was born in 1925 in a town called Swieciany to
wealthy parents (mother Rivka)and died at age 20 in Sokoly Poland,
murdered by Polish bandits. She was a bookkeeper by profession and
engaged to marry after the war, but was killed on Shabat, Feb. 17,
1945, just after the liberation of Poland by Russia. A sad tale. I
understand the Polish police know who the culprits were, but not if
they were caught and punished.
...


Great Polish Website that searches scanned historical material from European Libraries with English interface #general

m.steinberg@utoronto.ca <m.steinberg@...>
 

Hello All,

I just finished finding a report >from 1911-1912 for the school in
Zaleszczyki, Galicia, later Poland, now Ukraine, with names of Jewish
students on it, at this amazing website which I stumbled upon:

http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/owoc/

This website is worth more than a look.

Best,
Moshe Steinberg
Vancouver, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Great Polish Website that searches scanned historical material from European Libraries with English interface #general

m.steinberg@utoronto.ca <m.steinberg@...>
 

Hello All,

I just finished finding a report >from 1911-1912 for the school in
Zaleszczyki, Galicia, later Poland, now Ukraine, with names of Jewish
students on it, at this amazing website which I stumbled upon:

http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/owoc/

This website is worth more than a look.

Best,
Moshe Steinberg
Vancouver, Canada


Deutsche Welle vs Deutscherunfunk #germany

Peter V <pvan@...>
 

Dear Siggers, especially those of you living in Germany,

I'm writing an article about a cousin of mine, who among her multiple
escapades was a radio announcer for both Duetsche Welle and
Deutscherundfunk in the late 1960s. For the sake of historical accuracy,
was Deutscherundfunk (or Duetschefunk) ever a part of DW radio, or has
it always been a separate entity?

Yes! I realize that this question is probably more appropriate for the
two entities in question, but the response >from this group has always
been nearly instantaneous. That's why I'm posting it here first. Regards,

Pete Vanlaw, Studio City, California pthevan25@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Deutsche Welle vs Deutscherunfunk #germany

Peter V <pvan@...>
 

Dear Siggers, especially those of you living in Germany,

I'm writing an article about a cousin of mine, who among her multiple
escapades was a radio announcer for both Duetsche Welle and
Deutscherundfunk in the late 1960s. For the sake of historical accuracy,
was Deutscherundfunk (or Duetschefunk) ever a part of DW radio, or has
it always been a separate entity?

Yes! I realize that this question is probably more appropriate for the
two entities in question, but the response >from this group has always
been nearly instantaneous. That's why I'm posting it here first. Regards,

Pete Vanlaw, Studio City, California pthevan25@gmail.com


Stuhm Jewish records 1812 - 1874 compiled SITE CITE #germany

Fred Zimmak <Fred.Zimmak@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have now compiled Stuhm, kreis Stuhm, West Prussia Jewish records for 1812
- 8174 (today Sztum, Poland). They are >from LDS (Mormon Family History Library)
microfilms of the original vital records.

You can look on them on my homepage:
http://hem.bredband.net/zimmak/

Earlier I have compiled the Jewish records for Dirschau, West Prussia
1828 - 1848 (today Tzcew, Poland) and for Gilgenburg, kreis Osterode,
East Prussia for 1847 - 1874 (today Dabrowno, Poland).

A second opinion on the compiled records would be nice to get. Best regards

Fred Zimmak / Stockholm, Sweden Fred.Zimmak@Bredband.Net


German SIG #Germany Stuhm Jewish records 1812 - 1874 compiled SITE CITE #germany

Fred Zimmak <Fred.Zimmak@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have now compiled Stuhm, kreis Stuhm, West Prussia Jewish records for 1812
- 8174 (today Sztum, Poland). They are >from LDS (Mormon Family History Library)
microfilms of the original vital records.

You can look on them on my homepage:
http://hem.bredband.net/zimmak/

Earlier I have compiled the Jewish records for Dirschau, West Prussia
1828 - 1848 (today Tzcew, Poland) and for Gilgenburg, kreis Osterode,
East Prussia for 1847 - 1874 (today Dabrowno, Poland).

A second opinion on the compiled records would be nice to get. Best regards

Fred Zimmak / Stockholm, Sweden Fred.Zimmak@Bredband.Net


Only 3 Days Left for Early Bird Registration #hungary

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Hungary SIG #Hungary Only 3 Days Left for Early Bird Registration #hungary

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Only 3 Days Left for Early Bird Regustration #france

bounce-2217244-772957@...
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


French SIG #France Only 3 Days Left for Early Bird Regustration #france

bounce-2217244-772957@...
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


JGS of Greater Philadelphia - May Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia - May Meeting

Date: Monday, May 2, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Intersection of Old York Road (Route 611)
at Township Line (Route 73)
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Daniel Horowitz >from MyHeritage.com

Topic: Planting a Tree on MyHeritage.com and Finding a Relative without
Searching

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@verizon.net>


Sunday, May 1, 2011, SFBAJGS Lecture and Meeting: California Jewish Cemeteries: From the Gold Rush to the Roszgolds #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Lecture and Meeting

Sunday, May 1, 2011
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
625 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA 94132
(just off the beginning of 280, next to Brandeis Hillel Day School)

Doors open 1:00 p.m.
Program begins 1:30 p.m.

Topic: California Jewish Cemeteries: >from the Gold Rush to the Roszgolds
Speaker: Robinn Magid

Ever wonder who is buried in California Jewish cemeteries and what we
remember about them? Curious how someone could be buried FOUR times?
Come take a virtual whirlwind tour of California's Jewish cemeteries
and find out what was said about some of the interesting people buried
there.

There will be time before and after the talk to brainstorm with others
about your genealogy questions. Light kosher refreshments will
be served. The meeting is free and everyone interested is welcome to
attend.

Janice M. Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/

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