Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Below is the Zoom log-in information for tomorrow’s meetings.

Marlis Humphrey speaking from Phoenix on L’Dor V’Dor Foundation, Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide. Board meeting will follow.
Time: May 21, 2024 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Virtual Webinar by Polish Genealogical Society of America, 19 May 2024

The Polish Genealogical Society of America is hosting its next virtual webinar on Sunday, May 19th, 2pm Central Time, please join us!

The topic is “Deciphering Cursive Script and Poor Handwriting.” When examining documents, particularly those more than 100
years old, how often do you confront either a strange cursive style, or poor penmanship, or both? Presenter Karl von Loewe will explore different types of scripts you might encounter and ways to work through handwriting. He is the author of “Lost Roots: Family, Identity, and Abandoned Ancestry.”

PGSA members register at no cost. Non-members pay a $15 fee.

To register, go to www.pgsa.org/ then click on Calendar of Events.

Note from IAJGS

Emily Garber

Director, IAJGS

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Seeking to discover your roots, connect with newfound relatives, and explore family history? Join more than a thousand Jewish “ancestor sleuths” from around the world in Philadelphia, August 18 through 22, for the 44th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy hosted by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGASGP).

Conference themes include: “Tools and Technology,” “Shoah Rescuers and Holocaust Research,” “Disappearing Empires of the 19th and 20th Centuries,” “The Sephardi, Mizrachi, and Persian Experience,” “Building Blocks of Genealogy,” “Genealogical Research in Philadelphia and the Eastern U.S.,” and much more.

Over five days, more than 175 presentations will be offered by international scholars and experts for novice family researchers and seasoned genealogists. The conference will include panel discussions, computer labs, films, sessions for beginners, and meetings of special-interest groups. 

Mentors and translators, along with representatives of local archives and libraries, will be available to answer questions and provide practical research guidance one-on-one.
 
This year’s gathering will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Conference registration and hotel reservations for attendees will begin May 1. Discounted early bird registration ends June 15.

To register and for more informationvisit the conference website iajgs2024.org.

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

March 19 – Board meeting to follow Kathy Kirkpatrick on “Polish Military in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazis”. Polish soldiers served in the armies of Germany, the US, Britain (including Mandatory Palestine), as well as those freed from the USSR who fought alongside the the Allies to Liberate Italy and in the Mediterranean. Handout at https://www.gentracer.org/Polish%20Military%20in%20the%20Liberation%20of%20Italy%20from%20the%20Nazis%20Handout.pdf. Meeting at the FamilySearch Library in Room B on the Main Floor at 6:30. The Zoom link is https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/95716205708?pwd=czJzNWwyUy9vdWtQR3pnaHZBOFFRdz09.

Call to Meeting, 19 March 2024

Board meeting to follow Kathy Kirkpatrick on “Polish Military in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazis”. Polish soldiers served in the armies of Germany, the US, Britain (including Mandatory Palestine), as well as those freed from the USSR who fought alongside the the Allies to Liberate Italy and in the Mediterranean. Meeting at the FamilySearch Library in Room B on the Main Floor at 6:30. The Zoom link is https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/95716205708?pwd=czJzNWwyUy9vdWtQR3pnaHZBOFFRdz09.

Request from Emily Garber

“Does anyone in your group have the Alexander Beider Jewish name dictionary books? Especially the ones regarding Galicia and the Russian Empire. Also, Lars Menk on German Jewish names? If so, these would be great to have at our booth during RootsTech.”

If yes, please contact Kathy (gentracer@gmail.com).

Thanks!

IAJGS at RootsTech request

It’s that time again! IAJGS is gearing up for our booth at the conference. We will set up our booth (probably late afternoon) on Wednesday, Feb 28, staff it through the conference, and, then, break things down starting at about 3 pm on Saturday, Mar 2.

Please ID someone from your group who I can work with. Also ID any additional UJGS members who might help staff the booth. I need to know the names and email addresses of all who will be volunteering no later than 2/9 so I can provide names to FamilySearch for exhibit hall passes. Anyone who works the booth will be eligible to use one or the two general passes to attend talks during the conference. I will be creating an electronic sign-up sheet in the next day or two so people can select slots for staffing the booth.

I have a good quantlty of brochures left from other JGSes, so I do not expect that we’d direct a huge amount of mail to whomever coordinates for you in SLC. There will likely be an item or two that I have printed locally. Last year Gary picked those up for me. But I could probably do that myself if needed.

Emily Garber

IAJGS

If anyone planning to be in SLC is available and willing to assist, please let me know (gentracer@gmail.com) to it all gets coordinated.

Thanks!