JGSLA DATES AND UPDATES
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of LOS ANGELES
· Sunday, March 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ·
It’s Online! Internet Sleuthing for the Family Genealogist
SUZANNE RUSSO ADAMS: Adams, an accredited genealogist, is a Brigham Young University graduate with degrees in sociology and family history/genealogy. Suzanne currently works as the Professional Services Desk Manager for Ancestry.com and previously worked in both electronic production and content acquisition for more than eight years at Ancestry.com. She currently serves on the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) Boards.
BEAU SHARBROUGH, a popular writer and lecturer on technology in genealogy, is a former president of GENTECH, has worked on tree products at [Ancestry.com], and is presently at [Footnote.com].
IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles?
Identifying old Photos
The Zookeeper’s Wife
RON ARONS: Born and raised in New York, Arons has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. He has presented at most recent IAJGS conferences, to local JGSs, and at other conferences. He has also published articles in Avotaynu and his book, The Jews of Sing-Sing, will be published this spring. In January, he appeared in the PBS documentary “The Jewish Americans.” A veteran of the computer industry, Arons earned degrees from Princeton.
PAMELA WEISBERGER (moderator) is program chair for the JGSLA, research coordinator for Gesher Galicia and film festival coordinator for several IAJGS Conferences. A special area of interest has been late 19th to early 20th century city directories, newspapers and court records.
Yad Vashem in Arabic
JewishGen Intro To Jewish Genealogy Course
|Records Access Around the World
Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Director & Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring CommitteeCANADA: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has extended its hours. The new hours of operation for the Consultation Rooms and the Canadian Genealogy Centre on the third floor, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, are: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Statutory Holidays: Closed. For more information see [www.collectionscanada.ca].GREAT BRITAIN: Census has long been a tool of the genealogist. It appears that the census records as we have known may become a thing of the past. Great Britain is considering abandoning the census due to the increased mobility of the population which will make it more difficult for accurate counting. If it occurs it would happen after the 2011 census. (There will only be six questions on the 2010 Census reducing its value to genealogists.)NEW ZEALAND: The New Zealand Parliament has passed a bill permitting individuals to access records on themselves and their immediate family and can authorize others to research their own records. Historical records (births over 100 years old, stillbirths over 50 years old, marriages and civil unions that occurred over 80 years ago, name changes for those who were born outside of New Zealand over 100 years ago, deaths that occurred over 50 years ago) may be accessible on the internet for a fee. Obtaining records over the Internet is a new for New Zealand.UNITED STATES: The state legislative sessions are starting and already bills have been introduced that if enacted will reduce access to information on death certificates. Bills under consideration in Vermont addressing death certificates (SB 319, H397) would wipe out SSNs and cause of death. Practice Safe Computing
Hal Bookbinder, D&U EditorEveryone who uses a computer to attach to the Internet needs to take reasonable precautions to protect their system. Otherwise, they put both their system and others at risk.
UCLA Library Judaica Collection
The UCLA Judaica collection contains more than 170,000 volumes, including over 500 Yizkor books. Check it out at [www.library.ucla.edu/url/colls/judaica/pages/about.html].
Yizkor books in the UCLA collection:
Akkerman, Aleksandria, Aleksandrow, Annopol, Antopol, Augustow, Bakalerzewo, Baklerava, Baklrovo, Baranow, Baranowicze, Bardejov, Bedzin, Belchatow, Belz, Bendery, Beregovo, Beregszasz, Berehovo, Beresteczko, Berezno, Bershad, Bessarabia, Biala-Podlaska, Biala-Rawska, Bialobrzegi, Bialystok, Biecz, Bielica, Bielsko-Biala, Bielsk-Podlaski, Bilgoraj, Bivolari, Bobrka, Bobruisk, Bolechow, Borsa, Borszczow, Bransk, Brichany, Brichevo, Brzesc-Nad-Bugiem, Brzezany, Brzeziny, Brzozow, Buczacz, Budzanow, Bulgaria, Bursztyn, Busk, Bychawa, Byten, Cakovec, Chelm, Chmielnik, Chorostkow, Chorzele, Chrzanow, Ciechanow, Ciechanowiec, Cieszanow, Czestochowa, Czortkow, Czyzewo, Dabrowa-Gornicza, Daugavpils, Dawidgrodek, Debica, Deblin, Debrecen, Derecske, Dereczyn, Des, Dobrzyn, Dohlinov, Dokszyce, Drohiczyn-Nad-Bugiem, Drohiczyn-Poleski, Drohobycz, Druja, Druzkopol, Dubno, Dubossary, Dumbraveny, Dunaszerdahely, Dusetos, Dusiat, Dynow, Dzialoszyce, Dziewieniszki, Dzisna, Eger, Ejszyski, Falenica, Fehergyarmat, Felshtin, Filipova, Filipove, Frampol, Gabin, Galicia, Gargzdai, Garwolin, Glebokie, Gliniany, Glinojeck, Gniewaszow, Goniadz, Gora-Kalwaria, Gostynin, Goworowo, Grabowiec, Grajewo, Grodek, Grodek-Jagiellonski, Grodno, Grojec, Halmi, Harlau, Holszany, Horochow, Horodec, Horodenka, Horodlo, Hoszcza, Hrubieszow, Huedin, Husiatyn, Ilja, Iwie, Iwieniec, Jadow, Janow, Jaroslaw, Jaslo, Jaworow, Jedrzejow, Jedwabne, Jezierna, Jezierzany, Jonava, Jozefow, Kalarash, Kalisz, Kalusz, Kaluszyn, Kamenets-Podolskiy, Kamieniec-Litewski, Kamien-Koszyrski, Karpatalja, Kazimierz, Kedziniai, Khotin, Kielce, Kisvarda, Kleck, Klobucko, Klosowa, Kobryn, Kobylnik, Kock, Koidanovo, Kolbuszowa, Kolno, Kolo, Kolomyja, Kolozsvar, Konin, Koprzywnica, Korczyna, Korelicze, Korzec, Kosow, Kosyno, Kowel, Kozieniec, Krakow, Krasnik, Krasnobrod, Krasnopole, Krasnystaw, Krekenava, Krynki, Krzemieniec, Kurow, Kutno, Kuty, Lachowicze, Lachwa, Lancut, Lanowce, Lask, Latvia, Leczyca, Lenin, Lesko, Lezajsk, Lida, Lipkany, Lipniszki, Lithuania, Lodz, Lomza, Losice, Lowicz, Lubcza, Lublin, Luboml, Luck, Ludwipol, Lukow, Luniniec, Lwow, Mad, Makow-Mazowiecki, Maramures, Margita, Marijampole, Markuleshty, Markuszow, Marosvasarhely, Merkine, Michow, Miechow, Miedzyrzec, Miedzyrzec-Wolyn, Mielec, Mikulince, Minsk, Minsk-Mazowiecki, Mir, Mizocz, Mlawa, Mlynow, Mogielnica, Molczadz, Mosty-Wielkie, Motol, Nagykallo, Nagymihaly, Nagyszollos, Nieswiez, Novograd-Volynskiy, Nowy-Dwor, Nowy-Sacz, Nowy-Targ, Olkeniki, Olkusz, Olyka, Opatow, Opoczno, Oradea, Orgeyev, Ostrog, Ostroleka, Ostrov, Ostrova, Ostrow, Ostrowiec, Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Oszmiana, Otwock, Ozorkow, Paks, Papa, Parysow, Piaski, Pinczow, Pinsk, Piotrkow-Trybunalski, Plock, Plonsk, Poczajow, Podhajce, Poland, Postyen, Praga, Preraslia, Proskurov, Pruszkow, Pruzana, Przasnysz, Przedborz, Przedecz, Przemysl, Przerosl, Przytyk, Psheroshle, Psherosla, Pulawy, Pultusk, Raciaz, Radom, Radomsko, Radomysl-Wielki, Radoszkowice, Radziechow, Radzin, Radziwillow, Radzymin, Rakospalota, Ratno, Ratzk, Rawa-Ruska, Rembertow, Rietevas, Rohatyn, Rokiskis, Rokitno, Rowne, Rozan, Rozana, Rozwadow, Rubiezewicze, Rudki, Ruscova, Ryki, Rypin, Rzeszow, Salaj-Szilagy, Saloniki, Sambor, Sanok, Sarnaki, Sarny, Satu, Sekiryani, Serock, Shpola, Siedlce, Siedliszcze, Siemiatycze, Sierpc, Sinjawka, Skala, Skalat, Skarzysko-Kamienna, Skierniewice, Skole, Skuodas, Slonim, Slutsk, Smorgonie, Sochaczew, Sokal, Sokolka, Sokolow, Sokoly, Sompolno, Sopockinie, Sosnowiec, Stanislawow, Staszow, Stavische, Stawiski, Stepan, Stoczek-Wegrowski, Stolin, Stolpce, Stryj, Stryzow, Suchowola, Suprasi, Suvalk, Suwalki, Swieciany, Swir, Swislocz, Szamosujvar, Szczebrzeszyn, Szczekociny, Szczuczyn, Szransk, Szumsk, Szydlowiec, Targowica, Tarnobrzeg, Tarnopol, Tarnow, Tasnad, Telechany, Telsiai, Teplik, Ternovka, Tlumacz, Tluste, Tluszcz, Tomaszoe-Mazowiecki, Tomaszow-Lubelski, Topolcany, Transylvania, Trembowla, Tuczyn, Turka, Turna, Turobin, Turzec, Turzysk, Tykocin, Tysmienica, Tyszowce, Uhnow, Ujpest, Ukraine, Uscilug, Vilna, Vishan, Vitebsk, Wadowice, Warka, Warsaw, Warta, Wegrow, Werenow, Wieliczka, Wielun, Wieruszow, Wierzbnik, Wilejka, Wislica, Wisniowiec-Nowy, Wiszniew, Wloclawek, Wlodawa, Wlodzimierz, Wlodzinierzec, Wojslawice, Wolbrom, Wolkowysk, Wolomin, Wolozyn, Wysock, Wysokie-Mazowieckie, Wyszkow, Wyszogrod, Yampol, Yedintsy, Yekaterinoslav, Yelineve, Yustingrad, Zablotow, Zabludow, Zaglebie, Zambrow, Zamosc, Zarki, Zawiercie, Zdunska, Zdzieciol, Zelow, Zgierz, Zinkov, Zloczew, Zloczow, Zofiowka, Zolkiew, Zoludek, Zychlin and Zyrardow.
| Upcoming Meeting
Sunday, April 13 , 11AM – 3PM, Mini Film Festival, Brunch and Lecture: BBC series “Who Do You Think You Are” and writer Jim Van Buskirk on: “My Grandmother’s Suitcase: A Family Memoir,” Milken Community Campus, West Hills.
Wednesday, May 2 1, 7:30 PM – “Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World,” Dr. Jeffrey Malka, Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, Encino.
Check the conference website for a free hotel stay drawing, for conference information and to register online. The Conference will be in Chicago August 17-21 [www.chicago2008.org]. The program will be finalized by late February and posted to the website around March 1. To be kept up to date on latest news, join the conference listserv, hosted by JewishGen (join as you would for any SIG listserv).