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01 June 2014

Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference -- Dallas (TX), July 20-22 2014 -- Early Bird Deadline Tomorrow (June 2 2014)



The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 2014 conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, from July 20-22, at the Hilton Anatole.

An impressive group of some 35 international speakers (scholars, anthropologists, historians, family researchers, filmmakers and screenings, musicians, personal narratives, authors and more) will present, along with musical performances and a pre-conference genealogy workshop.

Early registration discount ends June 2. Register for the conference, see the tentative program and speakers, and get hotel information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/639496. Full registration includes meals, presentations, entertainment and the genealogy workshop.

Join interested students and academics of the crypto-Judaic experience while exploring the history of Sephardic Jews and their descendants following the 1492 expulsion from Spain.
·        Keynote speakers are Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, author of more than 45 books of fiction, poetry and essays, including Jewish mysticism and Converso themes, and Ilan Stavans, author of many books on Hispanic culture and Jewish topics. 
·        Doreen Carvajal, author of The Forgetting River and journalist for the International New York Times (Paris), will share the tracing of her family's history to Segovia, Spain, in the Inquisition-era prosecution of conversos.
·        The conference offers presentations by members of the crypto-Jewish community, arts displays, music performances and scholarly presentations. The Judy Frankel Memorial Concert will feature an artist whose music has been influenced by the Converso experience. 
·        A pre-conference genealogy workshop will be conducted by genealogists Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Genie Milgrom and Bennett Greenspan; with four sessions (Sephardic resources, Sephardic genealogy, Converso research techniques and DNA Testing).


Conference updates and other news of interest to those involved with Crypto-Judaic studies can be found on The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Facebook page.

The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies fosters research, networking of people and ideas, and the dissemination of information regarding the historical and contemporary developments involving crypto-Jews of Iberian origins. 



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29 October 2013

Call for Guest Bloggers -- Ethnic Communities Found Within the United States -- Genealogy/Family History Research into!

Source: http://allthingslearning.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/blogging-guest-bloggers-welcome.jpg
Upfront with NGS is considering a series of blog posts focusing on “ethnic” research.  The initial primary focus is research for ethnic communities found within the United States though we hope to expand the list of topics in the near future to be more global.

We would like to use a format of Top XX tips or Top XX resources for XX research.

Initially we would like to publish posts about the following topics:
·    Jewish Genealogy (גניאלוגיה יהודית)
·    Native American Genealogy
·    African American Genealogy
·    French-Canadians who migrated down from Canada (Généalogie Canadienne-Française)
·    Hispanic Genealogy (Genealogía Hispana)
·    any other ethnic group for which research into presents special genealogy research challenges

If you consider yourself an expert on one or more of these topics, please e-mail us at UpFront@ngsgenealogy.org with a proposed blog post or hyperlinks to previously written material on the topic which you would like to consider!

Requirements include:
·    Minimum length of 600 words.  Depending on length, a post might become a series such as with the DNA series by Roberta Estes earlier this year.
·    Includes at least one graphic.
·    No remuneration is provided.
·    Author is given a 50 word byline + one hyperlink (at the end of the post).

Upfront with NGS is always looking for quality submissions by “guest bloggers.”  Topics need to be about a genealogy (family history) related or a relatable topic. Broad appeal is preferable to very narrow/specific topics. Are you an expert or passionate about something genealogical? If so, please submit a proposal. If it’s relevant to genealogy researchers, it will be considered. Some topic suggestions include: free and/or large databases, research techniques, new technology, resources, DNA testing, etc.


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28 May 2012

Center for Jewish History and Routes to Roots Foundation Expand Online Access to Family History Research




For those researching Jewish ancestry, check out this announcement ...

The Center for Jewish History, one of the world's foremost Jewish research and cultural institutions, has announced a cooperative agreement between the Center and The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation (RTRF).

The new collaboration brings together some of the world's most comprehensive databases for researching Jewish genealogy. The Center will incorporate RTRF's Eastern European Archival Database and Image Database into its online catalog, vastly expanding access to a wealth of genealogical resources relating to Jewish and civil records from Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine. Select archive data has also been added to the database from Russia and Romania. Coupled with the vast trove of the Center's partner collections, researchers will soon be able to gain enhanced free access to some of the most comprehensive family history research tools anywhere in the world.

Read the full article.



What other resources are great for those researching Jewish Ancestry?  Please let us know your favorites!







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25 August 2011

More Information About Release of the U.S. 1940 Census

I regularly check out Nu? What's New? The E-zine of Jewish Genealogy From Avotaynu (Gary Mokotoff, Editor) for news.  Though it’s labeled as for those doing Jewish Genealogy, I often find great information of general interest to any genealogist as well as those researching Eastern European-born ancestors.

Volume 12, Number 29  | July 24, 2011 included this bit of news that will interest anyone awaiting the release of the 1940 census.  
 
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has uploaded the 1940 Enumeration District (ED) maps to their website. Stephen P. Morse and associates have created an easy-to-use finding aid to locate the map for a town that has multiple EDs. The new utility, called "Viewing 1940 ED Maps in One Step," is at http://www.stevemorse.org/census/arc1940edmaps.html.”

Consider signing up for this E-zine.  It is free for the first 30 days (four issues) and thereafter the cost is $12.00 per year. Back issues are available on the site and you can access up through Vol 12, Number 25 as this posting is made.



Editors Note: If you have not previously explored the aforementioned Steve Morse website or not revisited it recently, it’s always worth checking out to see what new and useful tools he has posted.




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21 July 2011

2011 Edition of the Jewish Genealogy Yearbook


The 2011 edition of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook is now online. Included is information about 195 organizations dedicated to supporting Jewish genealogy and preserving Jewish history. It is published by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and edited by Hal Bookbinder.

Don't forget that the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in DC in August! NGS will be an exhibitor!





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24 June 2011

31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -- DC, 14-19 August 2011


The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is being held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel 14-19 August 2011.

The conference includes :
·        Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Friday evening and Saturday)
·        Conference Keynote Speaker Sara Bloomfield, Director of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, followed by a Welcome Reception
·        Over 160 diverse sessions in 11 tracks, covering all levels of genealogy research
·        A Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair: meet those researching the same ancestral countries and towns as you
·        PC and Mac computer workshops on genealogy software and Internet use
·        A Records Repository and Resource Fair to learn what major area records facilities have
·        A Resource Center of maps, books, and free access to many genealogical databases
·        Ten SIG luncheons, each with a prominent speaker; also Breakfasts with the Experts, to help you break through “brick walls” blocking your family research
·        The Conference Gala event, with invited speaker David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States: an evening devoted to enjoying top quality kosher food, networking and social opportunities, IAJGS awardees’ contributions to the field, AND the music and vocals of the world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio
·        And even more: Morning Minyanim, Tours of “Jewish Washington,” Film Screenings of Judaic award-winning films, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic wares

Check out the conference website for full details.

Editor’s Note: NGS will be exhibiting at this conference


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15 April 2011

America's Only Jewish Military Cemetery

Courtesy of the Hebrew Cemetery Company of Richmond 
The Hebrew Confederate Cemetery, located in Richmond, Virginia, is the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel.

It was created by the anti-Semitism of the two Confederate military cemeteries, in Spotsylvania Court House and Fredericksburg. They refused to bury the Jewish Confederate soldiers killed in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Wilderness. They didn't want "Jewish boys" in their cemeteries. They buried Jewish confederate soldiers within a self contained hallowed area of Hebrew Cemetery of Richmond Virginia.

Those buried came from Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana. See the full story which lists the names of those buried.





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