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Razing Arizona: AZ State Library to shed it 20,000-volume genealogy collection*
Rhys Asplundh on Flikr Arizona genealogists are being left in the lurch.  First came the slowly developing story that the Mesa FamilySearch Library, initially closed for renovations that were to take about 6 weeks (from November 2014-January 2015), will not...
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IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Day 5
I am an avid Friday (last day of conference) presentation attender. One, I feel badly that anyone has to be scheduled the last day - and risk having few in the audience; two, some of the best presentations are given on the last day; and three, the audiences...
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IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: JNS.org news article
JNS.org published a news article about the recently completed Jerusalem International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference. The article quotes several conference luminaries including Michael Goldstein, Crista Cowan of Ancestry, Neville La...
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IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Day 2
Tuesday at the IAJGS conference was Ukraine Special Interest Group (SIG) day and the middle of my day was booked for a Ukraine SIG meeting, lunch and then another meeting. I did, however, attend two good sessions before the Ukraine SIG festivities began. "F...
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IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Day 1
After a whirl-wind few days of sight-seeing (more about that in future posts) in Israel I've settled in for several days of teaching and listening. I limited the sessions I attended today in final preparation for my beginning Jewish genealogy talk at 3:00 P...
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Tombstone Tuesday: Max and Rose Simon Schechter, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY
Rose Shector (nee Rochel Schames) was the daughter of Philip and Sima Simon and the sister of Israel Simon . She married fellow Lubin/Labun native Max (Motel) Schechtor in Europe prior to immigration. Here lies Rochel daughter of Feivish Died 1st day in the...
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IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Pre-Conference Day at Yad Vashem
On the Sunday before the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference started, I took advantage of a conference-sponsored full-day at Yad Vashem. Prior to our Yad Vashem visit, we were instructed to select activities from a menu and...
On the Sunday before the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference started, I took advantage of a conference-sponsored full-day at Yad Vashem. Prior to our Yad Vashem visit, we were instructed ...
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IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Day 4
Well, it's a week after the conference ended and, after a week of travel in Israel, I am jeg-lagged and trying to acclimate to my Pacific Daylight Time schedule. I'm getting back to posting my day-by-day impressions of the conference. Since I was prepping f...
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IAJGS 015 Jerusalem, Day 3
I started Wednesday early with Jordan Auslander's talk: "American Jewish World War I Service" Jordan summarized the state of the U.S. military prior to U.S. entry into World War I as "unprepared." There were few soldiers in the U.S. military at a time when ...
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IAJGS 2015 Blogger Compendium
The following bloggers have been posting about the 2015 International Jewish Genealogical Societies conference n Jerusalem. Please check back daily as new posts are added to the list. Emily Garber IAJGS 2015, Jerusalem: Day 1   Banai Feldstein Israel 2015 -...
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This year in Jerusalem! IAJGS 2015
I will be heading to Jerusalem later this week in advance of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference that starts on Monday, 6 July 2015. I have never been to Israel, so I will be arriving a few days early and staying a few ...
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Treasure Chest Thursday: Shidlover Young Men's Association, FLPBA anniversary publication
A variety of business associates and friends paid for advertisements in both the 25th anniversary (1936) and 1949 publications for the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association. In this case, another landsmanshaft organization purchased an ad. Greeti...
A variety of business associates and friends paid for advertisements in both the 25th anniversary (1936) and 1949 publications for the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association. In this case, another landsmanshaft orga...
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I have been researching my own family's history and my father's family town (Lubin or Labun, Ukraine) for several years.

The Extra Yad is a play on English and Hebrew (“Yad” means hand and is the name of the pointer used while reading from the Torah scroll) words reflecting the several realities of my involvement with Jewish genealogy: 
  • my desire to share knowledge and skills, 
  • my realization that one cannot do this kind of research in isolation, and 
  • my willingness to go to great lengths, when needed, to solve a problem.
My KehilaLinks (town) webpage for my family shtetl is at:
kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html
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Genealogy and the Specteral Myth of Identity Theft
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The demographics of the genealogy community clearly create some shared issues; most of which concern older citizens. Regularly for the past

Past-Present-Future: Day 8: Fearless Females: Ethel's First Report Card
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My first report card almost cost me my life. My parents took turns driving me to school when we lived at 1919 Austin Street, corner of Pierc

When Bernie (Sonny) met Norma: Courtship Letters, 5
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When my father died in 2002 and my mother began her precipitous decline (dying eight months later) my brother and I began the arduous task o

When Bernie (Sonny) met Norma: Courtship Letters, 8
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When my father died in 2002 and my mother began her precipitous decline (dying eight months later) my brother and I began the arduous task o

GeneaBloggers Celebrates Four Years! | GeneaBloggers
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GeneaBloggers, the community resource for genealogy and family history blogging, turns four years old on January 18, 2013

Layers of the Onion - A Family History Exploration: In America We Become...
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This blog explores a family history search. It addresses genealogy, Jewish heritage travel and artwork. It has taken the author to Belarus,

What's the Future of Custom Reunion Source Types
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We're at a crossroads between Evidence Explained source types for Reunion or developing a new, simple, practical citation format.