Bring Your Treasures Next Sunday, Dec. 14
Sunday, December 14, 10 a.m. , "Treasures From Our Attics"
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento, Albert Einstein Residence Center
Join us for one of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento's most fascinating annual programs, where members bring in precious photos, documents or other family treasures to share with the group.
It’s telling the story of your family through an heirloom or item that has been passed down through the generations. From samovars to paintings to a great-grandmother's passport, each treasure has a special meaning.
Start thinking about what you want to bring to share with us next Sunday morning.
From Avotaynu's E-Zine, Dec. 7JewishGen Discussion Groups
One of the principal lines of communication for Jewish family history research is the Discussion Groups located at the JewishGen site. The first such group is the main one simply named “JewishGen Discussion Group.” It's existed for more than 15 years. Here genealogists shared information, ideas, methods, tips, techniques, case studies and resources. As Jewish genealogical research on the Internet grew, and with the advent of Special Interest Groups concentrating on particular areas, focused Discussion Groups came into creation. There are now nearly 30 such groups. They are:AustriaCzech, Belarus, DNA Testing, Early American, French, Galicia, GerSIG (German), H-SIG (Hungary), JCR-UK (United Kingdom), JRI-Poland, Latin America, Latvia, LitvakSIG (Lithuania), Rabbinic, Rom-SIG (Romania), Scandinavia, Sephardic, South Africa, Ukraine and Yiddish Theatre/Vaudeville. There are also a few town/region groups for Borislav, Drogobych, Sambor and Vicinity; Bialystok Region; Ciechanow; Courland Area; Danzig; Lodz Area; and Warszawa.
All the postings of the main JewishGen Discussion Group have been archived since 1993. They can be searched at http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg%7Ejgsys%7Earchpop. The archives for the other groups, some as early as 1998, can be searched at http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg%7Ejgsys%7Esigspop. Only subscribers to the particular SIG lists can search that list's archives. Anyone can search the main JewishGen Discussion Group's archives.
The main JewishGen Discussion Group has more than 5,000 subscribers. The exact number is not known, because it is mirrored to the newsgroup soc.genealogy.jewish whose readership is unknown. Four of the special interest Discussion Groups have more than 2,000 subscribers: Belarus, Galicia, JRI-Poland and Ukraine.
You can subscribe to any of the Discussion Groups at http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_add.asp. Be sure to subscribe in Digest mode (the default mode). This mode will provide a single e-mail of all the messages of the day. Subscribing in Mail mode will provide an e-mail for every single posting.