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    Travels in Ukraine: The 2006 Czernowitz Reunion Monday, October 16, 7 p.m. Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935
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      Travels in Ukraine: The 2006 Czernowitz Reunion

      Monday, October 16, 7 p.m.


      Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento

      Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St., Sacramento


      For hundreds of years there was a large and thriving Jewish population in Czernowitz (now Chernivtsi , Ukraine ), the leading city of North Bukovina and southern Galicia . Although a large number of Jews survived World War II, most emigrated to Israel and the West.  JGS member Mark Heckman had a chance to travel to Czernowitz in May, attending a symposium of more than 60 former Czernowitzers.


      The reunion gave some a chance to find their old homes and reconnect with a town they left long ago; others got a first-hand look at place known only from family stories.


      Mark will show pictures and video from his trip, recounting highlights of the symposium and also visits to towns including Sadagora, Zastavna, Zaleshchiki, Tluste and Horodenka.  For those with ancestors from Ukraine , this is a program you won't want to miss. 


      The meeting will be held Monday, October 16, 7 p.m. , at the Albert Einstein Residence Center , 1935 Wright Street , Sacramento .


      For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento, visit www.jgss.org, e-mail the JGSS at jgs_sacramento@... or leave a message at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.\


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      A few other items of interest:


      The National Archives has announced that immigration records may now be ordered online -- go to https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start.

      Records online include naturalization records, passenger arrival records, census pages, court records, WWII Draft Registration cards, pension records and more.


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      Ancestry.com has added birth, marriage and death announcements from eight major American newspapers from 1851 to 2003.  They are:


      New York Times (1851-2001)
      Los Angeles Times (1881-1894)
      Boston Globe (1872-1922)
      Chicago Defender (1921-1975)
      Chicago Tribune (1850-1985)
      Hartford Courant (1791-1942)
      Washington Post (1877-1990)
      Atlanta Constitution (1868-1929)


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      Allan Dolgow has generously donated "A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery," mentioned in our recent notes, to our library.


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      For those with Philadephia ancestry, Google has digitized the 1894 book on the Jews of Philadelphia.  Go to http://books/google.com.


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      Relatives from Massachusetts? The state has now put its death index on line, of those who died in the state between 1841 and 1910.  Check out http://www.sec.state.ma.us/vitalrecords.


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      Congratulations to Steve Morse, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent New York conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


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      Didn't have the name in time for last month's notes, but the reference to Teven Laxer's famous relative in Yiddish theater refers to Jack Yablokoff.


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      See you next Monday evening at 7 p.m. for Mark Heckman's presentation.

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