ARCHIVED: Jewish Genealogy 2 with Emily Garber

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Thank you to Emily Garber for this jam-packed Jewish Genealogy Study Group (session 2) with research strategies for connecting with Jewish indexes, original documents and special interest groups (SIGs) throughout the world.

SESSIONS IN THIS SERIES

SYLLABUS
Our mentor, Emily Garber, has updated DearMYRTLE’s Jewish Genealogy Study Group Google Sheet (view only format) http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy with links we mention today.

SELECTED COMMENTS

10:01:50 From Cousin Russ : Emily Garber https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=6652
10:02:03 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Jewish Genealogy Study Group Google Sheet (view only format) http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy
10:03:22 From Cousin Russ : Emily Garber’s (going) The Extra Yad (blog) http://extrayad.blogspot.com

Israel Genealogy Research Association

10:07:09 From Cousin Russ : Israel Genealogical Research Association (records from the Ottoman Empire period through British Mandate and State of Israel) — http://genealogy.org.il/

Ancestry Jewish Family History Collection

10:11:41 From Cousin Russ : Ancestry – Jewish collection http://www.ancestry.com/jewish

JewishGen

10:14:19 From Cousin Russ : JewishGen http://www.ancestry.com/cs/jewishgen-all

10:17:33 From Samantha Kleinman Cole to All panelists : When searching within the Jewish Family Collection, the results that are generated back…are they also included in the generic search. So for example, if I do a normal search for say my great grandfather, will it also pull records from the specific collection or is it a separate index? [NOTE: The collection is integrated with the other Ancestry collections. Some are available for free, others require membership with Ancestry.com.]

10:21:26 From Cousin Russ : https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/
10:34:06 From Cousin Russ : JewishGen special interest groups – https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/sigs.htm

10:35:59 From Cousin Russ : JewishGen Mailing List https://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_list.asp
10:37:30 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Jewish Genealogy Study Group Google Sheet (view only format) http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy
10:44:54 From Cousin Russ : FamilySearch.org catalog https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search
10:51:18 From Cousin Russ : Jewish Records Indexing Poland  http://jri-poland.org/
10:53:23 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Emily Garber….thank you for all these unvaluable resources…I am just detirmed to find documents about my Sephardic ancestors who lived in Egypt and Sudan…and other parts of the Ottoman Empire, pre and post WW 1

11:11:15 From Valerie Eichler Lair : WOWza! Thank you Emily for the ton of info you have so kindly shared with all of us about Jewish Gen! {{{hugs}}} Myrt and Russ—this kind of specialized ethnic groups is a great idea!
11:13:25 From Samantha Kleinman Cole to All panelists : Ok great, thank you so much Emily

SephardicGen
11:14:47 From Cousin Russ : SephardicGen http://sephardicgen.org


11:15:20 From Cousin Russ : The conversation will continue here — https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/JHmu6eK8XdA
11:17:55 From Janine Edmée Hakim : Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement Emily


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ARCHIVED: 11 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

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As part of Myrt’s 2nd Annual Heirloom Recipe Exchange & Pampered Chef Party tonight’s webinar demoed great ideas to make the day special for the sweethearts in your life. Ol’ Myrt here showed some of her favorite PC bowls, and other implements.

SELECTED COMMENTS

00:29:40 Cousin Russ: The party itself is taking place on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/
00:31:34 Cousin Russ:  These Were the First Cookbooks Published By Black People in America https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-were-first-cookbooks-published-black-people-america-180965175/#SUrDewBfo38EY04c.99

00:31:44 Cousin Russ: Melissa LeMaster Barker “This is a great newspaper clipping from the Houston County, TN. Archives, Mrs. P.L. Cook with her 1,000 jars of preserved food from her prize winning garden.” #genealogy #archives https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/permalink/697841960603660/

New_Babas-Kitchen-Cover00:31:51 Cousin Russ: Mary Cooper “I so enjoyed the recording of the “recipes.” My mother’s parents were both from Slovakia. I have a file envelope with handwritten recipes by my grandmother. (I just have to find it.) She would write them down on whatever paper she could find. My cousin put together a family cookbook which included Mary Sarna Gabuzda’s recipes along with all 4 of her daughter’s recipes. I have had fun trying some of them. Here is a scrapbook page of my grandmother in the kitchen with two of her ‘old country’ recipes. I love Baba’s Kitchen by Lisa Alzo.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/permalink/697738530614003/
00:32:40 Sheri Fenley: I shared my ratty old cookbook that belonged to my great grandmother a couple of weeks ago on the last GENDOC session
00:33:34 Cousin Russ: Sue McCormick Mother in the Kitchen [Stories from Tried and True Recipe book] http://frustratedgenealogist.blogspot.com/2018/02/mother-in-kitchen-stories-from-tried.html
00:35:25 Cousin Russ: Wendy writes “Here’s some tips on cake decorating. There’s nothing like hands on practice too. When I was first learning to use a piping bag, I practiced on the back of cookie sheets. Then I could scrap up my mistakes and reuse the icing.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/permalink/699988017055721/
00:36:23 Cousin Russ: Egg Cooker Recipe E-Book https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/699613387093184/
00:37:43 Sue McCormick: June Sterns Butke (name correct?) added a recipe for Peanut Butter Soup to my post about mother in the Kitchen.

Heart shaped brownies
00:52:14 Cousin Russ: Make HEART SHAPED Brownies with a little tin foil in the corner – https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/permalink/701429363578253/
00:57:08 June Butka: I would put a cut out pie crust heart on top before baking.

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01:01:40 June Butka: Love the spatulas.
01:03:51 June Butka: The quiche can be individual size in the brownie pan.
01:04:13 MelissaBarker: Need to post pics on the FB page, can’t wait to see it all set up!
01:06:28 Sue McCormick: Does the “Mix and Mash” replace a Dover Beater?
01:07:49 Sue McCormick: A hand powered beater powered by turning a handle. It predates the electric beater.
01:11:46 June Butka: Nice prize
01:12:21 June Butka: I make my oatmeal in mine. I need a second one.
01:13:24 June Butka: Spiralizing veggies instead for pasta base is what I do.
01:17:28 June Butka: Video one of your cooking session with her for a reminder when she is older.

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01:22:43 Cousin Russ: WENDY GUNDERSON LIVE – Her genealogy story. https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164577738065/permalink/697740067280516/
01:22:58 Cousin Russ: Wendy’s EXPERIMENTING  USING MYSTERIOUS HEIRLOOM RECIPES https://www.facebook.com/WendyGunderson.PamperedChef/videos/898069727041427/?hc_ref=ART3DQ3u0gKtQWrnrjSd1e6vc06tY2B7FHEmcpqv-GVxxZCYoFwQhx-xdvbdCWAV-VU&fref=gs&dti=693164577738065&hc_location=group

01:24:24 June Butka: Peanut Butter Soup https://damegussie.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/peanut-butter-soup-no-way-3
01:25:16 Cousin Russ: Wendy Gunderson Finally, something every kitchen needs; Silicone Oven Mitts to protect your hands and give you a secure grip. http://bit.ly/2En12Cr
01:26:33 Cousin Russ: Barbara Beddow Benson writes “Only memories for me. No recipes written down. I wish I had some of my ancestors recipes. My mom didn’t like to cook and neither did her mother. I have a recipe from my mother-in-law for a CORN CASSEROLE. Very simple really. 3 cans cream style corn, 1 stick butter, 1 medium onion, 3 eggs, 1 cup minute rice (or cooked rice), shredded cheese. Saute chopped onion with 1 stick butter. Mix corn, rice, eggs and sauteed onions with butter. Mix until blended. Pour in glass casserole dish (sprayed with oil). Top with shredded cheese (no such thing as too much cheese). Bake at 350 for 1 hr.

01:29:34 June Butka: Enjoy your visit. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.


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ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt – 12 Feb 2018

MondaysWithMyrt

We discuss whether to combine our research logs with our correspondence logs among these other topics:

  • US Union Volunteer Soldiers (old soldiers’ homes)
  • US Civil War Pension Cards
  • Kindle books
  • Historical fiction
  • Google Maps
  • The roll out of the new Ancestry.com home page
  • What we’re reading


SELECTED COMMENTS
00:28:28 Marcia Philbrick: Does anyone have the new Ancestry home page? Crista Cowen had a demo in her recent Ancestry update video.
00:29:27 Randy Seaver: my home page looks the same
00:30:13 Marcia Philbrick: It is supposed to be a roll out — it will look totally different — Tree and DNA boxes on main page
00:30:31 Susan Ennis: Ancestry.com recently did a member survey about color schemes, but my home page still looks the same.
00:31:36 Marcia Philbrick: Link to Crista’s YouTube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Kl9Uu4fh4 

00:34:48 Marcia Philbrick: The new screen is shown about 6:20 minutes into the video.


IMAGE: Screen shot from Crista Cowan’s video showing the new design rolling out at Ancestry.com. [Myrt’s Musing – I think this is a marvelous way to push the DNA testers into developing a family tree.]

George W Seaver's Old Soldiers Home Entry

IMAGE: George W Seaver’s Old Soldiers Home Entry

00:42:44 Cousin Russ: George W. Seaver news articles and research. Best link is http://www.geneamusings.com/2018/02/the-rest-of-george-w-seaver-story-part_9.html

IMAGE: Leonard Reedy’s photo gallery at Ancestry.com

00:36:26 Cousin Russ: Pat O’Donnell’s grandson’s ancestor Leonard Reedy’s Tree https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/77830208/person/46374371819/facts
00:35:02 June Butka: That is awesome, Pat.
00:36:42 Marian Koalski: Pat, you must be a good story-teller to make such an impression on your grandson. Good work!
00:36:48 Sheryl Whisenhunt: This is great Pat.
00:37:53 Marcia Philbrick: Awesome! Pat!
00:39:23 Rachel Evans: My grandather’s cousin married a Reedy. I just got contacted by a descendant of theirs. I will have to ask of they are related.
00:42:24 Pat Kuhn: you will have to let me know!

“Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.” [BBC link below.]

00:43:35 Hilary Gadsby: This link from the BBC looks interesting. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180207-how-americans-preserved-british-english

More about Randy Seaver’s Union volunteer soldier:
00:47:16 Valerie Eichler Lair : WOW – Randy! Great resource to tell about to everyone. 🙂
00:50:16 Karen Trearchis: I live in the town of Dracut, Massachusetts, right next of Lowell. In fact part of the town of Dracut became Lowell.
00:50:36 Marian Koalski: Lowell was a big textile-making town. It has a fascinating National Historic Park in the old mill buildings and some of the boarding houses.
00:51:47 Marian Koalski: I’ve seen a mother’s application for a pension after her son was killed in action in the Civil War
00:52:12 Karen Trearchis: Please spell the town in Maine, Randy.
00:55:32 Hilary Gadsby: I have found Seevier in my ancestry and I wonder if this might be a variant.
00:55:42 Karen Trearchis: Lowell, MA is the first urban national park in the country. Senator Paul Tsongas help found the park.
00:56:28 Valerie Eichler Lair : Maybe George named his horse after his dad or grandad…So look for a Barney Seaver! 🙂 Barnhard, Barnhardt, etc.
00:57:03 June Butka: I’ll look into my Roby ancestors and FAN in New Hampshire.
00:57:55 Randy Seaver: There are Barney Seavers in VT in 19th century
00:58:48 Dave Robison: From WiKipedia: Lowell was named after Francis Cabot Lowell, a local figure in the Industrial Revolution. The city became known as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution.

00:58:59Cousin Russ: https://www.nps.gov/lowe/planyourvisit/hours.htm

00:59:26 Tami Crandall: Randy, I found out this weekend we are cousins! John Benjamin ( immigrant 1633) is my ancestors too.
01:06:24 June Butka: Time for another adventure to Lowell. It’s only 20 minutes away.
01:06:29 Marian Koalski: And engineers love it!
01:08:16 Randy Seaver: Hilary, there are a few Seaver/variants in England in the 18th and 19th century, and some in Ireland after 1600. I found one family who was born in England, went to Australia, went to Canada, went to Mexico, and ended up in the USA.
01:08:56 Randy Seaver: I’ve been to the Lowell park, back in the 90s with my New England cousins.
01:09:13 Randy Seaver: I think the playing card uses the Ancestry photo
01:09:16 June Butka: My photo was also chosen.
01:12:22 June Butka: Well done, Valerie.
01:12:45 Yvonne Demoskoff: It doesn’t look like we can do these DNA cards at Ancestry.ca (at least not yet)
01:21:07 Barbara Zabitz: Started logging my email correspondence
01:21:50 Barbara Zabitz: For an email, (gmail) you can copy the URL but you must copy itinto the browser link
01:22:06 June Butka: I save them as a PDF file to the surname file of the person/s mentioned.
01:22:07 Marcia Philbrick: Do you use the tools in your software for research logs and correspondence logs OR do you keep it in Excel?
01:24:49 Joanne Shackford Parkes: I added a field called OTHER RESEARCHERS to my RootsMagic and add a source for the e-mails received and sent under the person they relate to as well as file them under the person in my person database. Interesting information to go back to at times as sometimes there are hints that lead to other sources in these e-mails.
01:26:07 Valerie Eichler Lair : I have my Research Log in Excel, then I can move it into Dropbox or Google Sheets.
01:26:07 Rachel Evans: I do the same as Hilary and email it to evernote. I also save as pdf and attach it to the relevant person.
01:26:12 Randy Seaver: Bye folks – I have to take Linda to her hip exercise class. See you next week.
01:27:04 June Butka: My PDF file link is in my Excel. I just started using the google sheets.
01:28:43 Marian Koalski: Does anyone keep a running narrative of which sources were found and what they said?
01:30:05 Hilary Gadsby: Correspondence may contain information you never find documented and is a source.
01:30:26 Marian Koalski: Geoff Rasmussen’s running narrative for each person in LegacyFamilyTree is very impressive, going back years and explaining why he decided to examine the next source.
01:30:59 June Butka: My recent problems is the phone messages, Messenger and text and how to save them other than a screen capture of the screen/s.
01:35:13 Marian Koalski: Russ, I do that, too, and if the correspondence was handwritten, I link the citation to the JPG or PDF.
01:36:47 Valerie Eichler Lair : Yes…I’ve had a citation formatted for Letter to, Letter from, Postcard to, Postcard from, Email to sent ___, Email from sent ___. Of course the citation includes the person’s name, address, email addy. I also include Phone Calls to / from., evem though those are follow-up with a letter.
01:36:56 Bill West: A late Good afternoon from dreary Massachusetts. Better late than never. 🙂
01:37:00 Marian Koalski: You’re darn good, Russ!

01:37:40 Cousin Russ: Book of Me Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/bookofme
01:37:53 Cousin Russ: Book of Me – February Prompts by Julie Goucher https://anglersrestblog.wordpress.com/book-of-me/

Julie Goucher’s Book of Me February 2018 Prompts
– What do (or did) you do?
– What makes you tick?
– What do you read?
– What do you collect?
– What do you dislike?

01:39:10 June Butka: I doing the prompts and blogging about it in different ways.
01:39:35 Bill West: I read history, mystery, and sf, Lately, I’ve been collecting dust.
01:40:45 June Butka: Here is a link to my blog about Julie Prompts. https://damegussie.wordpress.com/category/book-of-me-2/
01:41:06 Maria Tegtmeier: I read all genres. Recently read: Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford. I collect socks.
01:41:16 Valerie Eichler Lair : Tell your kids and grandkids how you met, what did you do for your first Valentine’s Day and up to now, do you have this info on your parents & grandparents?
01:41:25 June Butka: I collect friends.
01:41:39 Marian Koalski: I collect UNMATCHED socks.

01:42:30 June Butka: Jennifer Vaughan’s books are great.
01:44:05 Cousin Russ: Ladies Detective Agency (books) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_No._1_Ladies%27_Detective_Agency

and https://www.amazon.com/No-Ladies-Detective-Agency-Novel-ebook/dp/B000FBJF6Y

The Wicked Trade
01:44:14 Hilary Gadsby: The Wicked Trade https://www.nathandylangoodwin.com/the-wicked-trade
01:46:19 June Butka: Last Flight Out link for Jennifer Vaughan’s book. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Q42RKF

Register for RootsTech today! And meet up with DearMYRTLE, an official ambassador, at the Media Hub. https://www.RootsTech.com 

01:49:33 Cousin Russ: TRAX https://www.rideuta.com/

01:53:55 Cousin Russ: WEBINARS: Pay what you want* by DearMYRTLE. http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/03/hangouts-pay-what-you-want.html
01:55:27 Maria Tegtmeier: Squatters has a great Turkey Sandwich
01:55:32 Cousin Russ: The conversation continues here — https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/4khJBjnk7js
01:56:48 Valerie Eichler Lair : Blue Lemon has good food, too. All the others Myrt has mentioned are great and my regular eateries when I am in SLC.
01:58:33 Hilary Gadsby: I ate at Squatters on the first night last time I came. I expect I will go straight to bed this time when I arrive.
02:01:05 Valerie Eichler Lair : Tami – you and I and others that can’t go will enjoy everyone’s posts on Facebook, Twitter, and photos! 🙂
02:01:32 June Butka: Waiting on the Rotor now
02:04:03 June Butka: There is a clamp to place it in vertical mode.
02:04:40 Maria Tegtmeier: I grind my flour the day I make my bread. It is electric. Much easier.
02:05:44 June Butka: Looks like they are working on my roll out. Temporary not functioning post on ancestry.


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ARCHIVED: The Friends’ Migration 1675-1725

This week’s discussion follows the folkways of those from ”

SYLLABUS
Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer. 1989 (New York: Oxford University Press). Paperback available from https://www.amazon.com/Albions-Seed-British-Folkways-cultural/dp/0195069056

See also:

OTHER LINKS WE MENTION

SELECTED COMMENTS

 


DearMYRTLE's Profile PicMYRT’S MUSINGS
We learn by comparing and contrasting the history and culture of a community with others. Though you may not have early British immigrants to America, this study group offers ideas about what folkways to look for. The ones marked with a red asterisk below are those I’ll tend to focus on during our discussions in this series.

SCHEDULE

9pm Eastern US (New York)
8pm Central US (Chicago)
7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)
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REGISTRATION
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SELECTED CHAT

19:02:52 From Cousin Russ : CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/FhorbEruthM
19:06:01 From Cousin Russ : David Hackett Fischer – Pulitzer Prize Winner https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/may-2005/david-hackett-fischer-receives-pulitzer-prize
19:22:28 From shelleymurphy : I am learning a bit about the Quakers, I believe my early Wordens were Quakers. Lancashire is their home
19:22:29 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : William Dollarhide also has excellent maps showing the English origins of several groups. [Note from DearMYRTLE: His four migration patterns book came out shortly after Albion’s Seed.]
19:22:33 From MelissaBarker : We love our timelines don’t we Shelley!
19:22:48 From DaveRobison : And counties. I have friends in and from Bucks County
19:23:59 From Ellen B : And those county and towns names were used at PA folk migrated to South Carolina Lancaster, York, Chester

19:24:15 From Cousin Russ : Swathmore – Quaker Meeting Records https://www.swarthmore.edu/friends-historical-library/quaker-meeting-records 

“Friends Historical Library (FHL) is an official depository for the records of many North American yearly meetings of the Society of Friends. Its holdings include over 3700 linear feet of original archives: membership books, minutes, and other original records. FHL also holds over 2500 reels of microfilm of Friends’ records from Canada, United States, Britain, and Ireland.”

19:24:20 From shelleymurphy : Has anyone compared an England Map to American map to compare the towns with same names

The Naked Quaker19:24:51 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : Excellent book by Diane Rappaport called The Naked Quaker.
19:26:18 From JoAnn to All panelists : Living in New Jersey, Burlington County, I grew up with Quakers.
19:28:12 From DaveRobison : That was William Pynchon’s attitude. He was a businessman who wanted to trade with the Native Americans. It’s how he made his fortune!
19:28:27 From DaveRobison : William Pynchon settled Springfield, Mass
19:29:17 From Ellen B : For example “Since the early days of Friends’ worship, women have practiced as equals to men. The Sandy Spring Meeting House was constructed with a wood-paneled partition that separated the men’s meeting from the women’s meeting. Separate meetings would be conducted and a reading would be shared following a knock on the door in the partition.” from The Sandy Spring Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (one of the oldest meetings in MD) https://www.sandyspring.org/
19:30:36 From Peggy Lauritzen : Also, look for initials after the dates, such as “os”, meaning old style, etc.

William Penn

IMAGE: Courtesy of WikiPedia.

19:33:23 From Cousin Russ : William Penn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn
19:34:27 From Peggy Lauritzen to All panelists : Quaker Oats! He’s on the box!
19:35:48 From DaveRobison : Steve Morse article re Julian vs Gregorian:: https://stevemorse.org/juliancalendar/julian.htm
19:36:59 From DaveRobison : The explanation article is 14 pages
19:39:57 From DaveRobison : The “Quaker Oats Guy” https://triviahappy.com/articles/the-pure-and-honest-quaker-oats-guy-a-biography

Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library

19:45:26 From Cousin Russ : Swarthmore – Quaker Meeting Records https://www.swarthmore.edu/friends-historical-library/quaker-meeting-records

19:47:10 From Ellen B : “The Religious Society of Friends (or Quakers) holds as the basis of its faith the belief that God endows each human being with a measure of the Divine Spirit. We believe that the gift of God’s presence and the light of God’s Truth have been available to all people at all times and in all ages. The Religious Society of Friends has no formal creed but seeks continuing revelation. We are a religious fellowship based on common religious ideals and experiences rather than on creed or liturgy. Each person must prayerfully seek individual guidance and must follow the Light found within. We welcome to our fellowship all seekers who in spirit and in truth try to find and follow the will of God and who are in sympathy with the principles and practices of Friends.” [Source: https://www.sandyspring.org/about-quakerism/]

19:48:04 From DaveRobison : 359 years of Quaker records at UMass in Amherst https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/records-359-years-quakerism-new-england

19:52:09 From Peggy Lauritzen: There are as many as 16 steps to a marriage, and records of the steps.
19:54:04 From June Butka : My mother always spoke of “Quaker meeting has begun. No more talking, no more fun.” That was our quiet trip me.

IMAGE: Interior of the Colora Meetinghouse in Maryland, showing the facing benches and the moveable divider typical of 18th and 19th century meetinghouses in the area. Courtesy Wikipedia.
19:58:04 From Cousin Russ : Friends Meeting House https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends_meeting_house


19:58:22 From Cousin Russ : ANCESTRY.COM CATALOG – QUAKER RECORDS https://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Quaker&keyword=&

19:58:33 From Cousin Russ : Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia 1682-1750 https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48461
20:00:36 From shelleymurphy : I have it…
20:00:40 From gloriac : Fascinating book!
20:00:48 From Peggy Lauritzen: I had two copies and donated one as a door prize last year.
20:00:48 From shelleymurphy : Wow, Russ…
20:01:16 From June Butka to All panelists : I have the book.
20:02:36 From justine leicht : I have it. Thanks again to you and Cousin Russ- I was the lucky winner on genealogy night. I
20:03:09 From Peggy Lauritzen : [Note from Myrt – Regarding a different Quaker Migration] They owned slaves up until about 1750. Then, they decided it wasn’t good. Settlements in NC and SC that may have had 1,000 residents would suddenly end up having 100 as Quakers went up the Great Valley Road and moved to Ohio and Indiana.

Migrated down the east side of the Shenandoah Valley to VA, NC, SC — same side as German migration pattern. They got along well with Germans, and some Germans were called “Friendly Germans”. They didn’t convert…they just believed along the same lines.
20:07:46 From justine leicht : What I think is great is that they were required to have a will.

IMAGE: Courtesy of the Maryland State Archives website.
20:11:31 From Ellen B : Quakers in Maryland: http://teaching.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000000/000171/html/t171.html

20:12:33 From Peggy Lauritzen: Death attitude: You want your descendants to be sad when you die. Don’t amass wealth.

Friends Association of Higher EducationIMAGE: Screen shot of the top part of the Friends Association of Higher Education/
20:15:04 From Ellen B : Friends Association of Higher Education https://quakerfahe.com/quaker-colleges-universities-and-study-centers/

20:16:06 From Cousin Russ : CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/FhorbEruthM
20:16:59 From shelleymurphy : Exciting!
20:17:00 From Ellen B : thank you for the interesting insights!
20:17:10 From shelleymurphy : Thanks you all! Loved it.


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ARCHIVED: Jewish Genealogy 1 with Emily Garber

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This is the first of a two-part Jewish Genealogy Study Group hosted by DearMYRTLE. In this session Emily advised us to be aware of historical, political, and religious context and reminded us to follow our usual research process working backwards, being as thorough as possible and to remember the FAN principle.  We discussed migration patterns, naming systems, translation services and DNA.

SYLLABUS
Jewish Genealogy Study Group Google Sheet http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy

SESSIONS IN THIS SERIES

Emily Garber profileCONTACT
Emily Garber has been conducting family history research since 2007. She specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both German-Jewish and Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Her client work has included research into narrowly-defined genealogical problems as well as development and writing of broadly-based family history narratives. In June 2013, she toured family shtetlach in Ukraine and explored archives in Lviv, Khmelnitsky and Zhitomyr. An archaeologist by training (B.A., and M.A.), she recently retired after a 30+ year career in natural resources management.If you would like to hire Emily as a researcher or as a speaker for your group, this is her contact info as the Association of Professional Genealogists https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=6652

SELECTED COMMENTS

00:44:42 Cousin Russ: Emily Garber’s (going) The Extra Yad Blog http://extrayad.blogspot.com
00:46:52 Cousin Russ: http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina
00:48:32 Cousin Russ: Avotaynu http://www.avotaynu.com
00:52:14 Cousin Russ: Bit.ly Link to the Jewish Genealogy Study Group Sheets http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy
00:55:36 June Butka: Thank you for the excellent links.
ViewMate at JewishGen

Translation assistance
01:32:00 Jane Belmont: I have a postcard written to my grandfather in Vienna that appears to be written in shorthand. How do I find someone to translate? FB translation group page?
01:33:11 Cousin Russ: JewishGen ViewMate application https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate

01:34:42 Cousin Russ: Genealogy Translations Group on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogytranslation
01:35:17 Cousin Russ: Tracing the Tribe FaceBook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/about
01:35:46 Cousin Russ: Jewish Genealogy Portal https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPortal

01:42:31 Cousin Russ: JewishGen website http://www.jewishgen.org
01:42:48 Cousin Russ: How to read a Jewish Tombstone https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/tombstones.html
01:50:32 Cousin Russ: Lara Diamond, Lara’s Jewnealogy blog https://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

01:53:18 Cousin Russ: MyHeritage DNA https://www.myheritage.com/dna
01:55:34 Susan Bleimehl: Fascinating topic today. Looking forward to the next one.
01:56:08 Cousin Russ: THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES IN DearMYRTLE’s G+ COMMUNITY HERE https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/TC582PomBVS
01:56:28 Melinda Culpon: Extremely interesting, great job Emily!
01:56:45 Janine Edmée Hakim: Thank you, thank you


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