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.
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
You are invited to attend the Jewish Genealogy Study Group series to be held 7th and 14th February 2018. The live broadcasts begin at Noon Eastern. Registration is free, and the webinars will be archived with comments and links we mention here in DearMYRTLE’s blog.
Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NrGX4lRmTPKpsnHS4rG2ug
ABOUT OR MODERATOR
Emily Garber, researcher, speaker and writer, has been conducting family history research since 2007. She specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both Eastern European and German 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 (communities) in Ukraine and explored archives in Lviv, Khmelnitsky and Zhitomyr.
Emily has authored three articles published in Avotaynu. The most recent is in the Avotaynu 32:3 (Fall 2016): “Beyond the Manifest: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Confirm One’s Ancestral Origins.”
Emily is Chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogical Society and on the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. She has served for several years as one of the moderators of the JewishGen Discussion Group and communications director of the Ukraine Special Interest Group. Emily owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services.
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the Genealogical Publishing Company.
Through 11:59 PM EDT Tonight, October 11th, 2017 you can select from 3 hand-picked book titles that are among some of their most popular on the shelf, right now.
THE PLANTAGENET ANCESTRY Being Tables Showing Over 7,000 of the Ancestors of Elizabeth (Daughter of Edward IV and Wife of Henry VII), the Heiress of the Plantagenets by Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton.A classic work on royal ancestry, this unusual book gives the lineages of all the known ancestors of Elizabeth Plantagenet (1465-1503), including both legitimate and illegitimate ancestors, numbering altogether over 7,000. The ancestral tables are divided geographically, English lines predominating, with lesser numbers of Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and German lines. As this is a book of ancestors, its focus is restricted to the direct line, but it does allow room for every ancestor within ten generations. NORMAL PRICE: $55.00, TODAY ONLY: $36.50.
A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 by Israel Daniel Rupp. This work is concerned mainly with early Palatine immigration and contains 319 ships’ passenger lists with a total of 30,000 names. The arrangement is chronological according to date of arrival, listing the names of the ships on which the passengers arrived and the places from which they emigrated. In addition, the appendices list over a thousand early settlers who landed at some port other than Philadelphia, but who afterwards came to Pennsylvania from New York, North Carolina, and Georgia. NORMAL PRICE: $40.00 TODAY ONLY: $27.50.
Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810by John B. Linn and William H. Egle. The marriage records in this work were compiled from church registers rather than licenses. They cover 1685-1810 and comprise about 65,000 entries, arranged for the most part under both bride and groom. Over half of Vol. I is the marriage records of Christ Church (1709-1810) and Swedes’ Church (1750-1810) of Philadelphia. The rest are records from churches at Carlisle, Chester, Falkner Swamp, New Hanover, Paxtang, and Derry. Vol. II has marriage records of the First, Second, and Third Presbyterian Churches of Philadelphia; Moravian church records of Bethlehem, Emmaus, Lititz, Nazareth, and Philadelphia; records of various churches in the counties of Bucks and Montgomery; and Quaker records of the Monthly Meetings of Buckingham, Falls, Middletown, Philadelphia, Quakertown, Richland, and Wrightstown. NORMAL PRICE: $105.00 TODAY ONLY: $69.95.
German genealogy experts you say? Traveling from Germany you say? Gathering in Minneapolis you say? Well, this Ol’ Myrt is so there. In fact, Mr. Myrt and I leave within the hour.
Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP), formerly the German-American Genealogical Partnership, is proud to announce its inaugural conference to be held in Minneapolis, MN. The Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) is the local host.
When: July 28-30, 2017 Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Registration is closed for the 2017 IGGC Conference. If you have registered and need to make a change, please email: conference@IGGPartner.org
As an added bonus, from the website we find that Fritz Juengling PH.D.,AG has prepared a document to describe how to use the new online version of Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs. Meyersgaz description
I’m quite certain the IGGC instructors will share new research strategies with this Ol’ Myrt. In addition to my 1848ers from Saxony, I’m now working on my brother-in-law’s Bohemian WAGNER family who came directly to New Ulm, Minnesota in 1881. And you can bet I’ll be applying my new-found knowledge as we travel to New Ulm on our way home.
I look forward to attending a class session nearly every hour. There are no ambassadors or official bloggers to my knowledge, but I hope to see many of the usual suspects in attendance. It’s a concept – attend a conference and actually go to classes to learn. As we speak, our favorite German Genealogy Girl, Ursula Krause, has left for the Berlin airport, soon to be on her way. I look forward to meeting her and hosting a brunch in her honor when she travels to Salt Lake following the conference. Here are the two GermanGen Study Group sessions with Ursula from mDearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel.
Happy family tree climbing!
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