Dr. Beider will also be available for individual consultations throughout the week (signup in the Resource Room). Dr. Beider will be bringing with him his database of Polish surnames used as the basis for A Dictionary of Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland, which lists all of the sources where a particular surname was found; his extracts of surnames from yizkor books of Galician towns; and his extracts from the name adoption lists for many German towns and provinces: West Prussia, Pomerania, Neumark, Baden, Frankfurt-am-Main, Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, Posen, Konigsberg, Cologne, Mecklenburg, Kassel, Potsdam, Rheinland, Leignitz.
Bus leaves Boston 8:00am. Lecture at Touro Synagogue 10:00am.
Walking Tour of Jewish Newport 11:00am-12:30pm.
Afternoon time is free to shop, tour Newport mansions.
Bus leaves Newport 3:30, arrives back in Boston about 5:30.
Tuesday, July 16, 8:00am-5:30pm. Bus Trip to Newport.
Cost: $20 per person.
Sunday, July 14, 10:00am-1:00pm. - - This tour is filled.
-- Starts at Holocaust Memorial. Meet in hotel lobby at 9:30am.
Sunday, July 14, 12:30pm-3:30pm. - - This tour is filled.
-- Starts at Vilna Shul. Meet in hotel lobby at 12:00 noon.
Friday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm. - - This tour is filled.
-- Starts at Holocaust Memorial. Meet in hotel lobby at 8:30am.
Whether it be ports of entry, changing of names, or immigration
procedure, American immigration mythology can often act as an
obstacle to productive genealogical research. In this hour,
Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) Historian Marian L.
Smith will discuss researchers' most popular misconceptions about
immigration and immigration records, and how those errors can
thwart our research. She will alswer questions about what
really happened at Ellis Island.
Monday, July 15, 7:00pm-7:50pm.
This panel will bring together eminent leaders in the areas
of Jewish genealogy, Jewish philanthropy, and Jewish archives.
The hope is that our panel of experts will help the Jewish
genealogy community to explore the dimensions of these problems.
By identifying areas of converging and diverging interests,
the parties will help Jewish genealogists formulate a
realistic action agenda.
Panelists are Dr. Michael Feldberg, Michael Bohnen, and Gary Mokotoff. Fred Davis moderates.
Wednesday, July 17, 4:00pm-5:30pm.