Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Łódź: Manchester of Poland-Speaker Debra Kay Blatt at JGS Conejo Valley and Ventrua County (JGSCV) June 2, 2013

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen



The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with and located at Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, June 2, 2013 1:30-3:30 p.m.at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Program: Lodz: Manchester of Poland

In the 19th Century, Lodz grew from a small village to the second largest city in Poland. Jews migrated to Lodz from small villages and towns to work in the textile industry.  Jews were a significant presence in the history and development of Lodz through the time of the Holocaust. This lecture will explore the many resources  available through JewishGen, JRI Poland, and other sources to document this history. Many records exist from the early 1800s through the Holocaust period. The Lodz ghetto is probably the most extensively documented ghetto. The Lodz cemetery, which still stands, is one of the largest  Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
 
Speaker: Debra Kay-Blatt has been searching her family history for fifteen years.  She has lectured at the IAJGS Conferences in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Paris. She is a founding member of and is on the Board of the JGSCV.  She has published in the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group Journal, and has been a volunteer for JewishGen, JRI-Poland, and the Lodz Area Research Group.

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.) facilitated by Marion Werle, JGSCV board member The schmoozing corner is to talk with a senior member about suggestions for breaking down your brick walls or obtaining suggestions on where to research for your family history.

We will have Categories A & C of our traveling library available beginning at 1:00 PM to shortly after the meeting. The list of books which are in the JGSCV library is located on our website http://www.jgscv.org   under library-traveling.

There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend. Membership forms are available at the meeting, on the http://www.jgscv.org  website . Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.Dues paid are good through December 2013.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information, including directions please see the JGSCV website: http://www.jgscv.org


Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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