Friday, October 26, 2012

A Search For Jewish Roots -- Genie Milgrom Speaker at November 5 JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Mtg

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 Temple Adat Elohim, 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

NOTE: Different Day of Week and Time of Day for This One Meeting!

The Program: From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots

Whether or not you have known-Sephardic roots, you will find this program of interest-both for the genealogical techniques Genie Milgrom will discuss as well as her genealogical journey through time as she criss-crossed  the planet for her Converso or Marrano roots. Milgrom was able to document fully an unbroken maternal lineage of 15 grandmothers going back to the late 1400's. She will tell us her personal story and explain in detail the methods she used to open up the Jewish history of the small village in Spain where her ancestors resided for over 500 years. Today she is still very active and preserving her findings in the village of Fermoselle, Spain which sits on
the border between Spain and Portugal.


Speaker: Genie Milgrom is an International Businesswoman and is currently the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami. She is also the author of the book, My 15 Grandmothers and is President of Tarbut Sefarad-Fermoselle in Spain as well as an active member of the American Society of Personal Historians. You can see more information on her website
at www.geniemilgrom.com .  Book signing and purchasing opportunity--$15.00 per copy.

[Genie just returned from a trip to Fermoselle, where the town's mayor proclaimed to be making an Official Act and handed her the Symbolic Key to the Jewish Quarter of The village along with a Pergamino to serve as a Document of Historical Memory being given  to a descendent of the Jews that had lived in this town of Fermoselle. In history this is only the second time that a Mayor in Spain has given a Symbolic Key to a descendent of the Spanish Jews. If you wish to read about her trip a brief write-up is in the JGSCV's current issue of Venturing Into Our Past accessible on our website: www.jgscv.org and  click on newsletters 2012 issues for the November issue.]

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes  before the program (6:40 p.m.) (note the earlier time) facilitated by Werner Frank,  founding JGSCV member.

We will have Categories A & C of our traveling library available beginning at 6:30 PM to shortly after the meeting.

Our 5-minute genealogical hint at the beginning of the program will be by JGSCV President, Jan Meisels Allen on researching US military records to commemorate Veterans Day.

 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. (www.jgscv.org).

There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend. Our 2013 membership dues campaign has started-any one joining or renewing from now to our December 2nd meeting and is in attendance at our December  meeting is eligible to have their name drawn for great
genealogical gifts! Membership forms are available at the meeting, on the jgscv.org website and in our newsletter, Venturing Into Our Past. Annual dues  are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. Dues paid are good  through December 2013.

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

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

 


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