JGS of Conejo Valley and Ventura County Meets August 30 Warren Blatt Speaker

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)--California, USA will meet on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The meeting is co-sponsored by and held at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

JGSCV is celebrating its 4th anniversary!

The Program: "Jewish Given Names" and Klutzmer (not Klezmer) Band Playing Eastern European Music

Learn why "Mordechai Yehuda" is also "Mortka Leib" is also "Max". Anintroduction to Jewish given names (first names), focusing on practicalissues for genealogical research. Our ancestors each had many different given names and nicknames, in various languages and alphabets -- this can make Jewish genealogical research difficult. This presentation will teach you about the history and patterns of Jewish first names, and how to recognize your ancestors' names in genealogical sources.

Speaker: Warren Blatt, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and founding member and board member of JGSCV . He is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area; and co-author of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy.

Also: Be entertained by the Klutzmer Band (no, not Klezmer), playing Eastern European music.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge.

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

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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