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Jewish Given Names

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The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County [JGSCV] will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Come Celebrate JGSCV’s 8th Anniversary!
Celebrate International Jewish Genealogy Month!

    The Topic:“Jewish Given Names”

Learn why “Mordechai Yehuda” is also “Mortka Leib” is also “Max”. An introduction to Jewish given names (first names), focusing on practical issues 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, (www.jewishgen.org), an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and founding member and board member of JGSCV. In 2004, Warren received the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area; and co-author of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Warren has over 25 years of research experience with Russian and Polish Jewish records, and is the author of the “JewishGen FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Jewish Genealogy,” as well as many other JewishGen InfoFiles.

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.

There is no charge to attend the meeting.  Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.  Join now for 2014! ! Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact: information@jgscv.org or
Jan Meisels Allen@  818-889-6616                      
6052 Hackers Lane Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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