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The History of Jewish Surnames

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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 7, 2012 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Come Celebrate JGSCV’s 7th Anniversary!

    The Topic:“Jewish Surnames”
      The History of Jewish surnames –
      Their Origins, Types, and Etymologies

Learn when Jewish surnames were first used in various countries, how they developed, and their transformation upon immigration. This presentation will dispel several common myths about Jewish surnames. Classifications of surnames will include: patronymic/matronymic, toponymic, occupational, artificial, religious, and acronyms. Discover which Jewish surnames are the most common in the U.S., Eastern Europe and Israel, as well as sources for learning more about your surnames and how they may be accessed.

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 2013! ! Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact: information@jgscv.org or
Jan Meisels Allen@  818-889-6616

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