Research, Conferences, Books

 

The age-old genealogy research question is “what software should I use?”  Carlton Brooks wrote an article which discusses what to look for and how to make informed choices:  Genealogy Software

Judi Gyori Missel has had the distinct privilege of doing research directly with the International Tracing Service (ITS) records at Bad Arolsen and has written about the ITS records: ITS Experience — for more information, check out the websites at ITS:  http://www.its-arolsen.org/en/homepage/index.html and at the USHMM Arolsen Collection: http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/resourcecenter/

There is a wonderful article by Arnon Hershkovitz and Rony Golan that appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly about teaching genealogy to children Teaching Genealogy to Gifted Children

A book was published in 2010 by a local Phoenix author- Nancy Kravetz.  This book “Remember Me to the Little Children” is truly the most spectacular book on genealogy I have ever seen.  It is complete with hundreds of photographs of people and places, a fold out 4 page wide family tree and a lot of very important, well researched and extraordinarily written information.  Among the family names she researched from Eishyshok, Rosson and Ostrog were Jaffe, Wein, Wajn, Pelovsky, Black, Kagan, Perlow, Dubois, Weomberger, Allen, Shube and Clayman. She meticulously traces the family in their wanderings to France, Israel and the United States.  One of the many quotations from the book’s sidebars says: “It took six months to get here. My grandfather hired an armed guard on horseback to accompany  the family and other people traveling with us from the  village. We left Ostryna by horse and wagon”

The book’s premium quality paper, 400 superb illustrations and photographs, glossary, index, and large foldout family history gate fold all make for clarity in reading the texts and an enjoyable experience. The book itself is 191 pages. Arthur Kurzweil wrote the Forward and called this “Everypersons story”—how true.”Remember Me” should inspire anyone doing family genealogy to publish their work in some form as a legacy for their family and heirs. The quality of  this book sets a gold standard for new publications.  “Remember Me” is available in soft cover for $25 + $5 shipping and handling.

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