Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, September 15, 2014 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring genealogist lecturer, Joel Spector, “The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census”.

This presentation will incorporate material from both English and Russian language sources to describe patterns of Jewish population growth in Russia, beginning with early historical data. It will then trace the creation and changing designations of the Russian gubernias, and will incorporate early population data from Russian revision lists (revisie skazki). There will be some discussion of Russian laws affecting Jews in the Pale of Jewish Settlement and the legal restrictions on Jewish movement there. Acquisition of Jewish population data from the 1897 All-Russia Census for the Pale and for all of Russia will be described.

Before the presentation, you can come to ask genealogy questions from one of our mavens, to ask computer questions from one of our computer experts, or just schmooze.

Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years, and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia. Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups.  Joel is a former Secretary of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), the umbrella organization for over 70 Jewish Genealogical Societies, and now serves as its Archivist.

DATE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm to meet with a maven or for computer questions or to schmooze)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.

LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando – Roth JCC – Maitland Campus, Senior Lounge, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

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