Guide to the Sallyann Sack Papers
undated, 1962-1972, 1978-2007

P-917

Processed by Rachel Alexandra Tutera

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel Alexandra Tutera in November 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sack, Sallyann Amdur, 1936-
Title: Sallyann Sack Papers
Dates:undated, 1962-1972, 1978-2007
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Sallyann Amdur Sack, “The Godmother” of Jewish Genealogy. In 1980, Sack founded the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW); in 1984, she organized the First International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel; and in 1985, she co-founded AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, known as “The Voice” of Jewish Genealogy research. These papers chronicle Dr. Sack’s groundbreaking work, which ranges from the early 1980s through 2007. The collection contains correspondence, conference and seminar materials, planning and research papers, as well as photographs and audio/visual material.
Languages: The collection is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Russian, Swedish and Yiddish.
Quantity: 21 linear feet
Identification: P-917
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Sallyann Amdur Sack was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 13, 1936 to Frances and Max Amdur. She attended Radcliffe College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1957. In 1956, she married Lawrence Sack, M.D., thereby becoming Sallyann Amdur Sack. In 1971, she became Dr. Sack when she received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University. Dr. Sack went into private practice in this field in suburban Washington, D.C.

It is told by Dr. Sack and others that she was inspired to start performing family research by her youngest daughter, Kathryn Solomon. This endeavor began as an investigation into her family’s Eastern European roots. In the spirit of her father’s own leadership role as organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, Sallyann also took on a leadership role and founded the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and served as its first president in 1980.

Dr. Sack’s work for the JGSGW, as well as her efforts as chair of the summer seminar on Jewish Genealogy held in Washington D.C. in 1982, prepared her to organize the First International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, unprecedented in its scale, in 1984. The following year, Dr. Sack founded AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, which continues to serve as “The Voice” of Jewish Genealogy.

Dr. Sack received the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and is referred to as “The Godmother” of Jewish Genealogy (coined by her friend and AVOTAYNU collaborator Gary Mokotoff).

Chronology

1936Sallyann Sack was born in Cleveland, Ohio
1956Marries Lawrence C. Sack, M.D.
1957Graduates from Radcliffe College magna cum laude
1972Receives Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University
1980Founds the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and serves as its first president
1980Publishes Search for the Family with Mark Shulkin
1982Chairs the Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C.
1984Organizes the first International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel
1985Co-founds AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy
1986Becomes member of the Advisory Board for the Douglas E. Goldman Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel-Aviv, Israel (through 1989)
1987Publishes Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel
1987Publishes Russian Consular Records Project Index and Catalog, Garland Publishing Co.
1988Chairs the Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C.
1989Becomes member of the Advisory Committee on Russian-American Genealogical Archival Exchange (RAGAS), through 1994
1991Co-chairs the Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, UT
1991Co-authors Where Once We Walked, A Guide to Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust
1994Co-chairs the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel
1997Is elected President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), through 1998
1998Is elected President of Avotaynu Foundation, which publishes genealogical reference guides
2000Co-chairs the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, UT
2000Receives the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Lifetime Achievement Award
2004Co-edits Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy
2005Chairs the Founding Committee for the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center (affiliate of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem, Israel)
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Scope and Content Note

This collection chronicles Sallyann Sack’s role as a pioneer in the field of Jewish Genealogy in the 1980s. Her roles as pioneer include founder and co-founder, chair and co-chair, editor, writer and president. The earlier papers reflect the formation of a Jewish Genealogical research network while the later papers reflect the work that network produces. The Sallyann Sack Papers consist of correspondence, conference and seminar papers and audio/visual material, AVOTAYNU and Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) papers, as well a variety of other papers related to her projects and research.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into seven series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

This collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of The American Jewish Historical Society; however, the correspondence contained within this collection (Boxes 1-15 and some material in Box 39) is restricted until after the death of Dr. Sack. For more information, contact:

American Jewish Historical Society
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

John Henry Richter, former librarian at the Library of Congress and the University of Michigan, corresponded with Dr. Sack from 1983 until his death in 1994. For those interested in him and his work, his papers are at the Leo Baeck Institute (AR 1683 / MF 534).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Sallyann Sack Papers; P-917; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Ephemera and Publications, undated, 1980-2002

This series is in English with some Hebrew.
.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series I contains Sallyann Sack’s ephemera and publications. It consists of one manuscript box (Box 34), with an additional folder of material in Box 35 (folder 11) and one medal located in Box 46. In terms of ephemera, this series contains Dr. Sack’s handwritten notes and datebook, newspaper clippings about her and her work (from Jerusalem Post Magazine and Washington Jewish Week), mailing lists and business cards that she collected, as well as her nametags from seminars. (Card) Box 46 contains an original box which houses an Israel State Medal. One side has an image of Sigmund Freud on it, which is dated 1856-1939, along with some Hebrew. The other side reads Israel Psychoanalytic Society, 1933-1983, with a “50” indicating its 50th anniversary. It was found in Dr. Sack’s papers. Publications included are “Teaching Genealogy,” “Jewish Genealogy on the Eve of the 20th Century” (including a draft), and “That We May Remember: A Guide to Genealogical Research in Jerusalem,” which Dr. Sack co-authored with Naomi Levin Gershan.

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34 2 Teaching Genealogy undated, 2002
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35 10 Calendars 1993-2000
  

2 items

 
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34 3 Jewish Genealogy on the Eve of the 21st Century 1997
34 5 Presentation Research and Notes undated, 1984-1989
34 6 Jewish Genealogy Talks as prepared by Sallyann Sack 1984-1987
34 7 That We May Remember: A Guide to Genealogical Research in Jerusalem 1984
  

By Naomi Levin Gershan and Sallyann Sack

 
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46 Original box Israel State Medal 1983
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34 8 Dr. Sack’s notebooks and datebook undated, 1983
34 9 Newspaper clippings about Sallyann Sack 1980-1984
34 10 Handwritten notes undated
34 11 Handwritten notes undated
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35 9 Mailing Lists and Business Cards undated
35 11 Dr. Sack’s Nametags from Seminars undated
35 13 Various undated, 1963-1998
  

Folder 13 contains invitations, a news clipping, greeting card, a note from the Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, a professional letter Dr. Sack wrote as a psychologist and an invitation to a Tribute to the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy spoken by the Chief Rabbi, Dr. Israel Brodie in London.

 
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Series II: Correspondence, undated, 1979-2005

This series is in English, with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
7.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

The series is divided into three subseries. Sallyann Sack arranged her letters geographically and this order has been maintained.

Scope and Content:

Please note that the correspondence within this collection will not be accesible to researchers until after the death of Sallyann Sack. The correspondence series consists of fifteen manuscript boxes, ranging from Boxes 1 through 15, with material also in Box 39. It contains both incoming and outgoing letters, many of which are typewritten on onionskin paper while others are handwritten. It is primarily in English, with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.

When Dr. Sack corresponded frequently with a person, she created an individual file for them. These files have also been maintained and appear at the beginning of the section for their state or country of origin. Letters pertain to Jewish genealogy research, including many requests for guidance in navigating the research landscape. Correspondents include academics, archivists, certified genealogists, historians, hobbyists, librarians, rabbis and translators. These requests are not only made in incoming letters but also in outgoing letters, by Dr. Sack, as each correspondent has access to unique regional archives and resources. They form a genealogical research network.

Please note: photocopies of research and family trees sometimes included. There are also more personal pieces of correspondence like greeting cards and postcards.

Subseries 1: National Correspondence, undated, 1979-2004

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

Letters are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. States with fewer letters of correspondence have been grouped together.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence from 40 states. Letters can be found in Boxes 1-5 as well as in Box 14. Dr. Sack created folders for particular individuals with whom she corresponded. They are: Roberta Wagner Berman (President of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society) of California; John Henry Richter (former librarian at the Library of Congress and the University of Michigan) of Michigan; Rabbi Malcolm Stern (known as “The Founding Father” or “The Dean” of Jewish Genealogy) of New York; Harry D. Boonin (founding president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia) of Pennsylvania; and Walter Cohen of Texas. Also included is Gary Mokotoff (co-publisher of AVOTAYNU), whose correspondence occurs largely between him and others, but also includes notes written between him and Dr. Sack.

Each of these correspondents has a folder of material, while Gary Mokotoff has two (Box 14, Folders 3-4) and Harry D. Boonin has five (Box 4, Folders 4-7 as well as Box 14, Folder 9). This reflects the great extent to which Dr. Sack collaborated with these gentlemen.

Furthermore, Gary Mokotoff’s work can be found in the Audio Series: “Internet for Greenhorns” (Card Box 2, Cassette 23) and “It Ain’t No Sin to Make a Profit” (Card Box 3, Cassette 25). Harry D. Boonin’s work can also be found in the Audio Series: “Role of Rhineland Jews for Ashkenazic Jewry” (Card Box 1, Cassette 2) and “The Gantze-Megila: Research, Printing and Publishing a Book About Your Russian-Jewish Family” (Card Box 2, Cassette 25).

Please note: Box 2, Folder 5 contains a brief letter typewritten (and signed by) Elie Wiesel, dated September 6, 1990. Some material is in Hebrew (specifically in Box 14, Folder 6).

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1 1 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado undated, 1984-1994
1 2 Roberta Wagner Berman of California 1989-1994
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13 5 California undated, 1983-2002
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1 3 California 1993-1996
1 4 California 1992
1 5 California 1988-1991
1 6 California 1986-1987
1 7 California 1981-1985
1 8 Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana undated, 1984-2002
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2 1 Florida 1987-2002
2 2 Florida undated, 1982-1986
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13 6 Hawaii 1996
13 7 Illinois 1983-2001
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2 3 Illinois undated, 1980-1996
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13 8 Kansas 1988
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2 4 Maryland undated, 1981-1996
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13 9 Maryland 1980-1995
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2 5 Massachusetts 1987-1998
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14 1 Massachusetts 1983-1998
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2 6 Massachusetts undated, 1981-1986
2 7 John Henry Richter of Michigan 1983-1994
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14 2 Michigan 1984-2001
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2 8 Michigan 1982-1995
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3 1 Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina 1986-1996
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14 3 Gary Mokotoff of New Jersey, Correspondence and Papers 1983-2002
14 4 Gary Mokotoff of New Jersey undated
  

This folder contains correspondence as well as papers.

 
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3 2 New Jersey 1991-2000
3 3 New Jersey undated, 1980-1990
3 4 Rabbi Malcolm Stern of New York undated, 1978-1995
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14 6 New York undated, 1979-2001
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3 5 New York 1992-1997
3 6 New York 1988-1991
3 7 New York undated, 1981-1987
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14 7 North Carolina 1989
14 8 Ohio 1983-1998
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4 1 Ohio 1992-1996
4 2 Ohio undated, 1980-1991
4 3 Oregon 1988-1995
4 4 Harry D. Boonin of Pennsylvania 1990-1999
4 5 Harry D. Boonin of Pennsylvania 1987-1989
4 6 Harry D. Boonin of Pennsylvania 1984-1986
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14 9 Harry D. Boonin of Pennsylvania 1983-1984
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4 7 Harry D. Boonin of Pennsylvania 1980-1983
4 8 Pennsylvania 1989-2000
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5 1 Pennsylvania 1982-1988
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14 10 Pennsylvania undated, 1981-1988
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5 2 Rhode Island 1990-1993
5 3 Walter Cohen of Texas 1982-1985
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14 11 Texas 1987-1998
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5 4 Tennessee, Texas, Utah undated, 1982-1996
5 5 Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin 1982-1995
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14 12 Washington, D.C. undated, 1981-2004
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5 6 Washington, D.C. 1984-2000

Subseries 2: International Correspondence, undated, 1981-2005

This series is in English, with some material in French, German,Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

Letters are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Countries with fewer letters of correspondence have been grouped together.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence from 37 countries and letters can be found in Boxes, 5-11, 14, 15 and (3 folders in) 39. Dr. Sack created folders for particular individuals with whom she corresponded. They are: Ruben Weiser of Argentina; Sophie Caplan (Holocaust survivor and contributor to AVOTAYNU) of Australia; Marcel Apsel (contributor to AVOTAYNU) of Belgium; Egon and Frieda Wolff (researchers who escaped Naziism in 1936 by relocating to Sao Paulo and later Rio de Janeiro) of Brazil; Michael Marrus (historian and professor at the University of Toronto); David Jacobs (founder of the East End Museum) of England; Dr. Anthony Joseph (Chairman of the Birmingham Branch of the British Jewish Historical Society) and his wife Judith (or Judy) Joseph of England; Alexander Beider (academic in the field of Jewish Onomastics) of France; Dr. Ernst Lustig (researcher) of (West) Germany; Jurgen Sielemann (founder of Germany’s first society for Jewish Genealogy and co-author of Uberseeische Auswanderung und Familienforschung, which can be found in Box 36) of Germany; Erno Lazarovits (Holocaust survivor and professor at the University of Budapest) of Hungary; Rabbi Shmuel Gorr (genealogist and worldwide consultant) of Israel; Esther Ramon (President of the Isarel Jewish Genealogy Society and contributor to AVOTAYNU) of Israel; Ruth Rigbi of Israel; Aleksandrs Feigmanis (historian and researcher) of Latvia; Jose Maria Abecassis (Sephardic genealogist) of Portugal; Slomovitz Calman of Romania; Dr. Ladislau Gyemant (professor at Babes-Bolyai University) of Romania; Dan Regenstreif (contributor to AVOTAYNU) of Romania; I.L. (Leslie) Meyerowitz of South Africa; Rene Lobe (President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Switzerland and contributor to AVOTAYNU); Leyla Ipeker of Turkey; and last, Stella Kent (of the Roots Committee) of Turkey.

There are also institutions with their own folders. Included are the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth of Israel and the Society for the Jewish Family Heritage of Israel. Dr. Sack served as a Member of the Advisory Board for the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center from 1986-1989.

Box 39, Folder 5 contains letters from Zachary Baker (Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University), Dr. Rolf Lederer (President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto and contributor to AVOTAYNU) and Lawrence Tapper (archivist at the Public Archives of Canada and contributor to AVOTAYNU).

Sophie Caplan (aforementioned Holocaust survivor and contributor to AVOTAYNU) sent Dr. Sack photographs. They are housed with the other photographs in the collection and can be found in Box 38, Folder 2.

Alexander Beider’s (aforementioned academic in the field of Jewish Onomastics) work can be found in the Audio Series of the collection: “Questions and Answers: Beider’s Surname Books” (Card Box 3, Cassette 17).

BoxFolderTitleDate
5 7 Ruben Weiser of Argentina 1990-1997
5 8 Argentina undated, 1985-1997
5 9 Sophie Caplan of Australia 1993-2005
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39 1 Sophie Caplan of Australia 1990-2001
39 2 Sophie Caplan of Australia undated, 1984-1989
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14 13 Australia 1984-1998
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5 10 Australia 1987-1996
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14 14 Austria 1986-1996
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39 3 Marcel Apsel of Belgium undated, 1984-1997
39 4 Egon and Frieda Wolff of Brazil undated, 1988-1996
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14 15 Brazil 1994-1998
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5 11 Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria 1988-2002
  

Some material in Russian

 
5 12 Michael Marrus of Canada 1989
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6 1 Canada 1988-1999
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14 16 Canada undated, 1983-2002
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39 5 Canada undated, 1983-1997
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6 2 Canada 1982-1987
6 3 Chile, Colombia undated, 1983-1989
6 4 Czechoslovakia undated, 1986-1992
6 5 David Jacobs of England 1985-1994
6 6 Dr. Anthony Joseph and Judy Joseph of England 1993-2004
6 7 Dr. Anthony Joseph and Judy Joseph of England 1990-1992
6 8 Dr. Anthony Joseph and Judy Joseph of England 1987-1989
  

This folder contains letters about planning the 2nd ISJG Conference in London, which Anthony Joseph organized with David Jacobs.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Dr. Anthony Joseph and Judy Joseph of England 1984-1986
7 2 England 1993-2005
7 3 England 1988-1992
7 4 England undated, 1983-1991
7 5 Finland 1988-1995
7 6 Alexander Beider of France undated, 1991-2004
7 7 France 1990-1999
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14 17 France 1984-1998
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7 8 France undated, 1985-1989
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8 1 Dr. Ernst lusting of Germany 1986-1990
  

This folder contains two photographs. Please note Dr. Ernst lived in West Germany.

 
8 2 Jurgen Sielemann of Germany 1984-1999
8 3 Germany undated, 1985-2000
  

This folder includes material in German.

 
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14 18 Greece 1995
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8 4 Erno Lazarovits of Hungary 1994-1995
8 5 Hungary undated, 1984-1994
8 6 Rabbi Shmuel Gorr of Israel 1984
8 7 Rabbi Shmuel Gorr of Israel undated, 1982-1983
8 8 Esther Ramon of Israel 1990-1996
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9 1 Ruth Rigbi of Israel 1984-1985
9 2 Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth of Israel, 1 of 2 1988-1991
9 3 Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth of Israel, 2 of 2 undated, 1985-1987
9 4 Society for the Jewish Family Heritage of Israel 1983-1984
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9 5 Israel 1996-2003
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15 1 Israel 1984-2003
  

Some material in Hebrew.

 
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9 6 Israel 1995
  

Some material in Hebrew.

 
9 7 Israel 1994
9 8 Israel 1993
9 9 Israel 1992
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10 1 Israel 1992
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10 2 Israel 1991
10 3 Israel 1990
10 4 Israel 1989
10 5 Israel 1988
10 Israel 1985-1987
10 6 Israel 1981-1984
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15 2 Israel undated, 1983
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10 7 Aleksandrs Feigmanis of Latvia undated, 1994-1999
10 8 Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico 1984-2002
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15 3 The Netherlands 1983-2001
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11 1 The Netherlands undated, 1981-1997
  

This folder includes two photographs.

 
11 2 New Zealand 1985-1994
11 3 Poland 1986-2005
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15 4 Poland 1993-1998
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11 4 Jose Maria Abecassis of Portugal 1986-1993
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15 5 Puerto Rico 1986
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11 5 Slomovitz Calman of Romania undated, 1990-1991
  

Some material in French.

 
11 6 Dr. Ladislau Gyemant of Romania 1994-2000
11 7 Dan Regenstreif of Romania 1991
  

Some material in French.

 
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15 6 Romania 1997
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11 8 Russia Undated, 1991-1997
11 9 Scotland Undated, 1987-1996
11 10 I.L. (Leslie) Meyerowitz of South Africa 1985-1996
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12 1 South Africa 1983-1997
12 2 Spain, Sweden 1987-1997
12 3 Rene Lobe of Switzerland 1985-1995
  

This folder contains letters from the Swiss Society for Jewish Genealogy, with material in French and German.

 
12 4 Switzerland 1984
12 5 Leyla Ipeker of Turkey 1992-1996
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15 6 Stella Kent of Turkey 1997
15 7 USSR undated, 1989-1997
  

This folder contains letters from Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania.

 
15 8 West Germany 1984-1988
  

This folder contains some material in German.

 

Subseries 3: Miscellaneous, undated, 1980-1998

This series is in English
Arrangement:

Letters are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Unfortunately this subseries contains material that is largely lacking information. The emails contained within this series include American Jewish Genealogical Society Board digest; emails sent to archivists and genealogists, as well as to JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12 7 Correspondence 1993-1997
12 8 Correspondence undated, 1980-1992
12 9 Correspondence undated
  

This folder contains incomplete letters, meaning they are missing pages. Due to missing pages, they lack information about the correspondent and place of origin.

 
12 10 Emails 1998
12 11 Emails 1997-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Emails 1997-1998
13 2 Emails 1997
13 3 Emails 1997
13 4 Emails 1995-1997
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Series III: Conferences and Seminars, 1981-2006

This series is in English.
4.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The Conferences and Seminars series consists of 8 boxes (beginning with Box 16) with some material spilling over into Box 24. Conferences and seminars were held by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), a non-profit “organization of organizations” to which the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) is a member. The first seminar was held in the summer of 1981 in New York City and it was followed by three more national summer seminars before the first international seminar was established in 1984, much to Dr. Sack’s credit. The most recent material in this series ends is the 27th International Conference which was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The IAJGS has a website (www.iajgs.org) and they continue to hold conferences, including, most recently, its 31st, in Washington, D.C., in 2011.

Note that some conference and seminar binders had tabs that divided them into sections, like: Foreword, Hotel Information, Activities, Reference, Speaker Bios, Sessions Summaries, Speaker Materials (this is from the 26th Conference, 1 of 3), and they have been maintained.

Also note that the Audio Series represents the real genealogical content of these conferences and seminars. There are 2 CDs for the 27th International Conference which can be found in Box 37; a booklet containing 7 CDs for the 26th International Conference which can also be found in Box 37; 5 cassettes for the 22nd Conference which can be found in Card Box 1; 34 cassettes for the 19th Annual Conference which can be found in Card Boxes 1 and 2; and last, 59 cassettes for the 15th Annual Summer Seminar which can be found in Card Boxes 2, 3 and 4.

BoxFolderTitleDate
40 1 Syllabus: 27th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah 2007 July 15-20
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16 1 Syllabus: 26th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, New York, NY, 1 of 3 2006 August 13-18
16 2 Syllabus: 26th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, New York, NY 2 of 3 2006 August 13-18
16 3 Syllabus: 26th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, New York, NY, 2006 August 13-18, 3 of 3 2006 August 13-18
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40 2 Syllabus and Yearbook: 25th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference on Jewish Genealogy, Las Vegas, Nevada 2005 July 10-15
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16 4 25th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada 2005 July 10-15
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40 3 Syllabus: 24th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel 2004 July 4-9
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16 5 23rd International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C., 2003 July 20-25, 1 of 3 2003 July 20-25
16 6 23rd International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C., 2003 July 20-25, 2 of 3 2003 July 20-25
16 7 23rd International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C., 2003 July 20-25, 3 of 3 2003 July 20-25
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17 1 Syllabus: 22nd International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Toronto, Canada, 1 of 2 2002 August 4-9
17 2 Syllabus: 22nd International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Toronto, Canada, 2 of 2 2002 August 4-9
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40 4 Resource Book: 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, London, England 2001 July 8-13
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35 1 2001 Genealogy Symposium 2001
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17 3 Syllabus: 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, London, England 2001
17 4 Daily Planner, Jewish Genealogy Yearbook and Family Finder for the 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, London, England 2002 July 8-13
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40 5 List of Registrants and Family Finder: 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah 2000 July 9-14
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17 5 Conference Program: 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah 2000 July
17 6 Dr. Sack’s Planning Binder: 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1 of 3 2000
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18 1 Dr. Sack’s Planning Binder: 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2 of 3 2000
18 2 Dr. Sack’s Planning Binder: 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3 of 3 2000
18 3 Syllabus: 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, New York, NY, 1 of 2 1999 August 8-13
18 4 Syllabus: 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, New York, NY, 2 of 2 1999 August 8-13
18 5 Syllabus: 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Los Angeles, California, 1 of 2 1998 July 12-17
18 6 Syllabus 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Los Angeles, California, 2 of 2 1998 July 12-17
18 7 Family Finder: 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Los Angeles, California 1998 July 12-17
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19 1 Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Paris, France 1997
19 2 5th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Paris, France 1997 July 13-17
19 3 Dr. Sack’s Binder for Mini-Seminars in Kiev, Ukraine and Paris, France, 1 of 2 1997
19 4 Dr. Sack’s Binder for Mini-Seminars in Kiev, Ukraine and Paris, France, 2 of 2 1997
19 5 Syllabus and Program Guide: 15th Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Boston, Massachusetts 1996 July 14-19
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20 1 Syllabus: 14th Annual Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C. 1995 June 25-29
20 2 Dr. Sack’s binder: 4th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 1 of 4 1994
20 3 Dr. Sack’s binder: 4th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 2 of 4 1994
20 4 Dr. Sack’s binder: 4th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 3 of 4 1994
20 5 Dr. Sack’s binder: 4th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 4 of 4 1994
20 6 4th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel 1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Sack’s binder: 4th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 1 of 3 1992-1994
21 2 Sack’s binder: 4th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 2 of 3 1992-1994
21 3 Sack’s binder: 4th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel, 3 of 3 1992-1994
21 4 Dr. Sack’s Papers: 13th Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel 1994
21 5 12th International Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Toronto, Canada 1993 June 27-30
21 6 3rd International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1991
21 7 3rd International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1991
21 8 Program: 9th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Los Angeles, California 1990
21 9 7th Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C. 1988 June 26-July 1
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Dr. Sack’s Planning binder: Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy for 1988, 1 of 3 1988
22 2 Dr. Sack’s Planning binder: Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy for 1988, 2 of 3 1988
22 3 Dr. Sack’s Planning binder: Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy for 1988, 3 of 3 1988
22 4 Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, London, England 1987
22 5 5th National Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, New York 1985 July
22 6 Syllabus: 4th National Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Illinois 1984
22 7 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy: Final Brochure Layout and Printing Layouts, Jerusalem, Israel 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Press: International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy 1983-1984
23 2 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel (including Preliminary Program and Registration Forms) 1984 April 29-May 3
23 3 Seminar Guide and L’Katim Gleanings: An Anthology, the International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel 1984
23 4 Correspondence regarding the International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem, Israel 1983-1984
23 5 Correspondence with Triad Professional Productions regarding taping in Jerusalem, Israel for the International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy 1983-1984
23 6 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel, Israel Government Tourist Office 1982-1984
23 7 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, Publication and Papers 1984-2001
23 8 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy Mailing and Brochure 1984
23 9 Dr. Sack’s Binder for Summer Seminar on Jewish Genealogy II, Washington, D.C 1982
23 10 Dr. Sack’s binder for Summer Seminar II, Washington D.C. undated, 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy – Towns Being Researched (A-Z) undated
24 2 International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy – Names Being Researched undated
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Series IV: Projects, undated, 1980-2000

This series is in English.
3.75 linear feet plus 3 folders.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series IV contains papers which chronicle the projects Dr. Sack spearheaded and/or documented. Material can be found in Boxes 26-38 as well as in three folders in Box 34 and one folder in Box 39. Included are AVOTAYNU; The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and its publication MISHPACHA; The Russian Consular Records Project; and last, Dr. Sack’s Project Proposal for Family History Curriculum Component. Series IV also contains a subseries devoted to projects submitted to Dr. Sack. Arrangement: Arranged into four subseries.

Subseries 1: AVOTAYNU, undated, various, 1991-1997

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

AVOTAYNU, meaning “Our Forefathers” in Hebrew, is a journal that Dr. Sack co-founded with Gary Mokotoff in 1985. It is “the world’s largest circulation magazine devoted to Jewish genealogy,” and is considered “the voice of Jewish genealogy.” AVOTAYNU papers include correspondence, both general as well as letters sent to the editor and to the Ask the Experts column (to which readers submit genealogical inquiries); correspondence related to submissions (including the submissions themselves, which are generally essays and stories); correspondence and planning related to the AVOTAYNU Guide to American Jewish Genealogy; and last, general papers related to AVOTAYNU. Please refer to http://www.avotaynu.com/journal.htm for more information.

BoxFolderTitleDate
24 3 AVOTAYNU Submissions (including gallery proofs and related correspondence), 1 of 2 1997
24 3 AVOTAYNU Submissions (including gallery proofs and related correspondence), 1 of 2 1997
24 4 AVOTAYNU Submissions (including gallery proofs and related correspondence), 2 of 2 1997
24 5 AVOTAYNU Submissions for New Family Books in Print undated, 1993-1997
24 6 AVOTAYNU Ask the Experts 1986-1997
24 7 AVOTAYNU Correspondence and Submissions 1994
24 8 AVOTAYNU General Correspondence and Mailings undated, 1991
24 9 AVOTAYNU Letters to the Editor 1993-1996
24 10 AVOTANYU Submissions and Follow-Ups, 1 of 3 Various
24 11 AVOTAYNU Submissions and Follow-Ups, 2 of 3 Various
24 12 AVOTAYNU Submissions and Follows-Ups, 3 of 3 Various

Subseries 2: The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), undated, 1980-2000

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

Dr. Sack’s intellectual arrangement has been maintained, with the addition of chronological order.

Scope and Content:

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) was founded by Dr. Sack in 1980. According to their website (www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/society.html), Dr. Sack founded the non-profit organization, “focused on promoting genealogy and education…with the encouragement of Rabbi Malcolm Stern, known as the ‘father of Jewish Genealogy.’” (Please note this collection contains restricted correspondence with Rabbi Stern, and it can be found in Box 3, Folder 4). The JGSGW papers in this series include the society’s agendas, correspondence, meetings, new member lists and research directories. The JGSGW is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and continues to hold meetings, maintain a library and publish a newsletter.

MISHPACHA, meaning “family” in Hebrew, is a quarterly publication of the JGSGW. Free to members of the JGSGW and members “are encouraged to submit their genealogical research experiences, successes, failures, problems, amusing anecdotes, and suggestions for publication in MISPACHA” (from Winter 1999, Volume 18, No. 4). The publications contained within the collection span from Volume 1, Number 1 published in Summer 1981, through Volume 20, Number 3, published in Fall 2000. They can be found in Box 27, Folders 2-5 as well as Box 39, Folder 6.

BoxFolderTitleDate
35 2 Papers: Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (AJGS, including member lists, finance reports and emails) 1997-1998
35 12 Grants undated, 1997
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26 1 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Tabulations of Researchers, Their Subjects and Needs 1988 1988
26 2 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Papers 1985
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35 13 JGSGW Financial Papers undated, 1984-1988
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26 3 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Publication and Papers undated, 1984-1988
26 4 Dr. Sack’s Binder: Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), including agendas, meetings and new members, 1 of 2 1982-1986
26 5 Dr. Sack’s Binder: Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), including agendas, meetings and new members, 2 of 2 1982-1983
26 6 Papers of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) 1982-1983
26 7 Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. Directory for 1982 1980-1982
26 8 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Research Directories 1982
26 9 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Seminar Surveys (Completed), 1 of 2 Undated, 1982-1983
26 10 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Seminar Surveys (Completed), 2 of 2 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Membership Applications (Completed) 1980-1982
27 2 MISHPACHA, A Quarterly Publication of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) 1996-2000
27 3 MISHPACHA, A Quarterly Publication of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) 1990-1995
27 4 MISHPACHA, A Quarterly Publication of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) 1983-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 6 MISHPACHA, A Quarterly Publication of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) 1981-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 5 MISHPACHA Index Volumes 1-10 1981-1990

Subseries 3: Russian Consular Records Project, undated, 1980-1993

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

Dr. Sack’s intellectual arrangement has been maintained, with the addition of chronological order.

Scope and Content:

The indexing of the Russian Consular Records was performed by Dr. Sack and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW). The index contains approximately 70,000 entries. From the undated project proposal (contained in Box 28, Folder 9): “The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) proposes a project to preserve, catalog and develop a publishable, computerized index of information contained in records impounded by the United States government in 1933 from Imperial Russian consular offices.” The index was to be “made public to the general public, genealogists and scholars,” and included partnerships with The Latter Day Saints (LDS), who microfilmed the records, and The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which also has microfilm of the records in its holdings and played a role in supervising the arrangement and preparation of the material for access.

Please note there are photocopies of material that is originally dated 1919 and 1921 and these copies were presumably made in the 1980s or 1990s.

Please also note there is a reel contained in the Audio Series titled Russian Consular Records Power Plant Tape, dated 1986. It can be found in Box 37.

BoxFolderTitleDate
27 6 Russian Consular Records Project (including “Russian Consular Records Revisited” by Suzan Wynne) undated, 1993
27 7 Russian Consular Records Project, Funding and Outreach Correspondence undated, 1982-1989
27 8 Russian Consular Records Project Correspondence 1984-1986
27 9 Russian Consular Records Project Publicity 1985
27 10 Russian Consular Records Project Proposals 1984-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Russian Consular Records Project Hoover Institution Archives, Register for Russian Material plus correspondence regarding project, 1 of 2 1984-1985
28 2 Russian Consular Records Project Hoover Institution Archives, Register for Russian Material plus correspondence regarding project, 2 of 2 1984-1985
28 3 Russian Consular Records Project Personnel 1980-1985
28 4 Canada Public Archives Russian Consular Collection undated, 1982-1984
28 5 Russian Consulates in US and Canada, Russian Consular Records 1980
28 6 Russian Consular Records Project: League of Nations Russian Refugees for 1921 undated
  

This folder contains photocopies of material originally dated 1921.

 
28 7 Reproductions of Department of State Consular Records from the National Archives undated
  

This folder contains photocopies of material originally dated 1919.

 
28 8 Russian Consular Records Copies of Statements for Immigration Visas and Certificates of Derivative Citizenship (mostly dated in the early 20th century) Early 20th century
28 9 “A Project to Preserve, Catalog and Index a Collection of Russian Consular Records” by Dr. Sack and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) undated

Subseries 4: Dr. Sack’s Project Proposal for Family History Curriculum Component, 1995-1996

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of one folder. It contains correspondence about “fight[ing] the alarming trend toward assimilation…” by “hav[ing] a serious family history component in each year of religious school, starting with kindergarten” (from a letter to Arthur Kurzweil, dated 1996). Also contained in this folder is a children’s activity book titled Grandparents and Grandchildren: A Whimsical, Joyful Sharing Book by Sunny Shulkin and Wendy Leebov Gollub, presumably to be used as an introduction to family history.

Please note: there is a reel contained in the Audio Series titled Russian Consular Records Power Plant Tape, dated 1986. It can be found in Box 37.

BoxFolderTitleDate
34 4 Dr. Sack’s Project Proposal for Family History Curriculum Component 1995-1996

Subseries 5: Projects Submitted to Dr. Sack, undated, 1994-2000

This series is in English.
2 folders.
Arrangement:

This subseries has been arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains two folders with material related to the Ratno Memorial Books Project and the Jewish Cemetery Project, as submitted to Dr. Sack. Rhonda Shafner submitted a proposal to Dr. Sack to translate books about the former Ukrainian shtetl of Ratno. The Jewish Cemetery Project contains Instructions for Identifying and Recording Jewish Burials by Aaron M. Ross, of Boy Scout Troop 18, Maryland. This reflects Dr. Sack’s being a touchstone in the field of not only Jewish Genealogy research, but Jewish history at large.

BoxFolderTitleDate
28 10 Ratno Memorial Books Project 2000
28 11 Jewish Cemetery Project undated, 1994-1998
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Series V: Research Material, undated, various, 1962-2007

This series is in English, with some material in Hebrew, Polish and Russian.
3.5 linear feet plus one folder.
Arrangement:

Series V is arranged into six subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series V contains a variety of research material. Material can be found in Boxes 29-34 as well as in both Card Boxes 44 and 46. These papers are related to research trips coordinated by Sallyann Sack; research collections and institutions visited for genealogical research; reference papers (as well as a card catalog) used to navigate the research landscape; research subjects files created by Sallyann Sack; and last, various research papers and books collected by Sallyann Sack.

Subseries 1: Research Trips, undated, 1994-2000

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains papers related to research trips coordinated by Dr. Sack between 1996 and 1997. Trips were taken to Belarus, Latvia and Poland The first folder of material, Box 35, Folder 3, contains material related to UNIGLOBE, a travel agency through which Sallyann Sack made arrangements.

BoxFolderTitleDate
35 3 UNIGLOBE undated, 1994-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 12 Research Trip: Poland, 1 of 3 1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Research Trip: Poland, 2 of 3 1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 2 Research Trip: Poland, 3 of 3 1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 3 Research Trip: Latvia 1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 4 Travel Seminars: Papers 1997
4 4 Minsk Registrants 1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 5 Field Trips 1996

Subseries 2: Research Collections and Institutions, undated, 1962-2002

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 6 International Training Service (ITS) Archives Undated, 1995-2002
29 7 Research: Guide to the Archival Record Groups and Collections, Jerusalem, Israel 2000
29 8 Research: Bernhard Brilling Collection, Germany 1999
29 9 Research correspondence: Gerald Luchansky of the Cartographic and Architectural Division, National Archives, Maryland 1996-1997
29 10 Research: Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority Bibliography for the History of the Communities of Israel Destroyed in the Holocaust, Jerusalem, Israel 1996
29 11 Research: Czech and Slovak Archives 1996
29 12 Research: Archives of Odessa Genealogical Materials (in Russian) 1996
29 13 Research: Genealogical Sources in Belarus Archives 1994-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 6 RAGAS Report and correspondence undated, 1993-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 14 Research: National Archives, Washington, D.C. undated, 1994
  

This folder contains one newspaper clipping.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Research: National Archives, Washington, D.C. undated, 1985-1994
  

This folder contains National Archives lists of holdings and handwritten notes.

 
30 2 Research: Mormon Library, Salt Lake City, Utah 1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 3 Research: DOROT – Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel-Aviv, Israel undated, 1987-1988
  

This folder contains newspaper clippings.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 7 Research: Genealogical Society of Utah, Correspondence with Representatives Artel and Focha Ricks 1984-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 4 Research: Chevrot Kadisha Advance Research Forms, Jerusalem, Israel 1984
  

These research forms have been completed.

 
30 5 Research: The Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, Israel 1983-1984
30 6 Research: Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem, Israel undated, 1982-1984
30 7 Research: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. undated, 1982
  

This folder contains An Introduction to the Library of Congress for Genealogical Research by Twila Casterline Nettle.

 
30 8 Research: Polish Archives undated, 1980-1982
  

This folder contains research performed by Harry D. Boonin.

 
30 9 Research: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America 1978-1982
30 10 Research: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY 1978
  

This folder contains material from the The United Hias Service Archive (UHS).

 
30 11 Research: Institutional Papers) undated, 1962-1993
  

This folder contains pamphlets, guides and invitations.

 
30 12 Research: Israel State Archives Holdings and Guides, 1 of 2 undated
30 13 Research: Israel State Archives Holdings and Guides, 2 of 2 undated
30 14 Research: Kauno Apygardos Archyvas (Kaunas Regional Archives, Lithuania) undated
  

This folder contains some material in Lithuanian.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Research: National Archives Collection Record Group 85 Immigration and Naturalization Service Records undated

Subseries 3: Reference Papers, undated, 1964-1999

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains papers that Dr. Sack used to perform research. Reference papers include notes on languages (often Jewish Genealogy research is not in English, but Hebrew, Russian and Yiddish); a guide; a yearbook; an index to surnames; notes from Introduction to Computers for Genealogical Applications, and a class Dr. Sack took at the Montgomery County Genealogical Club of Maryland. Some papers are undated and the rest range from 1964 through 1999. This subseries also contains an undated card catalog, which can be found in Card Boxes 5 and 6.

BoxFolderTitleDate
31 2 Research: Hebrew class papers 1999
31 3 Research: Language rules for Cyrillic, Hebrew, Russian and Yiddish undated
31 4 2nd Annual Jewish Genealogy Yearbook Covering Events of 1998 1998
31 5 A Guide to Jewish Genealogy for Teenagers and Young Adults, prepared by Jewish Genealogy Society of Canada (Toronto) and Jewish Youth Genealogy Project 1998
31 6 Research: “Israel as a Genealogical Treasure Trove” Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) 1983
31 7 Research: Introduction to Computers for Genealogical Applications, taught at Montgomery County Genealogical Club, Maryland 1983
31 8 Research: The Stress of Russian Surnames and Surnames of Jewish Origin, from The Slavic and East European Journal undated, original 1964
  

This folder contains papers courtesy of the Jewish Genealogy of South Florida.

 
31 9 Research: Index to Surnames undated
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45 Card catalog undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 Card catalog undated

Subseries 4: Research Subjects, undated, 1967-1991

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

These papers are arranged by subject and chronological order.

Scope and Content:

Dr. Sack created various research files as she worked on her projects and collaborated with others. These files include Russian Factory Directories from 1895 and 1912, World Jewry newspaper clippings from the 1980s and Jewish Communities in Poland in 1939. Some papers are in Russian.

BoxFolderTitleDate
31 10 Research: Immigration and Naturalization 1986-1991
31 11 Research: Freedom of Information Act requests for Visa records undated, 1986-1988
  

This folder contains copies of material originally dated in the 1920s and 1930s.

 
31 12 Research: Russia undated, 1967-1982
  

This folder contains a copy of the Washington Post from 1967 marking 50 years since the beginning of the Russian Revolution.

 
31 13 Research: Photocopy of Russian Factory Directory for 1912 Original 1912
  

This material is in Russian.

 
31 14 Research: Photocopy of Directory of Russian Factories from 1895 Original 1895
  

This material is in Russian.

 
31 15 Research: World Jewry (including newspaper clippings) 1980s
31 16 Research: Jewish Communities in Poland in 1939 undated

Subseries 5: Various Research Papers, undated, 1970-2003

This series is in English with some material in French, German, Hebrew and Russian.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains a variety of research papers, ranging from journals and newsletters to essays and photocopies of research materials, like visas applications and certificates of arrival. Some material is in Hebrew, Polish and Russian. Box 33, Folders 1 through 3 contains Paul J. Jacobi’s family trees for the Azulai and Chalfan families and a genealogy chart for Descendants of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki. Box 32, Folder 4 also contains an ancestor chart for Mabel St. Angelo.

BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Research: Bound Publications undated, 1970-2007
32 2 Research: Newsletters (such as The B’Nai B’Rith, Society for German-Americans newsletter, The Kosher Koala, Yichus, the Jewish Heritage Report) 1987-2003
32 3 Research: Essays undated, 1986-2002
32 4 Research: Photocopies (some material in Russian; Old City of Slutzk census of 1765, ancestor chart for Mabel St. Angelo) undated, 1989-2000
32 5 Research: Essays (including Polish Sources for the Genealogical Research in the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem,” and “The Ketuboth of Amsterdam: Research with the Index to 5778 Marriage Records”) undated, 1990-1994
32 6 General Research Photocopies (some material in Hebrew and Polish) undated, 1991
32 7 Research: Photocopies (including Yad Vashem Library Yikzor Books alphabetically sorted, Immigrant and Passenger Arrival Records to be added to current catalog, map) undated, 1986-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Research: Department of State Visa Applications and Certificates of Arrival (Photocopies) undated, 1988
33 2 Paul J. Jacobi: The Chalfan “A” and “B” Families (bound) 1995
33 3 Paul J. Jacobi: The Azulai Family, Jerusalem 1992
33 4 Genealogy Chart of the Descendants of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki 1990
33 5 Research: General Various
33 6 Research: General Various
33 7 Research: General Various
33 8 Research: General Various
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Research: General (some material in Hebrew) Various

Subseries 6: Research Books, undated, 1970-2003

This series is in English with some material in German and Swedish.
Arrangement:

These books are arranged according to their size so that they sit in a stable manner within Box 36.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains 7 books, one of which is in German (Uberseeische Auswanderung und Familienforschung), another in Swedish (Grafskrifter pa Goteborgs Stads Och Nagransande Forsamlingars Begrafningsplatser), while the others are in English. Uberseeische Auswanderung und Familienforschung is co-authored by Jurgen Sielemann, with whom there is correspondence contained within this collection (Box 8, Folder 2).

BoxFolderTitleDate
36 Book 1 Uberseeische Auswanderung und Familienforschung by Herausgegeben von Jurgen Sielemann, Rainer Hering und Ulf Bollmann 2002
36 Book 2 Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried: His Kitzur and His Life by Jack E. Friedman 2000
36 Book 3 Jewish Memorial (Yikzor) Books in the United Kingdom Destroyed European Jewish Communities by Cyril Fox and Saul Issroff 2006
36 Book 4 Landsmanshaftn in Israel 1984 originals at Yad Vashem Volume II 1984
36 Book 5 Index to Landsmanshaftn in Israel Volume I 1984
36 Book 6 Grafskrifter pa Goteborgs Stads Och Nagransande Forsamlingars Begrafningsplatser 1993
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Series VI: Audio, 1986-2007

This series is in English.
1.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

The cassettes are labeled and some have their own numbering system. For example, for the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, the numbering system begins with “99” because the conference was held in 1999, and the cassette number follows. The cassettes are arranged chronologically. The 15th Annual Summer Seminar is the best-documented seminar of the collection. There is also a syllabus.

Scope and Content:

The audio series contains four card boxes (Boxes 41-44) of cassettes and as well as a reel and CDs which can be found within (manuscript) Box 37. These 98 cassettes and 9 CDs represent the genealogical content of conferences and seminars. Each cassette has a lecture on it, including Dr. Sack’s own work, “Israel: The Shortest Detour to Your European Ancestors” (Card Box 2, Cassette 22). Unfortunately the reel has not been listened to, but it is labeled Russian Consular Records Power Plant Tape and dated 1986, which may mean it is related to the Chernobyl disaster. The CDs contain meetings, sessions and syllabi. For a complete inventory of the cassettes, please refer to this PDF???

BoxFolderTitleDate
37 Reel Russian Consular Records Power Plant Tape 1986
37 CD MP3 Audio CD” 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (labeled 2 of 3), Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
37 CD MP3 Audio CD” 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (labeled 3 of 3), Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
37 CD Booklet 26th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, New York, NY 2006
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Series VII: Photographs, undated, 1972-2004

This series is in English with some material in Hebrew.
.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Photographs lacking information are arranged together, as they have no timestamps or notes on them. Photographs with information are arranged together, as they have notes on them or imagery that indicates where they were taken.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of one manuscript box (Box 38). Included are photographs taken at conferences and seminars, as well as travel photographs, which feature archives, cemeteries, museums and synagogues. Additionally there are negatives and slides, some of which can be attributed to Boris Feldblyum. Historical photographs have been kept together in one folder, and they contain reproductions from the Library of Congress, the Leo Baeck Institute, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and again, Boris Feldblyum. There are images of Berlin, Hamburg, Istanbul, Liyepaya, and Sarajevo. Last, this subseries contains papers, including letters, maps, postcards and research printouts. Unfortunately these papers cannot be linked to particular photographs.

Please note that when it’s known who owns a photograph, permission must be obtained to use it.

BoxFolderTitleDate
38 1 (envelope) The Sheridan Press Photographs undated, 1997-2001
  

This envelope contains 16 photographs.

 
38 2 (envelope) Sophie Caplan Photographs removed from correspondence 1972-1995
  

This envelope contains 13 photographs.

 
38 3 (envelope) Photographs lacking information undated
38 4 (envelope) Photographs lacking information undated
38 5 (envelope) Photographs with notes undated
38 6 (envelope) Photographs with notes undated
38 7 Photographs with timestamps 1988-2004
38 8 Historical photographs (reproductions) undated, 1983
  

This folder contains a photograph that was originally printed in 1918, but has been reproduced.

 
38 9 Negatives and Slides undated, 1984-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 5 Research: Boris Feldblyum’s Photograph Inventory “Places and Subjects of Jewish Interest in the Soviet Union” 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 10 Photographs with information undated
  

Some photographs contain Hebrew.

 
38 11 Photographs undated
38 12 Papers for photographs undated, 1988-2001
  

These papers include letters, maps, postcards and research printouts.

 
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