24 June 2011

31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -- DC, 14-19 August 2011


The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is being held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel 14-19 August 2011.

The conference includes :
·        Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Friday evening and Saturday)
·        Conference Keynote Speaker Sara Bloomfield, Director of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, followed by a Welcome Reception
·        Over 160 diverse sessions in 11 tracks, covering all levels of genealogy research
·        A Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair: meet those researching the same ancestral countries and towns as you
·        PC and Mac computer workshops on genealogy software and Internet use
·        A Records Repository and Resource Fair to learn what major area records facilities have
·        A Resource Center of maps, books, and free access to many genealogical databases
·        Ten SIG luncheons, each with a prominent speaker; also Breakfasts with the Experts, to help you break through “brick walls” blocking your family research
·        The Conference Gala event, with invited speaker David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States: an evening devoted to enjoying top quality kosher food, networking and social opportunities, IAJGS awardees’ contributions to the field, AND the music and vocals of the world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio
·        And even more: Morning Minyanim, Tours of “Jewish Washington,” Film Screenings of Judaic award-winning films, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic wares

Check out the conference website for full details.

Editor’s Note: NGS will be exhibiting at this conference


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