The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Ge
nealogy 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 ge
· 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 ge
nealogy software and Internet use
· A Records Repository and Resource Fair to learn what major area records facilities have
of maps, books, and free access to many ge Resource Center nealogical 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
: an evening devoted to enjoying top quality kosher food, networking and social opportunities, IAJGS awardees’ contributions to the field, United States AND the music and vocals of the world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio
· And even more: Morning Minyanim,
of “Jewish Washington,” Film Screenings of Judaic award-winning films, and Vendors offering ge Tours nealogy and Judaic wares
Check out the conference website for full details.
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