Sometime ago, the Michigan JGS committed to host the 2002 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Those of you who attended the July, 2000 conference in Salt Lake City saw a very impressive booth attesting to that commitment. Since then the Michigan JGS has decided not to host the 2002 conference.
The Toronto, Canada JGS decided to fill the breech and host the 2002
Conference. They have not made a definite commitment as yet because of a
delay in an agreement with the conference hotel. I am confident an agreement will be worked out and the 2002 conference will be held in Toronto - a beautiful city and a wonderful place to have a conference.
Yesterday, a private commercial conference planning company announced an
"International Jewish Roots Conference" to be held 14-19 July, 2002 in
Dearborn, Michigan. THIS PROPOSED CONFERENCE HAS NO CONNECTION WITH IAJGS OR WITH THE IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN 2002. In fact, the
representatives of this company made a presentation to the IAJGS Board at the IAJGS Board meeting this past October and was turned down by the Board as not in the best interests of Jewish Genealogy.
I hope this announcement clarifies a somewhat unfortunate, and muddled
situation. Please do not send me email messages asking for further
information as there is nothing more I can add at this time.