2008 IAJGS Achievement Awards and Stern Grant Awardee #rabbinic

ANNE LEE <information@...>

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
is pleased to announce the 2008 IAJGS Achievement Awards and the
Stern Grant Awardee. The winners were announced at the Chicago2008
Banquet on Thursday, August 21.

Please go to www.iajgs.org for more information about the winners.
For the Achievement Awards winners, click on the left hand button
for IAJGS Awards. For the Stern Grant awardee, scroll down the
home page to find the box saying Stern Grant.

The lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Howard Margol for
his many years of pioneering work in Lithuanian Jewish Genealogy

The Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy Award was
presented to Steven Lasky in recognition of his original contribution
to the Jewish genealogical community by the creation of an
online virtual museum "The Museum of Family History".

The Outstanding Project Award was presented to Petra Laidlaw
for creating "The Jewish Community in Mid-19th Century Britain"

The Outstanding Publication Award was presented to
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, for its
collection of guidebooks comprising the "Jewish Ancestors?"
series focusing on Jewish genealogical research in Europe,
understanding Hebrew inscriptions and documents, and
organizing family history records.

The 2008 IAJGS Stern Grant of $2,500 was awarded to
The Italian Genealogical Group (IGG - www.Italiangen.org)
to facilitate the creating and computerization of a
Brooklyn Brides Index for 1910-1930 >from original records
on 268 rolls of film >from the Family History Library.

We thank all the members of the 2008 IAJGS Achievement
Awards Committee and the 2008 Stern Grant Committee for
their work and for making hard decisions among the many
nominations submitted. Achievement Award committee
members were: Stephen P. Morse - Chair of San Francisco;
Rieke Nash of Sidney, Australia; Ilene Murray of St. Louis;
Hal Bookbinder of Agoura Hills; and Michael Brenner of
Las Vegas, NV. The Stern Grant Committee members were:
Eileen Polakoff - Chair of New York, NY; Alan Greenberg
of Montreal, Canada; Hadassah Lipsius, New York, NY.

I know that you all join me in congratulating the
winners and thanking them for all they have done that
enhances our ability to learn more about our ancestors.

Most sincerely,
Anne Feder Lee
IAJGS President

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