We are pleased to let you know about 3 new items of interest regarding
the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
(Philadelphia Aug 2 - 7, 2009).
In addition to the 9 Breakfasts with Experts, the 9 SIG lunches, the
15 Computer Training Workshops being offered, the Welcome Dinner and
the Banquet, we have recently added 2 Special Hands-On Workshops in
our list of optional fee based programs.
---Preserving Documents and Photographs Workshop with Laura Hortz
Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for
Art and Historic Artifacts and Kim Andrews,Preservation Services
Officer, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This
workshop will take place on Friday, August 7, >from 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM
and costs $10.
---Tasting World Jewish Cuisines: Turkish, Syrian, and
Ashkenazi-Italkeni Recipes with Sheilah Kaufman and Aliza Green, two
accomplished cookbook authors. This workshop will take place on
Friday, August 7, >from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and costs $20.
If you have already registered for the conference, you can easily add
one or both of these exciting workshops by going to www.Philly2009.org
and clicking on Registration Update. You will need the Login and
Password that you received when you registered. Select the "Optional
Programs" to add any of the fee based options being offered.
If you have not already registered, please do so now and include those
optional programs you want to attend. Registration is very simple.
Just go to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button.
Participation in the Computer Training Workshops and the Special
Hands-On Workshops is limited. So, don't wait until it is too late to
get a space.
We also want to bring to your attention a new registration option
recently added: individuals under the age of 21 may register for the
entire conference for just $50. We hope you will encourage those you
know who are under 21 to register and join us. This is a great
opportunity to give your children, grandchildren or other young
relatives a taste of the exciting adventures facing genealogists.
Finally, don't forget to join the conference discussion group. Right
now there is lots of activity helping attendees learn how and where to
find family information in Philadelphia. Be a part of this great
group: ask questions, get answers, and share information. To join, go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Conference Discussion Group.
Follow the instructions there. There is also a group talking about
the conference at
We look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia!
Anne Feder Lee