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Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site,, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman

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