Important Jerusalem 2004 news: Chevra Kadisha, Yad Vashem #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on
the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have
made arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you
to search for where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only].

We are posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed
on the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be
waiting for you.

We will continue this service after the conference as well, but preference
until then will be given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm.
Storerooms (containing most of the books and all the archival material)
close at 5:00 pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.
Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading
room will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: and clicking on "news"
in the left hand column!

See you in Jerusalem!
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004

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