IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #southafrica


JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
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