Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
Have you made your plans to join us in Seattle August 7-12, 2016?
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will once
again start its annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy with
a Share Fair. This event allows non-profit organizations involved in or
supporting Jewish genealogy to tell conference registrants about
themselves and answer questions >from these registrants. Each
organization has its own booth. This summer's Share Fair will be from
1:30 to 5:00 pm on August 7, the first day of the conference. More than
30 organizations will participate.
"The Share Fair is traditionally the high point of opening day," notes
Nolan Altman, the Fair's coordinator. "It offers Jewish genealogical
societies, historical societies, archives, and libraries an opportunity
to show and tell what they do." Jewish genealogical SIGs (Special
Interest Groups) including JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and BOFs (Birds Of
A Feather) will have tables staffed with experts to answer questions,
register new members, and distribute informational literature.
The Seattle conference, which runs >from August 7 to 12, is expected to
draw upwards of 1,000 family researchers and genealogical experts from
around the world. Presentations, panel discussions, and info sessions
will take in the full global sweep of the Jewish history, including the
Sephardic experience, European migrations, and Jews in the Western U.S.
Additional information about the conference can be found at