2006 IAJGS Conf. Schedule Posted #dna


Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The preliminary schedule for the IAJGS Conference being held at the
New York Marriott Marquis >from Sunday, Aug. 13, to Friday, Aug. 18,
is now on-line and can be accessed at the Conference website
http://www.jgsny2006.org using the "Conference Program" link on
the left side of the home page. It is an exciting program of lectures
and computer workshops.

The schedule continues to evolve as we attempt to meet the needs of
our lecturers. You may wonder why certain lecturers who you are sure
will be making presentations are not on the list of speakers. Only
those speakers who have submitted their signed Speaker's Agreement are
included in the list of speakers. There are many more lectures to
come. When you click on the lecture title on the Lectures pages, the
lecture abstract will open up in a separate pop-up on your screen.
When you click on the speaker's name, the speaker's biography will
appear. In many cases you will be able to see a photograph of the
speaker. It is possible to search for lectures by topic using the pull
down menu under "Session Topic."

You may want to change your browser settings to allow pop-ups for this
site. This page is continuously evolving and new speakers are being
added daily, so check back often.

We have speakers coming >from many countries, including Australia, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel,
Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, the US and Uzbekistan. There will
be a comprehensive set of hands-on computer labs teaching everything
from genealogical applications of Excel and PowerPoint to accessing
JewishGen databases. We will have a large number of lectures on
Sephardic genealogy, a series of lectures focusing on Russian
genealogy to assist the large Russian =E9migr=E9 population in New York,
panels on cemetery restoration in our shtetlekh, genealogy education,
genetics and genealogy and travel for the genealogist and many
lectures >from archivists for New York City repositories and
repositories in the nations >from which our ancestors emigrated. Dr.
Neville Lamdan, the Director of the new International Institute for
Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem will speak.

We have an ambitious program scheduled and we believe this will be the
most international conference so far. We look forward to seeing you
there.

Seating in each of the computer labs is limited to 25 people and they
are filling up. We urge you to register NOW for the Conference at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

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