If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.
After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .
The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, the opening night keynote
address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by Legal Genealogist
Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.
In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.
For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .