Come to the 26th Annual IAJGS
International Summer Conference on Jewish Genealogy
New York City August 13-18, 2006
The preliminary schedule for the IAJGS Conference being held at
the New York Marriott Marquis >from Sunday, August 13th to Friday,
August 18th is now on-line and can be accessed at the Conference
website www.jgsny2006.org using the =93Conference Program=94 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=92s 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=92s name, the speaker=92s 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 =93Session Topic.=94
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.
Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order
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 accessingJewishGen 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 thenew 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
Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair