German SIG #Germany Conference offers Jerusalem Burial data to attendees #germany
As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on the
program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to search for
where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only].
We are posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:
This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on the
form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be waiting for you.
We will continue this service after the conference as well, but preference until
then will be given to those registered for the conference.
Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.
Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.
Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.
***You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column! See you in Jerusalem!
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004