31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
Don't Pass Up the Resource Center at The Conference!
This year’s Resource Center is a real benefit to researchers, and
definitely should not be overlooked. It's a valuable place to
spend time studying maps for ancestral towns, reviewing
computerized surname indexes, and searching through a wide
variety of databases to fill in gaps in your research. It's a
"problem worth having" because it's virtually guaranteed to
compete with your equally strong desire to attend Conference
sessions, network, see Judaic films, visit vendors, etc. (You also
will be able to avoid going outside into the August heat of
Washington by conducting your research in the comfort of the
Grand Hyatt, and still be close to other Conference features you
want to catch!)
The Resource Center also will be a lively, "happening" place to
be because virtually EVERY Conference attendee will visit the
Resource Center! How can you pass that up? (And when you do
come by, we suggest you bring a listing of your "research goals,"
the specific surnames, towns, or dates you’re researching so
that you can spend your time more wisely.)
Where’s what this year's Resource Center consists of:
- Carefully selected reference materials, specialized
archival materials, and maps (laminated and available on long
tables) >from the hosting organization, the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW)’s extensive library
- 5 PC computers dedicated to the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum (USHMM) Central Names Index (CNI). That
index will help inform attendees' Holocaust-era research and
be a major aid when conducting research at the Museum itself;
- 35 additional PCs loaded with links to websites usually
accessible only through subscription or membership.
- Translation Services located in an adjacent room, with
a free 20-minute appointment for conference attendees who
sign up at the Conference, its schedule to be posted.
The Resource Center will be open during these days and hours:
Sunday, August 14, >from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, August 15, >from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16, >from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, >from 7:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, >from 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 19, >from 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
We'll have a large number of links available to both free and
subscription (free at the Conference) genealogy-related
websites. These will be on the Resource Center's 35 computers,
and be available for all SIX DAYS of the Conference.
> Accessible Archives
> British Newspapers Database (British Library)
> Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe
> Find My Past and Ancestors on Board
> Financial Times Historical Archives
> Gale News Vault
> Godfrey Memorial Library (GOLD)
> Guardian and Observer Digital Newspaper Archives
> Israel Genealogy Society
> JGSGB Website Databases
> New England Historical and Genealogical Society
> Newspaper Archive
> The Forward
> The Jewish Chronicle (Great Britain)
Save the Date: ProQuest Databases will only be available on
Wednesday, August 16! On that date, and >from 7:30 am to 9
pm, ProQuest has agreed to provide free access to their
numerous and specialized databases. To be fair to all users
wishing access, we'll need to limit use of the computers with
ProQuest on them to one hour per user. Here is what the
ProQuest databases available that day will include:
ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (all content)
Ethnic NewsWatch (includes Jewish Newspapers)
Historic Map Works Library Edition (all content)
HeritageQuest Online (all content)
Gannett Military Newspapers (all content)
Canada's Heritage >from 1844- Globe and Mail (all content)
Canadian Newsstand (all content)
Toronto Star (all content >from inception to current, as available)
ProQuest Dissertation and Theses (all content)
American Periodicals Series Online--1741-1900 (all content)
List of 20 Historical Newspapers (16 U.S.-based and 4 International):
The Arizona Republican—1890-1922
The Baltimore Sun—1837-1985
The Boston Globe—1872-1979
The Chicago Tribune—1849-1987
The Christian Science Monitor—1908-1997
Detroit Free Press—1831-1922
Los Angeles Times—1881-1987
The New York Times with Index—1851-2007
New York Tribune—1841-1922
San Francisco Chronicle—1865-1922
St. Louis Post-Dispatch—1874-1922
Wall Street Journal—1889-1993
The Guardian & The Observer—1791-2003
Irish Times & Weekly Irish Times—1859-2009
The Times of India—1838-2001
As you can see, this year's Resource Center is abundantly filled
with versatile research tools. Please come by the Resource
Center: you'll thank yourself!
Books and archival materials can be checked out for use by
turning in a government-issued picture ID to be left with
Resource Center staff. This ensures that materials are returned.
No one will be permitted to leave the room with library materials.
But you do have to be a Conference registrant to use the maps,
books, archival materials, and computerized databases there.
With that in mind, Conference registration rates are very
flexible and include full week or single day registration, as well
as discount rates for spouses/companions, college and high
school students. You also can arrange for Grand Hyatt
Washington hotel lodging through the Conference website.
For further information, please contact email@example.com. The
Conference website is www.dc2011.org.
See you in August!
Resource Center Coordinator