Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Call for Proposals IAJGS 2016 Conference #galicia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
announces an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel
proposals for the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, locally hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Seattle
Hotel in Seattle, Washington >from August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists
researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures,
proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New
presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops
that provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract
participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a
general theme of "Westward Ho." General topics for presentations will
include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of
American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States.
A special geographic focus will be programming based on our
branches in Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research
and ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this
Conference will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its
varied aspects.

Presentations and panel discussions will be 75 minutes, which
includes 15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. There is also
an option, this year, for shorter presentations of 45 or 60 minutes,
including 15 minutes for questions and answers.

All proposals must be submitted using the Conference website
(, under the Program tab. In addition to basic
demographic and biographic information about the speaker(s),
proposals must include the presentation title, a brief description of
the presentation and target audience level,

The deadline form submission of proposals is December 15, 2015!
Submitters of proposals will be notified by email no later than
February 15, 2016, as to whether or not their proposal has been
accepted. You may contact the Program Committee at with any questions or comments.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your
interest in our Conference.

Janette Silverman
Phyllis Grossman
Chuck Weinstein
Conference Co-Chairs

36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016

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