JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS website November 2009 update #general
Daniel Horowitz <webmaster@...>
We have publish on our website the November 2009 issue of ECHO
(http://iajgs.org/echo/echo.htm), where Peter Lande, >from the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum, wrote an article to assist genealogists
with their Holocaust research. He explains some of the overlooked
resources at the USHMM, Yad Vashem and ITS and how they can be
accessed and he would be happy to grant you permission to print his
article in your newsletters or journals.
Under "Resources" (http://iajgs.org/resources.html) you will find the
latest revision of the IAJGS Create a Local JGS Manual and more NEW
The IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Calendar
(http://iajgs.org/members/calendar.html) now have also general
genealogical events in the same calendar, and is getting bigger and
better with events >from all over the world.
A resume of the Philly Conference with images courtesy of Eugene
Hurwitz has being published.
(http://iajgs.org/2009-Philadelphia.html) Also Chicago conference was
During the IAJGS 2009 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Philadelphia, IAJGS presented two very successful sessions on:
membership/membership retention and programming. These sessions were
developed to help JGS leaders with management of their society. The
power points used in each session are now available on the IAJGS
website in the "Resources" section (http://iajgs.org/resources.html)
and we encourage you to download and use them in your society.
Finally IAJGS would like to give a warm welcome to the newest board
member Nolan Altman, appointed to fill the director-at-large position
vacated by Paul Silverstone when he was elected IAJGS treasurer.
Nolan currently holds the position of JewishGen's Vice President for
Data Acquisition where he focuses on growing the JOWBR and Holocaust
databases. He is the treasurer of and a board member of JGS Long
Island where he coordinates their Yearbook Project. He is also a
member of the JGS of New York. Nolan has spoken at a number of IAJGS
conferences and is a well-published in many genealogy journals.
Please announce and share all this new releases at your upcoming
meeting and your newsletters or journals.
IAJGS Board Member / Webmaster