JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Salutes Rosemary Eshel #general
The "IAJGS Salute! Committee" is pleased to announce that Rosemary Eshel has
been awarded an IAJGS Salute! Award. IAJGS Salute! are designed to provide
recognition on an ongoing basis of noteworthy projects, activities and
accomplishments relating to Jewish genealogy at any time during the year in
addition to the annual IAJGS achievement awards.
Rosemary has volunteered endless hours as a volunteer with the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since the founding/reorganization of
IGRA in 2012, Rosemary has handled all the requests for research assistance
that come though the IGRA website. We believe this to be well over 3,000
requests. Some of the answers may be simple while others are quite complex.
Rosemary treats each one with the same thoroughness and responds in a timely
fashion, sometimes taking hours to research and locate the best way to guide
the person and help them find the information they are seeking.
In addition, Rosemary has served on the IGRA Executive Committee and
continues to serve on the IGRA Board. Rosemary has extensive knowledge of
Jewish genealogy resources in North Africa, Italy and England. Rosemary is
part of the IGRA team that meets with people who have turned to the
Genealogy Center at the National Library in Jerusalem, interested in
researching their roots. These individuals are scheduled for a one hour
session and meet with a genealogist together with a reference librarian.
Rosemary prepares extensively for these meetings and documents each session.
For her dedication and unique contribution, the IAJGS is happy to recognize
Rosemary Eshel's efforts with an IAJGS Salute! Award.
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or to nominate
someone for a Salutes! award, please see
Salute! Committee Chairperson