JRI Poland #Poland DC2011 Call for Papers Opens Sunday October 17 #poland

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>


The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be hosted
by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) >from August
14-19, 2011, in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 genealogists >from across the
US and more than 30 countries will attend the Jewish genealogy event of the
year in the richest genealogical resource location in the US. The program
will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, as
well as a Film Festival, Repository Fair, Vendor Showcase, Gala, Keynote
Address and more.

The Call for Papers will open October 17, and presenters with unique
expertise and experience are invited to submit proposals covering an
unlimited range of relevant themes and programs. To submit a program
proposal, go to www.DC2011.com, click on “Call for Papers,” read the
instructions and FAQ. The submission deadline is January 15, 2011. Accepted
speakers will be notified on March 15, and will receive free conference
registration. Suggested topics: Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and
geographic area in Russia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany,
Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Ukraine,
Romania, Czech Republic, India, and others.

- Research using the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS),
- Jewish life in the Southern US,
- Repositories in the Greater DC area,
- Getting the most out of the 1940 census,
- Technology and computer workshops,
- Publishing family histories,
- DNA and genealogy,
- Cemetery research,
- Geographical/historical resources and methodology,

See http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers for a complete list of
geographic and topic categories.


Founded 30 years ago, JGSGW’s membership is drawn primarily >from DC,
Maryland and Virginia. Monthly meetings with diverse speakers address topics
of mutual interest. The society publishes a quarterly journal, "Mishpacha"
(Family) and other publications including: “Capital Collections: Resources
for Jewish Genealogical Research in the Washington, DC-area.” It supports a
research library with more than 2,000 books, recordings and unpublished
items. The society has previously hosted the IAJGS conference in 1982, 1984.
1988, 1995 and 2003. The 2011 conference anticipates more than 1,200
genealogists >from 35 states and more than 30 countries.


The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies ( IAJGS) is
an organization of organizations formed in the 1988 to provide a common
voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance our genealogical
avocation, and to lend its name and expertise to such areas as the annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference. Virtually all of the national and international
Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs), and a number of Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) are members.

Marlene Katz Bishow, Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Jeffrey Malka, Program Coordinator

Faith Nachman Klein, Conference Publicist

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