South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica IAJGS Conference Update #southafrica
Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
The preliminary schedule for the IAJGS Conference being held at the New York
Marriott Marquis >from Sunday, August 13th to Friday, August 18th is now
on-line and can be accessed at the Conference website www.jgsny2006.org,
using the Conference Program link on the left side of the home page. It is
an exciting program of lectures and computer workshops.
The schedule continues to evolve as we attempt to meet the needs of our
lecturers. You may wonder why certain lecturers who you are sure will be
making presentations are not on the list of speakers. Only those speakers
who have submitted their signed Speaker’s Agreement are included in the list
of speakers. There are many more lectures to come. When you click on the
lecture title on the Lectures pages, the lecture abstract will open up in a
separate pop-up on your screen. When you click on the speaker's name, the
speaker's biography will appear. In many cases you will be able to see a
photograph of the speaker. It is possible to search for lectures by topic
using the pull down menu under Session Topic.
You may want to change your browser settings to allow pop-ups for this site.
This page is continuously evolving and new speakers are being added daily,
so check back often.
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We have speakers coming >from many countries, including Australia, the Czech
Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania,
Poland, Ukraine, the US and Uzbekistan. There will be a comprehensive set of
hands-on computer labs teaching everything >from genealogical applications of
Excel and PowerPoint to accessing JewishGen databases. We will have a large
number of lectures on Sephardic genealogy, a series of lectures focusing on
Russian genealogy to assist the large Russian emigre population in New York,
panels on cemetery restoration in our shtetlekh, genealogy education,
genetics and genealogy and travel for the genealogist and many lectures from
archivists for New York City repositories and repositories in the nations
from which our ancestors emigrated. Dr. Neville Lamdan, the Director of thenew International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem will speak.
We have an ambitious program scheduled and we believe this will be the most
international conference so far. We look forward to seeing you there.
Seating in each of the computer labs is limited to 25 people and they are
filling up. We urge you to register NOW for the Conference at
Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair