IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #galicia
Come one, come all!
There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300
programs, films, workshops and gatherings with over 200
international lecturers, professors and archivists. Talented
performers in evening theatricals with a genealogical bent. A
resource room filled with the Jewish microfilm collection >from the
Los Angeles Family History Library and yizkor books available to
order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library. Come for a day or the
entire week. You won't regret it! You can register online through
July 8...so if you've been on the fence about coming...take the
plunge and join us this summer. We have also arranged
opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....
Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late
working into the wee small hours. For those of our with
boundless energy who want to expand these already long days
by a few more hours and get up close and personal with some of
our special speakers, archivists and know-it-alls, join us for
Midnight with the Mavens in the Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM
- Midnight, Monday through Wednesday. Enjoy wine and cheese
and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal gatherings. You can
add this item on via our attendee service center >from our home
Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees
the opportunity to have their family photos and documents
scanned at the conference, for free, on their professional
scanning equipment. It's a unique opportunity to have your
family history records digitized! Conference attendees can sign
up for these free 15-minute sessions running >from Monday,
July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM - 5:00PM in a
room adjacent to the Resource Room.
To help Ancestry plan go to:
Photo Consultation Services at the Conference
For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily
for people who are researching their family histories. Maureen
estimates that she's studied over 10,000 photos in the past
decade and The Wall Street Journal recently called her "the
nation's foremost historical photo detective." If you would like to
have her analyze your own family photographs, she will be
offering 15-minute individual consultations at her table in the
vendor room. To sign up send Maureen an email
(mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the picture(s)
you're interested in having her examine. She'll fill you in on the
special conference attendee rate via email. You can also stop by
her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like! (Or
watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)
Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the
vendor room as well -- Ava "Sherlock" Cohn, the "Photo
Genealogist," who will also be lecturing on Sunday on photo
analysis with a focus on Jewish photographic analysis.
Tour Date Correction:
The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust is Tuesday, July 13.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust
museum in the United States and the Museum?s board president,
Randy Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the
Museum's new permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific
Park. You will be one of the first official visitors to this stunning
cultural institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the
history of the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust
education and commemoration includes opportunities for
in-depth research in many areas, including Jewish genealogy and
a buffet kosher dinner will also be served before returning to the
Marriott. The tour runs >from 4:15PM - 7:15PM. Pricing is on our
website--and don't forget about our other walking tours of
Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish heritage tour of the
Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and Wednesday.
To Give is Divine?.
It's not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal.
There are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help
support our conference. Just click this link to see all the different
options. We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time
and your support means the world to us!
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer
classes. Spaces are going fast!
Everything can be accessed >from our home page at:
(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference
but want to listen to what went on.)
The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
and the conference committee look forward to welcoming you to
the city of angels in July!
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010