We are very pleased to invite prospective speakers to submit proposals for
presentation at the 39th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held >from Sunday, July 28, through Friday, August 2, 2019,
in Cleveland, Ohio. The Call for Papers is now open (see the instructions
This annual worldwide gathering brings together family researchers,
academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a wide variety of
individuals >from around the world who cherish the heritage and the future
of the Jewish people. Submissions will be accepted for panel discussions,
one-hour lectures, and shorter 30-minute presentations on all relevant
topics. There will also be a number of computer workshops -- if proposals
for them are received. We hope to have the Computer Lab active most of
The Theme of this year's Conference will be "Jews in America's Heartland."
The following tracks will get preference for presentations:
* Westward Ho! - Jewish settlement between the Alleghenies
and the Rockies.
* Cleveland Rocks! - Cleveland Resources for Family Research
* DNA: What is it, and how can it help you?
* The Shoah: resources for Finding Your Family
* Discovering Your Family History - Where do I begin?
- A track for beginners.
The submissions deadline is Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. The
committee set this deadline to allow enough time to evaluate many worthy
proposals, to choose the best, and to notify speakers of their acceptance
during the early registration period that ends on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
All the information you need to get started is under the SPEAKERS tab on
the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org .
We hope many of you will feel inspired to attend, present, and participate
If you know of others who might like to present at the upcoming
conference, please feel free to share this email. After reading the
relevant pages on our website, you may request further information via
email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing all of you at a great
conference next summer.
Very truly yours,
Ken Bravo and Jay Sage
Conference Co-Chairs (email@example.com)
Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 28 - August 2, 2019