Research Materials for 1999 Conference in NYC #general


Lew Norman <lewnorman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., will host the 19th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 8 - 13, 1999.
A highlight of the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the
Conference hotel. In addition to providing the Conference attendees with
an "on-site" basic research library, the Resource Room will showcase the
numerous research projects compiled by Jewish genealogists throughout the
world. The Resource Room Committee is currently soliciting contributions
of Genealogical materials which would be useful and informative to the
Conference attendees, especially materials which are unique or unusual.
In particular, the Committee is requesting printed copies of indexes,
databases, unpublished manuscripts and private collections, in addition to
commercially published books and maps. Many Jewish genealogists have
compiled information >from and about local cemeteries, synagogues, Jewish
newspapers, public records and other sources, to use as research aids.
Although some of these resources have made their way into various
publications or databases on the Internet, many have not been published,
making the Resource Room at the 1999 Conference the perfect place for their
public debut.

All materials loaned to the Resource Room must be in appropriate printed
form and will be returned immediately after the Conference has ended. If
you are interested in contributing materials to the Resource Room, please
send a list identifying and describing those materials to the Resource Room
Committee c/o Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 600 West End Avenue, Suite
10F, New York, NY, 10024, or by email at "lewnorman@aol.com." The Resource
Room Committee will contact all potential contributors regarding the
necessary arrangements to obtain the materials prior to the Conference and
to return them afterwards. Please be assured that appropriate security
measures will be taken to protect all loaned materials and the Conference
will accept responsibility for their safekeeping. Any further inquiries
should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at the above postal or
email address.

Resource Room Committee:
Mark Nearenberg
Arthur Simpson
Robert Kern

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