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By Brooke Ganz | Published: June 13, 2010
The IAJGS conference is only a month away, and we've been busy planning activities for everyone to enjoy, including a list of optional tours to take in the Los Angeles area. For a small extra fee, conference-goers can enjoy learning about different facets of Los Angeles' Jewish history.
By Pamela Weisberger | Published: March 26, 2010
We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture this year.
By Pamela Weisberger | Published: March 24, 2010
Need a new addition to your genealogically-themed wardrobe? Here is the perfect tee for every genealogist!
By Schelly Talalay Dardashti | Published: January 30, 2010
Here's a nostalgic blast from the past with a glimpse of some toe-tapping, sing-along Yiddish melodies - old favorites as well as Broadway hits translated into Yiddish.
By Brooke Ganz | Published: January 26, 2010
Oh, sure, you may know what the IAJGS conference is, and that it's coming up this July 11-16, and that it's going to be held in downtown Los Angeles at the awesome new J.W. Marriott at LA Live. After all, you've managed to find and read this blog! Perhaps you've even subscribed to our newsletter. But what about all the people out there who could potentially enjoy this conference, if only they knew about its existence, or even about genealogy in general?
By Pamela Weisberger | Published: January 22, 2010
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles looks forward to welcoming you to Los Angeles from July 11 - 16 for an extraordinary series of presentations by renowned scholars, archivists and research specialists from around the world. We'll also offer enlightening films, methodology workshops, evening musical and dramatic performances, and opportunities to network and schmooze with a friendly, global community of Jewish genealogists.
By Brooke Ganz | Published: January 15, 2010
Breaking News! Because of a flurry of last-minute submissions, we are going to be extending the Call for Papers for the 2010 IAJGS conference until this Wednesday, January 20th at midnight. And because of technical delays, we are pushing back the date that Conference Registration begins, also changed to Wednesday, January 20th. So if you've been procrastinating on submitting a talk for our conference, you have just a few more days to get your materials in. And we hope to see you all back on this website on Wednesday so you can start registering for our exciting program!
By Pamela Weisberger | Published: January 9, 2010
Professional genealogist and map expert Brian J. Lenius, co-founder of the East European Genealogical Society (EEGS) will speak at the 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Brian is the author of “The Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia,” and he has been instrumental in working on Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map and Landowner Records project, which is committed to expanding the availability of land records and maps as adjuncts to vital records' research.
By Pamela Weisberger | Published: January 5, 2010
With 2009 behind us, 2010 holds a whole world of new possibilities for genealogists. Conference program planning is now in full swing, with less than ten days left to submit your abstract or presentation proposal. The due date is January 15th so fine-tune your ideas and get ready to submit before the deadline. Just click the "Call for Papers" tab on this website to be connected to the abstract submission module.
By Pamela Weisberger | Published: October 22, 2009
In the weeks following the launch of the 2010 IAJGS Conference website your co-chairs have been actively working on programs and plans for this July event. The Call for Papers begins on November 15th, but we've already been recruiting key speakers and planning programs "firsts."