Speakers

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The following is the current list of scheduled speakers at the 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It may be updated in the future.

Speaker Name Speaker Topic
Prof. Nancy Adelson Jewish Genealogical Research Beginner Strategies, Part 1
Prof. Nancy Adelson Jewish Genealogical Research Beginner Strategies, Part 2
Joan Adler
Executive Director, Straus Historical Society, Inc
Write What You Know: How Writing Helps You Learn about Your Family in New and Novel Ways
Joan Adler
Executive Director, Straus Historical Society, Inc
For the Sake of the Children, A New Book About the Relationship of Otto Frank and Nathan Straus Jr
Joan Adler
Executive Director, Straus Historical Society, Inc
$ GERSIG (German) Luncheon: Our Crowd: Historians for the Straus and Morgenthau Families Tell (Almost) All
Jan Meisels Allen IAJGS Workshop Affordable Creative Programming
Jan Meisels Allen BOF: Yizkor Book Project
Nolan Altman JewishGen s Holocaust Resources and JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) Project
Nolan Altman $ Using JewishGen’s Databases and Search Capabilities (Computer Workshop) Nolan Altman
Ron Arons Putting the Flesh on the Bones
Ron Arons The Internet Beyond JewishGen & Steve Morse’s Website
Ron Arons Wrongful [Jewish] Wraskals of the West
Ron Arons $ Breakfast with the Experts: Outlaws & Outliers: Black Sheep & Family Skeleton Experts Share Their Research Secrets!
Jordan Auslander $ Reunion For the Mac Workshop Beginners (Computer Lab)
Jordan Auslander Gotham Genealogy: New York City Research On & Off Site
Jordan Auslander $ Reunion for Mac Intermediate & Advanced (Computer Lab)
Jordan Auslander $ Hungarian Research on the Web (Computer Lab)
Jordan Auslander The Late Late (Game) Show: Jewpardy Returns!
Ornit Barkai
Documentary Filmmaker & Scholar-in-Residence at Brandeis University, tinro | media works
FILM: Bearing Witness: Post-Holocaust Perspectives on Holocaust Icons and commemoration
Ornit Barkai
Documentary Filmmaker & Scholar-in-Residence at Brandeis University, tinro | media works
Past Forward: Cinematographic Journeys and Personal Explorations of Holocaust Narratives
Judy Baston Researching Your Litvak Roots Using the LitvakSig Website: An Overview of the Special Interest Group, It’s Research Projects and Websites
Judy Baston Polish Records Getting the Most out of Your Research from the JRI-Poland Experts
Judy Baston BOF: BialyGen Research Group
Judy Baston BOF: Lida District (Lithuania, Belarus)
Valery Bazarov
HIAS Director Family History, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
HIAS Photo Archives: Faces of Immigration
Valery Bazarov
HIAS Director Family History, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Odessa: The Jewish Soul of a Cosmopolitan City
Faith Beckerman Goldman Slow Boat From and To China A Journey of History and Self Discovery
Ruth Behar
Professor, University of Michigan
The Afterlife of "An Island Called Home": The Jews of Cuba
Ruth Behar
Professor, University of Michigan
Going to Poland with My Baba s Yizkor Book
Avrom Bendavid-Val Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod
Dr. Egle Bendikaite
Research Fellow, Associate Professor, Lithuanian Institute of History
$ Litvak SIG Luncheon: Where is our Home? Lithuanian Jewish Forced Migrations Before and After WWI
Dr. Egle Bendikaite
Research Fellow, Associate Professor, Lithuanian Institute of History
The Development of Zionism in Lithuanian (1906-1940): Underlying Ideas and Practices of Lithuanian Zionism
Arthur Benveniste
Society for Crypto Judaic Studies
Crypto Jews: Hidden Among Us
Arthur Benveniste
Society for Crypto Judaic Studies
Sephardic/Mizrahi Feast: Sephardic Jews of Los Angeles: A History and Remembrance
Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem
The International Tracing Service (ITS Arolsen) Collection What It Is and What It Isn’t
Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem
Not Only Pages of Testimony Sources For Genealogy at Yad Vashem
Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem Database for Beginners
Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem
$ Breakfast With the Experts: No Stone Unturned Furthering Your Holocaust Research
Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem Database for Beginners
Karie Bible $ Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Jewish Heritage Tour (Resting Place of the Stars!)
Karie Bible $ Hollywood Forever Cemetery – The Jewish Heritage Tour: Resting Place of the Stars
Marlene Katz Bishow Washington, DC in 2011: The 31st IAJGS Conference and Capital Resources in the Capitol City
Warren Blatt An Introduction to JewishGen’s Databases: A Beginner’s Guide
Warren Blatt Jewish Given Names: From Avram to Zlata
Warren Blatt JewishGen LIVE at L.A. LIVE
Warren Blatt Jewish Surnames from Abramowitz to Zeidler
Ralph Bloch Extent, History and Legal Basis of Jewish Civil Records in Southern Germany
Susana Leistner Bloch BOF: Suchostaw Region Region Group (SRRG)
Lil Blume, MA
Instructor
Writing Jewish Family Stories and Memoirs Part I
Lil Blume, MA
Instructor
Writing Jewish Family Stories and Memoirs Part 2
Lil Blume, MA
Instructor
$ Breakfast With the Experts: People of the Book: Expert Advice on Writing Newsletters, Memoirs and Family Histories
Gabriela Bohm
Bohm Productions
The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America, A Documentary Film, 75 min
Gabriela Bohm
Bohm Productions
From Shtetl to Tango: The Untold Story of South America’s Jewish Sex Slavery
Gabriela Bohm
Bohm Productions
Passages, a documentary film, 65 min
Hal Bookbinder Why Did Our Ancestors Leave a Nice Place Like the Pale?
Hal Bookbinder Locating Lost Classmates
Hal Bookbinder The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe
Prof. Vincent Brook Ost Meets West: Immigrant Moguls, migr Directors, and the Rise of Film Noir
Prof. Vincent Brook Hollywoodism: Jewish, Movies and the American Dream
Adam Brown Interactive Web Sites Bring Our Family Trees to Life
Vincent Cannato American Passage: The History of Ellis Island The Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
Linda Cantor Only in New York: Finding NYC Vital, Naturalization, Immigration, Court and Business Records
Linda Cantor BOF: Kupiskis-Rokiskis Group
Stacie Chaiken
What’s the Story?
Looking for Louie: A Second-Generation Russian Jewish American Sometimes) Redhead Goes Off in Search of her Mysterious Great-Grandfather
Ava Cohn
Sherlock Cohn, The Photo Genealogist
Clued-In: Case Studies from Sherlock Cohn, The Photo Genealogist
Lisa Louise Cooke
The Genealogy Gems Podcast
Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems, Part I
Lisa Louise Cooke
The Genealogy Gems Podcast
Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems Part, II
Lisa Louise Cooke
The Genealogy Gems Podcast
Solving Family History Mysteries with Google Earth
Lisa Louise Cooke
The Genealogy Gems Podcast
$ Breakfast with the Experts: "Only Connect!" Social Networking & Blogging for Genealogists
Crista Cowan What’s New at Ancestry.com
Crista Cowan Finding Your Jewish Ancestors on Ancestry.com
Crista Cowan Tapping into the Ancestry.com and RootsWeb Community
Crista Cowan Simplifying Online Research with Ancestry.com Family Trees
Crista Cowan Immigration and Emigration Records on Ancestry.com
Crista Cowan Best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Blogger/Journalist, Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
PANEL: Celebrating Jewish Genealogy Month
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Blogger/Journalist, Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
21st Century Sephardic Genealogy: Trends and Resources
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Blogger/Journalist, Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
The Wonderful World of Genealogy Blogging
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Blogger/Journalist, Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
Create a DNA Project: The IberianAshkenaz DNA Project As a Case Study
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Blogger/Journalist, Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
$ Breakfast with the Experts: "Only Connect!" Social Networking & Blogging for Genealogists
Jo-Ellyn Decker
Researcher, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The ITS Resources Website: Improving Your Research Experience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jo-Ellyn Decker
Researcher, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Displaced Persons Material within The International Tracing Service: A Postwar Window
Alexander Denysenko
Living Family
Planning & Making a Trip to Your Family Shtettlach & How to Find the Invisible Monuments of Jewish Material Culture in Poland, Ukraine & Bukovina
Alexander Denysenko
Living Family
$ Breakfast with the Experts: Alexander the Great & The Life of Brian:Galician & Ukrainian Research and Travel
Stanley Diamond Jewish Records Indexing-Poland: What’s New
Stanley Diamond Ostrow Mazowiecka Research Family
Stanley Diamond BOF: Canadian Roots and Researchers
Frances Dinkelspiel Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California
Dr. Ronald Doctor
Kremenets District Research Group
BOF: Kremenets (Volynhia) Coop Research Group
Jonina Duker Genealogy of the Jewish People: Lost and Dispersed Jewish Communities of India, Uganda, Peru, China, Nigeria, Southern Africa, Italy & Ethiopia
Jonina Duker Research Group: Yiddish Theater and Vaudeville
Jonina Duker The Captives Return: Descendants of Forced Iberian Converts Find Their Way Back to Judaism
Bruce Dumes $ Latvia SIG Luncheon: Return to Viski
Alexander Dunai Exploring Tabula Registers in Ukranian Archives
Alexander Dunai You Can "Go Home Again": Everything You Wanted To Know About Research, Planning and Making Ancestral Visits to Eastern Europe But Were Afraid To Ask!
Alexander Dunai Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting: Update on Galician Research
Alexander Dunai BOF: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society
Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Mag., Jewish Community of Vienna, Austria
Resources of the IKG (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde): Jewish Community of Vienna
Prof. Stephen Egbert, PhD
Associate Professor, Geography, University of Kansas
Geospatial Genealogy: Micro and Macro-Genealogic Approaches
Emanuel Elyasaf Brody From The Partition of the Kingdom of Poland (1772) to WWI
Dr. Mara Fein Finding and Using Los Angeles County Records
Dr. Mara Fein $ Breakfast with the Experts: Eureka! Finding Californians:Los Angeles and Statewide Research
Dr. Margarete Feinstein
Research Scholar, UCLA
From Victims of Nazism to Survivors of the Holocaust
Rose Feldman The Document Bridge between the Montefiore Census and the British Mandate
Rose Feldman Breaking News: The Montefiore Censuses Database Is Here and in English
Tovah Feldshuh The Bialy Eaters: The Story of Bread and a Lost World ~ A Literary Cabaret Performance starring Tovah Feldshuh
Banai Lynn Feldstein $ Publish or Perish, Using Microsoft Publisher (Computer Lab)
Banai Lynn Feldstein
Feldstein Genealogy Services
BOF: Newsletter Cooperation – IAJGS Session
Dr. Alexander Feller Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting: Update on Galician Research
Victoria Fisch
Toldot Research
Northern California: Shtetl of the Gold Rush? A Genealogical JigSaw Puzzle
Werner Frank SIG: GER-SIG (German Special Interest Group) Meeting
Werner Frank The Virtual Jewish Community in Germany and Genealogical Research
Karen Franklin Creating the Morgenthau Exhibition: A Genealogist Confronts the Twentieth Century
Karen Franklin $ GERSIG (German) Luncheon: Our Crowd: Historians for the Straus and Morgenthau Families Tell (Almost) All
Judith R. Frazin Discovering the Treasures in 19th-Century Polish-Language Records
Diane M. Freilich, JD City Directories A Variety of Uses
Diane M. Freilich, JD American Court Records: An Overlooked Resource
Elise Friedman BOF: DNA Project Administration
Robert J. Friedman
Steps to the Past
A Tailor’s Tale, From Transylvania to Tennessee
Gary Frolich Further Unlocking the Medical Secrets in Your Family Tree
Gary Frolich $ Breakfast With the Experts: Jews, Genes and Genetics & Unlocking the Medical Secrets in Your Family Tree
Seth Front
Jewish Zodiac
The Jewish Zodiac: A Culinary History of Jews in America (Based on the Astrological Signs of the Delicatessen)
Seth Front
Jewish Zodiac
The Jewish Zodiac: A Culinary History of Jews in America (Based on the Astrological Signs of the Delicatessen)
Dr. Gary Gans
Rabbi, Congregation Beth Tikvah
I Found My Family in Our Shtetl Yizkor Book
Dr. Gary Gans
Rabbi, Congregation Beth Tikvah
Haunting Cemeteries: A Genealogist’s Favorite Pastime!
Brooke Ganz Advanced Website Design Class: Enhance, Maximize and Expand Your Internet Presence!
Horia Haim Ghiuzeli
Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People
New Resource: Jewish Genealogy from India at Beit Hatfutsot
Horia Haim Ghiuzeli
Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People
An Unknown Resource: Family Trees from Yad Vashem at Beit Hatfutsot
Prof. Zvi Gitelman
Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Vayis u Vayahanu [and they traveled and they encamped]: The Nature and Consequences of Jewish Migration
Prof. Zvi Gitelman
Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
The Litvak v. Galitzianer Wars: Jewish Cultural Geography
Prof. Zvi Gitelman
Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
What’s in a Name? The Origins and Meanings of Jewish Family Names
Richard Gladstein Jewish Genetic Diseases: Education, Prevention & Genetic Testing
Jacqueline Semha Gmach
JCC Director ,
DAVKA, The Survival of A People
Rony Golan
Rony Golan Law Offices & Notary
$ Breakfast With The Experts: Israeli Research: Past, Present and Future
Rony Golan
Rony Golan Law Offices & Notary
Restitution of Property of Holocaust Victims to Families in Israel and Genealogical Research
Rony Golan
Rony Golan Law Offices & Notary
God-Seekers, Lumbermen, and Scholars Under the Carpathians: The Jews of Sziget
Rony Golan
Rony Golan Law Offices & Notary
Genealogical Gems in Rural Hungary
Rony Golan
Rony Golan Law Offices & Notary
Genealogical Gems in Rural Hungary
Rony Golan
Rony Golan Law Offices & Notary
$ Breakfast With the Experts: From Bratislava to Budapest to Bucharest:Travel & Research in Slovakia, Romania & Hungary
Laura Gold $ Shomer Shabbos Downtown Los Angeles Historical Jewish Walking Tour
Laura Gold $ Old LA, From the First Jews Forward: A Walking Tour
Kay Goldman, PhD.
Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University
The Jews of the Texas Frontier: Assimilation, Accommodation and Adaptation
Kay Goldman, PhD.
Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University
From Cincinnati to Chihauhua: Rebecca Cohen Mayer’s Journey in 1852
Jeremy Goldscheider Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod
Judith Goldsmith BOF: Boryslav, Drohobycz & Sambor Birds-of-a-Feather
Michael Goldstein Israel Research, Aleph To Taf
Michael Goldstein $ Breakfast With The Experts: Israeli Research: Past, Present and Future
Bennett Greenspan
Family Tree DNA
Beyond the Y Chromosome. Tracing Your Genealogy Wth the "Other" DNA
Avraham Groll JewishGen LIVE at L.A. LIVE
Theodore Grossman Genealogical Gems in Rural Hungary
Theodore Grossman Genealogical Gems in Rural Hungary
Mark Heckman How to Make a Family History Video Using your Home Computer
Mark Heckman $ Genealogical Treasure Hunt Game (Win a Prize!) with Ronnie & Mark
Harriette Hinderstein $ Absolute Beginners: Computer Basics for Technology Challenged Genealogists (computer lab)
David B. Hoffman, Ph.D
President, LitvakSIG ,
Town-Wide Research: Beyond Shtetlinks to Interactive Groups
Sonia Hoffman How Helping Our Cousins Emigrate from the USSR Uncovered the 250-Year Colorful History of a Litvak Family
Dr. Lewis Holzman Jews of the Old West
Dr. Lewis Holzman $ Shabbat Welcome Dinner: Heroes & Villains: Jews of the Old West
Daniel Horowitz $ Genealogy Super Search Engines (Computer Lab)
Daniel Horowitz $ How to Make Your Database Searchable It’s Easy! (Computer Lab)
Daniel Horowitz How Do We Share and Preserve Memories in a Digital Era?
Daniel Horowitz Technology and Museums-A Success Story To Retrieve Information
Herbert Huebscher DNA and the Maharal of Prague
Marlis Humphrey I Couldn t Put it Down!-New Ways to Publish Family History
Marlis Humphrey $ Breakfast With the Experts: People of the Book: Expert Advice on Writing Newsletters, Memoirs and Family Histories
Madeleine Isenberg It’s Carved in Stone
Dr. Saul Issroff The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902: Jews from Many Lands
Dr. Saul Issroff United Kingdom Research for Beginners
Dr. Saul Issroff SIG: The Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy Special Interest Group
Dr. Saul Issroff $ South African Resources on the Internet (Computer Lab) Roy Ogus & Saul Issroff
Eden S. Joachim
Vice President & Treasurer, LitvakSIG, Inc., LitvakSIG, Inc
$ Litvak Seek Finding Your One in a Million (Searching the ALD Successfully) (Computer Lab)
Eden S. Joachim
Vice President & Treasurer, LitvakSIG, Inc., LitvakSIG, Inc
Researching Your Litvak Roots Using the LitvakSig Website: An Overview of the Special Interest Group, It’s Research Projects and Websites
Erwin Joos Eugene Van Mieghem (1875-1930) and the Jewish Immigrants of the Red Star Line
Vivian Kahn God-Seekers, Lumbermen, and Scholars Under the Carpathians: The Jews of Sziget
Vivian Kahn $ Hungarian Research on the Web (Computer Lab)
Vivian Kahn $ Breakfast With the Experts: From Bratislava to Budapest to Bucharest:Travel & Research in Slovakia, Romania & Hungary
Judy Bart Kancigor Family History in the Kitchen: Recipes as a Conduit to the Generations
Judy Bart Kancigor From Shiterein to Showpiece: Cooking Jewish for the 21st Century
JoDee (Rut bat Sarah) Kane $ Pomegranate Guild Jewish Papercutting Workshop
Matthew Kaplan, PhD
Project Lead, University of Arizona – The DNA Shoah Project
DNA, Genetic Genealogy and Identity 101
Mike Karsen Preserve Your Ancestors Legacy: Write Their Life Story
Mike Karsen How To Create Your Family History ( a two-hour workshop)
Mike Karsen $ Breakfast With the Experts: People of the Book: Expert Advice on Writing Newsletters, Memoirs and Family Histories
Merle Kastner BOF: Canadian Roots and Researchers
Debra Kay-Blatt Lodz:"The Manchester of Poland": Exploring Records on the Internet and Beyond
Debra Kay-Blatt $ Introduction to JewishGen: Computer Workshop for Beginners (computer workshop)
Debra Kay-Blatt $ Introduction to JewishGen: Computer Workshop for Beginners (computer lab)
Eric Keith
VP – Sales & Marketing, Footnote
Footnote Holocaust Collection: History As Biography
Prof. Yitzchak Kerem
historian, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Aristotle University
New Developments in the Research of Balkan Jewish Genealogy
Michael Kirley Genealogy at the Los Angeles Public Library
Jonathan Kirsch KING DAVID: The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
Larry Kirsch BOF: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society
Logan Kleinwaks GenealogyIndexer.org: Full-Text Search Engine for Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and Other Resources Not Searchable Elsewhere
Logan Kleinwaks Danzig/Gdansk SIG Meeting
Logan Kleinwaks GenealogyIndexer.org: Full-Text Search Engine for Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and Other Resources Not Searchable Elsewhere
W. Todd Knowles The Knowles Collection, What Is It and How Do I Use It?
W. Todd Knowles $ How to Use FamilySearch.org (computer lab)
Yefim Kogan Jews of Moldova & Bessarabia: Kaushany,Shtetl in Bendery Uezd Jewish History and Records in 18-20th Centuries
Yefim Kogan Bessarabia: Revision Lists (Revizskie Skazki) of 19 century. New records for towns, townlets (shtetlech) and agricultural colonies
Leron Kornreich
Executive Producer, Timeless Legacy Video
Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl Travels
Leron Kornreich
Executive Producer, Timeless Legacy Video
Breaking News: A Reporter’s Guide to Genealogical Research
Leron Kornreich
Executive Producer, Timeless Legacy Video
Razzle Dazzle ‘em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History Research with Pizzazz
Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
$ Accessing Genealogy Sites Successfully (Computer Lab)
Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
Naturalization: Where Are the Documents?
Avrohom Krauss Luach for Dummies: Solving Date Discrepancies in Genealogical Records
Arthur Kurzweil Tracing Your Jewish Roots: A Workshop for Parents, Grandparents and Children
Arthur Kurzweil Holocaust Research: How and Why To Locate Information About What Happened to Your Family During the Holocaust
Arthur Kurzweil Kabbalah For Dummies: So What’s the Big Secret Anyway?
Arthur Kurzweil Searching for God in the Magic Shop
Arthur Kurzweil $ Welcome Dinner with Arthur Kurzweil: Genealogy as a Spiritual Pilgrimage
Arthur Kurzweil From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History
Roseanne Leeson Romania ROM SIG Meeting
Gregg Legutki $ Introduction to Google Earth (Beginners)
Gregg Legutki $ Creating a Google Earth Tour & Virtual Visit to Your Ancestral Towns (Beginning/Intermediate Computer Lab)
Gregg Legutki $ Using Google Earth’s Layer Feature to Superimpose Maps (Intermediate/Advanced Computer Lab)
Susana Leistner Bloch Recreating Your "Shtetl" Creating a Group and/or Website Dedicated to your Ancestral Town
Susana Leistner Bloch Creating a Webpage Dedicated To Your Ancestral Town or Region
Brian J. Lenius The Lviv (Ukraine) Archive Research Experience: A First-hand Account
Brian J. Lenius Magnificent Maps: Examining Cadastral Land Maps of Galicia
Brian J. Lenius Goldmine of Records: Detailing Householder Lists and Land Cadastral Records of Galicia
Brian J. Lenius $ Breakfast with the Experts: Alexander the Great & The Life of Brian:Galician & Ukrainian Research and Travel
Brian J. Lenius Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting: Update on Galician Research
Linda Levi
Assistant Executive Vice-President for Global Archives, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
The Joint Distribution Committee Archives: Who We Are and What We Have to Offer Jewish Genealogists
Dr. Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
Ben Gurion University
Lunch n’ Learn: Mind Mapping: A Logical Solution To Genealogical Conundrums
Dr. Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
Ben Gurion University
Documenting a Murdered Community: Goldingen [Kuldiga, Latvia]
Megan Lewis
Reference Coordinator, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Newly Acquired Archival Collections from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Megan Lewis
Reference Coordinator, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The ITS Resources Website: Improving Your Research Experience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Roni Seibel Liebowitz $ Jewish Records Indexing Poland for Beginners (Computer Lab)
Roni Seibel Liebowitz BOF: Lodz Area Research Group
Roni Seibel Liebowitz BOF: Paterson, New Jersey
Roni Seibel Liebowitz Lodz:"The Manchester of Poland": Exploring Records on the Internet and Beyond
Rita Lipshutz How to Create a Tallit: A Hands-on and History Workshop
Hadassah Lipsius Polish Records Getting the Most out of Your Research from the JRI-Poland Experts
Beth Long $ Breakfast With the Experts: From Bratislava to Budapest to Bucharest:Travel & Research in Slovakia, Romania & Hungary
Dr. Deborah Long Three Guides, Four Countries: A Daugher of Holocaust Survivors Travels to her Ancestral Villages in Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia + a Stop in Germ
Steve Luxenberg
Washington Post associate editor; book author
Genealogy From the Inside Out: Pursuing the Elusive & Unknown
Steve Luxenberg
Washington Post associate editor; book author
$ Breakfast with the Experts: Outlaws & Outliers: Black Sheep & Family Skeleton Experts Share Their Research Secrets!
Dr. Julius Muller
Toledot
The Records of Moravia, Silesia and Bohemia Similarities and Differences
Dr. Julius Muller
Toledot
1783 and 1793 Censuses in Bohemia Comparative Study on Jewish Surnames
Thomas MacEntee
High-Definition Genealogy
Lunch n’ Learn: Social Networking New Horizons for Genealogists
Thomas MacEntee
High-Definition Genealogy
IAJGS Management Seminar: 21st Century Marketing for Genealogists & Genealogy Societies
Thomas MacEntee
High-Definition Genealogy
$ Breakfast with the Experts: "Only Connect!" Social Networking & Blogging for Genealogists
Robinn Magid California Jewish Cemeteries: From the Gold Rush to the Roszgolds
Joe Mankowitz The Dramatic Expulsion of Jews from NW Lithuania in 1915
Howard Margol Lithuanian Research Past, Present, Future
Howard Margol $ Breakfast With the Experts: A Baltic Road Map Travel & Research in Lithuania and Latvia
Jeffrey Marx
Rabbi
BOF: Suwalk Lomza Interest Group (Lunch n’ Learn)
Jeffrey Marx
Rabbi
Toto, I’m Afraid We’re Not in New York City, Anymore!: A Look at 19th Century Jewish Agricultural Colonies in Kansas and the West
Michael Masterovoy $ Belarus SIG Luncheon: Exploring Belarus Past, Present and Future
Kahlile Mehr Polish State Archives Online
Kahlile Mehr $Ukraine SIG Luncheon: Archives in Western Ukraine
Kahlile Mehr Polish Gazetteers and Maps Online
Kahlile Mehr BOF: Newsletter Cooperation – IAJGS Session
Daniel Mendelsohn Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address
Daniel Mendelsohn BOF: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society
Dr. Lara Michels
Archivist and Librarian, Judah L. Magnes Museum
An Insider’s Guide to Researching Western Jewish Families in the Magnes Collections
Dr. Lara Michels
Archivist and Librarian, Judah L. Magnes Museum
$ Breakfast with the Experts: Eureka! Finding Californians:Los Angeles and Statewide Research
Dr. Rhoda Miller Jewish Genealogical Research Beginner Strategies: Vital Records, Naturalizations, Passenger Manifests, Online & Repository Research
Dr. Rhoda Miller $ Using Excel to Mine your Data (Computer Lab)
Dr. Rhoda Miller Arthur Szyk: An Artist s Self-Portrait in Documents
Dr. Rhoda Miller Organizit: Make Sense of your Research Clutter
Sally Mizroch $ Geotagging Tools for Genealogists (Computer Lab)
Gary Mokotoff The Paternal Ancestry of Bernie Madoff
Gary Mokotoff $ Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Jewish Surname Index Databases (Computer Lab)
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
Navigating the New York Census with Fewer Tears
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
Deep Linking and Deeper Linking: How I Get the Most Out of Existing Search Applications
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
One-Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
Creating One-Step Search Tools
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
$ Creating One-Step Search Tools for your Website Intermediate/Advanced (Computer Lab)
Stephen P Morse, PhD
One-Step Webpages
The Jewish Calendar Demystified
Doris Nabel BOF: Mac Users/Schmoozers
Prof. Benjamin Nathans
University of Pennsylvania
$ Breakfast With the Expert: From Russia With Love: A Report on the Archives of the Former Soviet Union
Prof. Benjamin Nathans
University of Pennsylvania
Within and Beyond the Pale: Jews in the Russian Empire
Chris Nicola $ Gesher Galicia Luncheon: The Secret of Priest s Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story
Chris Nicola From Korolowka to Borchov: Behind the Scenes of the Discovery of Priest’s Grotto
Roy Ogus SIG: The Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy Special Interest Group
Roy Ogus $ South African Resources on the Internet (Computer Lab) Roy Ogus & Saul Issroff
Dr. Harry Ostrer Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People
Dr. Harry Ostrer The Jewish HapMap: What Genetics Has Given to Jews and What Jews Have Given to Genetics
Nahid Pirnazar, Ph.D The Intricate Tapestry of Iranian Jews
Eileen Polakoff BOF: Professional Genealogists
Anna Przybyszewska Drozd
Jewish Genealogy and Family Heritage Center
A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We Think We Know About Them
Anna Przybyszewska Drozd
Jewish Genealogy and Family Heritage Center
$ Breakfast With the Experts: How To Do Genealogy Research In Poland-And How Not To: The Potential and Pitfalls
Yale J. Reisner
Director, The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
Grandma’s Name Was Rosenberg: Am I Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames What They Prove And What They Don’t
Yale J. Reisner
Director, The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage And Jewish Genealogy In Poland
Yale J. Reisner
Director, The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
$ Jewish Records Indexing (JRI)-Poland Lunch: The Jewish Genealogy & Family Heritage Center in Warsaw: The Road Ahead
Yale J. Reisner
Director, The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
$ Breakfast With the Experts: How To Do Genealogy Research In Poland-And How Not To: The Potential and Pitfalls
Sharon Rennert FILM: True Defiance: A Filmmaker Investigates her Grandfather’s Legacy as Savior of 1200 Jews during the Holocaust
Dr. David Rimoin Jewish Genetic Diseases: Education, Prevention & Genetic Testing
Lois Rosen Creating a Family Tree Scroll
Lois Rosen Creating a Family Tree Scroll
Karen (Gitel Chaye Eta) Rosenfeld Roekard, MBA
Reb/Rev (special ordination by Reb Zalman, founder of Jewish Renewal Movement)
Building Memorials To Destroyed Jewish Communities
Karen (Gitel Chaye Eta) Rosenfeld Roekard, MBA
Reb/Rev (special ordination by Reb Zalman, founder of Jewish Renewal Movement)
Geospatial Genealogy: Micro and Macro-Genealogic Approaches
Prof. Shalom Sabar
Professor of Jewish Art and Folklore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Between Germany and Poland Jewish Life and Rituals in Late 19th to Early 20th cent. Illustrated Jewish Postcards
Prof. Shalom Sabar
Professor of Jewish Art and Folklore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the Expulsion (as a research tool for genealogy)
Prof. Shalom Sabar
Professor of Jewish Art and Folklore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Childbirth and Magic Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era
Jay Sage
Digital Heritage Mapping, Inc
Designing a Comprehensive Course on Jewish Genealogy
Gayle Saini Not Everyone Lived in New York
Gayle Saini $ Pajama Genealogy: Hands-on Techniques for Early Risers or Midnight Oil Burners (computer lab)
Ellen Sandler The Bialy Eaters: The Story of Bread and a Lost World ~ A Literary Cabaret Performance starring Tovah Feldshuh
Lynn Saul $ H-SIG (Hungarian) Luncheon Paprik s: Cooking Up My Family Stories
Lynn Saul Creating & Retelling Your Family’s Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop
Lynn Saul $ H-SIG (Hungarian) Luncheon Paprik s: Cooking Up My Family Stories
Gayle Schlissel Riley The Business of the Magnates
Adele Schneider Further Unlocking the Medical Secrets in Your Family Tree
Adele Schneider $ Breakfast With the Experts: Jews, Genes and Genetics & Unlocking the Medical Secrets in Your Family Tree
Dr. Ilene Schneider
Rabbi
Yiddish: A Fun Look at the Language of Our Ancestors
E. Randol Schoenberg $ Austria-Czech SIG Lunch: The Latest Advances in Austrian & Czech Jewish Genealogy
E. Randol Schoenberg $ Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Tour & (kosher) Dinner with Randy Schoenberg
Arnold Schwartz Last Chance! Beginners Workshop An Introduction to Everything You Need To Know But Might Have Forgotten
Elizabeth Schwartz The Bialy Eaters: The Story of Bread and a Lost World ~ A Literary Cabaret Performance starring Tovah Feldshuh
Robin Seidenberg My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer: A Spicy Tale
Robin Seidenberg The Kissing Blonde: Researching a Family Scandal
Dr. Stanley Shapiro Infectious Disease and the Jewish Immigrant Experience
Mimi Sheraton The Bialy Eaters: The Story of Bread and a Lost World ~ A Literary Cabaret Performance starring Tovah Feldshuh
Rivi Shulman How to Create Your Own (Genealogical) Heirloom Quilt
Judy Simon Jewish Geography and DNA: A Player’s Guide
Dolores Sloan The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Facts and Legends of the Ancestral Legacy
Dr. Stephen Smith Names, Faces, People, Places: The USC Shoah Foundation Institute Comes Alive
Dr. Stephen Smith $ Breakfast With the Experts: No Stone Unturned Furthering Your Holocaust Research
Elizabeth Strom FILM: Romania, Romania: Searching for Schwartz
Yale Strom FILM: A Great Day on Eldridge Street: A Celebration of Klezmer Music
Yale Strom Klezmer Concert Hot Pstromi with Yale Strom
Yale Strom $ ROM SIG (Romanian) Luncheon: Klezmers, Khazna and Lautare: Doing Ethnographic Music Research in Romania
Yale Strom Itsik "Cara" Svarts: The "Ansky" of Iasi, Romania: A Personal Remembrance
Yale Strom Shtetl Sport: The Sporting Life in Jewish Culture
Yale Strom The Bialy Eaters: The Story of Bread and a Lost World ~ A Literary Cabaret Performance starring Tovah Feldshuh
Yale Strom Klezmer Concert Hot Pstromi with Yale Strom
Aldona Sudeikiene $ Breakfast With the Experts: A Baltic Road Map Travel & Research in Lithuania and Latvia
Leslie Swift
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A New Life for Old Films: An Introduction to the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sol Sylvan You Can "Go Home Again": Everything You Wanted To Know About Research, Planning and Making Ancestral Visits to Eastern Europe But Were Afraid To Ask!
Maureen Taylor Identifying, Dating and Interpreting Your Family Photographs
Maureen Taylor Ask the Photo Detective: Questions from the Jewish Gen Listserv
Maureen Taylor Preserving Your Family Photographs
Michael Tobias An Introduction to JewishGen’s Databases: A Beginner’s Guide
Michael Tobias JewishGen LIVE at L.A. LIVE
Heidi Urich BOF: New England Gathering with JGS of Greater Boston
Heidi Urich Designing a Comprehensive Course on Jewish Genealogy
Christine Usdin
Fonderie d’Art Christine Usdin
Transliterating Newly Available Birth, Marriage, and Death Records for the Shtetls of Latvia
Jim Van Buskirk
Jewish Community Library
My Grandmother’s Suitcase: Lunch n’ Learn
Stephanie Weiner BOF: Krakow Researchers
Chuck Weinstein Finding 400 Needles in a Haystack of 6 Million: Commemorating Jewish Miroslav
Dr. Joel Weintraub
Emeritus Professor of Biology, California State University, Fullerton
Preparing for the 1940 Census Opening
Dr. Joel Weintraub
Emeritus Professor of Biology, California State University, Fullerton
Navigating the New York Census with Fewer Tears
Pamela Weisberger $ Galician Research on the Web
Pamela Weisberger Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting: Update on Galician Research
Prof. Rob Weisskirch, MSW, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Development
History of Jews in Argentina and How to Find Their Records
Zack Wilske
Historian, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
INS Citizenship Records: How to Locate Citizenship Papers (Repatriation Derivative and Other Odd Files) Not Found in Court Records
Zack Wilske
Historian, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
An Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Records for Genealogists
Duff Wilson
The Generations Network
$ Family Tree Maker for Beginners (Computer Lab)
Duff Wilson
The Generations Network
$ Family Tree Maker for Intermediate Users (Computer Lab)
Duff Wilson
The Generations Network
$ Family Tree Maker for Beginners (Computer Lab)
Geraldine Winerman United Kingdom Research for Beginners
Suzan Wynne Research in Galicia: Part I Beginning the Search for Your Galician Ancestors
Suzan Wynne Research in Galicia: Part II Working with Galician Vital Records
Lisa Yavnai
Director, Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: A View to the Future
Lisa Yavnai
Director, Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
$ Breakfast With the Experts: No Stone Unturned Furthering Your Holocaust Research