Are you an Australian searching your Jewish roots? Or do you live elsewhere on the globe and have discovered Australian relatives during your research?
Here's a good idea that may be perfect for both groups of researchers. It will take place in October - which is spring in the Southern hemisphere.
The Australian Jewish Genealogical Society has announced that a national Jewish genealogy conference will be held Sunday and Monday, October 26-27, in Canberra, followed by two days of optional visits to archives and cemeteries.
The program will offer lectures, seminars and panel forums, as well as visits to national institutions and genealogical resources.
Genners around the world who might attend are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest (this is not a conference registration).
The conference program will be posted soon; an accommodations list is available now on the AJGS website, which offers more information.
This is an excellent idea to attract and encourage the growing number of genealogists searching their Jewish roots in Australia.
This may be the time for us to meet cousins in Melbourne and Sydney who, for years, have been asking us to visit.