18 October 2008

New York: From here to eternity, Nov. 16

"From Here to Eternity: Jewish Cemetery Research, Preservation and Restoration" is the focus of the Jewish Genealogy Society of New York's Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund All Day Seminar on November 16.

The format includes four sessions with major experts.

Session 1:
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

- Joyce Field, JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Session 2:
How to Catalog Jewish Cemeteries for JOWBR

- Ada Green, chair, JGSNY Cemetery Project

Session 3:
Do Stones Speak? - Interpreting Jewish Monuments; Visiting Jewish Cemeteries

- Rabbi Abraham Laber, founder, Jewishdata.com

Session 4:
Panel on Cemetery Preservation and Restoration

- Chaim Bruder, Heritage Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries
- Steve Lasky, founder, Museum of Family History
- Norman Weinberg, executive coordinator, Poland Jewish Cemeteries Restoration Project

Cost: $30 (JGSNY members); $36 (others). Advance registration required by November 10; there will be no onsite registration. Click here for the registration form and other details.

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