Dick Eastman interviewed key players for the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on Roots Television. He sat down with event co-chair David Mink and program chair Mark Halpern at the early September FGS conference in Philadelphia.
The Jewish genealogy conference will be co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia and the IAJGS, and takes place Sunday-Friday, August 2-7, 2009, at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in downtown Philadelphia, convenient to major tourist locations.
Mark mentioned that the conference would begin programming on Sunday morning, there would be a film festival, the first two days will be how-to days, a repository fair will take place on Sunday, walking tours arescheduled of recent Jewish history as well as colonial Jewish history, workshops on Friday morning and much more.
David mentioned several areas of interest to general researchers (other than those searching specific Jewish ancestry) such as DNA sessions, computer skills workshops and other programming.
The conference website will be www.philly2009.org, although it has not yet been launched.
View Dick's interview with David and Mark here.