30 June 2010

Footnote.com: Holocaust Collection free access, July 9-19

Everyone loves presents, and Footnote.com is giving one to all Jewish genealogists.


At the recent Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, I met with Footnote's marketing director Justin Schroepfer.

I suggested to Justin that it would be really nice if the subscription site would offer free access to its Holocaust Collection, for everyone, during the 30th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy conference (July 11-16), whether or not researchers are attending the Los Angeles event.

Justin just wrote, saying: "I will have it [the Holocaust Collection] opened on July 9 through July 19. That way people can go home after the conference and still have access through the weekend."

From July 9-19, visit the Holocaust Collection microsite.

Footnote will also be presenting and exhibiting at JGSLA 2010. Try to stop by their booth in the vendor room and thank them for making the collection available.

Thanks, Justin, for providing this resource at a time when many beginning researchers will - for the first time - learn about the fate of family members during that tragic period.

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