21 April 2007

Jewish Genealogy Conference - UPDATE

There's only one week left to get early registration discounts for the main event of the Jewish genealogy year - The 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The registration price goes up May 1.

Hundreds of international researchers, experts and archivists are expected at the event, which runs from Sunday, July 15-Friday, July 20, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This is your chance to network in person with the international experts of Jewish genealogy, with research partners and far-flung family.

I'm looking forward to meeting Tracing the Tribe readers at the conference, so let me know if you'll be attending.

Experts include authors, technology gurus, genetics and DNA specialists, geographic and regional research coordinators and many more. Programs for researchers of all experience levels, from beginners to professionals, have been scheduled.

Don't miss out on this year's program, which also provides access to the Family History Library, the world's largest genealogical library with many Jewish records.

The Second Genealogy Film Festival will offer many films, ranging from short subjects to full-length films, covering documentaries, ancestral roots travel, Sephardic, Holocaust and many other categories. They'll be screened free of charge from early morning to evening.

If you're interested in essential computer skills, the training workshops are filling fast, so you might want to take a look at the offerings and save a spot at one or more. I'm taking the PhotoShop class and some others. Classes have an additional charge.

There are special interest group luncheons, some with speakers, in addition to focused half-day programming blocks for many regional research groups. The luncheons (extra charge), are also filling fast, and are either exclusively kosher or offer kosher options.

Travel discounts are available for air and train, while tours of Jewish Salt Lake City as well as some of the breathtaking scenery in Utah are planned. Congerence-goers can also take advantage of special hotel rates to arrive early and/or stay late to tour or research at the FHL.

The conference has also expanded its room block to accommodate the anticipated attendees.

For all event details and online reservations, click here.

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