20 July 2007

IAJGS: Video interviews now online

Marcy Brown of Roots Television interviewed attendees and speakers. The first are now online, with more to come.

To see them, view the Jewish category at the website; click here or here.

Alexander Avraham, director of Yad Vashem's Hall of Names, speaks about Pages of Testimony and the 3-million name victims' database, genealogist Logan Kleinwaks explains his new ShoahConnect website, while Elise Friedman comments on genetic genealogy and the conference, in general

I was also interviewed by Marcy - who makes the often-frightening experience of staring into a camera a less stressful event.

Elise and Logan are two of the younger generation who are changing the face of Jewish genealogy as they pursue very different tracks in tracing family history and connecting individuals and families.

The conference ended today (Friday) and although many attendees have left for home, some will be staying on for additional research at the Family History Library.

As each annual event ends, researchers immediately begin to think forward to the next meeting: The 28th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place August 17-22, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois.

Tracing the Tribe will inform readers when the call for papers is issued, when the conference site goes live (late October-early November) and other information as it is announced.

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