27 April 2009

Philly 2009: Yiddish evening added

Are you a family history researcher who's been procrastinating about registering for the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy?

Registration will cost you more in only four more days! Register by April 30 to take advantage of the earlybird discount.

This is the only international Jewish genealogy conference of the year. This event is where Jewish genealogy news is made, information exchanged and networking goes on 24/7.

In addition to conference-goers from around the world, speakers will be coming from Austria, Belgium, France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Ukraine and the UK. Don't miss this experience!

The program runs from Sunday, August 2 to Friday, August 7, in Philadelphia.

A new Wednesday evening program has been added. "Yiddish in Story, Poem and Song" will combine a lecture, recordings and a live performance as ethnographer and performer Michael Alpert (of the Brave New World klezmer group) and cultural historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College professor of history) take conference-goers on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The Film Festival will feature great films, documentaries and more, and filmmakers, producers and directors will be attending to discuss their work. Updates on the Film Festival should appear very soon.

View the entire preliminary program online here (dates/times of sessions are subject to change). Just added - Tracing the Tribe reported on this the other day - were the breakfasts with experts, SIG luncheons and computer workshops. This year, workshops will also be held Sunday afternoon and Friday morning, the first and last days of the conference which runs from Sunday, August 2 to Friday, August 7.

Diverse programs cover Polish and Cyrillic records, Jewish cooking, identifying family photos through clues, how to preserve documents and photographs, and so much more covering many geographic and topical issues, including DNA.

What are you waiting for? Click here to register.

Tracing the Tribe will see you in Philly!

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