Friday, April 17, 2009

IAJGS Summer Conference Update

Posted By: Anne Feder Lee
Time is going by quickly and the end of Early Bird registration for the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia (August 2-7, 2009) is fast approaching: Early Bird Registration ends on April 30, 2009.
The Early Bird registration is $250 ( with $150 for Companion).  On May 1, 2009 (through July 24, 2009,) Regular registration will be in effect: $295 (with $195 for Companion). On-Site Registration takes effect After July 25, 2009: $325 (with $225 for Companion). 
To be eligible for the Companion Registration Fee, a companion must reside in the same household as the principal registrant.  Daily registration is also possible.
Now is the time for you to register if you want to save money!  The exiciting program can be found at the website, click here to check it out. You will find an exciting array of speakers and topics. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced family researcher, there will be plenty to keep you very busy. To register go to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button at the left.  It is extremely simple to do.
We are also very pleased to bring to your attention a fantastic resource called Philadelphia's Jewish Resource Guide. This is an extensive guide to the Philadelphia area's Jewish and genealogical resources. Review it at http://www.philly2009.org.  With a comprehensive listing of research sites and places of Jewish History in southeastern PA, Southern NJ and Del, this is a single source of helpful information.  Each entry includes name, address, phone number, key staff, website, email, hours, fees, accessibility, public transportation, driving directions, Jewish interest holdings and research advice.
Helpful for researchers around the world, this will be especially useful for attendees of this summer's conference. This Guide is an evolving document that will be periodically updated -- so you will want to check it more than once before the conference.  This Guide is a must-read to prepare for doing research while in Philadelphia.
So don't forget that the Early Bird Registration is soon ending. And don't forget to check out Philadelphia's Jewish Resource Guide.
We look forward to seeing you at what will be a wonderful conference co-hosted by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP).
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Conference Co-Chairs

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