2010 Jewish Genealogy Conference

Posted by Pamela Weisberger

Go west, genealogists!

The chairs of the 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -- Pamela Weisberger, Sandy Malek, Ann Harris and Lois Ogilby Rosen -- announce that the conference website is now live!  Come visit us at:

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is your enthusiastic host for this event, taking place from July 11-16, 2010 at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, the new entertainment and cultural complex in downtown Los Angeles.

Are you passionate about genealogy, but haven't attended a conference before? Have you been going for years and wonder what's special about this one?  Do you need to jump-start research on your family tree?

The 2010 conference will offer rich content, unparalleled learning and networking opportunities, and the intangible experience of connecting with others as obsessed as you are about investigating their roots.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or absolute beginner, there will be a slate of workshops, lectures, films and panels on global Jewish history, resources and methodology that will educate and engage you for five and a half days.  

Our website provides program, travel, and venue information, plus an FAQ section which should answer most of your early queries.  The Call for Papers begins on November 15th and registration will open on January 15th, but hotel reservations can be made now.  Take a stroll through our site to learn more.

If you really want to be in the loop with breaking news, sign up for our conference newsletter here.

Although the JewishGen conference discussion group doesn't open until January 2010, until then we will provide updates via the discussion groups hosted by JewishGen. You can also keep up with our website conference blog and our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We value your opinions and encourage you to contribute and/or volunteer to make this the best conference ever.  Go to the "Contact" or "Volunteer" or "Sponsor" links on the site to reach us.

Consider making this a true vacation by arriving early or staying late and traveling the length of our beautiful state and throughout the west. (If you live in the Greater Los Angeles area but haven't attended a JGSLA meeting before, check out our upcoming programs. You can get an early start on meeting our members and learning more about conference plans.)

And remember: the number one reason to attend an IAJGS conference is the people -- friends and colleagues, learning and collaborating in a unique, collective experience.  For Jewish genealogists, there's nothing like it. 

Join us in 2010!

Note:  A huge expression of thanks goes to JGSLA member, Brooke
Schreier Ganz, our tireless, creative webmaster who designed and
programmed our website.

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