29 June 2015

This year in Jerusalem! IAJGS 2015

I will be heading to Jerusalem later this week in advance of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference that starts on Monday, 6 July 2015. I have never been to Israel, so I will be arriving a few days early and staying a few days extra to do some sight-seeing.

During the conference, I will be delivering two presentations.

"Jewish Genealogy:  How to Start, Where to Look, What’s Available." Monday, 6 July 2015 at 2:00 P.M.  
This beginning Jewish genealogy class will discuss best genealogical practices and resources for research in the USA records, immigration records and the Old Country.

"When it Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques." Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 3:00 P.M..  Sometimes tracking one’s immigrant ancestors tests all one’s research acumen. Identifying a subject ancestor, his/her origins, and parentage; tracking that subject through time; and constructing biographies to place that person in his/her social context is best approached by broadening one’s research to include other family members, associates and neighbors. This presentation will outline a program for solving genealogical research problems via cluster research techniques. Topics will include: appropriate application, research planning, commonly used resources and documents, and case studies successfully tracking individuals from Europe to the United States, overcoming name and residential changes.

If you will be attending the IAJGS conference stop in and say "hello." Better yet, attend one of my talks. 

If you won't be attending the conference but would like to catch some of the presentations live or taped, look into On Demand! For a fee one may view selected live-streamed IAJGS 2015 presentations or watch them at one's leisure before 10 October 2015. My "Jewish Genealogy" talk will be included in On Demand!

I will not be publishing "Tombstone Tuesday" or "Treasure Chest Thursday" themed posts this week or next, but I will blog about the conference next week. Stay tuned.


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