forwarding Upcoming JewishGen Education Courses – Summer 2024

CLASS #1
Title: Immigration Study Group 
Dates: July 3rd 2024 – July 24th, 2024  (Additional TBA Sunday Zoom Sessions)
Instructor: Barbara Rice 
Cost: $150. Click here to register now
About: Work together to trace your family’s journey to America. Discover and map the routes to learn how your immigrant ancestors traveled from their former residence to their new home. Did they leave from Hamburg? Antwerp? Liverpool or the Black Sea ports? Did they travel indirectly stopping in other ports? Did they cross borders illegally? Click here to learn more

 
CLASS #2
Title: Brick Walls or Dead End 
Dates: July 28th, 2024 – August 18th 2024 
Instructor: Nancy Holden
Cost: $150. Click here to register
About: Frustrated and at a Loss? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue you can’t get past? Review your data. If you feel you have exhausted all approaches to new solutions, this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting open 24/7. Click here to learn more

Early bird registration for the 44th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy ends soon. 

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IAJGS Marketing Committee

Are you looking for a genealogy breakthrough that can take your research to a new level? Wondering whether you’ll ever find the records of your ancestral towns, or if you have long-lost relatives waiting to be discovered?

All of this and more is possible at the 44th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Aug 18-22, in Philadelphia.

Here’s what some conference attendees have experienced:

“I loved attending my very first conference in London last summer and am signed up again for Philadelphia. … The conference was the perfect way to restart me on my genealogy research … a great opportunity to sharpen skills, refresh on the latest ideas of how to solve problems, and become reinfected with the enthusiasm of everyone else present.”

“At my first conference … I found out the name of my father’s sister, who had perished in the Warsaw Ghetto. I never knew the names of any of his siblings. Someone at the conference helped me find it. I was new to genealogy at that time. That was a huge find for me.”

“I attended last year for the first time and went to the presentation about the Jewish Colonial Trust. I looked up my husband’s great grandfather and learned his shares were never claimed. His will stipulated where to donate them and I am working to finalize a significant donation to Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek hospital in his name. Hooray for IAJGS!”

Will you be next to make an amazing discovery at this year’s IAJGS Conference in Philadelphia, Aug. 18-22? You have to be there to find out!

Check out the outstanding speakers, sessions, computer workshops, tours and special events planned for the conference. Meet the top experts in the Jewish genealogy community, get one-on-one mentoring, learn how to use old and new tools effectively.

Go to iajgs.org/conference to learn more and register! Early bird registration ends June 15! Don’t miss out! 

Hope to see you in Philly!

Call to Meeting, 18 June, 6:30 Mountain Time on Zoom

June 18 – Marlis Humphrey will speak from Phoenix on “Society Outreach in the New Era of Jewish Genealogy”. We will hear from thought leaders in the genealogy community; highlight innovative programs underway by societies, archives, and similar; review UJGS pilot programs underway; and have an open discussion of observations and what might be the most promising initiative(s) for UJGS to undertake. Zoom link will follow.

Below is the Zoom log-in information for tomorrow’s meetings.

Marlis Humphrey speaking from Phoenix on L’Dor V’Dor Foundation, Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide. Board meeting will follow.
Time: May 21, 2024 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/99152764591?pwd=ZU13UVc5Z1ZTRlM1eGpacUF1MmRlZz09
    Password: 159205

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll Free):  8773690926,,99152764591#  or 8558801246,,99152764591#

Or Telephone:
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Virtual Webinar by Polish Genealogical Society of America, 19 May 2024

The Polish Genealogical Society of America is hosting its next virtual webinar on Sunday, May 19th, 2pm Central Time, please join us!

The topic is “Deciphering Cursive Script and Poor Handwriting.” When examining documents, particularly those more than 100
years old, how often do you confront either a strange cursive style, or poor penmanship, or both? Presenter Karl von Loewe will explore different types of scripts you might encounter and ways to work through handwriting. He is the author of “Lost Roots: Family, Identity, and Abandoned Ancestry.”

PGSA members register at no cost. Non-members pay a $15 fee.

To register, go to www.pgsa.org/ then click on Calendar of Events.

Note from IAJGS

Emily Garber

Director, IAJGS

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Seeking to discover your roots, connect with newfound relatives, and explore family history? Join more than a thousand Jewish “ancestor sleuths” from around the world in Philadelphia, August 18 through 22, for the 44th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy hosted by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGASGP).

Conference themes include: “Tools and Technology,” “Shoah Rescuers and Holocaust Research,” “Disappearing Empires of the 19th and 20th Centuries,” “The Sephardi, Mizrachi, and Persian Experience,” “Building Blocks of Genealogy,” “Genealogical Research in Philadelphia and the Eastern U.S.,” and much more.

Over five days, more than 175 presentations will be offered by international scholars and experts for novice family researchers and seasoned genealogists. The conference will include panel discussions, computer labs, films, sessions for beginners, and meetings of special-interest groups. 

Mentors and translators, along with representatives of local archives and libraries, will be available to answer questions and provide practical research guidance one-on-one.
 
This year’s gathering will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Conference registration and hotel reservations for attendees will begin May 1. Discounted early bird registration ends June 15.

To register and for more informationvisit the conference website iajgs2024.org.

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

March 19 – Board meeting to follow Kathy Kirkpatrick on “Polish Military in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazis”. Polish soldiers served in the armies of Germany, the US, Britain (including Mandatory Palestine), as well as those freed from the USSR who fought alongside the the Allies to Liberate Italy and in the Mediterranean. Handout at https://www.gentracer.org/Polish%20Military%20in%20the%20Liberation%20of%20Italy%20from%20the%20Nazis%20Handout.pdf. Meeting at the FamilySearch Library in Room B on the Main Floor at 6:30. The Zoom link is https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/95716205708?pwd=czJzNWwyUy9vdWtQR3pnaHZBOFFRdz09.

Call to Meeting, 19 March 2024

Board meeting to follow Kathy Kirkpatrick on “Polish Military in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazis”. Polish soldiers served in the armies of Germany, the US, Britain (including Mandatory Palestine), as well as those freed from the USSR who fought alongside the the Allies to Liberate Italy and in the Mediterranean. Meeting at the FamilySearch Library in Room B on the Main Floor at 6:30. The Zoom link is https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/95716205708?pwd=czJzNWwyUy9vdWtQR3pnaHZBOFFRdz09.