International Jewish Genealogy Month (IJGM) is a celebration of Jewish genealogy supported by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). IJGM takes place during the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. In 2015 this will be October 14 through November 12 on the secular calendar.
The primary means used to publicize IJGM is the winning poster chosen from the annual design contest for that year. The poster needs to celebrate Jewish genealogy and help promote genealogy as a hobby. It will be available to organizations and individuals to help promote IJGM.
This year's poster competition officially began on February 3, 2015, and the deadline to submit an entry is June 20, 2015. Submission requirements are available on the IAJGS Web site. Each submission must be submitted by an IAJGS member organization, but the artist does not need to be a member of the organization.
Traditionally, the winner of the contest has earned a registration to that year's IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. This year's conference will be held in Jerusalem from July 6–10. This year IAJGS has added an alternative option to registration, that of free access to the conference recorded sessions.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Call for Artists: 2015 International Jewish Genealogy Month Poster Contest
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