Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I'll Be Busy at This Year's IAJGS Conference!

I feel a little overwhelmed — but in a good way.  The program committee for this year's IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy recently sent messages to speakers who had submitted talks, letting us know which were accepted.  I had five — FIVE! — talks accepted.  Wow!  I've never had that happen before!

This year's conference will take place from July 23–28 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  I admit that I'm not crazy about Florida in July, but I'm counting on the air conditioning to be working at its best.

So what will I be talking about at the conference?  It was nice of the committee to distribute my talks so I have only one on a given day.

Sunday, July 23
Jewish Genealogy:  How Is This Research Different from All Other Research?

Tuesday, July 25
Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Wednesday, July 26
Online Doesn’t Mean Free: Copyright Issues for Genealogy

Thursday, July 27
Isaac Joseph of South Carolina and Daniel Joseph of Virginia

Friday, July 28
Immigration and Naturalization Records

It appears that I will be the representative for the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society at the conference (in fact, it looks like I will be the only board member in attendance).  So I'll be at the presidents' meeting on Sunday evening, and I'll need to go to the IAJGS annual business meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

In addition to those commitments, there will be a meeting of Jewish genealogy society newsletter and journal editors at the conference, which I should be at, since I'm the one who submitted it for the schedule.

Of course, I'm going to want to attend many of the other presentations at the conference.

Oh, and I have several family members who live in Florida, some of whom are actually close to Orlando — oops, Lake Buena Vista.

Yeah, I'm going to be busy at the conference . . . .


  1. Five?! So happy I'll be able to see you presenting more than once! The program looks terrific.

  2. Congratulations Janice, you are going to do great, and everyone in attendance will walk away knowing so much more about how to go to where to find out what about their past relatives. So excited for you!

    1. Thank you, Deb! I appreciate the support! I look forward to sharing information with the people who come to my talks.


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