36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies announces an invitation to submit lecture, workshop, and panel proposals for the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, locally hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington, from August 7 to 12, 2016.

We seek proposals relevant to the interests of all genealogists researching Jewish ancestors. In addition to proposals for lectures, proposals for workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New presentations are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that provide practical research methodologies that will help conference participants in their research. Highly original topics that will attract participants will also be given special consideration.

The major focus of the Conference will be on Jewish migration, with a general theme of “Westward Ho.” General topics for presentations will include European Jewry, migrations to the United States, migration of American Jewry across America, and Jews in the Western United States. A special geographic focus will be programming based on our branches in Australia, South America, and South Africa.

Other focus areas are technology in support of genealogical research and ethical considerations in genealogy. A special focus at this Conference will be the Sephardic experience in America, in all of its varied aspects.

Deadline: December 15, 2015

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