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New look, new editor, same bear!! Kosher Koala has had a facelift but we hope you’ll find the same fascinating features, interesting interviews and non-stop news, views, tips and tricks to guide you along your genealogical journey.
In this issue… We say farewell to outgoing editor Robyn Dryen (don’t worry, she’s still President!!), welcome new editor Dani Haski, Sunny Gold reviews Peter Nash’s memoir Escape from Berlin: A refugee flees anti-Semitism and the Holocaust of WWII to Shanghai and then Australia and we explore a fascinating collection of stories about cemeteries. We have updates on the 2018 AIJGS conference in Poland, a new column, Sledgehammer, for people to share brick wall breakthroughs and information on special events and workshops for 2018.
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Tagged AJGS, Cemeteries, Guest Speaker, IAJGS Conference, Jewish Genealogy, Kosher Koala, Poland, workshop
The organisers of the 38th IAJGS Conference in Warsaw, Poland in 2018 have announced their call for papers.
Organisers are particularly interested in lectures and presentations that help delegates…
- View their Jewish family history within a historical context. Lecturers are encouraged to include clips of film and/or PowerPoint presentations to provide a multi-media presentation grounded in history.
- Actively explore and Interact with the experts and databases available throughout European and online arenas. Presenters covering websites should be prepared to do live demonstrations or offer computer workshops at our conference. New topics and presentations will be preferred over those offered at prior conferences; however, relevance to our visit to Europe will be considered.
- Develop experience preserving and sharing genealogy with their family and landsleit (neighbors from the same town). We encourage proposing sessions on interviewing, accumulating data, and sharing with family through creative means.
Presentations and panel discussions will generally be scheduled for 60 minutes, which includes 15 minutes of questions.
Hands-on Computer Workshops will be two hours in length and limited to 25 participants each owing to room constraints.
Prospective presenters can submit any number of proposals however the organisers have stated they will generally choose up to three proposals per person to allow for a diversity of voices to be heard in the limited time available.
For more information and to submit your proposal, click here to access the website. Deadline for proposals is December 31, 2017.
With great fanfare IAJGS formally announced the 2018 conference will be hosted at the beautiful new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, cohosted by the Emmanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
This is the first time the conference has been held in Eastern Europe.
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The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 37th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is in full swing at the Disney Swan resort in Orlando Florida.
Lots of participants are blogging their conference experience – Extra Yad are posting a running compendium of daily blogs on their own blog.
The conference is also running an interactive webcast program called IAJGS Live! with live and on-demand sessions. A subscription costs US$149.00. However, given the time difference between Australia and Orlando, Australians are at a disadvantage for the live broadcasts.
You’ll find the program of IAJGS Live! HERE