Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chai Anniversary for the JGS of Palm Beach County


By: Jacqueline Fineblit
We are proud to announce that Paul A. Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will be the guest speaker. Shapiro’s topic is Opening the Archives of the International Tracing Service,” a subject of major importance to all genealogists.
Shapiro, keynote speaker at the 2007 IAJGS Conference, is the leader of the group that went to negotiate the release of the International Tracing Service Holocaust records stored at Bad Arolsen in Germany. Through the efforts of his committee, 50 million pages of records, on 16 miles of shelves, will be digitized, and many are now available on line. Shapiro will not only demonstrate how to search these records, but will also show how to use other research information available at the Holocaust Museum.
The committee is hard at work making this Chai Luncheon (celebrating our 18th year) a most outstanding event. You are invited to join us Sunday, March 1, 2009, 11:30 am, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL.
For further information go to our web site, or contact Natalie.
All the best,
Jacqueline Fineblit,Publicity and E-mail coordinator
Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County Inc. FL

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