Tuesday, June 16, 2009

IAJGS 2009 Conference Update


Posted By Anne Feder Lee

We are pleased to let you know that all optional programs are now on the conference website and you can purchase tickets for those you want to attend.
To obtain your tickets to these fee based programs, please visit www.Philly2009.org and click on Registration Update. You will need your User ID and Password received in the e-mail confirmation for your registration to proceed. Click on optional programs and select those you want to attend.
Listed below is the complete list.  You will see that there are fascinating Breakfasts with Experts, interesting SIG Luncheons, helpful Computer Workshops and other special Workshops.  There are some wonderful tours being offered as well as trips to cemeteries for research.
We encourage you to sign up for the Welcome Dinner so you can meet people and start networking. We also hope that you will come to the Banquet to enjoy a final evening together with new and old friends and to celebrate the announcement of the 2009 Achievement Award winners.
All of these optional programs will enhance your conference experience.

Important Note: The deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.  Should you purchase a ticket and then wish to cancel your reservation, you must do so before Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time for a full refund.  No refunds will be made for cancellations after that date. You may check at the registration desk once the conference has started to find out if any tickets are still available for purchase.
Please see the conference website for more details about these programs:
  • Welcome Dinner and Get-Together $65.00, Saturday, August 1, 2009: Saturday, August 1, 7:00 pm  
  • Breakfast With The Expert - Philadelphia Research with Steve Schecter, $29.00, Monday, August 3, 2009:  7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • Breakfast With The Expert - Ukraine Research with Miriam Weiner and Olga Muzychuk, $29.00, Monday, August 3, 2009:  7:00 am - 8:00 am       
  • Breakfast With The Expert - Galician Research with Suzan Wynne, $29.00, Tuesday, August 4: 7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • Breakfast With The Expert - German Research with Roger Lustig, $29.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009:  7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • Breakfast With The Expert – Israeli  Research with Michael Goldstein, $29.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Breakfast With The Expert - Polish Research with Stanley Diamond, $29.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • Breakfast with the Expert - International Tracing Service (ITS) Records with Megan Lewis and Jo-Ellyn Decker,  $29.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • Breakfast With The Expert - Lithuanian Research with Howard Margol, $29.00, Thursday, August 6, 2009:  7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • Breakfast With The Expert - New York City Research with Avrum Geller, 29.00, Thursday, August 6, 2009:  7:00 am - 8:00 am 
  • JRI-Poland Luncheon, $39.00,  Sunday, August 2, 2009: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
  • Belarus SIG Luncheon , $39.00,  Monday, August 3, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Gesher Galicia Luncheon, $39.00, Monday, August 3, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Latvia SIG Luncheon, $39.00, Monday, August 3, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Austria-Czech SIG Luncheon, $39.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • ROM-SIG Luncheon, $39.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • LitvakSIG Luncheon, $39.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Hungarian SIG Luncheon, $39.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • GerSIG Luncheon,   $39.00, Thursday, August 6, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Ukraine SIG Luncheon, $39.00, Thursday, August 6, 2009: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Banquet: Thursday,   $85.00  August 6, 2009: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • *When you purchase a banquet ticket, you select: Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, Vegetarian Meal or Kosher Meal
  • Family Tree Builder 3.0 – Basic: Computer Workshop with Daniel Horowitz, $25.00, Sunday, August 2, 2009: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm         
  • JewishGen Databases:  Computer Workshop with  Nolan Altman,  $25.00, Sunday, August 2, 2009: 2:00 - 4:00 pm         
  • Family Tree Maker for Beginners and Intermediate Users: Computer Workshop with Duff Wilson, $25.00, Monday, August 3, 2009: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Introduction to JewishGen : Computer Workshop with Debra Kay-Blatt, $25.00, Monday, August 3, 2009: 8:15 - 10:15 am         
  • MyFamily and Facebook and Twitter - Social Networking: Computer Workshop with Crista Cowan, $25.00, Monday, August 3, 2009: 2:00 - 4:00 pm     
  • Publishing Your Own Family Book: Computer Workshop with  Banai Feldstein, $25.00, Monday, August 3, 2009: 4:15 - 6:15 pm   
  • Ancestry/JewishGen: The Dynamic Duo: Computer Workshop with Debra Kay-Blatt, $25.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 4:15 - 6:15 pm     
  • Family Tree Maker for Advanced Users: Computer Workshop with Duff Wilson, $25.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm   
  • Getting the Most from the Yad Vashem Shoah Victims' Database: Computer  Workshop with Gail Saini, $25.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 8:15 - 10:15 am
  • Using WORD and WORD Tables for Genealogy : Computer Workshop with Phyllis Kramer, $25.00, Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 2:00 - 4:00 pm     
  • Genealogy Super Search Engine : Computer Workshop with Daniel Horowitz, $25.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 8:15 - 10:15 am     
  • How Does a Beginner Find His/Her Way Around the FamilySearch Website: Computer Workshop with Paul Smart, $25.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 4:15 - 6:15 pm
  • Jewish Records Indexing - Poland for Beginners: Computer Workshop with Robinn Magid,  $25.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm     
  • Social Networking with Facebook: Computer Workshop with Banai Feldstein, $25.00, Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 2:00 - 4:00 pm     
  • Family Tree Builder 3.0 - Advanced: Computer Workshop with Daniel Horowitz, $25.00, Thursday, August 6, 2009: 2:00 - 4:00 pm     
  • Hands-On with Advanced Googling: Computer Workshop with Michael Marx, $25.00, Thursday, August 6, 2009: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tour- Colonial Jewish Philadelphia, a Walking Tour, $15.00, Tuesday, August 4 from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Tour- Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia, a Walking Tour, $15.00, Thursday, August 6 from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Tour- Eastern State Penitentiary, a Walking Tour, $15.00, Wednesday, August 5 from 4 to 6:30 pm
  • Tour- Back To The Future:  A Historical Journey Through Some Of Philadelphia’s, Historic Synagogues, a Bus Tour, $40.00,  Monday, August 3 from 1 to 5:30 pm
  • Tour- Drive Through South Philly, a Bus Tour, $30.00, Tuesday, August 4 from 1:30 to 5 pm
  • Tour- South Jersey Agricultural Colonies, a Bus Tour, $40.00, Wednesday, August 5, 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Tour- Historically Significant Jewish Cemeteries in Philadelphia, A Bus tour, $30.00, Thursday, August 6 from 8:30am to 1 pm
  • Tour- Research in Cemeteries In NE Philadelphia, $40.00, Sunday, August 2 from 9 am to 3 pm
  • Tour- Research in Cemeteries in Delaware County, PA, $40.00, Monday, August 3 from 9 am to 3 pm
Time is passing quickly; we will be seeing you soon.
Sincerely,
Anne Feder Lee and David Mink
Co-chairs

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