Sunday, August 30, 2009

2009 Malcolm Stern Grant Awarded to "Shamir"

I am posting this on behalf of IAJGS President, Michael Goldstein.

The Malcolm Stern Grant provides funding to encourage institutions to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit Jewish genealogists.

The 2009 Malcolm Stern Grant of $2,500 was awarded to: "Shamir" a non-profit organization based in Latvia (www.shamir.lv) for "The Guide to Jewish Materials Stored in the Latvian State Historical Archive". The grant will help in preparing an overview of existing materials about the Latvian JewishCommunity that are in the Latvian State Archive.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Malcolm H. Stern, widely considered to be the dean of American Jewish genealogy, and his efforts to increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The Stern Grant provides funding to encourage institutions to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit Jewish genealogists.

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS

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