This is being posted for Daniel Horowitz, IAJGS webmaster by
Jan Meisels Allen
We have published on our website the November 2009 issue of ECHO (http://iajgs.org/echo/echo.htm), where Peter Lande, from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, wrote an article to assist genealogists with their Holocaust research. He explains some of the overlooked
resources at the USHMM, Yad Vashem and ITS and how they can be accessed and he would be happy to grant you permission to print his article in your newsletters or journals.
Under "Resources" (http://iajgs.org/resources.html) you will find the latest revision of the IAJGS Create a Local JGS Manual and more NEW Organizational Material.
The IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Calendar (http://iajgs.org/members/calendar.html) now also has general genealogical events in the same calendar, and is getting bigger and better with events from all over the world.
A resume of the Philly Conference with images courtesy of Eugene Hurwitz has being published.
(http://iajgs.org/2009-Philadelphia.html). Also Chicago conference was updated(http://iajgs.org/2008-chicago.htm)
During the IAJGS 2009 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia, IAJGS presented two very successful sessions on: membership/membership retention and
programming. These sessions were developed to help JGS leaders with management of their society. The power points used in each session are now available on the IAJGS website
in the "Resources" section (http://iajgs.org/resources.html) and we encourage you to download and use them in your society.
Finally, IAJGS would like to give a warm welcome to the newest board member Nolan Altman, appointed to fill the director-at-large position vacated by Paul Silverstone when he was elected IAJGS treasurer. Nolan currently holds the position of JewishGen's Vice President for Data Acquisition where he focuses on growing the JOWBR and Holocaust databases. He is the treasurer of and a board member of JGS Long Island where he coordinates their Yearbook Project. He is also a member of the JGS of New York. Nolan has spoken at a number of IAJGS conferences and is well-published in many genealogy journals.
Please announce and share all these new releases at your upcoming meeting and your newsletters or journals.
IAJGS Board Member / Webmaster