Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mazal Tov to the JGS of Great Britain

Posted by: Brittney Feinzig

Mazal Tov to our friends at the JGS of Great Britain upon winning the IAJGS “outstanding publication” award for their journal, Shemot. 


The citation for the award reads: 
Shemot, the outstanding journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain is published with a distinct theme three times each year.  
Each issue attracts contributors with expertise in the theme and provides articles with breadth and depth. The content of this relevant, informative and worthwhile journal reflects the skill set of a strong network of member and non-member contributors. Although the high-quality and original articles are primarily of interest to individuals researching British roots and those whose families trans-migrated through Great Britain, they are relevant to all researchers. 
Shemot, which means “Names” in Hebrew, owes its pre-eminence to its long-serving editorial team of Bernard Valman and Mike Gordon, not to mention its many interesting, informative and authoritative articles. Some recent themed issues have included Jewish genealogy in South Africa, the East End of London, and Leeds. 
Shemot was founded in 1992 and is circulated to all JGSGB members, as well as dozens of other Jewish genealogy societies and libraries including the New York Public Library.

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