The 25th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held 10 - 15 July 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. You might want to mark those dates now on your calendar.
2005 is the silver anniversary of the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. In keeping with the silver anniversary, the 2005 event will be hosted by the Silver State's Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada, under the guidance of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies.
These are always large events. More than 1,000 researchers and experts from around the world are expected to descend on the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from July 10 - 15, 2005, for five and a half days of intensive family history activities, ranging from lectures, films, hands-on workshops, beginner's classes, and much more.
Topics to be covered at this six-day conference include countries and regions, immigration /emigration, methodology, genetics/DNA, resources, Sephardim, and many more, totaling some 125 presentations. Computer workshops will offer hands-on classes in computer usage, genealogy software, scanning, and more. A four-hour beginners' workshop will take place on the first day.
In addition, Special Interest Groups will hold meetings and luncheons to discuss accomplishments and new projects. Birds of a Feather groups will meet to discuss interests, while informal groups will meet over coffee, in restaurants and hallways. International archivists from Central and Eastern Europe and Israel are expected and will offer private consultations in their areas of expertise, and authors of essential research works and other relevant books will lecture and offer book-signings.
For more information about the 25th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, look at: http://www.jewishgen.org/iajgs