We are very pleased to invite prospective speakers to submit
proposals for presentation at the 39th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held from Sunday, July 28,
through Friday, August 2, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Call for
Papers will open at 12:01 AM, Eastern Standard Time, on Wednesday,
December 5, 2019.
This annual worldwide gathering brings together family
researchers, academics, professional genealogists, historians, and
a wide variety of individuals from around the world who cherish
the heritage and the future of the Jewish people. Submissions will
be accepted for panel discussions, one-hour lectures, and shorter
30-minute presentations on all relevant topics. There will also be
a number of computer workshops -- if proposals for them are
received. We hope to have the Computer Lab active most of each
The Theme of this year's Conference will be "Jews in America's
Heartland." The following tracks will get preference for
- Westward Ho! - Jewish settlement between the Alleghenies
and the Rockies.
- Cleveland Rocks! - Cleveland Resources for Family Research
- DNA: What is it, and how can it help you?
- The Shoah: resources for Finding Your Family
- Discovering Your Family History - Where do I begin? - A
track for beginners.
The submissions deadline is Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 11:59 PM
EST. The committee set this deadline to allow enough time to
evaluate many worthy proposals, to choose the best, and to notify
speakers of their acceptance during the early registration period
that ends on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
All the information you need to get started is under the SPEAKERS
tab on the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org.
We hope many of you will feel inspired to attend, present, and
participate with us.
If you know of others who might like to present at the upcoming
conference, please feel free to share this email. After reading
the relevant pages on our website, you may request further
information via email sent to program [at] iajgs2019.org.
Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing all of you at a great
conference next summer.
Very truly yours,
Ken Bravo and Jay Sage
Conference Co-Chairs (chairs [at] iajgs2019.org)
Program Chair (program [at] iajgs2019.org)
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 28 - August 2, 2019