Gary Mokotoff, Editor
Volume 13, Number 18a | April 26, 2012
Every government puts value on preserving its history. That is why we have national archives. Genealogy preserves history; the history of a family. It cannot be done without access to records, just as historians cannot preserve a nation's history without access to records. It is a greater good than the right to privacy. It is a greater good than the risk of identity theft.
2015 Conference To Be in Israel
Coinciding with today, Israel Independence Day, Michael Goldstein, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies has announced that the 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Jerusalem, Israel, in 2015. The host will be IAJGS. Harvey Krueger, long-time friend of Jewish genealogy, will be honorary chairman of the conference.
Since 1984, the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy has been held in Israel about once every ten years. Israel is one of the better venues for the annual conference because of its incredible resources for Jewish genealogical research. This will become evident as more particulars are provided about the gathering. Previous IAJGS conferences were held in Israel in 1984, 1994 and 2004.
The 2012 conference is in Paris, July 15–18. The 2013 conference will be in Boston.
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