NEW YORK –”Family history in the 21st century assists in the reconstruction of lost generations, but is so much more.”

This summer, the largest ever Jewish genealogy conference will offer
programs centered on history, sociology, anthropology, economics,
geography, technology, DNA and music to some 2,000 anticipated
international attendees and experts, including university professors,
archive directors, authors, scientists and others with a passion for
the past.

The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
www.jgsny2006.org, will take place August 13-18, 2006, in New York
City, hosted by the Jewish Genealogy Society (New York), one of 80
such groups worldwide.

The annual event showcases achievements and new resources, covering
topics of interest to beginners and experts, and providing networking
opportunities for global researchers. Themed panels and tracks will
focus on genetics and DNA, teaching genealogy to all ages and
cemetery preservation projects.

The keynote speaker will be Archivist of the U.S. Dr. Allen
Weinstein, while award-winning writer and Columbia University
journalism professor Samuel G. Freedman will be the banquet speaker.

The six-day program is packed with lectures, panels, workshops,
musical programs, networking for geographic and topical common
interest groups, the first-ever dedicated computer learning lab at
any genealogy conference, cutting-edge technology and visits to area
Jewish historical sites, cemeteries, archives and repositories.

Topic categories include Baltic States, Belarus, computer training
workshops, Eastern/Central European Research, Israel pre- and post-
1948, Genetics and DNA research, Germany, Holocaust research,
immigration/migration/naturalization, Jewish history/sociology,
methodology, Metropolitan New York/New York State research, non-
European research (India, China, etc.), Poland, Rabbinical research,
repositories, Russian/FSU research, Sephardic resources, technology
and Internet, U.S./North American research, Western European
research, Yiddish Theater/Tin Pan Alley.

For details, go to www.jgsny2006.org, for online registration,
preliminary program and more.