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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be streamed live.

Boston LIVE!  As announced in the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) newsletter, arrangements have been made to "stream" a selection of 50 lectures from the upcoming IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Conference being held this year in Boston. 

IGRA has also released four new databases in time for the upcoming International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston:  Graduates of Gymnasia Herzilia 1918-1948, List of Names in the Register of Adult Jews in Petah Tikva 1936, Marriage Certificates Jezreel Valley 1931-1941 and Voter List Tel Aviv 1922.  Check out the promo and visit the AID (All Israel Databases) section in their website.  

Quoting from the newsletter:
The first ever IAJGS Conference LIVE! will use the latest video streaming technology to live broadcast from the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Annually, the International Association of Jewish Genealogy (IAJGS) brings the best minds and knowledge in the field of Jewish genealogy to its conference. This year, the conference, co-hosted by the IAJGS and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB), will be held in Boston August 4 through August 9 and more than 1,000 attendees from 17 countries will attend. However, via LIVE! video streaming, anyone in any location with the desire to learn more about their Jewish family history will be able to tap into this knowledge and attend the event via the Internet. 
LIVE! will broadcast approximately 50 sessions over five days from the Boston venue. LIVE!participants will be able to view the sessions in real time via an Internet connection to a computer or tablet or smartphone. Sessions will also be available for playback for three months after the conference. Handouts, where provided by the speaker, will be available via download.LIVE! participants will be able to ask questions of the speakers and panelists via Twitter. LIVE!participants will be able to join either by paying a daily fee or a fee for the entire five days of sessions. IAJGS Conference LIVE! is being produced by the IAJGS, FamilySearch, and thanks to the generosity of Harvey Krueger. 
You may sign up for viewing a full day's scheduled LIVE! sessions, $49 USD per day, or for the full week (five days), $139 USD. 

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