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IAJGS 2013 Boston - Jewish Genealogy conference!

IAJGS 2013 Boston – Jewish Genealogy conference!

i am getting very very excited for the upcoming IAJGS 2013 Boston conference:

3rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy August 4-9, 2013
Co-Hosted by International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

i’ve put together a schedule on Google like i do each conference i attend — have done this for Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Philadelphia, i think.

if you would like to see it i’ve made it public (send me your email to view it).

the idea is that all of the information is in one place, collocated, with the minimum amount of clicking around. and then also end-users can copy events to their personal calendar and use that as a tool to make the most out of the schedule, which is very deep and rich.

i also use the therapeutic tool of a Google Map to reduce my own travel anxiety (don’t love traveling).

here’s a view of the map. it’s pretty extensive. have been very grateful that folks have offered such great suggestions.

if you look on the larger map you can see that there are a lot of Jewish genealogical resources for the region. blue snowflakes represent cemeteries — which was culled from an incredible resource created by the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts. just beyond words great information. i wish the New York region had such an easy to use and thorough resource.

the cutlery symbol is for sit down restaurants, and hopefully the rest of the icons are somewhat self-explanatory in their groupings. not being a Boston native i am sure i have some things in the wrong categories but hopefully it can be a starting point for those interested in making the most out of their trip.

DNA testing

was sort of just totally thrilled to see this come across one of my RSS feeds. i’ve loved Omar from The Wire like he was family ever since i saw the show.

Omar Little, The Wire

Omar Little, The Wire

i recently got my 23andme results back so all of this DNA stuff is very new. hope to learn a bit more at the conference.

here’s a little bit on Michael K. Williams’ story, discovering his African ancestry. very cool.

and a little music they posted on okayplayer….

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About Erika Herzog

big music fan. used to work in the movie business a little bit. love weaving and knitting. own a banjo. haven't picked up the corn cob pipe. yet.

Posted on July 25, 2013, in connections, DNA genealogy, genealogy, Jewish genealogy. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’d love to see your Google tool for the Boston conference .
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