Philly 2009: You thought it was over?

The excellent Philly 2009 event isn’t over, not by a long shot!

Conference program co-chair Mark Halpern, who is also the JGS of Greater Philadelphia webmaster and editor of the group’s publication, Chronicles, has informed Tracing the Tribe that the society is archiving for posterity relevant material for the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

So far, the JGSGP has gathered a selection of thank-you messages posted online or received by the society.

And here are links to articles about the conference in newspapers and other media (such as Tracing the Tribe’s blog postings for Philly 2009) about the conference or speakers.

Read about JGSGP founder/first president/author Harry Boonin who was honored by both the IAJGS and the society.

The online Philadelphia-Area Jewish Genealogical Resource Guide, prepared by Steve Schecter and a team of volunteers is here.

New geneablogger colleague Steve Lasky, award-winning creator and founder of the Museum of Family History, created an exhibit honoring Philadelphia’s Jewish heritage.

The JGSGP is also planning an extensive photo exhibit. If you have conference photos, please send the images (or a link to them) to jgsgp@comcast.net

Additionally, Mark is planning a special conference edition of Chronicles, and he’s also asking speakers and attendees to submit articles about their experience in Philly. Suggestions are research you did at the conference, a brick wall breakthrough, a new family connection, a great session you attended, general observation of the event regardless of whether you were a first-timer or a veteran. Speakers can even submit their talk or a summary of it. Deadline for article submission is September 30.

What a great idea, Mark! Contact him to submit photos, links or articles (by September 30). Tracing the Tribe hopes future conferences will do the same.

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