Acceptances have been received by presenters.
As Tracing the Tribe has previously posted, author Daniel Mendelsohn is the keynote speaker while the first-ever scholar-in-residence will be pioneer Jewish genealogist Arthur Kurzweil.
Among the speakers:
— New York University geneticist Dr. Harry Ostrer: “The Jewish HapMap: What Genetics Has Given to Jews and What Jews Have Given to Genetics.”
— The American Joint Distribution Committee’s Linda Levi will demonstrate how the AJDC archive is organized and how to research.
— USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors director Lisa Yavnai will speak on that registry. Other USHMM repeat speakers Megan Lewis and Jo-Ellyn Decker: “Improving Your Research Experience.”
— The Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture will be presented by University of Massachusetts Professor Vincent Cannato on his book, “American Passage: The History of Ellis Island.”
— Yad Vashem Hall of Names director Zvi Bernhardt: “Using the Yad Vashem Database (of Shoah Victims’ Names) for Beginners.”
— Genealogy’s well-known “Photo Detective” – Maureen Taylor – will offer her expert forensic advice on photograph interpretation and preservation.
There will be international experts from Vienna (Wolf-Erich Eckstein, Israelitische Kultusgemeinde); Prague (Julius Muller, Toledot Jewish Family History Center); Vilnius (Dr. Egle Bendikaite, Vilnius Institute associate professor); and Warsaw (Yale Reisner, The Jewish Historical Institute’s Jewish Genealogy and Family Heritage Learning Center).
Tracing the Tribe will present three programs: an update with new information on the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project, as well as “The Wonderful World of Genealogy Blogging” and “Sephardic Genealogy: Trends and Resources.”
Stay tuned for more!