Call for Presentations

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to invite proposals from potential speakers for the 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
English will be the official language of the conference. A number of lectures will be presented in Hebrew with simultaneous translation into English.

Authors wishing to present a paper at the Conference are invited to submit an abstract either by e-mail to as a WORD ATTACHMENT, or mail it on a diskette in WORD FORMAT to reach the Conference Secretariat by December 31, 2003 together with 3 original copies. Material should be sent by Airmail in a padded envelope marked “Do Not Fold”. Proposals, whether accepted or declined, will not be returned. Make sure you retain a copy of your proposal.
Sorry, FAX submissions will not be accepted!

Proposals Format:
If you plan to submit more than one proposal, please use a separate page for each submission.

1. File format should be either Microsoft Word (*.DOC) or Rich Text Format (*.RTF) only.
2. Abstracts should be written in English, Times New Roman font and single-spaced.
3. Page margins are 2.5 cm (1 inch) from each side.
4. Every proposal should include the following details:
  a. Abstract’s title should be centered, typed in CAPITAL LETTERS in 14 points, centered and in BOLD.
  b. Leave one line space and then list authors’ full names and titles in 12 points size font, unbold and centered. Underline the name of the presenting author.
  c. In the next line list organizational affiliations of all authors including full address, telephone, and e-mail address. Use 12 points size font, text unbold and centered.
  d. Leave two lines space and than begin 300-word abstract of the lecture, size 12 points font, Times New Roman, single-spaced, justified to both sides. Describe the content of the presentation and identify whether the presentation is geared to a beginner, intermediate, or advanced genealogists.
  e. Leave one line space and than write 50 - 100 word bio of the speaker, Times New Roman font, size 12 points, single-spaced, justified to both sides.
  f. Leave one line space and describe the speaker's prior lecture experience, with emphasis on Jewish genealogy. This information will assist the program committee in the final selection of presentations.
  g. Please state the language (Hebrew or English) in which you would prefer to present your lecture.
  h. Please specify the number/s of subject/area of interest to which your presentation is mostly related. Please see the "Subjects/Areas of Interest" page for the full list.

For Example:


Ms. K. Schwartz1, Dr. D. Bergman2
1573 Belmont Street, Atlanta, USA,
tel: +1 312 266 6666, e-mail:;
2Genealogy Today, University of the Toronto, Toronto, Canada,
tel: +1 758 663 3333, e-mail:;

Abstract: (300 Word Abstract)

Biography: (50-100 Word Biography)

Speakers Lecture Experience: (Speakers Lecture Experience)

Subjects/Areas of Interest: (Specify No. 1-32)

Lecture will be presented in HEBREW.

At least one presenter from each accepted proposal must register to the Conference in order to be included in the final program.

December 31, 2003 - Submission of abstracts
February 15, 2004 - Notification of acceptance