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Local resident selected as presenter for IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Michael Hoberman of Shelburne Falls has been selected to be the keynote speaker for the 41st Annual IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The 2021 All-Virtual Conference will be from Aug. 1-5, 2021.

Hoberman’s talk will explore the earliest vestiges of Jewish American literature which, he asserts, can be found in the personal correspondence of North America’s eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Jewish settlers. 

The conference will feature live-stream presentations as well as more than 100 pre-recorded, on-demand videos, both available for 60 days after the conference ends. Sessions will cover virtually every aspect of Jewish genealogy and research.

The special Conference tracks this year are: Early Jewish Settlers of the Americas, Innovative Methodology, Keepers of the Shoah Memory, Beginners Research, DNA Insights for Genealogy, and Heritage and Cultural Materials.

Hoberman is a professor of English and American Studies at Fitchburg State University and author of A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History.

The IAJGS is an umbrella organization of more than 93 Jewish genealogical societies worldwide.

Registration and Conference program details are posted on the conference website: 

Main Photo: Michael Hoberman

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