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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Time's a-Wasting

Here's some time-sensitive info that's been piling up at Genealogue Central.

Even if you missed the first twenty-six, you're welcome to attend the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Salt Lake City, July 15-20, 2007. The organizers have put out a call for papers.

Until December 15, 2006, the Program Committee will consider proposals submitted online at the event website, www.slc2007.org. Prospective speakers must submit a 50-word biography and a 100-word synopsis. Speakers will be notified of their status by February 28, 2007.
Beginning January 4, 2007, seven former MyFamily.com instructors will be offering online courses at GenClass.
Current classes include Scottish, Eastern European basic/intermediate, Native American, Jewish basic/Internet, Lost Family & Friends, Write Your Family History, Great Lakes Research and Adoption Investigation.
Each four-week class includes a detailed course curriculum, online class meetings and more, for the low price of $29.95.
Historical Map Works is one of my favorite sites of 2006, and will remain free through the end of December. Even their subscription terms sound reasonable.
Beginning in January 2007, Historic Map Works will become a subscription site with a yearly fee of $29.99.

Each annual subscription will include one free fine art reproduction print valued at $29.99.

Any map purchase from now until the end of the 2006 will include a free 2007 annual subscription to Historic Map Works.
Jimmy Kavanagh's JMK Genealogy Gifts has some new designs and a couple more days of cheap pre-Christmas shipping.

WorldVitalRecords.com continues its two-years-for-the-price-of-one promotion through December 15.

And the passenger lists at Ancestry.com are still free, and will be until the ball drops on New Year's Eve. If you haven't checked out the new databases yet, it's time to come out of your coma.

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