WWI family stories wanted


Does your family have a story to tell?

From the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy:

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share their Family’s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature, you must first register for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your registration email and password to log into the Registration Update feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update page has a “Forgot password” function. We will periodically extract stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog, Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15, 2014, to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT