Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, who oversees the National Archives and Records Administration, is getting around the genealogy circuit of late: He’s the featured speaker at both the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2006 Conference in the States, set for June 7-10 in Chicago, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) annual conference, Aug. 13-18 in New York City.
Weinstein, the son of Russian immigrants, has authored a long list of books; served as professor at universities including Brown, Columbia and Georgetown; and led organizations such as the International Foundation for Election Systems. Learn more about him at <archives.gov/about/info/archivist-biography.html>.
Both conferences feature classes, exhibitors and special events. NGS conference <www.eshow2000.com/ngs> attendance costs $245 for all three days ($210 for members) or $95 for one day; admission to just the exhibit hall is free. Sign up for IAJGS’ big confab at <www.jgsny2006.org>. Before May 15, registration costs $215; after that, it’s $250. The daily rate, available Sunday through Thursday, is $75.
From the June 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.