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Allen Weinstein to speak at NGS and IAJGS.

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.

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