International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies bestowed
four awards for 2009, recognizing outstanding individual and organizational
contributions to Jewish Genealogy. These awards were presented by
Mark Manson 2009 awards committee chairman; Gary, Daniel, Phyllis
and Kahlile , during the banquet held in conjunction with the 29th
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia,
Thursday 06 August 2009.
Achievement Award was presented to Joyce Field
In recognition of her tireless efforts to create
and manage significant JewishGen genealogical projects including
Yizkor Books, Holocaust Database and the Burial Registry.
Joyce used her considerable diplomatic skills, great patience and
expertise to manage the volunteer program coordinators, and create
relationships with archives and archivists worldwide.
The resultant databases, with a superb level of quality and standardization,
enable online access to translated archival records never before
available . Thank you Joyce for this priceless resource.
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic
Product to Harry
For his authoring of two books pertaining to
the history of the Philadelphia Jewish community: The Jewish Quarter
of Philadelphia: A History and Guide 1881-1930 (1999) and The Life
and Times of Congregation Kesher Israel (2007). These books, rich
in illustrations and commentary, have given its readers greater
insight into the Jewish experience in this American city.
Publication by an IAJGS member Society was presented to the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc
For its publication, Dorot, which has served
the Jewish genealogical community for nearly 30 years with informative,
original articles as well as serving the needs of informing its
membership about local activities. The quality and scope of its
articles demonstrate highest standards of content as well as a professional
level of presentation and editing.