Conference Discussion Group

You may now subscribe to our Conference Discussion Group!

We encourage you to join the Chicago 2008 Discussion Group.  This Discussion Group will provide you with the latest news on the Conference, allows you to ask questions, and receive answers regarding the 28th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. 

Messages posted to this discussion group will arrive in your e-mail inbox in a digest form or as individual messages depending on what you prefer.

You do not have to be registered for the conference to be a part of the Conference Discussion Group.

Here are the steps to follow for joining: 

If you follow these steps before the dicussion group starts, you won't find it listed on Jewishgen.

1.  If you are not already a registered JewishGen user,  go to:, complete the form and press the "Register as a New JewishGen User" button at the bottom of that page.

You will be sent an acknowledgement email. To complete the registration process, you will need to follow the instructions in the email.

2. If you are already a registered JewishGen user, go to:

--Near the bottom of the page, click “Subscribe to other JewishGen Mailing Lists.”

--You should come to a page that says, “To subscribe to any of the following Mailing Lists, click the 'Subscribe' button.” Go down towards the bottom of the page, to the list of “JewishGen Hosted Projects.”

--This is the information you are looking for ( It is found under the heading "JewishGen hosted projects"):
Chicago  2008      A mailing list devoted to questions and issues about the 28th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Chicago, August 2008                 SUBSCRIBE

--Click the SUBSCRIBE button to the right of "Chicago 2008”.

--On the next page, choose one of the subscription delivery methods that you prefer. We recommend that you choose to receive the mailing list as a “Digest” (one email with all of the messages of the day). However, if you prefer to receive each message individually, select the “Mail” option.

--Once you have selected the method of delivery, click “Subscribe.” Once subscribed, you may post a message to the Chicago 2008 Conference discussion group by addressing it to  

--Messages are posted once approved by the moderator, who may attach an immediate answer to questions asked or may post the answer a bit later.  

--Please read the other instructions when you register which describe how to access archived messages, posting netiquette, changing your registration or unsubscribing.

--If you need help subscribing or have a question about the mailing list, please contact the JewishGen support desk at