Tuesday 24 July 2012

JGSGB's Shemot publication wins award

Congratulations to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (www.jgsgb.org.uk):

Shemot wins IAJGS Outstanding Publication Award 2012

Shemot, the journal of the JGSGB (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain), has won the coveted IAJGS annual award for Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS for the second time. The award was presented at the IAJGS Paris Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday 17th July and accepted on behalf of JGSGB by Bernard Valman, the Editor of Shemot, who regards it as a tribute to the whole organisation which has supported it, but especially to the authors, proof readers and readers.

The citation for the award reads: “Shemot, the outstanding journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain is published with a distinct theme three times each year. Each issue attracts contributors with expertise in the theme and provides articles with breadth and depth. The content of this relevant, informative and worthwhile journal reflects the skill set of a strong network of member and non-member contributors. Although the high-quality and original articles are primarily of interest to individuals researching British roots and those whose families trans-migrated through Great Britain, they are relevant to all researchers."

Shemot, which means “Names” in Hebrew, owes its pre-eminence to its long-serving editorial team of Bernard Valman and Mike Gordon, not to mention its many interesting, informative and authoritative articles. Some recent themed issues have included Jewish genealogy in South Africa, the East End of London, and Leeds. Shemot was founded in 1992 and is circulated to all JGSGB members, as well as dozens of other Jewish genealogy societies and libraries including the New York Public Library.

(With thanks to James Taylor)


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