awards were presented for 2007, recognizing outstanding individual
and organizational contributions to Jewish Genealogy. These awards
were presented during the banquet held in conjunction with the 27th
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy at the downtown
Hilton in Salt Lake City, 19 July 2007. 2007 IAJGS Achievement Awards
Committee: Jay Sage -Chair (Boston, MA) Bill Israel (St. Petersburg,
FL), Max Polonovski (Paris, France), Martha Lev-Zion (IAJGS Board
member - Omer, Israel), Paul Silverstone (IAJGS Board Member - New
Lifetime Achievement Award for 2007 was presented to Mathilde
"In recognition of her huge impact on the advancement
of Sephardic Jewish genealogy, through her personal research,
including translations, transliterations, and indexes; through
the publication of her book
Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources
in Israel; through her numerous scholarly
publications; and through her unstinting personal assistance
to individual researchers.."
to attend the conference, Mathilde Tagger received the award
in Israel from the Secretary of the Tel-Aviv Branch of the
Israel Genealogical Society, Rose Feldman, who accepted the
award at the banquet in her behalf.
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or
Electronic Product 2007 was presented to Lars Menk
"In recognition of his book
Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames, created
as a remarkable act of love and dedication while choosing
employment as a letter carrier in order to leave time for
his meticulous research. Within a context of general demographic
and historical information, the book documents 13,000 Jewish
surnames from German-speaking regions of Europe, including
the the dates and locations in which the names were recorded."
Menk resides in Germany. His award was accepted by Gary
Mokotoff, his publisher.