Well here we are again at and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) conference. This time it is in Paris, France and much closer to our home than Washington DC. Firstly, the weather, pretty much like London – dull, cloudy, wet and not that warm. At least we won’t feel that we are missing out on nice weather and sight-seeing while holed up in the conference hotel!
The hotel is the Marriot Rive Gauche and is not too bad. We arrived yesterday – Thursday and will be here until next Thursday. The view from our hotel is towards the north and we can just about see Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur Cathedral in the murky distance. The conference starts in earnest on Sunday but I have an IAJGS Board meeting to attend on Saturday morning – Bastille Day. Already though the networking and genealogy talking has begun. We have started to meet up with delegates we know through day-to-day contact and also with others we met at other conferences. Once you get to go to one or two of these conferences you tend to get to know a lot of people. Last night we went out to eat with Philip, JGSGB’s Treasurer and with Jeanette’s “DNA Cousin” Doris and her husband Dick. This may have been the last meal outside the hotel before we return to London, though there are a few local restaurants we might get out to – depending on the weather and how busy we get.