2018 IAJGS Outstanding Publication AwardJGSCV's newsletter, Venturing Into Our Past, was recognized with the 2018 IAJGS Outstanding Publication Award at the 38th Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Congratulations to Allan Linderman, JGSCV's outstanding editor, and all who work on the monthly electronic newsletter, originally designed and created by JGSCV founding board member Werner Frank.
The certificate reads:
IAJGS Outstanding Publication Award 2018/5778
Venturing Into Our Past
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
This year we bestow the IAJGS Outstanding Publication Award to Venturing into Our Past, the electronic monthly newsletter of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. As such, we recognize Allan Linderman, the JGSCV newsletter editor, and the society's president, Jan Meisels Allen. The newsletter includes materials that span a variety of areas that are of interest to Jewish genealogists: original articles by members, photographs, the society's program and local information, and occasionally information that may have been published elsewhere. It is e-mailed to members, former meeting attendees, interested parties and other JGSs, and worldwide non-Jewish organizations. Venturing Into Our Past is a model for other JGS publications.