38th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy

Co-Hosted By

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw

In Cooperation With

The Polish State Archives


Latest News

  1. Boxed Lunches: Information has now been posted about the availability of pre-ordered box lunches. Look under the PROGRAM tab’s MEAL EVENTS section. Click on the Boxed Lunches item.

  2. SIG & BOF Programming: Information has now been posted about the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) groups that will have programs at the conference. Go to the PROGRAM tab click on the SIG & BOF PROGRAMMING item.

  3. Computer Workshops: The computer workshops have now been added to the program schedule and to the registration form. For details and instructions, go to the PROGRAM tab and click on the COMPUTER WORKSHOPS item.

  4. Special Events and Programs: See the new SPECIAL EVENTS page under the PROGRAM tab (or click here).

  5. Preliminary Program Schedule: The preliminary conference program is now available on the website. Under the new PROGRAM tab, click on PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE.

  6. Purchasing Meal Tickets: Registration is open for purchasing tickets to SIG Luncheons and the Banquet. For details, under the PROGRAM tab, click on MEAL EVENTS.

  7. Avotaynu Article: We have posted Robinn Magid's article about the conference that appeared in Avotaynu (click here).

  8. Ibis Hotel: Another overflow hotel has been added, the “ibis Styles Warszawa City Hotel”. For information, look under the HOTEL & TRAVEL tab or click here.

  9. Tours: Taube Jewish Heritage Tours, the official tour provider for the Conference, has opened its website on which you can see descriptions of their tours and can book tours. Under the HOTEL & TRAVEL tab, select the “Taube Tours” item (or click here).

  10. Statement on Why Conference Will Be in Warsaw: We have posted a statement by Robinn Magid, Lead Co-Chair for the Conference, on why the conference is being held in Warsaw.

  11. Discussion List and Facebook Group: We have created an email discussion list and a Facebook Group. Under the FAQ/INFO tab, select the DISCUSSION LIST or FACEBOOK GROUP item.


Save the Date: 5-10 August 2018 | Warsaw, Poland

Plan to attend the first IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Central or Eastern Europe. In addition to the usual conference activities, you’ll be able to tour the places where your ancestors lived.

Explore the local sites, do research in local archives, greet old friends, make new friends, and take your family history research to the next level with:

  • More than 150 lectures, panel discussions, and workshops focusing on genealogy methodology, available archival resources, and the history of all Jewish communities with special emphasis on the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Presentations aimed at all Jewish genealogists—from “first-timers” to conference veterans
  • An innovative “Resource Village” combining a traditional Vendor Exhibit Hall and Resource Room with genealogy experts, mentors, archivists, local NGOs, and craftspeople for a one-stop research experience at the conference site
  • Opportunities for one-on-one conversations with archivists from Europe, including Poland and Lithuania
  • Networking via popular Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings and luncheons
  • Special “Welcome to Warsaw” activities on Sunday, August 5, 2018, including walking tours of the city and introductory lectures
  • In-depth DNA workshops
  • Tours of Poland’s rich Jewish history and visits to Holocaust memorial sites both before and after the conference

Watch this site for unfolding developments.


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