The 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place in Warsaw, Poland, August 5–10, 2018, Sunday through Friday, at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre. This will be the first IAJGS conference to be held in Central or Eastern Europe.
The conferences is hosted by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), an umbrella organization of more than 75 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide. The IAJGS coordinates and organizes activities such as the annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy and provides a unified voice as the spokesperson on behalf of its members. The IAJGS’s vision is of a worldwide network of Jewish genealogical research organizations and partners working together as one coherent, effective, and respected community—enabling people to succeed in researching Jewish ancestry and heritage.
This year, the conference is co-hosted by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw. Each of these organizations has a permanent exhibition of interest to conference attendees and will be on site at the conference hotel to share their expertise, databases, and hospitality with registered conference attendees.
The Conference is planned in close cooperation with the Polish State Archives, whose resources include records from the current and former Polish territories. Their holdings include vital information for towns now in Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine—including the former empires of Prussia, Russia, and Austro-Hungary. And they will bring archivists and examples of their special collections to the Resource Village at the Hilton.
To access the websites of the organizations, click on the logos below.
The website of the Polish State Archives is in Polish only, but Google Translate can be used to view it in English (or other) translation. Click here and then on the link that appears in the panel on the right (where you can select a different target language). Once the translated site comes up, you can navigate through the site, and subsequent pages will be translated automatically.