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 80 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.
Special POLIN Museum Perk for Conference Attendees
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is offering our attendees special benefits during the conference. If you buy one of their annual memberships, starting at just 100 PLN (about 30 USD), you may enter any day, as often as you like, to see the permanent and temporary exhibits with no additional admission fee.
As an IAJGS Warsaw 2018 attendee with the 100 PLN membership, you are also entitled to
- a free guided tour of the core exhibition during the conference or a free audioguide for one person, and
- a 35% discount on the temporary exhibition catalog purchased from the museum’s ticket office.
For more information, to see added benefits for buyers of higher membership levels, and to buy a membership, please go to
For the English-language version of the pages, click on the “EN” option at the top of the page next to “PL”. English is not the default.