Annual IAJGS Summer Conference in Poland
Every year during the Summer, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (www.iajgs.org
) hosts an annual conference. The location varies, usually in North America, but this Summer, it will be held in Central Europe for the first time.
Co-hosted by the POLIN MUSeum of the History of Polish Jews and the Emanuel Ringelbaum Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw, and in cooperation with the Polish State Archives, the conference will be held at the Warsaw Hilton and takes place August 5-10, 2018.
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
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