Kuttner Family Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Local Programs and Mentoring for Tracing Jewish Family History Worldwide

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
For more information and to register, visit www.iajgs2018.org.

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16 September 2018
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Citations, OY VEY with Jill Morelli, C.G. (Certified Genealogist)
Denvery Academy of Torah (DAT), 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver
This program is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased here.   Program Description Many genealogists are so anxious about their citations that they avoid them altogether!  They may be thinking: "What if that comma was supposed to be a semi-colon? What if that title was ...

7 October 2018
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tidbits and Takeaways from the Warsaw IAJGS Conference: A Panel Discussion by Attendees
Denvery Academy of Torah (DAT), 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver
This program is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased here.   Please note DAT's policies allow you to bring in drinks such as water or coffee, etc., but outside food cannot be brought onto their premises.

4 November 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Annual Full Day Seminar on Jewish Genealogy featuring Lara Diamond
MACC Wolf Theater at the Denver JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver
For a detailed program, click on 2018-2019 JGSCO Programs for a pdf with information on all of our programs as well as the seminar.  Registration information will become available at a later date.