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ON-DEMAND! Sign-Up Remains Open: Even though the conference is over, you can still sign up for ON-DEMAND! through the conference registration system. The system will remain open until October 10.
ON-DEMAND! Sign-Up Is Open: As in past years, streaming-video access to many of the Conference presentations is available on a subscription basis. There is now an ON-DEMAND! tab on the website. Click on the About ON-DEMAND! item under that tab for detailed information. Note that audio recordings will not be available this year as they have been in the past, so ON-DEMAND! is the only way to listen to (and see) presentations that you do not attend in person.
We thank the following individuals who have made donations in support of the Conference.
|Janine and Doug Cohen in memory of the Bluman Family of Sierpc and the Meszores Family of Olyka, Poland
|Eli Alberts and Julie Wang
|In memory of Alfred Alberts
|In memory of our Ancestors who perished in the Shoah
|Fay and Julian Bussgang
|In memory of my mother, Helen Jean Frumhoff Bush, our original family historian
|Bill Fern and Yvette Scharf, Fern Family History Project
|Warmest thanks to Tony Kahane and everyone at Gesher Galicia for their invaluable help over the years
|In memory of Lotte Kornfeld and Marianne Kaelbling
|In memory of my parents, Norman and Esther Bolker
|In memory of Ruth Gamper Silver, contributor to Belarus SIG and JRI-Poland.org
|In memory of my ancestors from Warsaw, Minsk, and Babruysk
|Richard H. Hoffman
|In memory of Estin, Kahn, and Kupersmith families
|In memory of my Kolbrener and Sindeband grandparents and my parents
|For David and Liza Kurtz, Minna and Murray Barkan, and ancestors
|In tribute to the Spinner and Altberg families (Lwów)
|In honor of Robinn Magid
|Susan and Alan Rothenberg
|Paul and Gella Rothstein
|Judy and Larry Rubin
|In honor of Lois Levy of Toronto, who began our family’s search for roots
|E. Randol Schoenberg
|In honor of the Fallek and Reifer families of Polish Galicia
|In memory of Perkelwald family Biala Podlaska and Lewartowski family Bialystok
|In tribute to the Mieses side of my heritage
|In tribute to the Dain family ancestry
|In appreciation of Robinn Magid for all her hard work
|In honor of those who came before us
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Shabbat Meals: We have updated the Shabbat Dinners page (under the PROGRAM tab) with details about the location and times of the meals.
Conference App: The conference app is now available, and there is a help page for it. Click on the CONFERENCE APP HELP item under the REGISTRATION tab.
Conference Hours: The website now has a CONFERENCE HOURS page under the FAQ/INFO tab.
Last-Minute Items: See the important page with last-minute items. Click on the LAST-MINUTE ITEMS item under the FAQ/INFO tab.
Conference Family Finder: The Conference Family Finder is now live, and Conference attendees can check to see if other attendees are researching the same families or places that you are. For detailed instructions, log into the Attendee Service Center under the REGISTRATION tab and select the FAMILY FINDER item that will now be visible under that tab.
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.
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.
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.
Special Events and Programs: See the SPECIAL EVENTS page under the PROGRAM tab (or click here).
Program Schedule: The conference program is now available on the website. Under the PROGRAM tab, click on PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE. It is also available in the Conference App.
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.
Avotaynu Article: We have posted Robinn Magid’s article about the conference that appeared in Avotaynu (click here).
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.
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).
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.
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 300 events, 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 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.