We have a rich program featuring more than 250 sessions over six days. Below are conference highlights. Check out the full program schedule.


Early registration will begin on Saturday afternoon, July 27, 2014, at 4:00 pm. Regular registration will be open Sunday through Thursday, July 28 - July 31, 2014, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday, August 1, from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.


The main lecture program will occupy six time slots from Sunday through Thursday. On Friday, the program will end after the three morning slots.

         7:30 am - 8:45 am
9:00 am - 10:15 am
10:30 am - 11:45 pm
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm


On Sunday afternoon from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, a wide range of organizations will be available to provide you with information about their services and to answer your questions on their areas of expertise. The Fair will feature

  • For more info on the SHARE Fair, click here.
  • For more info on SIG & BOF programming, click here.

Breakfasts with Experts

Breakfasts with the experts will be offered each morning at 7:30 am, Monday through Friday

  • Monday: Your First Visit to the Family History Library - Joe Everett
  • Tuesday: Discovering the Jewish Resources at the Family History Library - Heidi Sugden
  • Wednesday: Using the Resources of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum - Megan Lewis
  • Thursday: Interviewing Techniques - Joanne Gilbert
  • Friday: Resources in Israel - Michael Goldstein

SIG Luncheons

Ten SIG luncheons will be offered, two each day, Sunday through Thursday at noon. These luncheons will feature knowledgeable speakers and discussions relevant to the SIGs' area of interest.

  • Sunday: JRI Poland and Bessarabian SIG
  • Monday: Belarus SIG and Gesher Galicia
  • Tuesday: Hungarian SIG and Latvia SIG
  • Wednesday: Austria-Czech SIG and Litvak SIG
  • Thursday: GerSIG and Ukraine SIG

Evening Programs

Various special activities will take place in the evenings from Sunday through Thursday, including special speakers and entertainment. Here are some of the activities.

SundayDavid Laskin, author of the critically acclaimed "The Family" and "The Long Way Home" will offer the keynote presentation followed by a reception.

Monday: Participate in the interactive one-man plan, "Time Capsule in a Milk Can" and experience the Warsaw Ghetto through the words of Emmanuel Ringelblum as channeled by Marc Spiegel.

Tuesday: Will offer a choice of programs including a plenary session on the latest from JewishGen.

Wednesday: There will again be a choice of programs including "OPEN MIC NITE", a "2Genealogists-sat-in-a-bar" production.

Thursday: The awards banquet will feature Susan Stone who will share stories on the Jewish experience. The IAJGS awards for excellence will also be announced.

Friday Morning Program & Ancestry Tour, August 1st

  • Along with a full variety of morning programs, Friday will offer a special 7:30 am to 8:45 am breakfast focusing on Research in Israel. If you are thinking about participating in next year's Conference in Jerusalem, this is a must. 
  • Friday will will also feature a bus tour to headquarters in Provo. This will provide you the opportunity to see their beautiful campus and better understand their operations.  The bus will depart at 9:00am and return by 1:00pm. Space is limited.

Again, we have a rich program featuring more than 250 sessions over six days. Below are conference highlights. Check out the full program schedule.