SIG & BOF Programming

The 40th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will offer many opportunities for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) to share their information, recruit new members, and add value to the Jewish Genealogical community by offering SIG and BOF meetings as a public service through free Limited Access to the IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

All SIG and BOF participants must register for the IAJGS 2020 Conference (see the REGISTRATION tab) for the safety of all participants. Free Limited Access participants will be required to fill out the entire registration form, including their contact and genealogy experience profile, in order to participate. There is an option on the fee page to select Free Limited Access and to indicate which free sessions are desired. Room hopping between concurrent sessions is possible.

How to Participate

SIG and BOF leaders who are interested in participating in the Conference must have submitted their completed SIG and BOF applications to SIGandBOF@iajgs2020.org by July 15, 2020.

Invitation to Participate

The invitation for participation in the Conference by SIGs, BOFs, and other organization can be viewed or downloaded HERE. The deadline for requesting a session has passed.

SIG Application

A PDF version of the required SIG application to participate can be viewed or downloaded HERE. (If you need an editable version, you can download the file as SIG_Application.rtf or SIG_Application.docx.)

BOF Application

A PDF version of the required BOF application to participate can be viewed or downloaded HERE. (If you need an editable version, you can download the file as BOF_Application.rtf or BOF_Application.docx.)

SHARE Fair Application

There will be no SHARE Fair at the IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

Due Dates

The SIG and BOF due dates are as follows:

  • SIG speaker requests are not relevant for our 2020 Virtual Conference.
  • SIG and BOF applications were due by Thursday, July 15, 2020.

If you have any questions, special requests, and/or suggestions, SIG and BOF leaders should contact Nolan Altman, SIG/BOF Coordinator at SIGandBOF@iajgs.org.

Participants

For the schedule of meetings, see the appropriate SECTION of the Program Info page.

JewishGen Research Divisions

The following SIGs (Research Divisions) operating under the JewishGen umbrella will be participating in the IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

  • Austria-Czech
  • Belarus
  • Bessarabia
  • BialyGen Regional
  • Danzig/Gdansk
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Sub-Carpathia
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Yizkor Books

Independent SIGs

The following independent SIGs will be participating in the IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

  • Gesher Galicia
  • JRI Poland
  • LitvakSIG

Birds of a Feather Groups

The following Birds of a Feather groups will be participating in the IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

  • Canada BOF
  • Chernigov Gubernya (Ukraine) BOF
  • Derazhne & Klevan (Ukraine) BOF
  • Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy (Belarus) BOF
  • Friends of Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Eeurope BOF
  • Geni.com BOF
  • Jewish Genealogists Using Apple Tech BOF
  • Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF
  • Jewish Genealogy Societies Libraries BOF
  • Jewish Genealogy Societies Newsletter Editors BOF
  • Khashchuvatye (Ukraine) BOF
  • Kupiskis-Rokiskis (Lithuania) BOF
  • Khashchevatoye (Ukraine) BOF
  •  Lida and Oshmiany (Lithuania) BOF
  • Lublin-Zamosc Area (Poland) BOF
  • Mogilev-Podolsky & Shargorod Area (Ukraine) BOF
  • Ostrow Mazowiecka Research Family (Poland) BOF/li>
  • Professional Genealogists BOF
  •  Radom BOF
  • Svencionys (Lithuania) BOF
  • Tracing the Tribe BOF
  • Trochenbrod & Zofyuvka (Ukraine) BOF
  • Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF

Additional Groups

The following additional groups will be participating in the IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

  • Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland
  • Friends of Jewish Cemeteries

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