40th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy

Latest News

  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Sunday, July 5, at 11:59 pm Central Time (3 July 2020): The cost of registration will go up from $250 to $325 after that.

  • Registration for Virtual Conference is Now Open (20 June 2020): Be sure to read the Registration Overview before starting the registration process.

  • Announcement of Virtual Conference (14 June 2020): The IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held from Monday, 10 August, through Thursday, 13 August, on a virtual platform. Brainstorming and Connectivity will be the focus of four days of live, streamed sessions on broad topics presented as plenary sessions, panels, and webinars. Meeting rooms will be provided for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) to help gather our world-wide audience. The Pre-Recorded Video Archive available to conference registrants for up to 60 days after the virtual conference will offer an even wider range of specialized presentations beyond the scheduled, live sessions. Early Bird Registration begins on Father’s Day, Sunday, 21 June 2020.

  • Coronavirus Update (22 May 2020): The IAJGS has now fully refunded all fees paid by conference registrants for the now cancelled “in-person” 2020 San Diego conference. We will soon announce the framework of our “IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy” to occur Monday–Thursday, August 10–13, 2020. Any remaining hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel. Stay Safe!

  • Coronavirus Update (1 May 2020): Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed. Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has already registered for the conference. Hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel. We are currently exploring options for a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will be released as they become available.

  • Coronavirus Update (24 April 2020): The IAJGS Board and the Conference organizers have been continuously monitoring information about the novel coronavirus. The health and safety of all our members and constituents are our paramount, indeed our only, concern. We are currently assessing all of our options and are looking into the possibility of some sort of virtual conference. We also want to assure everyone that in the event the in-person conference cannot be held, all registration fees will be refunded. We will post additional updates as they become available.

  • Coronavirus Update (17 March 2020): The Conference organizers, like most everyone, are continuously monitoring the information about the novel coronovirus. With the conference still five months away, planning is continuing with the expectation that the Conference will take place as scheduled.


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