Registration Overview for Virtual Conference

NOTE: If you were registered for the canceled, in-person San Diego conference:

  1. The virtual conference registration is completely separate from registration for the in-person conference.
  2. However, the registration system will consider you to have attended a “previous conference”. Entering your last name and email address on the initial page of the registration form should locate your record.

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Basic Registration Information & Links

Before registering for the Conference, please make yourself familiar with the material on this page, and especially the information about the Cancellation/Refund Policy.

New Registrations

If you have not yet registered and want to begin the process, mouse over the REGISTRATION tab above and click on the NEW REGISTRATION item.

REGISTERING A SPOUSE/DOMESTIC PARTNER: If you have already registered for the Conference and you now want to register a companion (Spouse/Domestic Partner), follow the same process. Mouse over the REGISTRATION tab above and click on the NEW REGISTRATION item. (Note: there is no student category for the virtual conference.) When you get to the page where you specify the type of registration, select the $75 spouse/domestic partner registration option. You will then be asked for the name of the primary registrant. Enter the name of that person (as registered), and the process can then continue.

Modifying Existing Registrations

If you have already registered and want to make changes or add items, click on the ATTENDEE SERVICE CENTER tab. You will need to log in using the User ID and Password that were sent to you in your registration confirmation email message.

As the schedule of optional items is completed (almost all are already set), the registration form will be updated. Then you may use the ATTENDEE SERVICE CENTER to edit your record to select and to pay for those events.

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Registration Types

For the virtual conference, there are two types of registration:

  • Full Conference (Primary and Spouse/Domestic Partner): Each registrant may participate in any program—but only one at a time. One can switch programs at any time, just as one could change rooms during the in-person conference, but one cannot be in two “rooms” at the same time.

    A spouse/domestic partner is free to listen to the same programs as the primary registrant without a separate registration. The Spouse/Domestic Partner registration is intended for a situation in which the second person wants to be able to participate in a second program at the same time.

  • Limited Access: This no-cost registration gives the participant access to the IAJGS Annual Meeting & Awards, the IAJGS Leadership Seminars, the JewishGen Annual Meeting, and the Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) meetings. It does not include access to any on-demand recorded programs.

There is no student category for the virtual conference.

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Organization of the Registration Form

The registration form comprises several separate pages. Here is a map listing the main contents of each page of the form.

“Continue” and “Back” buttons allow moving among the pages.

  • Page 1: Personal information (name, address, phone, email, etc.); Family Finder data (surnames and towns)
  • Page 2: Conference and genealogy experience; memberships in JGSs, SIGs, and BOFs; DNA data; ADA requirements.
  • Page 3: Type of registration (attendee/speaker, spouse/partner, limited free access)
  • Page 4: Selection of free programs (“Education Selection”)
  • Page 5: Review
  • Page 6: Payment; acceptance of conditions
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The registration fee for a primary registrant is discounted during early registration as specified below.

  • Early Registration:
    until 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Regular Registration:
    from Monday, July 6, 2020
    until the end of the 60-day period during which on-demand access is available the conference program materials.
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Registration Fees


Registrant Type
(through July 5)
(starting July 6)
Primary Registrant $250 $325
Spouse/Domestic Partner (†) $75 $75
Limited Access Registrant $0 $0

(†) For the definition of a “Spouse/Domestic Partner”, see BELOW.

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Getting a Receipt

A confirmation receipt is automatically generated when you complete your registration and payment. If you did not receive a receipt for your payment or need another copy, log into the Attendee Service Center. Once you are logged in, additional menu items will appear under that tab. Click on the “Registration Payment” item. At the bottom of the screen that appears, there is a link “Click to View Invoice/Statement”. Click on it to create the receipt.

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Payment Methods

Credit Card

We expect most fees to be paid by credit card using the registration system.


If, for some reason, you cannot use or do not want to use a credit card, payments may be made by check. However, please observe the note in the following box.


  • If you plan to pay by check, please do not submit the registration form until you are ready to mail the check to the Conference treasurer.
  • If we do not receive the check within one week, we may cancel the registration and/or the optional items ordered.
  • To take advantage of special pricing, the check must be received by the treasurer prior to the cut-off date.

Checks should be made payable to “IAJGS San Diego 2020” and sent to:

Douglas Cohen
IAJGS San Diego 2020 Treasurer
18 Lois Ln
Lexington, MA 02420-4429

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Spouse/Domestic Partner Definition

The reduced “Spouse/Domestic Partner” registration fee applies only for spouses and domestic partners who reside in the same household. It does not apply for roommates, siblings, parents, children, or other relatives of the primary registrant, even if they live in the same household. The Conference reserves the right to verify the status of anyone registering in this category.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

The cancellation policy for 2020 virtual conference is very simple: there will be no refunds.

The conference content will be available for up to 60 days of viewing “on demand” after the conference, so everyone who registers should have the opportunity to benefit from the conference.

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