41st IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy

Latest News

  • The Conference program is now live! (27 May 2021):

    You can now see the schedule for the Live-Stream lectures, the SIG/BOF programs, and the On-Demand lectures. Select the appropriate item under the PROGRAM tab and see all the exciting sessions.

    Then move your cursor to the left to the REGISTRATION tab. Don’t wait! Register now for the 41st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

  • HURRY! Early Bird Registration is $250 and is only available until June 17th. (20 May 2021):

    Full Conference registration allows access to all sessions, meetings, and presentations. Limited Access permits attendance at SIG, BOF, Research District, and Research Group meetings only—one meeting for $10 or two or more meetings for $18. Attendance to only the Annual Meetings and the IAJGS-sponsored JGS Leadership Seminars is offered for no charge with Free Access.

    Presentation and Session details will be posted here on the website in the next few days. The conference will feature over 50 live-stream presentations and more than 100 pre-recorded, on-demand video presentations covering virtually every aspect of Jewish genealogy.

  • Registration Open for Virtual Conference (30 April 2021):

    Everything is finally in place for us to meet virtually from August 1 through August 5, 2021. This will be a new virtual experience with live-streaming and pre-recorded sessions on all the proposed themes. There will be an Expo Hall for exhibitors and sponsors, a Resource Library for at-home research, and maybe even a game or two. For details, go to the Registration Overview page. Note that Early Bird registration ends on June 10.

  • More Conference Teasers (28 April 2021):


  • IAJGS 2021 Conference Goes All-Virtual (24 March 2021):

    After considering all health concerns and travel restrictions, the IAJGS Board of Directors and the Conference Committee have decided that the 2021 IAJGS Conference will be an All-Virtual Conference. This decision obviously entails major changes—reorganizing the schedule and a restructuring of registration fees.

    If you have already registered—either as an attendee or spouse—your money will be refunded, and you will have to register again for the Virtual Conference. Registration for the 2021 IAJGS Virtual Conference will be $250 and will open soon. Speakers will be notified separately.

    Please be patient as we celebrate Passover and navigate the updates to the presentations and meetings. The basic format will be similar to last year, but since we’ve all had a year’s experience with virtual meetings, we hope to make things feel novel and more interesting. Possibilities are only limited by our imagination, so a virtual SHARE Fair, a digital planner, one-to-one mentoring, and maybe even Expert Breakfasts using Uber Eats are all possible! The Conference Committee is planning on being seriously creative and seeing what we can make happen. Check your email and these pages often as we keep you posted on new developments.

  • More Conference Teasers (18 March 2021):


  • Conference Teasers (13 March 2021):

    Here are the first two of a series of teaser videos about the Conference. (Tip: click on the play icon—the triangle—to watch the video on this page, or click on the speaker’s name to see it in a separate window or tab.)


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