Note from IAJGS

Emily Garber

Director, IAJGS


Seeking to discover your roots, connect with newfound relatives, and explore family history? Join more than a thousand Jewish “ancestor sleuths” from around the world in Philadelphia, August 18 through 22, for the 44th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy hosted by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGASGP).

Conference themes include: “Tools and Technology,” “Shoah Rescuers and Holocaust Research,” “Disappearing Empires of the 19th and 20th Centuries,” “The Sephardi, Mizrachi, and Persian Experience,” “Building Blocks of Genealogy,” “Genealogical Research in Philadelphia and the Eastern U.S.,” and much more.

Over five days, more than 175 presentations will be offered by international scholars and experts for novice family researchers and seasoned genealogists. The conference will include panel discussions, computer labs, films, sessions for beginners, and meetings of special-interest groups. 

Mentors and translators, along with representatives of local archives and libraries, will be available to answer questions and provide practical research guidance one-on-one.
This year’s gathering will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Conference registration and hotel reservations for attendees will begin May 1. Discounted early bird registration ends June 15.

To register and for more informationvisit the conference website