Hundreds of genealogists from the U.S, Great Britain, and all over the world are expected to descend on London, England for the 43rd Annual IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. The conference hotel is a stone’s throw from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
This is the first time since 2019 that the conference will be held in person and the first time since 2001 that professional and amateur genealogists will have gathered in London.
Registration is now open. Details are available on the Conference website at www.iajgs2023.org
The conference will feature more than 100 speakers, with more than 200 sessions covering virtually every aspect of Jewish genealogy. Programs at the conference will be geared for first-timers to conference veterans, and will include lectures, lunches, computer labs, and networking through Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) sessions. An Exhibitor Hall and Resource Room will include genealogy experts, mentors, and archivists for a one-stop research experience at the conference site.
Conference track themes are: Commonwealth Track, Jewish Communities Worldwide and the Shoah, Migration, Methodology, Technology/Computer Labs, DNA, and Storytelling. Presentations will be 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q & A. In addition, non-traditional presentations will include Computer Labs, Panels and Short Sessions.
“We are excited to be able to have an in-person conference once again and host it in an international city,” said Chuck Weinstein, lead conference chair.
The Conference is hosted by IAJGS, an umbrella organization of nearly 90 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (www.jgsgb.org.uk) is the local co-host. Leigh Dworkin, chairman president of the Great British Society, is the conference local co-chair. “We are excited to be hosting this year’s conference in London for the first time since 2001. As an international city with a vibrant Jewish history and population, London offers genealogists a wide array of resources such as archives, museums, libraries, synagogues, and cemeteries relevant to furthering visitors’ family history research.”
The IAJGS coordinates and organizes activities such as its annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy and provides a unified voice as the spokesperson on behalf of its members.
The IAJGS’s vision is of a worldwide network of Jewish genealogical research organizations and partners working together as one coherent, effective and respected community, enabling people to succeed in researching Jewish ancestry and heritage. Find the IAJGS at: www.iajgs.org and like us on Facebook at – www.facebook.com/iajgsjewishgenealogy
The JGSGB aims to promote and encourage the study of and research into Jewish Genealogy and is the only Jewish Genealogical Society in the United Kingdom.