IAJGS 2016

Welcome to the website of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Register early, win a prize!

In early May, we’ll conduct a drawing to award prizes to some lucky friends who signed up during early registration, scheduled through April 30,  to attend the Conference in Seattle. The earlier you register, the better! Those who do so  during January will get four entries in the drawing; registering in February will get you three. March registrants will have two entries, and those who register during the April will get one entry.  Prizes will be announced soon.

The fine print: Our end-of-month is at 11:59 p.m PST on the last calendar day.

Register early for great savings!

Get the lowest fees during Early Registration, which runs through April 30. For example, you can save $55 on the Full Conference, compared with on-site registration. The same break is available for a spouse/domestic partner.

Whether you attend in Seattle or not, you can subscribe to Seattle 2016 LIVE!, our real-time video streaming service, with a discount of $70 off the August price. A separate recording service, a combination of audio and speakers’ slides in digital format to be delivered to you after the Conference, will cost you $50 more if you wait until August to sign up. For details, go to LIVE! AND RECORDINGS in the menu bar above.

You also may want to read about this year’s searchable IAJGS Conference Online Family Finder. Use the FAMILY FINDER link in the menu bar above.

When you’re ready,  go to the Registration home page from the link in the REGISTRATION menu above, or click here.

Before you begin the registration form, you also should at least glance over the wide range of vital information and guidance on the Registration Overview page. Look for a link on the Registration home page.

For a downloadable summary list of fees and optional item prices before entering the form, go to the Registration Overview page or click here.

IMPORTANT note for prospective speakers If you have submitted a presentation proposal, don’t register for the Conference yet. Wait until you receive a notice on whether it has been accepted. Preliminary notices will be sent by February 15 to all whose proposals were accepted, with some instructions and paperwork to be signed and returned quickly to the Program Committee.

Final confirmation of speakers’ acceptances will be complete by March 10, and we will send instructions with a discount code to be applied against the basic registration fee. That will leave plenty of time to sign up before early registration ends April 30.

Focus: The Wandering Jew

The focus for the 2016 conference is The Wandering Jew.

Tracks will include:

  • The Sephardic Experience in the United States
  • European Migrations
  • South American, Australian and South African Branches
  • Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US
  • Coming Home to Israel

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