Polish Research - key focus of IAJGS Conference #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund

Polish research will be a key focus at the 26th Annual Conference of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, which will
feature a varied and extensive set of lectures, computer labs JRI-Poland
meetings, SIG meetings, Birds of a Feather meetings and Research Group
meetings. The list is so extensive that we can only list them. To see a
description of a specific session, go the Conference schedule on-line at


SIG, Birds of a Feather and Research Group Meetings:

Roots in Poland: Problems and Solutions for Collaborative Research

Belchatow BOF
BialyGen SIG
Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group (CRARG)
Danzig SIG
Gesher Galicia
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
Pozen BOF
Rzeszow Research Group
Suwalki-Lomza BOF
Warsaw Research Group


Jewish Records Indexing =96 Poland: What=92s New?
Making the Most of Your Polish Research =96 A Tour of the JRI-Poland =
Strategies for Galician Research and More: Using the JRI-Poland Database
Uncovering Surnames in Patrynomic and Early JRI-Poland Records

Computer Labs:

Galician Research Online: Hints, Shortcuts, Techniques
JRI-Poland Database Search Techniques Workshop

Speakers >from Poland:

The Ones That Got Away: Polish Jews Who Left the Fold
Past at Present: Holdings of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
Spiritual Genealogy: A Look at Polish Notary Documentation
Untapped Polish Resources

Archives, Vital Records and more:

Archival Holdings in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Lithuania and Poland: An
Update Books of Residents and Other Lesser-Known Polish Sources
Finding Your Family in the 18th Century Records of the Grand Duchy of
Lithuania (Lithuania, Belarus, Parts of Poland and Ukraine)
How to Find 19th-Century Polish-Language Records and Unlock Their Secrets
1920s Polish Government Belarussian Files in the Vilnius Archives
Tabula Registers: An Untapped Genealogical Resource in the Lviv Archives
Ukrainian/Galician Archives: Records, Research and Resourcefulness
Unlocking Secrets: Translating Polish and Russian Documents of Genealogical
Using Clues in the Early Polish Vital Records to Connect Three Major
Families of Olkusz
Using Pre-1826 Polish Parish Records in Jewish Research
Vital Records in Prussian Poland: Getting the Whole Picture


The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
New Material on the Rise of Hasidism
"Our Middle Name Was Klezmer": Jewish Musical Families in 19th and 20th
Century Poland

For a complete list of the Polish content of the Conference, visit
http://www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm and in the Search box, find
the word "Poland" in the scroll down list. Click on the "Search" bar and you
will be able to view all of the Polish content listings.

5 Days to the Early Registration Deadline of May 15. For more information on
registering for the Conference, please visit
www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm .

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

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