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International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
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Founded late 1980s
Focus Genealogy, education
Area served
14 countries
Website www.iajgs.org

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Inc., also known as IAJGS, is an independent non-profit umbrella organization coordinating the activities and annual conference of more than 75 Jewish genealogical societies worldwide.


The IAJGS was formed in the late 1980s. Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern and Sallyann Amdur Sack were instrumental in creating the initial concept, and assisted various member organizations with their formation.

Annual conferences[edit]

The IAJGS coordinates an annual conference on Jewish genealogy, which takes place in a different city each year.

Future conferences[edit]

  • 2018: Warsaw – co-hosted by IAJGS and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Jewish Historical Institute
  • 2019: Cleveland- hosted bby IAJGS

Past conferences[edit]

International Jewish Genealogy Month[edit]

International Jewish Genealogy Month honors Jewish ancestors through the pursuit of Jewish family history research. The goal of International Jewish Genealogy Month is to encourage Jewish genealogy and publicize JGS organizations and activities all over the world.[1] It is celebrated annually on the Hebrew month of Cheshvan.

From 1999 through 2006, Avotaynu, Inc. promoted Jewish Genealogy Month. In 2007 IAJGS took over the promotion. IAJGS sponsors and supports International Jewish Genealogy Month by holding an annual poster contest.

Member organizations[edit]

Virtually all of the local, national and international Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs), and a number of Jewish Genealogical Special Interest Groups (SIGs), are members.

Jewish Genealogical Societies[edit]


  • Asociación de Genealogía Judía de Argentina







  • Hamburger Gesellschaft für Jüdische Genealogie e.V.

Great Britain[edit]



  • Jamaica Jewish Genealogical Society

South Africa[edit]

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of South Africa



United States[edit]


  • Asociación de Genealogía Judía de Venezuela

Special Interest Groups[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IAJGS – Jewish Genealogy Month – About". IAJGS. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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