IAJGS LIVE!

Hear some of the experts from last year’s IAJGS LIVE!

Genie Milgrom, author Crypto-Judaic studies and Converso-Anusim advocate, recounts “From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots”

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Mark Halpern, Advisory Board Member Gesher Galicia, demystifies “Researching Your Galitzianer Family: Working with Vital Records”

E Randol Schoenberg, US Attorney depicted in Woman in Gold and genealogist, shares “What's New in Austrian and Czech Jewish Genealogy”

Nolan Altman, VP JewishGen, explains “JOWBR & the Genealogical Value of Burial Records”

IAJGS LIVE! is everything you need at your fingertips to get started uncovering your Jewish ancestry.

Features

– 50+ experts
– 60+ hours
– Your questions
– View on your schedule
– Special DNA track
– Connect with others
– Handouts
– Internet connection required

Live Viewing and
On-Demand

– Catch the Program live-streamed 23–27 July 2017
– Watch on-demand until 1 November 2017
– Join the conference event in session
$149 full package

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HOW IT WORKS

When you purchase a LIVE! package you will receive a link where you can login to view the sessions — as they happen.

These sessions will stream to your Internet connected computer, tablet or smartphone. The sessions are being held at the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, FL, USA on July 23-27, 2017.

For detailed instructions for subscribing to LIVE! and for using  LIVE! after you have subscribed, see the "Guide to LIVE!".

Ask the 50 experts speaking from Orlando (US Eastern Daylight Saving time zone) your questions via Twitter when watching the sessions as they happen.

After the streamed session concludes (and is processed), playback the recorded sessions on-demand any day and time for 3 months — i.e., until 1 November 2017.

Interact with other LIVE! subscribers on Facebook.

Download the “IAJGS International Conferences” App on Apple iTunes or Google Play to connect with other LIVE! subscribers and conference attendees.

PRICING

LIVE! Daily = $89.00*  USD per day

LIVE! Full =   $149.00* USD
Note that LIVE! Full will feature a multi-session DNA Track. View the comprehensive set of Jewish family history topics offered in the program schedule.

*More than 60 sessions are currently scheduled. Actual number of programs will be determined at time of broadcast. Value based on 60 sessions or 10 per day typical is $2.48 per session for the LIVE! Full subscription and $8.90 per session for LIVE! Daily package.

See the program schedule for further details. Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON COPYRIGHT AND REBROADCAST PERMISSION: Your LIVE! subscription is for your individual use only and cannot be shared. You may not share the viewing of LIVE! with others or take screen casts or screen recordings of LIVE! sessions — to do so is a copyright violation.


IAJGS LIVE! Schedule

Click on the tab for the day whose schedule you want to see.

 

Sunday 23 July 2017—IAJGS LIVE! Schedule


IAJGS LIVE! schedule. All times US Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule and speakers subject to change.

To ask a question of the speaker(s), tweet your question and include the hashtag #iajgslive and either #swan1 or #swan3 in your tweet. The swan hashtags identify the streaming room you are watching and is noted on the LIVE! schedule.
Session Code / Handout LinkSession TitleSpeaker(s)Room Number /
Question Hashtag
Type of Session
9:00 AM–10:15 AM
2012LIVE! The Immigrant Voyage Phyllis Kramer#Swan1Presentation
2270LIVE! JRI-Poland 101: Discovering Hidden Treasure in the JRI-Poland Database Robinn Magid#Swan3Presentation
10:30 AM–11:45 AM
2007LIVE! Ships of our Ancestors Hal Bookbinder#Swan1Presentation
2205LIVE! Jewish Records Indexing - Poland; Where Do We Go From Here? Stanley Diamond, Jewish Records Indexing—Poland#Swan3Presentation
1:30 PM–2:45 PM
2254LIVE! DNA 101: Solving Research Problems with DNA Testing (YDNA, atDNA, mtDNA) Rachel Unkefer#Swan3Presentation
2320LIVE! The Inquisition: The Jews Who Left Schelly Talalay Dardashti#Swan1Presentation
3:00 PM–4:15 PM
2059LIVE! Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy (Autosomal) Lara Diamond#Swan3Presentation
2319LIVE! The Inquisition: The Jews Who Stayed Genie Milgrom#Swan1Presentation
4:30 PM–5:45 PM
2110LIVE! Jewish Genealogy: How Is This Research Different from All Other Research? Janice M. Sellers, Ancestral Discoveries#Swan1Presentation
2257LIVE! DNA 201: Before Surnames: Y DNA Lineage Research (Next Steps/Mentoring) Gil Bardige; Rachel Unkefer#Swan3Panel Discussion
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
2332LIVE! Keynote: Alexander Hamilton, the Jews and the American Revolution Robert Watson, Lynn University#Swan 3Keynote Address

Monday 24 July 2017—IAJGS LIVE! Schedule


IAJGS LIVE! schedule. All times US Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule and speakers subject to change.

To ask a question of the speaker(s), tweet your question and include the hashtag #iajgslive and either #swan1 or #swan3 in your tweet. The swan hashtags identify the streaming room you are watching and is noted on the LIVE! schedule.
Session Code / Handout LinkSession TitleSpeaker(s)Room Number /
Question Hashtag
Type of Session
8:15 AM–9:30 AM
2207LIVE! Finding Your Kaplans: How to Research Common Names Mindie Kaplan#Swan1Presentation
2154LIVE! Get the Kids Involved: How to Teach Genealogy to Students E Randol Schoenberg#Swan3Presentation
9:45 AM–11:00 AM
2157LIVE! Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know Shelley K. Pollero; Renee Steinig#Swan3Presentation
2295LIVE! Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victim's Names and other Yad Vashem Resources for Beginners Serafima Velkovich, Yad Vashem#Swan1Presentation
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
2135LIVE! Reading Between the Lines: Discovering What is Not Said in Archival Documents Michael J. Simonson#Swan1Presentation
2133LIVE! Finding, Assembling, and Digitizing the History of Jewish Settlement in the Republic of Panama Robert Jacobvitz, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami; Lyanne Wassermann#Swan3Presentation
2:00 PM–3:15 PM
2221LIVE! Jewish Portugal: Past and Present Genie Milgrom#Swan3Presentation
2124LIVE! A Young Man On the Quest for His Own Hungarian Past Dejan Süc#Swan1Presentation
3:30 PM–4:45 PM
2255LIVE! DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us About Jewish History and Migration (BigY) Michael Waas; Adam Brown; Janet Akaha; Rachel Unkefer#Swan3Presentation
2139LIVE! Who's Your Daddy? Finding My Mother's Father Debra Kay-Blatt#Swan1Presentation
5:00 PM–6:15 PM
2289LIVE! The DNA of the Jewish People Bennett Greenspan, FamilyTreeDNA#Swan3Presentation
2123LIVE! The Twilight Zone: Research Areas that Formerly Belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary Dejan Süc#Swan1Presentation
8:00 PM–9:30 PM
2327LIVE! Keynote: Setting the Record Straight: The DNA and Yiddish Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry Harry Ostrer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Alexandre Beider#Swan3Keynote Address

Tuesday 25 July 2017—IAJGS LIVE! Schedule


IAJGS LIVE! schedule. All times US Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule and speakers subject to change.

To ask a question of the speaker(s), tweet your question and include the hashtag #iajgslive and either #swan1 or #swan3 in your tweet. The swan hashtags identify the streaming room you are watching and is noted on the LIVE! schedule.
Session Code / Handout LinkSession TitleSpeaker(s)Room Number /
Question Hashtag
Type of Session
8:15 AM–9:30 AM
2230LIVE! 5 Keys to Involving Next Generation Genealogists Jeffrey Schrager#Swan3Presentation
2206LIVE! Organize and Share your Genealogy: Methods from the Library of Congress Mindie Kaplan#Swan1Presentation
9:45 AM–11:00 AM
2232LIVE! A Journey into the Life of the Jews of France in the 20th Century Patrick Atlas#Swan1Presentation
2251LIVE! How to Trace Surviving Family Members in the Czech Vital Records Julius Müller#Swan3Presentation
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
2109LIVE! Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research Janice M. Sellers, Ancestral Discoveries#Swan1Presentation
2152LIVE! What's New in Austrian and Czech Jewish Genealogy? E Randol Schoenberg#Swan3Presentation
2:00 PM–3:15 PM
2223LIVE! 517 Years of Jewish Presence in Brazil: Practical Tips & Tools for Genealogical Research Israel Blajberg, Jewish Memorial#Swan1Presentation
2222LIVE! Records Access and Privacy: At a Crossroads Dick Eastman; Jan Meisels Allen#Swan3Presentation
3:30 PM–4:45 PM
2293LIVE! How Can the Next Generation Use Documentation to Reconstruct Personal Stories of Holocaust Survivors? Serafima Velkovich, Yad Vashem#Swan1Presentation
2288LIVE! Using the Gesher Galicia Website and All Galicia Database to Research Towns and Families Brooke Ganz, Reclaim the Records#Swan3Presentation
5:00 PM–6:15 PM
2202LIVE! A Headstone, a Plate, a Strange Pedigree: Researching German Jewish Families in the 1700s Gerhard Buck; Karen S. Franklin#Swan1Presentation
2113LIVE! Genealogical Research of Caribbean Conversos via Inquisitorial Documents of the Archivo Historico Nacional in Madrid Eugenio Alonso#Swan3Presentation
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
2051LIVE! The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture: 1917: A Turning Point in American Jewish History (Sponsored by JGSLA) Hasia Diner, New York University#Swan3Keynote Address

Wednesday 26 July 2017—IAJGS LIVE! Schedule


IAJGS LIVE! schedule. All times US Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule and speakers subject to change.

To ask a question of the speaker(s), tweet your question and include the hashtag #iajgslive and either #swan1 or #swan3 in your tweet. The swan hashtags identify the streaming room you are watching and is noted on the LIVE! schedule.
Session Code / Handout LinkSession TitleSpeaker(s)Room Number /
Question Hashtag
Type of Session
8:15 AM–9:30 AM
2290LIVE! Visiting Poland: everything you should know before coming to your ancestral town Witold Wrzosinski#Swan1Presentation
2130LIVE! How to Find Ancestors in German Archives—and Why? Bettina Joergens#Swan3Presentation
9:45 AM–11:00 AM
2298LIVE! The JDC Archives and What We Have to Offer Jewish Genealogists Linda Levi, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives#Swan3Presentation
2249LIVE! The Gatermann and RSA Films: A Tragic Treasure Roger Lustig#Swan1Presentation
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
2144LIVE! Learning Our Craft: Online Opportunities for Improving Our Research Skills Emily Garber#Swan1Presentation
2294LIVE! The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names and Other Sources at Yad Vashem Serafima Velkovich, Yad Vashem#Swan3Presentation
2:00 PM–3:15 PM
2219LIVE! From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots Genie Milgrom#Swan1Presentation
2194LIVE! Polish Magnate Landowner Records: Bringing "The Lords' Jews" to Life Alexander Dunai#Swan3Presentation
3:30 PM–4:45 PM
2328LIVE! Migration of Jews to the Caribbean Ainsley Henriques#Swan1Presentation
2292LIVE! Polish Jewish refugees in the USSR during WWII. Serafima Velkovich, Yad Vashem#Swan3Presentation
5:00 PM–6:15 PM
2220LIVE! How to Find your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition Records Genie Milgrom#Swan3Presentation
2141LIVE! Using Pre-1826 Polish Parish Records in Jewish Research Debra Kay-Blatt, Warren Blatt, JewishGen#Swan1Presentation

Thursday 27 July 2017—IAJGS LIVE! Schedule


IAJGS LIVE! schedule. All times US Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule and speakers subject to change.

To ask a question of the speaker(s), tweet your question and include the hashtag #iajgslive and either #swan1 or #swan3 in your tweet. The swan hashtags identify the streaming room you are watching and is noted on the LIVE! schedule.
Session Code / Handout LinkSession TitleSpeaker(s)Room Number /
Question Hashtag
Type of Session
8:15 AM–9:30 AM
2203LIVE! A Missing Link: Did Your Earlier Relatives Settle in the Caribbean? Molly Staub#Swan3Presentation
2277LIVE! Blogging Family History: Reading, Writing, and Sharing Emily Garber#Swan1Presentation
9:45 AM–11:00 AM
2218LIVE! Converso Genealogy Project Genie Milgrom#Swan3Panel Discussion
2227LIVE! In Search of Multiple Truths: Genealogy as a Significant Part of Heritage Tours to Poland Aleksandra Sajdak, Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute/Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland#Swan1Panel Discussion
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
2287LIVE! Reclaim The Records—How to Use State Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy Brooke Ganz, Reclaim the Records#Swan3Presentation
2217LIVE! Researching your Warszawa Family Roots Hadassah Lipsius#Swan1Presentation
2:00 PM–3:15 PM
2286LIVE! Using the Knowles Collection W. Todd Knowles, FamilySearch#Swan1Presentation
2310LIVE! Why Knowing Your Ancestry is Important for Your Family's Health Karen Grinzaid, JScreen at Emory University#Swan3Presentation
3:30 PM–4:45 PM
2338LIVE! Jewish Genes as Time Machines Nadine Epstein, Moment Magazine#Swan1
2161LIVE! 2018 Warsaw Jewish Genealogical Conference Preview Michal Majewski; Aleksandra Sajdak, Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute/Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland#Swan3Presentation


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is LIVE! for?

Anyone interested in finding Jewish ancestors, at any experience level — including Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced/Professional genealogists who cannot attend the conference in person. The LIVE! programming will include our most popular sessions for a variety of Jewish genealogy skill levels.

LIVE! is also for conference attendees who, due to schedule conflicts and multiple conference programs being offered simultaneously, cannot attend in-person, all the sessions they are interested in because LIVE! sessions are available for later playback on-demand.

How do I access LIVE!?

Once you have registered for LIVE!, log in to the LIVE! website with your email and password. The link to IAJGS! Video Access in the menu will take you to the page to watch the streaming videos.

If you subscribed for LIVE! on our conference registration site, you will receive an email before the conference with instructions for how to log in.

How do I ask questions of the lecturer?

Send a tweet with your Twitter account and include the hashtag #iajgslive and either #swan1 or #swan3 in your tweet. The swan hashtags identify the streaming room you are watching and is noted on the LIVE! schedule.

Are there handouts and how do I access them?

Handouts will be provided for each LIVE! session where the lecturer has provided them. (While all lecturers are encouraged to provide a handout, most, but not all, do.) There are two  methods for accessing the LIVE! handouts: (1) via links in the LIVE! schedules in the "Session Code" column  on the left (note: the schedule appears both at the LIVE! "schedule" link and on the LIVE! viewing pages) and (2) from the conference app.

When is LIVE! available?

LIVE! is available in real-time streaming mode during the scheduled time of the lecture (US Eastern Daylight Saving Time — EDT) at the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, 23–27 July 2017. Most lectures are scheduled for 1 hour and 15 minutes with 15 minute breaks in between. Two sessions are typically streamed simultaneously. You can watch one and view the other later on demand.

LIVE! additionally will be made available in on demand playback for up to 3 months after the conference (until Wednesday, 1 November 2017).

There will be a short period of unavailability for no more than 24 hours after the live lecture and the time it takes for the recorded on demand version to be made available on the LIVE! website.

What if I need help?

If you have questions or difficulty accessing LIVE!, go to the help page.

You can also try these remedies first:

  1. Refresh your browser.
  2. Make sure you have typed the password correctly — including all special characters.
  3. If you are trying to access an on-demand video that was delivered less than 24 hours ago, please wait until 24 hours have passed. It takes time for a video stream to be placed as an on-demand file on the LIVE! website.
  4. If you purchased LIVE! Daily, make sure the session you are trying to access is part of the schedule for the day(s) for which you registered and paid.
How do I subscribe?

Go to Subscribe. You have the option of subscribing to LIVE! by individual day (LIVE! Daily) or for the entire week (LIVE! Full).

Can I download LIVE! videos?

No. You do not have permission to download or screen capture the LIVE! programs.

How do I access the sessions after the time they were live streamed?

LIVE! will be made available in on demand playback for up to 3 months after the conference 24 hours after the live lecture has streamed. Visit the LIVE! Video Access page to find them "On Demand".

I paid to attend the Orlando conference. Can I also access LIVE!?

Only if you additionally paid and registered for LIVE! LIVE! is a separate service.

Can I share LIVE! video with others?

No, your subscription only permits you to view the LIVE! video for your own personal use. You may not share the viewing of LIVE! with others or take screen casts or screen recordings of LIVE! sessions — to do so is a copyright violation.

I had to cancel my in person attendance at the conference in Orlando. Can I instead have access to LIVE!?

Only if you additionally paid and registered for LIVE! LIVE! is a separate service.


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“Just wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful LIVE! conference… As a new tweeter it was great being able to ask questions and get a reply. I also enjoyed being able to spot many of my JGS NY, NJ, and Florida friends… All in all I loved it.”

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