IAJGS LIVE! Schedule

All times US Eastern Standard Time. Schedule and speakers may be subject to change.

How to Ask A Question:
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 below in the "Question Hashtag" column.

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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
7:30 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

[*] 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.