Warsaw is the capital of Poland and in the onset of World War II, had the largest population of Jews in all of Europe. Hadassah Lipsius will present a lecture about genealogy research in Warsaw and specifically research of your Warsaw family. Sources include; vital record research, newspaper announcements, business directories, homeowners lists, cemetery records, notarial records as well as business records and much more. This lecture will review the sources, show examples and provide aides and tips in how to perform your search.
The 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Warsaw, Poland between August 5-10, 2018. This is the first time that the conference will be held in Eastern Europe and in order to assist researchers in preparation for the conference, Hadassah Lipsius will also present an introductory talk, prepared by the organization committee.
Hadassah Lipsius is a long time board member of the JRI-Poland board as well as Archive Coordinator for the Warsaw and Tomaszow Mazowiecki Archives. She is the database manager for Jewishgen's Warsaw Research Group and has helped index Warszawa newspaper life cycle announcements. She serves on the executive council of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York). Hadassah has traveled many times to Poland to pursue her family research.