The IAJGS Achievement Awards are given to individuals or organizations who have made or are making outstanding contributions to Jewish genealogy. The awards are announced at the annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Call for Nominations
The IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee is established each year to consider nominations from the IAJGS member societies. Nominations from all member societies are encouraged.
For information regarding the current committee contacts and submission deadline, go to the Award Nomination Form. Please consult the Award Rules and Criteria. Nominations should be made using the Award Nomination Form.
Current Award Categories
Award categories were modified for the 2015 Award Year. Current award categories are listed and described in the IAJGS Awards Matrix.
Historical Award Categories – Pre-2015
For historical reference, the following award categories apply to awards prior to 2015.
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented to a living individual for outstanding contributions of major significance and benefit to Jewish genealogy.
Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product
This award is presented to a person, persons or organization in recognition of a contribution via Internet (e.g. an Internet project), Print (e.g. a book, periodical or other publication), or Electronic Product (e.g. CD-ROM or software program).
Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the Objectives of Jewish Genealogy
This award may be made to a person, persons or organization either in recognition of a single program or series of programs, or in recognition of a single project or series of projects.
Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS
This award may be made to a member organization, recognizing an outstanding publication or series, which has been made available to Jewish genealogists, which furthers their research. This publication may be distributed in any manner, hard copy, email, posted on a website, etc.