Jewish Genealogy Artificial Intelligence

Are you ready to elevate your family history research to the next level? The 44th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is set to feature groundbreaking sessions on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in genealogy. (Maybe more AI sessions than at any other genealogy conference to date.)

While it may be hard to believe that a year ago you hadn’t even heard of ChatGPT, artificial intelligence has been in use in the family history industry for more than a decade. But now, so many more tools and applications are available to you to use in ways you may have never before considered.



Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will ease you in with Jarrett Ross’ session on Sunday. It is guaranteed to be an accessible introduction to “The Future of Genealogy.”



If you decide you want to explore further, consider attending one of the following sessions to dip your toes into the AI water, absorb information, and learn about what’s possible:

  • AI Genealogy: The Basics and a Bit Beyond (Summer 2024) with Steve Little
  • AI Unlocks Ancestral Records of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation in 17th Century London with David Silvera
  • AI-Assisted Genealogy: The Family History of the Future with Daniel Horowitz
  • Every Name Counts: Combining AI & Crowdsourcing to Reveal More About History with Miriam Friedman and Ian Lever
  • Specialized AI Tools and the Use and Creation of Custom GPT Models for Genealogy with Steve Little



Or dive all the way in by signing up for a hands-on computer lab/workshop where you learn new skills and put them to work immediately:

  • Deciphering the Past: Leveraging AI for Multilingual Image and Tombstone Analysis in Genealogy with Ellen Kowitt and Steve Little
  • Elevating Genealogy with AI: Enhance Your Spreadsheet and Data Analysis Skills with Steve Little
  • Navigating New AI Tools on FamilySearch Labs with Todd Knowles



Whether you are a family history novice or an expert genealogist attending these AI-themed sessions and hands-on labs, will help you gain invaluable skills and insights that can dramatically enhance your genealogy research. The integration of AI in genealogy is not just a trend by a transformative approach that promises to unlock new dimensions of your family history.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn and connect with fellow family historians. Register today at and be part of the cutting edge AI experience in genealogy.

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We hope you will join us in Philadelphia, August 18th through 22nd for an unforgettable experience!

Early bird registration has been extended to July 4th!

If you beat the early bird deadline, the conference is $395 for the week.  Students (under 25 years old and with a student ID) can attend for $125.  After the early bird deadline the price of the conference will increase to $475.