ASPJ Genealogy Open Day

August 11, 2019

The Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre auditorium, in Melbourne, was filled for the ASPJ’s first Genealogy Open Day featuring special guest, Polish genealogist and historian, Michał Majewski.

Having worked for the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland and with the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Michał provided the audience with valuable information about resources available to further their own family’s genealogical history.

Following Michał’s lecture and answering general questions, audience members were invited to bring their own, personal questions to representives of several specialist organisations. The ASPJ sincerely thanks representatives of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Victoria, the Polish Museum & Archives in Australia, the Genealogy Society of Victoria and Polaron for giving their time in support of our event.

During his week in Melbourne, Michał met with school students about their “Roots” projects and ran an intensive workshop for people who help others with genealogical research. He toured the Jewish Museum of Australia, the Melbourne Holocaust Museum & Research Centre and the Melbourne offices of the  National Archives of Australia.

The 2019 ASPJ Genealogy Open Day was made possible by the financial support of the