Get to know: The Genealogy Department at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw


Thursday, March 4

USA (10:30 am PST / 1:30 pm EST)

UK 6:30 pm / France 7:30 pm / Israel 8:30 pm

The talk will last approximately 60 minutes

About this talk

For more than 25 years the Genealogy Department at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw has been researching Jewish families' histories from Poland.

They help rebuild fragmented family tales, find traces of ancestors, and connect relatives living in various parts of the world.

What does one need to know about searching for roots? Where to begin? Whom to ask for assistance? How to prove your Polish citizenship? What are Jewish surnames? We invite you for a webinar to get to know the Jewish Genealogy Department from Warsaw.

About Aleksandra

Aleksandra (Ola) Sajdak was born and raised in Warsaw. Today she works as a Genealogist at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute as well at the Taube Centre for the Jewish Life and Learning as a Senior Program Manager, Researcher, and Educator.

She is active in the Warsaw Jewish Community, a member of the JCC and the Ec Chaim Kehilla. She was also a Kaplan Fellow @ Yesod Cohort II. She is currently working on her thesis at the Polish Academy of Science on Ringelblum's Archive.