"I am honored to be joined by such distinguished leaders in our community as we work to ensure that JewishGen remains at the forefront of state-of-art online resources and services," said Ratner. He added "this reinvigorated board will work to support the worldwide community of users as they preserve Jewish family history and heritage for future generations."
Museum of Jewish Heritage President and CEO Michael S. Glickman stated "This is an exciting and important time at JewishGen. The success we help make possible today will define our impact for decades to come. I am very pleased to be part of this new leadership team, and eager to work with Avraham Groll, who was appointed Director in February, as we move JewishGen into a new era of growth and services on behalf of the Jewish community as a whole."
JewishGen.org, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, was founded in 1987 as a bulletin board with only 150 participants. Today, with an ever growing collection of more than 23 million records, JewishGen has created an extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, and has helped more than 700,000 users to connect with family and learn about their Jewish history and heritage.
In addition to the main historical databases that are organized by today's geographic locations, JewishGen's most popular features include the JewishGen Family Finder, Communities Database, Holocaust Database, JOWBR (Global Jewish Burial Registry), and translations of Yizkor (Memorial) books published after the Holocaust. It has been responsible for thousands of family connections. Explore JewishGen at www.JewishGen.org.