Bessarabia Research Division: Monthly Update

 The following is from Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner, Directors of Bessarabia   Research:  (1) Jewish Cemeteries – Updates: Completed the photographing and indexing of Valea-lui-Vlad Jewish Cemetery (former Jewish Agricultural colony) and sent to JOWBR 44 burial records with 44 images. Most of the inscriptions are not readable.  See information at the Bessarabia SIG website, […]

Helpful Hints: Answering Your Questions

Have a question? Before sending an email to our volunteer team at the Support Desk (support@jewishgen.org), you might consider checking out some of JewishGen’s online resources for assistance. Member Guide – JewishGen Discussion Group: Answers to questions about the new Discussion Group platform. JewishGen Support Center: Written answers to frequently asked questions on the following topics: […]

Musings of a Jewish Genealogist: The Concise Dictionary of American Jewish Biography

Note: We are pleased to introduce the new Musings of a Jewish Genealogist column by Ann Rabinowitz, who is well known to the JewishGen and broader Jewish genealogical community, for her many years of research, volunteer work, and for being a prolific and popular writer. In her columns, Ann will provide interesting articles, success stories […]

Bessarabia Research Division: Russian Translators Needed

JewishGen has recently acquired five new Bessarabia Revision List microfilms, four of which include Jewish residents. To speed up the process of translation, more translators are needed who can read Russian handwriting and insert information into a table. A short list of the towns/years awaiting translation: Soroki, 1875 Ataki, 1874 Beltsy, 1874 Khotin, 1874 (Foreign […]

Ukraine Research Division: Goals for the Year Ahead

Phyllis Gold Berenson, JewishGen’s Director of Ukraine Research, shares this report. At the JewishGen Ukraine Research Division meetings during the 2019 IAJGS Conference this summer, we discussed the following goals:  Increase access to more genealogical records. Inventory and make available the subject, current location, and original source of all Jewish records for Ukraine, whether they […]

Gesher Galicia: New University Records

Gesher Galicia and JewishGen are separate organizations, in a strategic partnership to achieve shared goals. We are pleased to include their announcements in our Discussion Groups and Weekly Updates. Andrew Zalewski, Jewish Medical Students Project Coordinator for the Gesher Galicia SIG, recently announced the addition of new records to their open-access database: https://search.geshergalicia.org/ (JewishGen Members […]