Hungarian Research Division: 1.7k Records added to the Proof of Citizenship Records Košice County, 1924-1928 Collection

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the JewishGen Hungarian Collection: Proof of Citizenship Records Košice County, 1924-1928. This set of data contains 1,741 Jewish names, taken from 3 volumes of archival documents ÒEvidencia vydaných osvedčen’ o št‡tnom občianstveÓ (Evidence of Issued Proofs of Citizenship). In total, there are now more nearly 1.3 […]

Latvia Research Division: 11k+ New Records Added to the Christine Usdin Collection

We are pleased to announce a major update to the Christine Usdin Collection, with the addition of 11,021 new records.  In total the JewishGen Latvia Collection now includes more than 200,000 records. Of significance is that the Christine Usdin Collection includes direct links to original images at the Latvian State Historical Archives. This database is […]

Success! Stories: From the JewishGen Archives

In 2013, we posted to our Success! Stories webpage Rachel Lev-Leshem’s story, My Great-Grandparents’ Mezuzah, about her visit to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, a little border-town in northern Romania, Transylvania, a few miles from the Hungarian border. “…While standing next to the old Érmihályfalva synagogue, a man on his bicycle approached us and asked […]

Lithuania Research Division: 25k+ New Records Added

JewishGen is pleased to report that 25,021 new records from our colleagues and partners at LitvakSIG are now searchable via the JewishGen Lithuania Collection. The new records include: 1942 census of ghettos in Golshany, Krevo, Oshmiany, Smorgon, Soly and Zhuprany, all in the Oshmiany district but including some individuals originating elsewhere (5,145 records). City of […]

Focus on Sephardim & Ashkenazim: The Encounter Between Sephard & Ashkenaz in Southeastern Europe, Particularly Transylvania

Note: We are pleased to introduce a new column, Focus on Sephardim & Ashkenazim by Joel Davidi Weisberger, which will be devoted to exploring the encounter between Sephard & Ashkenaz in Southeastern Europe, particularly Transylvania. Joel Davidi Weisberger is a historian specializing in the history of worldwide Medieval Jewry as well as the Jews of Europe […]

Gesher Galicia: Launch of  Przemysl Identification Project

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. Gesher Galicia is launching an extensive long-term project to identify 573 Jewish record books of unknown origin housed in the Przemysl State Archive in Poland. Involved […]