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 […]