JewishGen Pivotal to Reunion of Holocaust Survivors

ABC News recently reported the inspiring story of the reunion of two cousins, Morris Sana and Simon Mairowitz, each of whom thought the other had perished in the Holocaust. According to the article, a posting on JewishGen ultimately led to this reunion. We will try to get more information on this story, including JewishGen’s […]

Helpful Hints: JewishGen Discussion Group Update #2 – How to Change Your Discussion Group Subscription Settings

STEP 1: Access “Your Subscription” (a) If you currently receive the Daily Summary or Digests: On top of the Digest or Daily Summary email, under the green JewishGen banner, there is a link to “edit your subscriptions, here”. Click the “here” link. This will bring you to a Discussion Group summary page. At the top of […]

JewishGen Discussion Group Update

Dear JewishGen Community, Thank you for everyone’s feedback (both positive and constructive). We want the JewishGen Discussion Group to be a place of open dialogue and for everyone’s voices to be heard, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts, perspectives, and suggestions. I would like to […]

Helpful Hints: Using the Unified Search

The following excellent advice is adapted from Yefim Kogan’s recent post to the JewishGen Discussion Groups. Yefim is the Director of Bessarabia Research for JewishGen: I think that it is great that we have regions to research – Ukraine, Belarus, Bessarabia, etc., and we should continue regional research. But let’s not forget how we are […]

Hungarian Research Division: New Records from Dej, Romania (Formerly Des, Szolnok Doboka, Hungary)

The following update is from Vivian Kahn, Director of Hungarian Research: We are pleased to announce that JewishGen has identified 19 books of civil records from Dej in Cluj county Romania, (formerly Des, Szolnok Doboka, Hungary). The birth, marriage, and death records cover the time period from October 1895, when Hungary began civil registration, to […]

Bessarabia Research Division: Cemetery Updates

Updates for September 2019 We have updated the inventory of all cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova. Kishinev Cemtery Project: We completed photographing and indexing Sector 5, and prepared 2,681 burial records (with 2,441 photos) for processing. There are 339 “Unknown graves.” Photos can be accessed here. For more information about our Bessarabia Research Division, please click here. […]

New Director of Member Support

Dear JewishGen Community, I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Sandy Aaronson, has assumed the position of Director of Member Support. Initially recruited by Phyllis Kramer, z’l, Sandy has, for many years, been one the primary people, along with Iris Folkson, overseeing the JewishGen HelpDesk, answering and directing numerous queries and requests for […]

KehilaLinks Update: 6 New Pages

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks. We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuableresource for future generations of their descendants: Aleppo, SyriaCreated by Sarina RoffeDesign by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum Dubrowna (Dubrovno, Dubrovka), BelarusCreated […]