Recent Additions to our Archival Collection Thousands of Records Added!

Over the past few months, JewishGen has uploaded a number of valuable datasets. Highlights include: Bessarabia: 10K+ records Belarus: 45K+ records  Hungary: 1.7K+ records Latvia: 11K+ records Lithuania: 25K+ records Germany: 30k records comprising family trees (in partnership with the Leo Baeck Institute), records of inhabitants of Bavarian-Swabia, and the 1845 Altona-Hamburg Census For more information, and to search our archival collections, please […]

Chanukah in Leżajsk, Poland

The following memory of Chanukah, written by Yehoshua Rotman and translated by Jerrold Landau, is included in the Yizkor book: Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Lezajsk who Perished in the Holocaust  (Leżajsk, Poland). https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Lezajsk/Lezajsk.html Chanukah Many Chanukah Menorahs of various types were displayed in the windows. Children accompanied their parents to purchase candles, and […]

Hungarian Research Division: Now contains more than 86k records!

A number of major censuses were conducted by the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire, including the Vagyonösszeirás – 1828 (1828 Landowner census), the “Conscriptio Judaerum 1848” (1848 Census of the Jews), and the 1869 Hungarian census, which was a total population census, not just a landowner census.  These census records have been included in the JewishGen Hungary […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New JewishGen Discussion Group

Dear JewishGen Community, I am pleased to announce that beta testing of our new JewishGen.org Discussion Group platform has ended, and we have migrated to our new platform. This change comes as a result of our strategic plan to modernize our systems and to make JewishGen more robust, sustainable, and easier to use. Our old […]