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 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 […]

Phyllis Kramer, Z’L, Memorial Fund

Thank you to all of you who have so generously contributed to the fund in memory of Phyllis Kramer, Z’L, long-time volunteer and Director of Education for, who passed away earlier this month. The memorial fund will be used to advance JewishGen’s educational efforts, and the very critical work that will continue to define […]