Tracing your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition Records (English)

You are invited to join a webinar:Tracing your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition Records (English)Wednesday June 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM EDT JewishGen.org is pleased to partner together with the American Sephardi Federation in presenting this important webinar by Genie Milgrom, a well-known author and expert on Crypto-Judaic studies. Advance Registration Required! Please click […]

Discussion Group Moderators Needed

The JewishGen Discussion Group unites Jewish genealogical researchers worldwide, providing a platform to share information, ideas, methods, tips, techniques, and resources. Discussion Group Moderators serve a vital role in maintaining the integrity and usefulness of the Group. We seek several volunteers to join our current Moderators in this important role. Moderators review the emails submitted during […]

Recent Record Updates May 1, 2020

We are pleased to report that the following records have been added to our collection: Hungary: Sub-Carpathia Vital Records – 19,063 records have been added. In total, this collection now has 47,778 records. Hungary: Hungarian Vital Records – 19,358 records have been added. In total, this collection now has 760,715 records. Hungary: Maramures Vital Records […]

In Memorium – Zvi Bernhardt, z’l

Dear JewishGen Community, We were extremely saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Zvi Bernhardt, z’l, who was both Deputy Manager of the Hall of Names, and Deputy Manager of the Consulting Department at Yad VaShem in Israel. He worked with JewishGen and many other organizations to ensure information and records would be accessible as widely […]

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 […]