Helpful Hints: Answering Your Questions

Have a question? Before sending an email to our volunteer team at the Support Desk (support@jewishgen.org), you might consider checking out some of JewishGen’s online resources for assistance. Member Guide – JewishGen Discussion Group: Answers to questions about the new Discussion Group platform. JewishGen Support Center: Written answers to frequently asked questions on the following topics: […]

Bessarabia Research Division: Russian Translators Needed

JewishGen has recently acquired five new Bessarabia Revision List microfilms, four of which include Jewish residents. To speed up the process of translation, more translators are needed who can read Russian handwriting and insert information into a table. A short list of the towns/years awaiting translation: Soroki, 1875 Ataki, 1874 Beltsy, 1874 Khotin, 1874 (Foreign […]

Ukraine Research Division: Goals for the Year Ahead

Phyllis Gold Berenson, JewishGen’s Director of Ukraine Research, shares this report. At the JewishGen Ukraine Research Division meetings during the 2019 IAJGS Conference this summer, we discussed the following goals:  Increase access to more genealogical records. Inventory and make available the subject, current location, and original source of all Jewish records for Ukraine, whether they […]

Gesher Galicia: New University Records

Gesher Galicia and JewishGen are separate organizations, in a strategic partnership to achieve shared goals. We are pleased to include their announcements in our Discussion Groups and Weekly Updates. Andrew Zalewski, Jewish Medical Students Project Coordinator for the Gesher Galicia SIG, recently announced the addition of new records to their open-access database: https://search.geshergalicia.org/ (JewishGen Members […]

KehilaLinks Report: Eight Webpages Updated

We are pleased to report that the following JewishGen KehilaLinks Webpages have recently been updated. We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their descendants Gargzdai (Gorzd), Lithuania Golynka (Holinka), Belarus Kisvarda (Kleinwardein), Hungary Mazeikiai […]

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.  https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/cousins-survived-holocaust-reunite-75-years-emotional-meeting/story?id=66009001 We will try to get more information on this story, including JewishGen’s […]