JewishGen Inaugural Ignition Grant Awarded to Gesher Galicia

Dear JewishGen Community, I am pleased to announce that JewishGen has awarded an Ignition Grant to the Gesher Galicia, Inc. (GesherGalicia.org) Holocaust Records project. This $5,000 grant from JewishGen will enable Gesher Galicia to obtain unique records from Polish State Archives in Nowy Sacz and Rzeszow, and make these records accessible to the broader Jewish genealogical community via JewishGen’s Holocaust Database.

Conference Update on Technology & DNA

Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL), offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons throughout its duration. During the weeks following the conference, we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.

New Ignition and Signature Grant Announcement!

Dear JewishGen Community, Earlier this evening, at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, FL, I announced that JewishGen.org and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust have initiated new ignition and signature grant opportunities to support the inception and/or completion of Jewish genealogy projects that expand records available to family historians.

JewishGen Family Finder Update!

Dear JewishGen Community, We are pleased to announce that the JewishGen Family Finder and JewishGen Communities Database have been updated as part of our ongoing system-wide modernization effort. In addition to creating a new platform for future growth, JewishGen users will now enjoy lightning fast search results, and the ability to employ expanded search parameters, such as fuzzy and phonetic matching.

JOWBR Update!

Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database can be accessed here. If you are a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

JewishGen Update.

Dear JewishGen Community, Since the very beginning of JewishGen’s existence, we have valued free access to information, offering all of our resources at no charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish community have recognized the importance of our work, and have financially supported JewishGen’s efforts, permitting us to operate “in the black” for nine consecutive years.

JewishGen and Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook Announcement

Dear JewishGen Community, Since the very beginning of JewishGen’s existence, we have valued free access to information, offering all of our resources at no charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish community have recognized the importance of our work, and have financially supported JewishGen’s efforts, permitting us to operate “in the black” for nine consecutive years.