2019 Yizkor Book Project Review

Dear JewishGen Community, Welcome to 2020!! With the new year, we are kicking off an exciting new time for the Yizkor Book Projects. Please read below to see all of our updates from 2019 and our plans for 2020!  Summary of Recent Progress At JewishGen.org, among our biggest priorities is the translation of Yizkor Books, […]

Bessarabia Research Division: Update for December 2019

Dear Researchers, Here is an update for JewishGen’s Bessarabia Research Division projects for the month of December 2019.  See also “What’s New” at the Bessarabia SIG website: https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/ Bessarabian Databases – Updates: Revision List records were sent to JewishGen in December of 2019. 10,873 records from 3,451 families were transcribed and translated from the following […]

New Records Added to LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database

We are pleased to post the following announcement from LitvakSIG and to add the records they have provided to JewishGen’s Lithuania Collection. LitvakSIG and JewishGen are independent organizations, in a strategic partnership to achieve shared goals.  LitvakSIG is pleased to announce an update to the free, searchable, All-Lithuania Database. The new records include the following: […]

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 […]

JewishGen Educational Offerings for 2020 Break Through Your Brick Walls!

Nancy Holden, JewishGen’s Director of Education, recently announced a new range of online courses for 2020.  Three-week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping each student progress with research projects. Course begins in January 2020!  Home Study Classes that are self-paced and delivered electronically. Workbook Text-Based Courses.  For more information on course descriptions, schedules, […]

Musings Of A Jewish Genealogist: Using The South Africa Jewish Year Books

                                                                                    by Ann Rabinowitz This past September 2019, a new Facebook page was created by Michelle and Stephan Lurie that focuses on Jewish genealogy in South Africa. It is called “South African Jews – Tracing Our Ancestors” and has much of interest for South African researchers. One of the first things covered was how to […]