Focus on Sephardim & Ashkenazim: The Encounter Between Sephard & Ashkenaz in Southeastern Europe, Particularly Transylvania

Note: We are pleased to introduce a new column, Focus on Sephardim & Ashkenazim by Joel Davidi Weisberger, which will be devoted to exploring the encounter between Sephard & Ashkenaz in Southeastern Europe, particularly Transylvania. Joel Davidi Weisberger is a historian specializing in the history of worldwide Medieval Jewry as well as the Jews of Europe […]

Gesher Galicia: Launch of  Przemysl Identification Project

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. Gesher Galicia is launching an extensive long-term project to identify 573 Jewish record books of unknown origin housed in the Przemysl State Archive in Poland. Involved […]

Bessarabia Research Division: Monthly Update

 The following is from Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner, Directors of Bessarabia   Research:  (1) Jewish Cemeteries – Updates: Completed the photographing and indexing of Valea-lui-Vlad Jewish Cemetery (former Jewish Agricultural colony) and sent to JOWBR 44 burial records with 44 images. Most of the inscriptions are not readable.  See information at the Bessarabia SIG website, […]

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: […]

Musings of a Jewish Genealogist: The Concise Dictionary of American Jewish Biography

Note: We are pleased to introduce the new Musings of a Jewish Genealogist column by Ann Rabinowitz, who is well known to the JewishGen and broader Jewish genealogical community, for her many years of research, volunteer work, and for being a prolific and popular writer. In her columns, Ann will provide interesting articles, success stories […]

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 […]