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 […]

Helpful Hints: JewishGen Discussion Group Update #2 – How to Change Your Discussion Group Subscription Settings

STEP 1: Access “Your Subscription” (a) If you currently receive the Daily Summary or Digests: On top of the Digest or Daily Summary email, under the green JewishGen banner, there is a link to “edit your subscriptions, here”. Click the “here” link. This will bring you to a Discussion Group summary page. At the top of […]

JewishGen Discussion Group Update

Dear JewishGen Community, Thank you for everyone’s feedback (both positive and constructive). We want the JewishGen Discussion Group to be a place of open dialogue and for everyone’s voices to be heard, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts, perspectives, and suggestions. I would like to […]

Helpful Hints: Using the Unified Search

The following excellent advice is adapted from Yefim Kogan’s recent post to the JewishGen Discussion Groups. Yefim is the Director of Bessarabia Research for JewishGen: I think that it is great that we have regions to research – Ukraine, Belarus, Bessarabia, etc., and we should continue regional research. But let’s not forget how we are […]