A number of major censuses were conducted by the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire, including the Vagyonösszeirás – 1828 (1828 Landowner census), the “Conscriptio Judaerum 1848” (1848 Census of the Jews), and the 1869 Hungarian census, which was a total population census, not just a landowner census. These census records have been included in the JewishGen Hungary […]
JewishGen is pleased to report that 25,021 new records from our colleagues and partners at LitvakSIG are now searchable via the JewishGen Lithuania Collection. The new records include: 1942 census of ghettos in Golshany, Krevo, Oshmiany, Smorgon, Soly and Zhuprany, all in the Oshmiany district but including some individuals originating elsewhere (5,145 records). City of […]
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 […]
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 […]
It may seem like one’s family history can only be found by locating and analyzing a wide variety of original documents. However, a researcher may not be the first person to be interested in a particular family’s history, so it is always worthwhile to review what research has been done before. Anyone researching a German-Jewish […]
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 […]
More than 28,000, 19th-century civil records for the Jewish inhabitants of Bavarian-Swabia.
The following update is from Vivian Kahn, Director of Hungarian Research: We are pleased to announce that JewishGen has identified 19 books of civil records from Dej in Cluj county Romania, (formerly Des, Szolnok Doboka, Hungary). The birth, marriage, and death records cover the time period from October 1895, when Hungary began civil registration, to […]
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