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 […]

Ukraine Research Division: Goals for the Year Ahead

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 […]

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 […]

Hungarian Research Division: New Records from Dej, Romania (Formerly Des, Szolnok Doboka, Hungary)

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 […]

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.