December 11, 2018

JGS Toronto Partners With The Song Shul

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto partners with The Song Shul for Family History Shabbat on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.  Come and experience the link between music and genealogy. Musically inspirational Shabbat service, featuring Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers. At Bialik Hebrew Day School, 2760 Bathurst Street, […]
December 9, 2018

Detroit Free Press – Access to Digital Archives

  The new home for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive is the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. This is a free searchable database containing over 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News. The Detroit Jewish News covers 1942 to the […]
November 8, 2018

The Biology of Aging

Calico Life Sciences, is a research and development company whose mission is to understand the biology of aging. They are part of Alphabet Inc. family of companies and the parent of Google. Calico teamed up with scientists from Ancestry and used publicly available pedigree data from Ancestry  to estimate the […]
October 28, 2018

Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community and HIAS

Lara Diamond is a highly respected researcher who has contributed a great deal to Jewish genealogy.  Her blog contribution re her  family’s connection to Pittsburgh is well worth a read.  It gives insight into the importance of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) that the white supremacist attacker was so obsessed […]
October 22, 2018

Kazerne Dossin

In 2012, Jan Meisels Allen of the Ventura Conjego Valley JGS had the opportunity to meet the then director of the Kazerne Dossin  Memorial Museum and Documentation Centre on the Holocaust and Human Rights, Mechlen, Belgium, when I stopped in unexpectedly on a trip to Belgium.  The then director, Ward […]
October 18, 2018

Historical Shanghai Jewish Era (World War 2)Newspapers are Online

Ancestor Hunt has published World War ll era Shanghai newspapers online.  Shanghai became a haven for fleeing Jews during World War ll because of their lenient visa requirements and they accepted thousands of Jewish refugees. While the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum built a database that contained the name, occupation and […]
October 17, 2018

JRI Poland Founder and DNA Discovery

JRI-Poland founder Stanley Diamond makes an incredible discovery while assisting a user (who was rescued as a baby during the Holocaust) thanks to DNA.  Read about it in the Canadian Jewish News
October 17, 2018

Neuberger Holocaust Education Week 2018

Follow this link to view the schedule of programs for Holocaust Education Week in November 1 – 8.
September 26, 2018

The Open Databases Project – Museum of the Jewish People

Member Ian McCallum points us to his discovery of Museum of the Jewish People https://dbs.bh.org.il  This is a wonderful resource for Jewish genealogists to search family trees, millions of pictures, stories of communities etc.
September 12, 2018

Jewish Places – Germany

A new collaborative website, Jewish Places, consolidates Jewish Life in Germany in one interactive map. A prototype was developed for March 20150-May 2016 and the launch of the official website is set  for September 13, 2018, I have been able to access at the time of posting this.  The website […]