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 28, 2018

Documentary Explores Jewish Life in Russia

  A new three part documentary about Jewish Life in Russia is  available to view in English subtitles on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfN3yQJxe8E&list=PL4lncidz0GcXufkLjBNW92MLZ07ALJm9l  This is part 1 , to the right has the links for the following two parts.   An article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) talks about the […]
November 28, 2018

My Heritage – Recent Conference Sessions are Free

We’re delighted to announce that all the videos of the MyHeritage LIVE conference are now online for free! Weren’t able to attend? Now you can view every lecture, with video of the presenter and a close up of their slides. For a full list of all the sessions, lectures and […]
November 20, 2018

IAJGS Conference 2019

The IAJGS International Conference will be held in Cleveland July 27 – August 2nd.  Stay tuned for information regarding registration and call for papers.
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.