March 19, 2021

65 Thousand Gravestones digitized in the Łódź Jewish Cemetery

65,000 photographs of gravestones in the Łódź Cemetery are being digitized this year with details from the burial cards will be made available online later this year.  This cooperative project is being undertaken by the Jewish Community, the State Archives in Łódź and the Cultural Heritage Foundation. The collection, the only […]
November 1, 2020

GenTeam adds 500,000 New Records

GenTeam has placed 500,000 new records online. There are approximately 21.2 million records online in total.  Go to:  https://www.genteam.eu/   You need to register in order to access the records,  but access to all data is free. If you are unsure about the exact spelling of the name of a person or a […]
September 25, 2020

Share Your Story with YIVO

YIVO writes:Since the organization began in 1925, YIVO has used questionnaires to collect the experiences of the Jewish people in their own words, gathering material on everything from Jewish folk legends to holiday preparation to children’s games. Over the decades, YIVO appealed directly to the community, collecting youth autobiographies and […]
September 3, 2020

The Wiener Holocaust Library

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. The Museum is located in London, England, […]
September 1, 2020

Roots Tech 2021 to be offered free

Family Search has announced that RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for February 3-6, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah will now be held as a free, virtual event online. RootsTech Connect 2021 will be held on 25-27 February 2021. To register and read more about it go to:  https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng Thank you to David Oseas, […]
June 13, 2020

Jewish Heritage Centre

IAJGS member, the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Inc., has digitized two of its major collections: oral histories ad newspaper archive. They are available for online research and browsing.   To access the collections go to:   https://www.jhcwc.org/search-the-archives/ The oral history collection consists of 200 audio clips recorded between 1968-2011 of […]
April 2, 2020

The Liberation of Dachau

The U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division, the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division and the 20th Armored Division entered Dachau rescuing 32,000 prisoners.  Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp established in 1933.  Forty railway cars filled with decomposing bodies were found near the camp, as the Nazis did not have time to send […]
April 1, 2020

Legacy Offers Free Webinar per Day

Legacy Family Tree Webinars, a member of the MyHeritage family of companies,  announced for the year 2020,  they will provide one free webinar from their membership library each day. They have selected classes on a rotating theme: To see the schedule go to:  https://familytreewebinars.com/pdfs/ftwbrochure-1577464068.pdf You can click on the link […]
February 22, 2020

Atlit Detention Camp

Gil Kopatz, a popular Israeli television personality and film maker is preparing a documentary on the Atlit Detention Camp that the British established in the 1940s. This documentary is directed to school age children in Israel as well as the Diaspora. Jewish refugees escaping the horrors in Europe were imprisoned […]
November 2, 2019

IAJGS International Conference 2020 – Call for Proposals

HOME ABOUT FAQ/INFO HOTEL/TRAVEL SPEAKERS CONTACT 40th IAJGS International Conferenceon Jewish Genealogy Latest NewsCall for Proposals (27 October 2019): The Call for Proposals is now open. See the SPEAKERS tab. Start by reading the Call for Proposals. Note that the submission deadline is November 27.