March 29, 2020

1918-1920 A Great Granddaughters Perspective

Sharon Taylor writes about her great grandmother and what she faced in Galicia during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic along with pogroms, food shortages, cholera and typhoid Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia . This should put into perspective what we as Jews have faced in the past and how we have […]
March 25, 2020

Ancestry.com Providing Free Lessons

Ancestry with the (US) National Archives are making it easier to explore their family history by providing free access to search 50 million and images on Ancestry,  Ancestry’s usually free online tutorials video courses are all available.  Exploring the records is completely free – just create an account by entering […]
January 30, 2020

24 Hour Genealogy Webinar

Mark Your Calendars: March 12 – 13 Legacy Family Tree webinars, part of the MyHeritage Family of companies and MyHeritage are holding a 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon with world- renown genealogists and educators.   Its free!  There will be time for questions and answers. You must register in advance as space […]
December 31, 2019

Lista Ladosia

An article that appeared in Poland-In may be of interest to you. The article is  about Jews who were saved during the Holocaust by Polish diplomats in Switzerland working with Jewish groups and using fake Latin American passports. It is called the Ładoś List of documents. The list was published by the Pilecki Institute.  […]
December 27, 2019

Storefront Stories

https://mnjcc.org/browse-by-interest/arts-culture/visual-arts/gallery/1387-storefront-stories.html?utm_source=MNjcc+Insider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=57a662e0a5-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c54dabbe2-57a662e0a5-141918349 About the Exhibit: Jan. 7 – Feb. 3rd 2020Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most distinct and historically significant neighbourhoods, Storefront Stories organized by the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, showcases former businesses that once thrived in the Market illuminating the Jewish history of the market and […]
December 3, 2019

US Citizen and Immigration Services

See the link under Research/World for more information on available files and links to them. Naturalization Certificate Files (C-Files), September 27, 1906 to March 31, 1956 ·         Alien Registration Forms (Form AR-2), August 1940 to March 1944 ·         Visa Files, July 1, 1924 to March 31, 1944 ·               Registry Files, […]
December 1, 2019

JGS TORONTO IN THE STAR

A few years ago, JGS Toronto hosted a program where Edmonton scholar Jars Balan outlined the fascinating story of Rhea Clyman (who was born in Poland in 1904 and who emigrated to Toronto at age 2) and her fearless travels as a journalist in the Soviet Union before and during […]
November 25, 2019

Arolsen Archives Access through Ancestry – Holocaust Records

During the IAJGS 2019 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry announced that through their partnership with the Arolsen Archives (formerly known as the International Tracing Service-ITS) they added new Holocaust-related databases -neither of which requires a subscription-they are indexed and free access on Ancestry.  One of these two new databases […]
October 31, 2019

Research Paper: GEDmatch Leaves Genetic Data Vulnerable to Compromise and Impersonations

Researchers from the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering found that GEDMatch leaves users’ sensitive genetic data vulnerable to compromise and impersonations. GEDmatch is a public site where anyone can upload their data, this is different than the private DNA genealogy sites which do […]
October 27, 2019

Easily find your ancestors

As of September 2019, Filae.com has started an English version of their genealogy website.  Filae started their website in December 2016, although Filae was originally created in 1994 by Toussaint Roze. While it allows uses to build their family tree from digitized arches what is of interest to most are the online […]