January 19, 2021

The Best Websites for Finding Holocaust Records

Who Do You Think You Are has a comprehensive list of links for finding Holocaust records.
October 14, 2020

The Okopowa Jewish Cemetery – Warsaw

General view of part of Quarter 1 in the Okopowa St. Jewish cemetery, Warsaw. Photo: Foundation for Cultural Heritage The Okopawa Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw was established in 1806 and is the resting place of over 200,000 persons. It is the largest cemetery in Poland. Recently, archeologists discovered previously unknown […]
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  Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.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, […]
July 29, 2020

Remains of 286 Jews murdered in Holocaust found in Ukraine basement

Follow this link https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/ukraine/bodies-of-286-jews-murdered-in-holocaust-found-in-ukraine-basement/ to read the story published on the European Jewish Congress website.
July 17, 2020

Applying for Portuguese Citizenship

The Socialist Party, the ruling party in Portugal has stepped back from its attempt to severely limit applications for citizenship from descendants of Sephardic Jews of Portuguese origin. In May, the Socialists submitted a draft amendment to the 2015 law that grants citizenship to people who can prove they are […]
July 8, 2020

Personal Mentoring – Brickwalls or Dead End

Jewishgen.org through its Education program offers many online courses https://www.jewishgen.org/education/ that newbies and experienced “geners“ will be able to make use of. Nancy Holden offers “Brickwalls or Dead Ends” that certainly will resonate with all researchers. JewishGen’s “Brick Walls or Dead End is a three week course focusing on one […]
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 […]
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.  […]