September 24, 2019

Austria to Grant Citizenship to Descendents of Victims of the Holocaust

As reported in several international newspapers, last week the Austrian Parliament voted unanimously to give descendants of the Holocaust who fled the country before 1955, eligibility for citizenship under the new law. The amended change in the law is the date of 1955 rather than 1945, the year  World War […]
August 31, 2019

Germany Eases Citizenship Rules For Descendants of Those Persecuted by the Nazis

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the Nazis will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were announced late this week to revise the Nationality law creating new categories of eligibility. The new categories include descendants of women who were forced to emigrate after marrying […]
July 3, 2019
CJN - Canadian Jewish Network

Genealogist Has Photographed 30,000 gravestones

See the following link to read the story: https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/genealogist-has-photographed-30000-gravestones
July 2, 2019

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is offering a free webinar, Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink, CG, on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, at 2 p.m., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will cover going beyond civil registration of birth, marriages and deaths by demonstrations of […]
May 24, 2019

Brest Belarus – Volunteers Bury 1224 Remains of Holocaust Victims

Volunteers bury the remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims at a cemetery just outside Brest, Belarus, on Wednesday. Uladz Hrydzin/AP As reported last month a Brest, Belarus, building site yielded bones of 1,214 Holocaust victims. Construction workers who had been working on foundations for a new apartment building along […]
March 22, 2019

YIVO

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research hosts 40-50 public programs each year many of which are recorded and they have placed on their YouTube Channel.  The recordings vary from music, Yiddish stage, history, lecture series, folklore, European Jewish experience and more. See: https://www.youtube.com/user/yivoinstitute for a list of all the videos.  They are […]
January 24, 2019

Museum of Jewish Heritage to Bring Auschwitz to New York

he Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which JewishGen is an affiliate, is bringing in a new exhibit this Spring, on Auschwitz, “Auschwitz. “Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.”.  There will be 700 artifacts in the exhibit which requires the Museum to remove its permanent collection […]
January 24, 2019

Forgotten Galicia

This is an interesting blog hosted by someone who was born in Chicago but decided to returned to her ancestral homeland in Lviv Ukraine. Main categories: – Physical traces of the past found in the urban landscape, architecture, infrastructure – Intangible traces of the past found in the cultural realm–language, […]
January 8, 2019

International Tracing Service – Files Discovered

The International Tracing Service (ITS) uncovered a card index of photographs of survivors from the former Dachau concentration camp of about 2,000 photographs dating from the first year following the war. The card file had gone unnoticed for decades. It was created for those Nazi victims who needed certificates of […]
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 […]