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 […]
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

Neuberger Holocaust Education Week 2018

Follow this link to view the schedule of programs for Holocaust Education Week in November 1 – 8.
September 26, 2018

The Open Databases Project – Museum of the Jewish People

Member Ian McCallum points us to his discovery of Museum of the Jewish People https://dbs.bh.org.il  This is a wonderful resource for Jewish genealogists to search family trees, millions of pictures, stories of communities etc.
September 2, 2018

Research and Roots Tech 2019 – Plan Your Visit

RootsTech 2019 is right around the corner, February 27 to March 2, 2019, and there are so many exciting reasons to attend! With more than 30,000 people expected to make the trek to Salt Lake City and the Salt Palace Convention Center, RootsTech has quickly become one of the largest […]
July 24, 2018

Vernadsky National Library

The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine is the main academic library and main scientific library information center of the Ukraine and one of the world’s 20  largest national libraries.  It is located in Kiev Ukraine.  The Jewish Archive at the Vernadsky Library is celebrating its centennial this year and has […]
June 11, 2018

Important – Special Interest Groups and Forums

*sponsored by JGS Toronto The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Forums are special features for members to permit them to share knowledge, ideas and information relating to particular regions and interests. SIGs have been organized for Lithuania, Poland, Central Europe, Ukraine & DNA. Meetings are […]