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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 […]
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  Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]