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September 2, 2019

Anniversary of European Day(s) of Jewish Culture

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary (September 1st)  of the outbreak of World War ll, Jewish Heritage Europe posted a number of photographs of before and after (restoration) of synagogues from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.  It is also the 20th anniversary of the European Day(s) of Jewish […]
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 […]
May 10, 2019

Updated JewishGen Holocaust Database

Dear Friends,JewishGen.org is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent updateto the JewishGen Holocaust Database.  The database can be accessed directlyat https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ The database nowincludes more than 2.75 million records from approximately 200 componentdatabases.All component databases (individual data sets) have a project introduction.  Theintroduction gives you further information about the historical background of thedata, […]
May 5, 2019

Roots Tech 2020 and Other Guided Trips

This announcement is directed at those genealogists who wish to book guided trips or are interested in domestic and international conferenceshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1uKyDn3s5TG_fEATuBMhhVii66Gz7x0Bo/view?usp=sharing Roots Tech London: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SEp9dDD2I2kcqi_Oyjd_QleAfrUNkFza/view?usp=sharing
April 1, 2019

JDC Archives Partners with ITC

The JDC Archives (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)has entered into a partnership with the International Tracing Service (ITS). The agreement enables the JDC Archives to complement in a digital environment wartime records which will assist in search efforts for missing relatives. The first group of digital files are the 30,000 Emigration […]
March 29, 2019

The Holocaust in Hungary – 75 Years Later

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 […]