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March 14, 2019

From Auschwitz to Ambleside

Visitors to Lake District in England might wish to visit the Windermere Library, Windermere Cumbria where there is an exhibition on children who survived the Holocaust to “find peace and tranquility living amidst a unique community at the heart of the Lake District.”
March 7, 2019

Digitize and Save Your Research – summary of JGS Toronto workshop from Feb 2019

The following documents / handouts are available from the workshop. A full summary of what was presented is below. Henry Wellisch presentation on how to find victims and survivors of the Holocaust Les Kelman presentation on “what if there is no trace of the family by the known name prior […]
February 24, 2019

Cairo Jewish Cemetery to be Cleaned Up

According to the American Jewish Committee, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ordered the Bassantine Jewish Cemetery of Cairo to be cleaned up. Work is set to begin immediately. For many years, the AJC called for the cleanup and to make available the Egyptian Jewish communal registers. The Jewish community […]
February 24, 2019

Get ready to Rock & Roll in Cleveland! Registration for the 39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Click on the following link to get details on registration, accomodations, meals etc.
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 24, 2019

Jewish Refugees Going to Latin American Countries

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives has is an excellent repository of information on Jewish refugees who fled to different parts of Latin America: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bolivia, Perun Ecuador and Uruguay, and more in more recent times. To access their photo gallery on Latin America go to: […]
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 […]
December 11, 2018

JGS Toronto Partners With The Song Shul

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto partners with The Song Shul for Family History Shabbat on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.  Come and experience the link between music and genealogy. Musically inspirational Shabbat service, featuring Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers. At Bialik Hebrew Day School, 2760 Bathurst Street, […]
December 9, 2018

Detroit Free Press – Access to Digital Archives

  The new home for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive is the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. This is a free searchable database containing over 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News. The Detroit Jewish News covers 1942 to the […]