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December 3, 2019

US Citizen and Immigration Services

See the link under Research/World for more information on available files and links to them. Naturalization Certificate Files (C-Files), September 27, 1906 to March 31, 1956 ·         Alien Registration Forms (Form AR-2), August 1940 to March 1944 ·         Visa Files, July 1, 1924 to March 31, 1944 ·               Registry Files, […]
December 1, 2019

JGS TORONTO IN THE STAR

A few years ago, JGS Toronto hosted a program where Edmonton scholar Jars Balan outlined the fascinating story of Rhea Clyman (who was born in Poland in 1904 and who emigrated to Toronto at age 2) and her fearless travels as a journalist in the Soviet Union before and during […]
November 25, 2019

Arolsen Archives Access through Ancestry – Holocaust Records

During the IAJGS 2019 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry announced that through their partnership with the Arolsen Archives (formerly known as the International Tracing Service-ITS) they added new Holocaust-related databases -neither of which requires a subscription-they are indexed and free access on Ancestry.  One of these two new databases […]
November 2, 2019

IAJGS International Conference 2020 – Call for Proposals

HOME ABOUT FAQ/INFO HOTEL/TRAVEL SPEAKERS CONTACT 40th IAJGS International Conferenceon Jewish Genealogy Latest NewsCall for Proposals (27 October 2019): The Call for Proposals is now open. See the SPEAKERS tab. Start by reading the Call for Proposals. Note that the submission deadline is November 27.
October 31, 2019

Research Paper: GEDmatch Leaves Genetic Data Vulnerable to Compromise and Impersonations

Researchers from the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering found that GEDMatch leaves users’ sensitive genetic data vulnerable to compromise and impersonations. GEDmatch is a public site where anyone can upload their data, this is different than the private DNA genealogy sites which do […]
October 27, 2019

Easily find your ancestors

As of September 2019, Filae.com has started an English version of their genealogy website.  Filae started their website in December 2016, although Filae was originally created in 1994 by Toussaint Roze. While it allows uses to build their family tree from digitized arches what is of interest to most are the online […]
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 […]
September 24, 2019

Information on Belgian and Dutch Archives

Genealogy Online has information on Belgian and Dutch Archives. They are commemorating the end of World War ll by marking the World War ll victims in their publication While their website has a list of over 5,500 marked World War ll victims, one of the items is the War Graves […]
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