Research Resources

September 13, 2017

Ontario Archives

If your family member came through the Province of Ontario a primary source for researchers is the Ontario Archives. Toronto was the preferred destination for many immigrants, therefore searching the City of Toronto Archives is a key resource.
September 12, 2017

Search Bureau for Missing Relatives

This is an article from an early issue of Shem Tov that may be helpful for members researching relatives that went missing in the Holocaust. Researchers, here is the link to the Search Bureau.
September 4, 2017

The Genealogical Value of Cemetery Records

IGRA celebrates International Jewish Genealogy Month! The first lecture in our series was on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) by Nolan Altman. This webinar explores the importance of patronymics and how headstones are one of the best sources for this information. You’ll have a chance to get to […]
September 3, 2017

How to Read a Jewish Tombstone

Headstones are important primary sources of information for family researchers. Unfortunately, not enough of us are able to interpret the Hebrew text. Here are some basics on how to decipher a tombstone or matzeyva מַצֵבָה.
September 3, 2017

6 Ways to Stay Current With Your Genealogical Research

Here is a video produced by the IAJGS Award Winning Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island. JGSLI produces very informative and instructive videos that all of performing family research can make use of.
August 30, 2017

David Price’s “Beginners Guide to Jewish Genealogy Websites”

Beginner’s Guide to Jewish Genealogy Websites by David Price JRI-Poland.org Birth, marriage and death records of Poland with some linked to original document. One may have to make a donation to JRI for post 1885 records. I am a volunteer translator. jewishgen.org Databases: Family Finder to contact others with same […]
August 30, 2017

American Joint Distribution Committee

The JDC was founded to support Jewish communities dislocated by war and natural disasters. Genealogists may be very interested in searching their Archives for family members who were uprooted as a consequence of World Wars 1 and 2, or who may have emigrated to Palestine before the creation of the […]
August 28, 2017

Safe Computing

Hal Bookbinder of IAJGS has steered us to the series “The Internet is Forever”. This is on Safe Computing which was published in the September issue of “Venturing into Our Past”, the Newsletter of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV). The twenty-four articles published […]
August 11, 2017

Jewish Genealogy Websites

Click on the link below (see Read More) to open up an extensive list of Jewish Genealogy related websites. Thanks are extended to David Price for compiling and updating this list. More Jewish Genealogy Websites by David Price Revised 22Nov2016
June 16, 2017

Periodical Source Index

FindMyPast offers the “single best resource you may not be using”. The PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) enables you to easily locate key information about people and places. It contains over 2.5 million entries from thousands of historical, genealogical and ethnic publications, making it an invaluable, comprehensive family history resource. PERSI […]