Anyone who has Ashkenazic Jewish ancestry—or even ancestry from Eastern Europe in general—should be familiar with JewishGen. While an account is required, registration is free (although they do gladly accept donations). JewishGen is truly the go-to site for Jewish genealogy. For those new to JewishGen, JewishGen has a huge “getting started” section which helps its users understand some of the […]
Deceased ancestors leave behind a lot of information about themselves and their families—and even moreso in some cases when they are Jewish. Because of the data that can be found on Jewish gravestones and burial records, as well as understanding the potential relevance of a plot’s location in a particular part of a cemetery, Jewish burial information can yield a […]
Chit Chat Live host, Valerie Eichler Lair, interviews one of our newest writers, Lara Diamond. Lara’s specialty is Jewish Genealogy. Links discussed during the interview: JewishGen Tracing the Tribe on Facebook Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook Lara’s Genealogy Blog Email Lara It is time to grab your favorite snack and cuppa, sit back and enjoy the chat.