Jewish Genealogical Societies are located in cities around the world, and they are a wonderful tool to help meet and learn from other Jewish genealogists—and there are other significant benefits in becoming a member of one as well! Joining a Jewish Genealogical Society allows you to network with others interested in Jewish genealogy and learn from guest speakers and experts […]
Yad Vashem is Jerusalem’s Holocaust museum. For decades, the museum has been collecting information about those killed in and impacted by the Holocaust—and it is in the process of putting the majority of that information online. Jews of European origin almost surely have relatives who were impacted by the Holocaust, even if their own direct ancestors had emigrated before World […]
In a previous post, we discussed some of the features available on JewishGen. Beyond those features, though, JewishGen’s All-Country databases have millions of indexed records that can be of significant help in tracing one’s family back several generations within Europe. JewishGen volunteers have acquired millions of vital records, census records, and other documents of genealogical interest. As these records are […]
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.