genealogy

JewishGen to add millions of Jewish records to MyHeritage

The combined collection of records will number at 5.8 million, expanding the database of Jewish geneology.

Pamela Adlon discovers Jewish roots on ‘Finding Your Roots’

Host Henry Louis Gates Jr. asks Adlon to read the translation of the Hebrew inscription on her great-great-grandfather’s tombstone on celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots.”

By CALEB GUEDES-REED/JTA
25/01/2022

Yad Vashem partners with JewishGen on Holocaust genealogy database

Yad Vashem has been conducting the Pages of Testimony program since the 1950s and has helped hundreds of thousands of Jews reconnect to their family members that perished.

Are we related? New genealogy app at Israeli museum has answers

“The museum’s new name, ANU, which means ‘we’ or ‘us’ in Hebrew, spells out the idea that, in 2021, there is no longer them and us."

By SHULA KOPF
02/09/2021

Tracing the Tribe: First steps in Jewish genealogy

Jewish genealogy is complex because Jewish history is complex but you can still “meet” your ancestors.

By CAROL UNGAR
30/09/2020

Ex-Israeli ambassador discloses ground-breaking research on Damascus Jews

Writing for Avotaynu Online, an outlet devoted to research into the origins and migrations of the Jewish people, retired ambassador Jacob Rosen revealed the surnames of 300 Damascus Jews.

Genealogy company MyHeritage donates 66,000 swabs to Israel

The shipment of swabs is expected to arrive in Israel Monday, said Gilad Japhet, CEO and founder of MyHeritage

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