Thursday, October 30, 2008

JewishGen data available on

First, sorry about the double weirdness yesterday, the two identical posts titled "JewishGen Belarus Databases..." That was an attempt to scoop by announcing the JewishGen databases before's press release. But the post slipped through my fingers before I put any finish on it. Oh well. I guess I partially scooped them.

The press release is now out. You can read it here: " Partners with JewishGen and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to Provide Access to Millions of Jewish Family History Records for People around the World."

When and JewishGen first announced their partnership back in August at the IAJGS conference in Chicago, the best reporting of the event came from Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe. If you're interested in details, read these posts. Don't pass up the comments.


  1. Hi, Insider,

    Thank you for the pointer to Tracing the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog re the Ancestry announcement.

    Schelly Talalay Dardashti

  2. Schelly,

    My pleasure. Thank you for the exceptional coverage of Chicago 2008.

    -- The Insider