IAJGS Cleveland highlights

I’m just back from the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland and wanted to share a brief recap of some of my favorite sessions. This isn’t all of them, of course, but it is as many as I could write up on the flight to New York.  Debra Kay-Blatt and Warren Blatt – Using Pre-1826 Polish Parish Records in Jewish Research  This was a very interesting talk for those who have gotten their Polish Jewish tree back to…

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IAJGS2019: JRI Poland and Congress Poland Records

I’m at IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland this week, and was lucky to catch two sessions this morning from JRI (Jewish Records Indexing) Poland.  If you aren’t familiar with JRI Poland, they are the go-to site for Jewish genealogy in Poland, with more than 5 million records covering more than 1,000 towns and villages in Poland, many of which no longer exist. In the first session, Stanley Diamond talked about what’s happening with JRI Poland, and their…

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