On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society as the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. For more information about the Fort Wayne, Indiana group, please see their website (https://neindianajgs.wordpress.com/) their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NEIndianaJGS/) or contact Betsy Gephart at NEIndianaJGS@gmail.com.
The group’s next meeting will be Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM in the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library (900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne). November’s meeting will feature Avrami Groll, JewishGen’s Director. Avrami will give an overview of the JewishGen site including new and underused features and updated databases. Additional meetings have been scheduled, program details to be announced.
On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome MyHeritage, Ltd. as the first company to become an Associate Member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations.
MyHeritage, one of the world’s preeminent genealogical database and genealogy service companies, is based in Israel, and was founded in 2003 by Gilad Japhet. As an avid genealogist, Gilad took special care presenting Jewish and Israeli research sources by understanding their difficulties. Some of the accomplishments that MyHeritage is most proud of are their internationally diverse collection of family trees and groundbreaking search and matching technologies, its long-time partnership with JewishGen and Beith Hatfutsot to update family trees, digitizing and indexing Israeli cemeteries and Sephardic Converso records from Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean, and the growth and importance of MyHeritage DNA. MyHeritage is user friendly worldwide since they are the only genealogy site available in Hebrew and 40 other languages. For more information about MyHeritage, please visit their website at http://myheritage.com.
On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the Jewish Genealogy Society of Northeast Florida as the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. For more information about the Jacksonville, Florida society, please see their website at https://jgsofneflorida.wordpress.com/ or their Facebook group “Jewish Genealogy Society of Northeast Florida” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1711798505498114/)
The group meets monthly in the Auditorium at River Garden Senior Services, 11401 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Florida. Some of the groups’ upcoming meetings will include discussions of the first Jewish families in Jacksonville and the possibility that that some of the early settlers in 1565 St. Augustine were conversos. Additionally, later this summer they plan to screen some documentary films with Jewish genealogy content.
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) welcomes new member, JGS of Brooklyn (JGSOB). The JGSOB is dedicated to encouraging members with all aspects related to the research of Jewish genealogy. One focus the Society is emphasizing is the research of Biblical & Rabbinical ancestry. The Society can advise members regarding the documentation of Holocaust victims. The Society will post unique information from Yiddish and Hebrew web-based resources. The JGSOB publishes the “Yichus” newsletter several times a year. “Yichus” is available at http://www.jgsob.org/newsletter.html. The board members of the JGSOB are: Moishe Miller, President; Daniel Miller, Secretary; Dovid Koschitzki, Treasurer; and Geilean Grant, Member-at-Large. You can learn more about the JGSOB at www.jgsob.org.