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Vol. 1, No. 1 February 6, 2000
Hamburg Emigration List Database; Migration from the Russian Empire; American Jewish Historical Society Opens New York Facility; Beth Hatefutsoth Develops Virtual Museum on Internet; Sophie Caplan Awarded Order of Australia; Jewish Genealogy Month; Online Registration for the Annual Conference; News from Avotaynu, Inc.

Vol. 1, No. 2 February 20, 2000
My Generations; New Genealogical Software: DoroTree; Need the E-mail Address of a Jewish Genealogist?; Ancestors Series to Air New Programs Starting in June; Migration from the Russian Empire; What's Nu: 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; What's Nu: Avotaynu; And In Conclusion: A Dialogue Between Nazis

Vol. 1, No. 3 March 5, 2000
The Genealogy Work Station of the Future; Is It Necessary to Order Films Ahead of Time When Planning a Visit to the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library; Alexander Beider to Author a Book on Ashkenazic Given Names; The Death of a Legend

Vol. 1, No. 4 March 19, 2000
Nu? What's New? Adds Archives; Hamburg Emigration Index Goes Live; Genealogy and the Internet; Plans to Reconstruct the 1890 U.S. Census; What's Nu? with the Annual Conference on
Jewish Genealogy

Vol. 1, No. 5 April 2, 2000
Avotaynu to Sell JPGs of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe; Release of Canadian Censuses in Doubt; Jewish Vital Statistic Registers for Czechoslovakia; What's Nu? 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Oops (correction from last issue)

Vol. 1, No. 6 April 16, 2000
Australian Census to Be In Public Domain; A Good Source for Yizkor Books; Internet Resource for Argentinean Jewish Genealogy; Promotes Jewish Genealogy Month; Reminder: 20th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy Early Registration Deadline

Vol 1, No. 7 April 30, 2000
Language Translation Sites on the Internet; DNA and Genealogy; Improving the Quality of Old Photographs; What's Nu with the Annual Conference

Vol 1, No. 8 May 14, 2000
Lithuanian Jewish Records To Be Available at LDS (Mormon) Family History Library for International Conference; Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova Wins Reference Book Awards; Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000; Spring Issue of Avotaynu; Additional JPEGs of Eastern Europe Planned

Vol. 1, No. 9 May 28, 2000 Nu? What's New? Tops 3,000 Subscribers; Ships of Our Ancestors; Prove Kinship the New-Fashioned Way; Online Hamburg Emigration Lists; Ordering Films Before Going to the Family History Library; Computer Images of Jewish Life in Vilnius

Vol. 1, No. 10 June 10, 2000 Family History Library Catalog on CD-ROM; The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe; Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Elected to the NGS Hall of Fame; Family Tree of the Jewish People Reaches Milestones; International Conferences for the Next Four Years; Additional Scanned Images (JPGs) of Life in Eastern Europe

Vol. 1, No. 11 June 25, 2000 Avotaynu Offices Closed for International Seminar; The Next Step in Linking Family Trees; More Information on Family History Library Catalog; FHL Now Has Finding Aids for Jewish Records; Acquires RootsWeb; Some Interesting Internet Sites

Vol. 1, No. 12 July 16, 2000
Avotaynu Publishes Well-Known Book by Simon M. Dubnow; 20th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy; JewishGen and Yad Vashem Agree to Develop Databases; Building Your Own Family Web Site Can Be Easy; Large-sized Family Tree Charts; Family History Library Forms Useful to Jewish Genealogists

Vol. 1, No. 13 July 30, 2000
U.S. Census Records (1790–1920) To Be Available on Internet; Historical Maps on the Internet; Conference Syllabus For Sale; JewishGen Continues to Grow; Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City; Jan Karsky Dies; Inventory of Lithuania Vital Records at Avotaynu Site; Passenger Arrival Records for Canada; Polish State Archives Liberalizes Their Access Policy; 21st International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy Internet Site

Vol. 1, No. 14 August 13, 2000
The Origins of Eastern European Jewry; Hamburg Emigration Index Grows; E-zine for Polish Genealogy Started; Jewish Burial Registry Started at JewishGen Site; More JPEGs of Towns in Eastern Europe; English Version of Belarus State Archives Inventory Now Available; Genealogy Computing Magazine; Human Interest Stories Wanted for Winter Issue of Avotaynu

Vol. 1, No. 15 August 27, 2000
Bill Gates Take Note; Summer 2000 Issue of AVOTAYNU; Index to Family History Library Jewish Records to Be Available Online; Sallyann Sack to Lecture at Hamburg Symposium; Descriptions Added to Postcard Collection; British Commonwealth Forces Who Died in WWI or WWII

Vol. 1, No. 16 - September 10, 2000
More on the Online U.S. Censuses; New Capability Added to Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex System; Finding Information On the Internet About Your Shtetl; Migration from the Russian Empire; Using the CD Version of the Family History Library Catalog; Bill Gates - The Sequel

Vol. 1, No. 17 - September 24, 2000
Record Retention in the Information Technology Age; JewishGen Implementing Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Improvement; CJSI: Have You Used It?; Maps of Interwar Polish Towns; Featured Book: Discovering Your Jewish Roots in Galicia

Vol. 1, No. 18 - October 10, 2000
NWN Reaches 4,000 subscribers; Virtual Old Jerusalem CD; RootsWeb; Featured Book: How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust; More JPEGs Added to Avotaynu Site

Vol. 1, No. 19 - October 22, 2000
Internet Sites for National Archives of Various Countries; Document Preservation; Featured Book: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire; Avotaynu Plans Major Works in Next 12 months; Gone Fiching

Vol. 1, No. 20 - November 5, 2000
Population Registers; More Articles from the Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; More URLs for State Archives; Ships of Our Ancestors; Adds 1920 Census Data to the Internet; Register Online for the London Conference; Featured Book: Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories; Avotaynu Fall/Winter Catalog Now Available; Laugh of the Week

Vol. 1, No. 21 - November 19, 2000
Adding Databases to the Internet; Online U.S. Searchable Vital Record Indexes; Viewmate on JewishGen; Book About Florida's Jews; Featured Book: History of the Jews in Poland and Russia; Jerusalem Post Obituaries; Recovering Insurance Policy Holocaust Assets; A Reminder - 10% Discount

Vol. 1, No. 22 - December 3, 2000
Canadians Still Fight for Access to Post-1901 Census Records; INS Articles About Their Records; Attention Litvaks; E-Book for Genealogy; Featured Book: Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy; FAQ on Hasidism

Vol. 1, No. 23 - December 17, 2000
Library of Congress Experiments with Scanned Images for Interlibrary Loans ; Jewish Records at FHL on CD-ROM; New York Police Census; Featured Book: To Our Children's Children; Closeout Offer; Last Chance for 10% Discount on Avotaynu Products; Ancestry Offers Free Access to Its Databases

Vol. 1, No. 24 - December 31, 2000
Improvements at the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library; Improvements at the LDS (Mormon)
Family History Library; Slips on U.S. Censuses; More JPEGs of Eastern Europe; Featured Book: WOWW Companion; YIVO Book Sold Out; Cancels Census Plans

Vol. 2, No. 1 - January 19, 2001 Cancels Census Plans;Soundexing: It Is Time for a Change;Brothers Keeper Version 6.0;Using the 1920 Census Data Online;Online Morton Allan Directory; Featured Book:
Russian-Jewish Given Names: Their Origins and Variants; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU Is at the Printer

Vol. 2, No. 2 - January 28, 2001
Pushing Back the Brick Wall; Milestones; IAJGS Conference for 2002 In Toronto; Don't Count Out; Bialystok Book Back In Print; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU Is in the Mail; Featured Book: A Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel

Vol. 2, No. 3 - February 11, 2001
Jewish Genealogy Month 2001 -- March 25 - April 23, 2001; Funeral Database Venture Started; JGSNY Publishes Burial Plot Data; Records of the Polish Nobility (continued); Plans for Migration from the Russian Empire on CD-ROM; Date Confirmed for 2002 Conference; DNA Testing Providing Good Results; Annual Conference; Featured Work: The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe

Vol. 2, No. 4 - February 25, 2001
Family History Library Judaica Index Now Available; Place Source Documents in Your Genealogy Database; Portion of 1900 Census On Line; More On Wooden Synagogues; More Remarkable Results with DNA Testing; Featured Book: Auswandererhafen Hamburg -- Hamburg Emigration Port; WOWW!

Vol. 2, No. 5 - March 18, 2001
Major Update to the Consolidated Jewish Surname Index; U.S. Censuses Online; Jewish Genealogy Month 2001; Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City; Featured Book: The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835; List of Vilna Ghetto Residents

Vol. 2, No. 6 - April 1, 2001
Another Nu? What's New? Milestone; Ellis Island Database to Launch April 17; Migrations from the Russian Empire CD; London Conference Posts Lecture Schedule; Names, Names, Names; Sephardic SIG Internet Site; New Version of CJSI a Great Success

Vol. 2, No. 7 - April 15 2001
Batya Unterschatz to Retire; Bremen Emigration Lists on Internet; Do You Want to Know About Copyright and Genealogy?; Polish CD-ROM; Ancestry Daily News; More About A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names; Ellis Island Internet Site; Featured Book: Jewish Roots in Poland

Vol. 2, No. 8 - April 22, 2001
Special Edition -- Ellis Island Search Engine Has Great Shortcomings

Vol. 2, No. 9 - April 29, 2001
A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names Discount Offer; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; More on the Ellis Island Database; All Census Records Digitized by

Vol. 2, No. 10 - May 13, 2001
Expect Improvements to the Ellis Island Search Ability; A Little Bit of Ellis Island Humor; Folk Etymology; London Conference; Spring/Summer Catalog Available; Gone Fiching

Vol. 2, No. 10a - May 13, 2001
More Ellis Island Information

Vol. 2, No. 11 - May 27, 2001
More About the Ellis Island Database; Family History Library Plans Major Renovations; Roots II Family Board Game; Complete 1880 U.S. Census Available on CD; Only 19 Days Left to Take Advantage of Discount on Beider Book; Spamming; Privacy; Virus Alert

Vol. 2, No. 12 - June 10, 2001
Ellis Island Data Base -- Patience, Patience, Patience; My Ancestors Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey; Last Chance! Discount Offer on Beider Book Ends June 15; Genealogical Software Prints Pages of Testimony; The Sweetest Sound; Some Interesting Internet Sites.

Vol. 2, No. 13 - June 24, 2001
Nu?What's New? Switches List Server Providers; New CD: Russians to America 1850–1896; Ellis Island Database Advances Backwards; No Good Pastime Goes Unpunished; An Increasing Trend Toward Charging for Internet Databases; Leo Baeck Institute Archives and Library Catalog Now Online; Beider Book to the Printer; A Reminder: The Sweetest Sound premiere on PBS

Vol. 2, No. 14 - July 8, 2001
More Resourceful Ways to Get Around the Ellis Island Database; Peter Lande - Consummate olunteer; Genealogical Software Prints Pages of Testimony; More Images of Jewish Life Available; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 2, No. 15 - July 22, 2001
Indexed 1900 Census Now Available Online from Genealogy.Com; Index to the 1910 Census for New York City, New York State, Connecticut; New Beginners Guide to Jewish Genealogy: Discovering Your Jewish Ancestors; Russians to America CD Has Flaw; From Generation to Generation Back in Print; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; Reminder: Jewish Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City; Avotaynu Book Offerings Has New Look; Peter Lande -- Consummate Volunteer -- The Sequel

Vol. 2, No. 16 - August 5, 2001
Availability and Prices for Index to New York 1910 Census Set; Complete Galveston (Texas) Immigration Records Online; New Book on the History of Transylvania Jewry; FGS Conference in Iowa; JPEGs of Palestine; The Litvaks Back in Stock; Ship Date for Beider Book

Vol. 2, No. 17 - August 19, 2001; Heritage Quest Census Project Back On Target; News Media Recognizing the Interest in Genealogy; Immigrant Arrivals to Argentina 1882–1927; Ellis Island Drops One Step; Rabbinic SIG; A Torah in Search of a Home

Vol. 2, No. 18 - September 4, 2001
More Ellis Island Database Comments; Correction to Comment About EIDB Site; EIDB How-to Site; Australia May Retain Census Data; Can You Determine the Town Shown?; FGS Conference In Davenport; Avotaynu Site Now Has Search Engine; Beider Book Being Shipped; 1910 Census Reminder

Vol. 2, No. 19 - September 23, 2001
Please view; News from the FGS Quad Cities Conference; News from; A Word As Insidious As a Computer Virus; Terrorism - My Two Cents

Vol. 2, No. 20 - October 7, 2001
The Brick Wall of Eastern European Jewish Genealogy; New Layout for the Family History Library; National Archives of Canada to Expand Their Genealogy Focus; Efforts to Release Canadian Census Records Gain Momentum; Website About Immigration; Information About Jewish Orphanages in the United States; An Analysis of Errors in the Ellis Island Database; Two New Databases on JewishGen; Search Engine at Avotaynu Site

Vol. 2, No. 21 - October 21, 2001
Ancestry Adds User Comments to All Its Databases; October Is Family History Month; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Last Chance to Purchase 1910 NYC Census CD at Discount; Jewish Genealogical Trip to Salt Lake City

Vol. 2, No. 22 - November 4, 2001
News from Salt Lake; Improvements Made to the "Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step" Site; Morton Allan Back in Print; An Opportunity to Contribute to the Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 2, No. 23 - November 18, 2001
1910 New York City Index CD; All Census Images Now at; Jewish Genealogy Month; Jewish Heraldry?; In Remembrance

Vol. 2, No. 24 - December 2, 2001
Palestine Post (1932–1950) Now Online; Inventory of Polish State Archives Now Online; Finding Aid for 1910 Census; New Book on Rabbinic Genealogical Research; Index to Immigrants in the 1870 U.S. Census Now on CD; Virus; Postcard Images

Vol. 2, No. 25 - December 16, 2001
New Shareware Is 1910 New York City Census Finding Aid; New York City World War II Draft Registrations; Announces World Family Tree; Law to Give Access to Canadian Census Moves Forward; California Reigns in Access to Birth Records; More on the Polish Archives Database; Polish Language Translator on the Internet; Polish Map Site

Vol. 2, No. 26 - December 30, 2001
Hamburg Emigration Index Now Covers Nine Years; 1920 Census for Manhattan and Brooklyn Indexed; Early News About the Toronto Conference; 1910 Census of Connecticut Finding Aid; Emigration/Immigration Internet Sites; New York City Commissioner of Records Is a Genealogist; Family History Library Renovations Near Completion; JRI-Poland Now has 1.5 Million Entries

Vol. 3, No. 1 - January 20, 2002
Bureaucrats Behaving Badly--Canadian Style; British 1901 Census Database Becomes Too Popular; Family Tree of the Jewish People Reaches 2 Million Entries; 1929 Polish Business Directory Images Now Online; Jewish Genealogy Month 2002; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Will the Real Mark Ackerman Call Avotaynu

Vol. 3, No. 2 - February 10, 2002
Finding Aid Developed for 1930 U.S. Census; Czarist Edicts Regarding Jews Now on the Internet; AOL Becomes a Sponsor of the Ellis Island Database; Another Company Offering DNA Testing; New York Time Backfile Available on the Internet; Avotaynu Looking for Stories of ITS Failures; Chaplain for the Olympics Is a Chabad Rabbi; I'm Going to Hamburg

Vol. 3, No. 3 - February 24, 2002
Be Sure to Resubscribe to AVOTAYNU by February 28; Using Internet Search Engines for Genealogical Research; The Melungeons: Do They Have Jewish Blood?; U.S. Civil War Soldiers/Sailors System on the Internet; Adds 1920 Census Index for Chicago and Pennsylvania; List of Austrian Holocaust Victims of the Web; Finding Aid for 1930 U.S. Census--An Update; Jewish Genealogy Month Poster in the Mail

Vol. 3, No. 4 - March 10, 2002
Changing Your E-mail Address?; England and Wales Plans New Policies on Vital Records; Registration Open for 22nd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; 1920 Census Index Now Includes Three More States; Plan to Build Replica of Zabludow Wooden Synagogue; Winners of AVOTAYNU Resubscription Contest

Vol. 3, No. 5 - March 24, 2002
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Web Site Now in Operation; to Publish 1930 Census Records Within Hours of Official Government Release; Marketeers: Use Your Calculators; New Database of Jews Deported from France; Everyone Should Be Part of the Bone Marrow Pool; Consolidated Jewish Surname Index

Vol. 3, No. 6 - April 7, 2002
A Case Study in 20th-Century Research; "Rabbinic Genealogy Bibliography" Has Wider Value; 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica on Internet; Starts Making 1930 Census Available; 1901 British Census Still Not Available Online; Hotel Reservations at Toronto Conference; Happy Birthday JewishGen Family Finder; Family Tree Debuts on the History Channel

Vol. 3, No. 7 - April 21, 2002
Eastern European Archival Database Launched; Avotaynu Offers Encyclopedia of Jewish Life at 25% Off!!; International Roots Conference July 14–18; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU at Printer; Makes Available First 1930 Census Index; Definition of a Holocaust Survivor; New Jewish Genealogical Society in Venezuela

Vol. 3, No. 8 - May 5, 2002
New Book by Avotaynu: Between Galicia and Hungary: The Jews of Stropkov; More Hamburg Emigration Records To Be on Internet; Sallyann Sack's Annual Trip to Israel; More Microfilms of Lithuanian Vital Records at Family History Library; Online Registration for the Toronto Conference; Will the 1901 British Census Ever Go Online?; 1930 Census Images for California and Connecticut; Avotaynu's Book on Galician Research

Vol. 3, No. 9 - May 21, 2002
Evaluating Genealogical Software Systems; News from the Family History Library; Books, Maps, Pamphlets on Eastern Europe; Tchochkes; Help to Write Your Bio; ...and for the Person Who Has Everything Genealogical; Plan Database of German Jews Based on 1939 Census; Early Registration Deadline for the Toronto Conference; New 1930 Census Images Online

Vol. 3, No. 10 - June 2, 2002
Shhhhhhh – 1901 Canadian Census Is Online; Complete Conference Program On Internet; Meorei Galicia Index Now Online; A Problem That Won't Go Away; List of Town Names from Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Now Available; JPEG Images of Postcards Available at Avotaynu Site

Vol. 3, No. 11 - June 16, 2002
Ukrainian Archives Now Has English-language Web Site; Some Advanced Features of the Morse Ellis Island Database Portal; Complete Index to 1920 Census Now Online; Avotaynu to Exhibit at Toronto Conference; The Human Side of Genealogy; Internet Summer Camp at International Roots Conference; Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Wins AJL Reference Award

Vol. 3, No. 12 - June 30, 2002
Governments Consider Tightening Access to Vital Records; International Roots Conference Canceled; Breakfast with Experts and Luncheons at Toronto Conference; Salt Lake City Now Has Kosher Deli; Advance Order Avotaynu Books for Conference Now; 1930 Census Images of Maryland Now Available; New Shareware Converts Data to Excel File

Vol. 3, No. 13 - July 14, 2002
Hamburg Emigration Sites Adds Additional Years; Jewish Vital Records of Quebec Indexing Project; An Alternate Conference; Dorotree Genealogical Software; Little Known Feature of JewishGen Search Engines; Jews of Stropkov Shipped

Vol. 3, No. 14 - July 28, 2002
ProQuest Announces "Heritage Quest Online"; to Offer World War I Draft Records; and the 1930 Census; Stephen Morse Calendar Converter-Worth a Look; Many Eastern European Towns Have Websites; Reminder: Advance Order Avotaynu Books for Conference Now; Next Issue of Nu? What's New? Will Slip a Week

Vol. 3, No. 15 - August 25, 2002
More Evidence of "No Free Lunch"; When Will the Ellis Island Database Be Improved?; IAJGS and FGS Conferences Are History; Updated Version of Family History Library CD; Claims 85% of 1930 Census Now Online; Update on Online England/Wales Census of 1901; Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Moving

Vol. 3, No. 16 - September 2, 2002 - Special Edition
Steve Morse "One-Step" Site Forced to Shut Down

Vol. 3, No. 17 - September 4, 2002 - Special Edition
The Latest Status of the Stephen Morse Site; Ellis Island Foundation Explains Its Position

Vol. 3, No. 18 - September 9, 2002
Latest News About the Morse Ellis Island Site; Deportations from France during the Holocaust; A Very Unusual Feature of a Genealogical Software System; More on Next Year's Washington Conference; WOWW-Revised Edition Nearing Completion

Vol. 3, No. 19 - September 22, 2002
No New Public News About Ellis Island Database; Where Once We Walked: Revised Edition; Race and U.S. Immigration Laws; Pedigree Resource File; 1901 Census of England and Wales Back Online; 10th-Annual Jewish Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City; Thank You, Stephen Morse

Vol. 3, No. 20 - October 6, 2002
Morse's Handiwork Now Has Copycats; 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia Online; WOWW-RE to the Printer; Deadline for Pre-Publication WOWW-RE Offer Nears; Example of Nearby Town Feature; Apropos to the Worth of WOWW; Guidelines for Publishing Web Pages on the Internet; CENSUSES IN THE NEWS; Release of Post-1901 Canadian Censuses Moves a Step Closer to Success; American Likes the 1901 British Census Online; Entire U.S. 1930 Census Now Online; Ancestry's Next Census Project; Planned Census Release: Mark Your Calendar for January 1, 2101

Vol. 3, No. 21 - October 20, 2002
Morse/Ellis Island Dispute Resolved; Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Internet Privacy Policies; Deadline for WOWW Pre-Publication Offers Passes; Next Edition of Nu? What's New? Will Be November 10

Vol. 3, No. 22 - November 10, 2002
The Appeal of Online Research; 1880 US Census, and 1881 Canadian and British Census Now Online; Morse "Short Form" Site Now Giving Good Performance; Avotaynu Marketing Library and FTJP CDs; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU in the Mail; Ship Date for Where Once We Walked: Revised Edition; CAHJP Back in Operation

Vol. 3, No. 23 - November 24, 2002
New Book by Avotaynu: Sephardic Genealogy; Adds 1930 Census Every-Name Index for California, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania; German Emigration Lists; Name-Change Gazetteers on the Internet; Article About Auschwitz Resources on Internet; Stephen Morse Now Has A SSDI Website

Vol. 3, No. 24 - December 8, 2002
Hadassah Lieberman to Be Banquet Speaker at Annual Conference; More Name-Change Internet Sites; Another Way of Showing Family Trees on the Internet; Pilot Project Evaluates Ordering Vital Records from Polish State Archives Online; Jewish Genealogy Month to Be April 3 – May 2; Publish Lists of Prisoners in the Siauliai Ghetto; Every-name Index of the 1930 Census; WOWW Is Shipping

Vol. 3, No. 25 - December 22, 2002
Pressure Mounts to Release Canadian Census Data; New York City Marriage Indexes Released; The Problem That Won't Go Away -- The Sequel; Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Avotaynu Office Closed December 29 – January 17; JPEG Images of Postcards Available at Avotaynu Site

Vol. 3, No. 26 - January 26, 2003
JewishGen Acquired by Museum of Jewish Heritage; Genealogy Exhibit at Museum of Tolerance; Canada to Release 1906 Census Records to Public; Consolidated Jewish Surname Index Updated; New Book: In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide--Volume II: Russian; Jewish Genealogy Month -- April 3 to May 2; Beider Given Name List To Be Used As a Standard; Completes Index to 1930 Census; Misspelled Town Names in the Ellis Island Database

Vol. 4, No. 1 - February 9, 2003
YIVO Photo Collection on Internet; Canadian Parliament to Consider Census Bill; Register Online for the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Articles on World War I and World War II Draft Registration Cards; Renewal Deadline for AVOTAYNU is February 28; "Genealogy" a Spam Word?

Vol. 4, No. 2 - February 23, 2003
Final Notice! Renewal Deadline for AVOTAYNU Is February 28; List of U.S. World War II Casualties Available on Internet; Archivist of the United States To Be Keynote Speaker at Conference; Two Holocaust-related JewishGen Databases Are Updated; New Site for Anglo-Jewish Research; More on Release of Canadian Census Records; eGenConference Is Planned; IAJGS Planning Genealogy Cruise; Finding People

Vol. 4, No. 3 - March 16, 2003
Avotaynu Plans to Publish Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy; What's Nu with Stephen P. Morse; Stephen Morse Takes On; Morse 1930 Census Site Now Links to; Morse Ellis Island Site Now Includes All Ports; Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841–1902) Now Online; New Avotaynu Offering: Ships of Our Ancestors; DC Conference Will Include Three State Archivists; Avotaynu Authors to Have Book Signings at Washington Conference; Jewish Genealogy Month April 3 – May 2

Vol. 4, No. 4 - March 30, 2003
Avotaynu Brings Back Prenumerantn Lists; At Last: Genealogical Resources in New York to Be Published; Routes to Roots Foundation Database Has New Material; Ukrainian Archives Expands Its Web Presence in English; Morse Ellis Island Site Makes It Easier for Common Name Searches; JewishGen Adds an All-Hungary Database; Central Archives for the Jewish People Needs Financial Aid; Sites with Indexes to New York Naturalizations; Launch Canadian Genealogy Centre Web Site; Photos of Warsaw Ghetto at Yad Vashem Site

Vol. 4, No. 5 - April 6, 2003
Sephardic Genealogy Wins ALA Judaica Reference Award; Articles in the Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Advanced Subscriber List for The Guide

Vol. 4, No. 6 - April 13, 2003
Major Fire at Kamianets-Podilsky Archives; Acquires; Steven Spielberg Develops Online Films of Jewish Life; Last Chance: Deadline for Genealogical Resources in New York Offer; Sample Chapter of Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy Available on Internet; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; ProQuest Genealogy Databases

Vol. 4, No. 7 - April 27, 2003
Hamburg Emigration Site Adds Additional Years; Comments on Previous Nu? What's New? Articles; Head of Romanian Archives to Attend Annual Conference; Unusual Avotaynu Web Pages; Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy to Include Illustrations from 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia

Vol. 4, No. 8 - May 11, 2003
The Problem That Won't Go Away: First American Jewish Families Used for Posthumous Baptisms; Two Important Deadlines on May 15; Article on Using the Google Search Engine for Genealogy; AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM Has Been Updated; Lithuania Discovers Its Jewish Past and Future; Pictures of the Fire at the Kamenets Podilskiy Archives

Vol. 4, No. 9 - May 25, 2003
Listings in the Advanced Subscriber List of The Guide; On Privacy and Security; The Nigerian E-mail Scam with a Genealogical Twist; Tomasz Wisniewski Offering Tour/Photo Services; Beshert - Pre-ordained - Destined to Be

Vol. 4, No. 10 - June 8, 2003
Mark Your Calendar - Next Year in Jerusalem; Dictionary of Surnames Currently Used in Poland; More Canada-to-U.S. Border Crossings Filmed; Gleanings from the NGS Conference; Online Exhibit of Jews of Lithuania at the Beginning of the 20th Century; Little Old Ladies in Tennis Sneakers?; Genealogical Resources in New York

Vol. 4, No. 11 - June 22, 2003
eGenConference: A Review; New Online Indexes; Abandons Free Use of Its Site; Index to Articles Appearing in AVOTAYNU Updated; Book Signings by Avotaynu Authors at the Annual Conference

Vol. 4, No. 12 - July 13, 2003
Another Stephen P. Morse Portal; Next Year in Jerusalem; More Book Signings at the Conference; News About Online Databases; Hey, Mister, Wanna Buy a Subscription to AVOTAYNU Cheap?; Classical E-mail Inquiries

Vol. 4, No. 13 - July 27, 2003
Major Announcements Made at 23rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Yad Vashem Unveils Online Pages of Testimony; Yad Vashem to Digitize Their Microfilm Collection; National Yiddish Book Center to Reprint Yizkor Books; JewishGen Announces All-Country Database Systems; JewishGen Launches Online Worldwide Burial Registry

Vol. 4, No. 14 - August 10, 2003
Lawrence Sack Passes Away; Major Improvement to Online Family History Library Catalog; Jewish Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City; Auschwitz Archives Prisoner List Online; Canadian Naturalization Index 1915–1932 Now Online; CD-ROM Identifies French Naturalizations from 1900-1950; FGS Conference in Orlando; New Publication Date for Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy; Discovering Your Jewish Roots in Galicia Going Out of Print

Vol. 4, No. 15 - August 24, 2003
The Wolf Blitzer and Christiane Amanpour of Jewish Genealogy; JRI-Poland/Polish State Archives Online Ordering Project a Success; Photographs/Audio Tapes of the Washington Conference Available; Only a Limited Number of Openings Available for Salt Lake City Trip; Galicia Book Sold Out; A Case Study

Vol. 4, No. 16 - September 14, 2003
Beth Hatefutsoth May Close Its Doors; Search Bureau Functions Taken Over by Central Zionist Archives; DNA Testing - I Am Confused As to Its Value; Ellis Island Database Still Shows No Improvements; Avotaynu Foundation Publishes Two New Family Histories;

Vol. 4, No. 17 - September 29, 2003
Levite DNA Show Descent from Central Asia; A 1911 Encyclopedia Online; Center for Jewish History Plans Major Expansion; Change of Dates for Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Vol. 4, No. 18 - October 19, 2003
Call For Presentations, Jerusalem 2004; Israeli Telephone Book Portal at Stephen Morse Site; IAJGS Offers Films to Member Societies; Images of Broadsides for Trans-Atlantic Steamships; Gone Fiching

Vol. 4, No. 19 - November 9, 2003
Demise of Netscape; Ancestry Places World War I Draft Records Online; JRI-Poland Expands Its Records Shopping Basket System; Latest News about the 2004 Conference; A Visit to the Family History Library; Case Study: Locating Ancestral Towns; Acquisition of Hereditary Surnames in the Warsaw Area; Fear of Terrorism; "Inappropriate Content"

Vol. 4, No. 20 - November 23, 2003 Plans Everyname Index to 1850–1892 Ship Arrivals; Some Excellent European Maps on the Internet; Origin of Ashkenazic Levites; Annual Conference Looking for Volunteers; New Jewish Genealogical Society - Denmark; Feedback about Alternatives to Internet Explorer; My Annual Trip to Salt Lake City

Vol. 4, No. 21 - December 7, 2003
Avotaynu Updates Magnates List; A Remarkable Chanukah Gift; A Graphic Example of What the Holocaust Did to Jewry; More DNA Research Aids in Defining Jewish History; Committee for Jerusalem Conference Announces Hotel Room Rates; Plans for 2005 and 2006 Seminars; Two New Books on Jewish Surnames; Seeks to Have Gorr Collection Available for Jerusalem Conference

Vol. 4, No. 22 - December 21, 2003
Hamburg Database Now Includes Nearly 2 Million Emigrants; AVOTAYNU Issue to Press; A New Book Worth Reading; Website Depicts Latvia Today; Other Interesting Web Sites; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU to Include Books In Print; Encyclopedia Orders Sent to Publisher

Vol. 5, No. 1 - January 11, 2004
Jewish Genealogy Month 2004; Book of Sephardic Surnames; Central Zionist Archives and Search Bureau for Missing Relatives; "The Problem That Won't Go Away": The Mormon/Jewish Controversy Heats Up

Vol. 5, No. 2 - January 25, 2004
Jewish Records in the Family History Library Database to Be Updated; Searching for Argentinean Relatives; Nears Completion of Pre-Ellis Island Index; News About the Jerusalem Conference; Google Has a New Operator; RAF Aerial Photos To Be Placed on Internet; New JewishGen Search Engines; The Children of the Vilna Gaon; And Finally... "The Problem That Won't Go Away" Who is the Most Famous Rabbi in America?

Vol. 5, No. 3 - February 8, 2004
Yiddish Book Center Yizkor Book Reprints To Be Available Soon; Juergen Sielemann Honored With Obermayer Award; About AVOTAYNU; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU to Printer; Special Offer to New Subscribers; How AVOTAYNU Gets Edited; The Only Article Ever Banned from AVOTAYNU

Vol. 5, No. 4 - February 22, 2004
New Printing Technique Makes Publishing Family Histories Cheaper; Yad Vashem Yizkor Book List Now Online; More News About the Jerusalem Conference; Pictures of Active Synagogues in the Former Soviet Union Now Online; Completes Pre-Ellis Island Index; French Deportations Online; Two New JewishGen Databases

Vol. 5, No. 5 - March 14, 2004
The Lurie Legacy to be Available at End of Month; Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy Nearing Completion; A Possibly Useful Service of Google; Maps and Material About the Jews of Poland; Romanian-Jewish Name Lists Now Online; JRI-Poland Completes Its Shopping Cart System; Record Access in New Jersey; Reminder to AVOTAYNU Subscribers

Vol. 5, No. 6 - March 28, 2004
Have You Renewed Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU?; More Than 700 Yizkor Books to Be Placed on the Internet; Yad Vashem Digitizing Master Index of International Tracing Service; Registration for the Annual Conference in Jerusalem Now Possible; Online Video of the Hamburg Emigrant Experience; How Napoleon's Coat Became the Curtain for the Ark of the Torah

Vol. 5, No. 7 - April 11, 2004
Avotaynu Offering From Generation to Generation At Special Price; Romanian Archives Restricts Records Access; The Mormon-Jewish Controversy: "The Problem That Won't Go Away"; 165 Lectures Planned for Israel Conference; Yad Vashem Central Database of Holocaust Victims Grows; Index to New York City Deaths 1891–1911 Now on Internet; John Carlin to Step Down as Archivist of the United States; Ellis Island Foundation Concludes "If You Can't Fight Them, Join Them"; 20-year-old Typo Has Gone Undetected

Vol. 5, No. 8 - April 25, 2004 Offering Online Courses on Jewish Genealogy; Adds 1901 British Census to Its Databases; Online Bremen Lists Expanded; Imotaynu vs. Imahotaynu; Romanian AVOTAYNU Contributing Editor Receives Appointment; Avotaynu Business; Another Good Buy from Avotaynu; Bashert

Vol. 5, No. 9 - May 9, 2004
Yiddish Book Center Makes Yizkor Book Reprints Available; Finally! Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy Has Gone to the Printer; News About the Jerusalem Conference; Family History Library Expanding Again; JPEG Images of Postcards Available at Avotaynu Site; Avotaynu Office Closed May 14 – May 24; Beware of a Strange Virus

Vol. 5, No. 10 - May 30, 2004
We've Come a Long Way Baby; Polish Sources at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People; News from the NGS Conference; ProQuest 1920 Census Index and Images; Adds 1910 Index; A Family Tree Quilt; Publish Your Family History on CD-ROM; More Regarding DNA for Genealogy; The Incredible Dr. Morse Does It Again--1910 Census; Pages of Testimony to Be Online This Fall; Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy Ship Date; Reminder: Shabbat Dinner at Jerusalem Conference

Vol. 5, No. 11 - June 13, 2004
The Amazing Dr. Morse (and Friends); Index to Hamburg Emigrants Passes 2 Million Mark; ITS Records May Be Available to the Public; Shabat Discussion Group at the Jerusalem Conference; 18th-Century Records of the Vilna Gaon Family; Argentinean Jewish Death Index Online; NARA Places World War II Soldier Database Online; Five Books Received the AJL "Best Reference Book" Award; A Message That Will Be Posted on JewishGen Ten Years from Now

Vol. 5, No. 12 - June 27, 2004
An Interesting Genealogy Project; Broken Links; Avotaynu Going to the Conference

Vol. 5, No. 13 - August 1, 2004
The 24th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Is History; We've Come a Long Way, Baby; IAJGS Announces Annual Awards at Jerusalem Conference; Future Conferences; Security in Israel; Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy Has Been Shipped; Collection Now Includes San Francisco Passenger Lists 1890–1912; First American Jewish Families Now on Internet; Jewish Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City; Global Surname Search;; Reminder: Special Book Offers

Vol. 5, No. 14 - August 15, 2004
Conference Lectures Available on CD-ROM; Photos of New York Buildings; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU Contains a "First"; A Scam Involving Holocaust Assets; Tradition

Vol. 5, No. 15 - August 29, 2004
Did Mr. Roth Have Red Hair?; Two New Functions at Stephen P. Morse Site; Yizkor Book Reproductions from National Yiddish Book Center; Clearance Sale; Boy, Have They Got Our Number; Speaking of Food; FGS Conference in Austin, Texas

Vol. 5, No. 16 - September 12, 2004
Yad Vashem Plans to Launch Its Names Database on November 22; Ellis Island Site Adds New Search Functionality; More Ellis Island Database Improvements; The Generic Dr. Morse; News from the FGS Conference; 1901 Canadian Census Being Indexed; Australia Jewish Genealogical Society to Celebrate Its Bar Mitzvah; Clearance Sale Continues for Russian-Jewish Given Names: Their Origins and Variants

Vol. 5, No. 17 - September 26, 2004
Nu? What's New? Has a New Look; Software for Placing Your Family History on the Internet; A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia to the Printer Shortly; National Archives of Canada Adds Online Collections; Another Stephen P. Morse Function; Postcard Images of Interwar Poland on Internet; Search Engine for Nu? What's New? Archives;

Vol. 5, No. 18 - October 10, 2004
A Conference for Convict Ancestors; Index to Australian Passenger Arrivals Online; Italian Genealogy Group Makes New York City Marriage Index Available; Galician Book to Go to Printer This Week; Stephen Morse Adds More Search Engine Portals; Another Web-based Genealogical Software System; Updates World War I Draft Registration Database; NGS Regional Conference in Phoenix This January; Another Language Translation Site; On Privacy, Security (and Now, Terrorism); Gone Fiching

Vol. 5, No. 19 - November 7, 2004
AOL Blocks Last Issue of Nu? What's New?; Ellis Island Site Improves Search Engine; Information About 25th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; News from Salt Lake City; Status of Passenger Arrivals Indexes; New Avotaynu Catalog Being Mailed; Avoid This Scam

Vol. 5, No. 20 - November 17, 2004 - Special Edition
Help Test the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names

Vol. 5, No. 21 - November 28, 2004
Early Use of the Yad Vashem Names Database; Ellis Island Database Takes a Step Backwards; Using the Advanced Search Feature of the Ellis Island Database; Submitting Corrections to the Ellis Island Database; Online Registration for Las Vegas Conference Soon; Canada May Allow Public Access to 20th-Century Census Records; More Utilities from Stephen P. Morse; A Technique for Finding Missing Relatives; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Call for Human Interest Stories, New Family Histories; Catalog Discount Ends December 7

Vol. 5, No. 22 - December 12, 2004
Help Grow the Shoah Victims' Names Database; Israel Genealogical Society Helping to Locate Page of Testimony Submitters; Canadian Researchers Try the Legal Route to Access Census Records; Steve Morse Solves the Last-Name Only Restriction of EIDB; Jewish Presence in Post-Expulsion Spanish Colonies; Now Shipping A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia

Vol. 5, No. 23 - December 19, 2004
New York Public Library Adds Many Yizkor Books Online; New York State Census Finding Aids from Stephen P. Morse; Excellent Military Maps of 19th-Century Europe; Online Gazetteer of the World Has Moved; Web Site Provides Search Engine to Many Archives in England; Central Zionist Archives Improves Web Site; Register Now for the Las Vegas Conference; New Book: The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835: Revised Edition; Sephardic Dreidels?

Vol. 5, No. 24 - January 2, 2005
Task Force Requests Public Access to ITS Records; Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths of England and Wales; Site Identifies 31,000 Victims at Mauthausen Camp; Now Has Death Index for Florida 1936–98; Index to Kishinev Birth Records Now Online; Morse Withdraws Yizkor Book Portal; Jews-Officers in the Polish Armed Forces

Vol. 5, No. 25 - January 23, 2005
Avotaynu Now Selling Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames; Online Encyclopedia of Genealogy; U.S. Library of Congress Digitizing Some of Its Books; Historic Hebrew Newspapers Now Available Online; Completes Passenger Lists; Website Identifies Thousands of Dutch-Jewish Individuals

Vol. 6, No. 1 - February 13, 2005
Morse Adds New Capability to Ellis Island Database Search; What Do Sam Horowitz and Peying H Kim Have In Common; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU to the Printer; Central Zionist Archives Website; New Book: The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark; The Latest from; Grave Locator for Government Cemeteries in U.S.; Group Trip to Lithuania; Comments of Articles in the Last Issue of Nu? What's New?

Vol. 6, No. 2 - February 27, 2005
Latest News About the Annual Conference; New Book: Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary; Online Guide to Genealogical Resources in Israel; New Google Map Feature; New Databases of Interest; An Avotaynu Milestone; Last Chance to Take Advantage of AVOTAYNU Subscription Offer

Vol. 6, No. 3 - March 13, 2005
Announcing A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames; New York Public Library Places Many Yizkor Books on Internet; Hamburg Emigration Index to Include New Records; Book on Hamburg Experience; The Latest from Stephen P. Morse; The Latest from; Jewish Genealogy Month

Vol. 6, No. 4 - March 27, 2005
London Gazette Now Online; Searching Eastern European Directories; Deadlines Looming for Avotaynu Offers; About the All-SIG Databases; New at the Stephen P. Morse Site; New from; Spam Filters and Nu? What's New?; Is There Such a Thing as a Beautiful Picture of the Holocaust

Vol. 6, No. 5 - April 12, 2005
The Mormon-Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away; Come to the Las Vegas Conference; JPEG Images of Postcards Once Again Available at Avotaynu Site; Audio Portion of Genealogy TV Show Accessible on Internet; New from; A Passover Story;

Vol. 6, No. 6 - May 1, 2005
Mormon-Jewish Dialogue Continues; Complete Program for Las Vegas Conference Now Online; News of Interest to Canadian Researchers; USHMM Filming in Ukraine; Databases on Amsterdam Jewry; New York Law May Make Vital Records More Accessible; Time To Be Thinking About Passover 2006; Getting Popes Mixed

Vol. 6, No. 7 - May 15, 2005
Canadian Census Law May Pass Soon; Accessing Abandoned Web Pages; Morse Improves on Social Security Death Index Search; California Birth Index 1905–1995; Online Database of Persons Interned in Soviet Gulags; Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames To Be Shipped

Vol. 6, No. 8 - June 12, 2005
Consolidated Jewish Surname Index Updated; "Index of the Repressed"; News from the NGS Conference; A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire Out of Print; Using Stephen P. Morse Portals for Databases; State Archives in L'viv Closed to Investigate Thievery

Vol. 6, No. 9 - June 26, 2005
Canadian Census Bill May Not Pass Until Fall; Annual Conference Starts July 10; Avotaynu Taking Orders Only at Las Vegas Conference; A Bit of Stephen P. Morse Humor; Avotaynu Offices Closed July 2–25. Place Orders for Books Now!; New Book by Avotaynu: German Name-Change Gazetteer; New Book: Soft Cover Version of Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories; Out of Print: How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust

Vol. 6, No. 10 - June 28, 2005 -SPECIAL EDITION
Canadian Census Bill Is Law!; Last Issue of Nu? What's New? Until August 1

Vol. 6, No. 11 - August 14, 2005
Second Castle Garden Database Online; JewishGen Adds Enhanced Search Features; Canadian 1911 Census Now Online; Searching Online Eastern European Directories; French-Jewish Libraries Develop Online Catalog; Paris Police to Open Their Archives to Shoah Memorial Archives; Next Year's International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; To Make Available Every-Name Index for 1920 Census; Two Opportunities To Do Research in Salt Lake City

Vol. 6, No. 12 - August 28, 2005
Do You Want Your Family History To Be on Television?; Online Polish Gazetteer; Online Information About German Soldiers Killed in the Two World Wars; NARA Has Online Lists of People; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; Avotaynu Shipping German Name-Change Gazetteer; Jewish Genealogical Societies; The Jews of Nigeria; A Little Bit of Internet Humor; Next Edition of Nu? What's New? Will Be September 18

Vol. 6, No. 13 - September 11, 2005
19,234,000,000,000,000 bytes; Shaltiel: One Family's Journey Through History; Attention Genealogy Junkies in the Northeastern United States; American Jewish Historical Society Adds to Online Databases; Jewish Community of New Orleans; Firm Measures Popularity of Genealogy

Vol. 6, No. 14 - September 21, 2005
Avotaynu and JewishGen Servers Not Functioning

Vol. 6, No. 15 - October 2, 2005
Happy New Year to all!; JewishGen and Avotaynu Servers; John Martino, Consummate Volunteer; News from 1920 Census Index and Florida Ship Arrivals; Ukraine SIG Offers Recipes; Last Chance for Discount Offer; What Is the Most Universal Jewish Surname?; AOL Users: Font Size Too Small?; Poor Bernard Kouchel

Vol. 6, No. 16 - November 13, 2005
New York City Brides' Index Online; The Last Useful Feature of the Ellis Island Search Engine; Hamburg Emigrant Index Now Extends to 1910; Online Database of 250,000 Holocaust Records; Project to Index Canadian Passenger Lists; Wanted: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU To Include Books In Print; New Databases at; Beautiful Representations of Family Trees; Paper Clips

Vol. 6, No. 17 - November 27, 2005
Help Grow the Shoah Victims' Names Database; Who Owns the Copyright?; Registration for 2006 Conference Now Online; Plan to Place Canadian Ship Manifests Online; Israel Genealogical Society Site Identifies Family Trees; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Morse Site Can Search List of 30 Alternatives Too; Seeking Web Sites With Jewish Newspapers Online; Sephardic Dictionary Now In Stock

Vol. 6, No. 18 - December 18, 2005
Mormons Baptize Their Relatives As Well As Their Ancestors; Wikipedias Now Exist for Many Countries; Article on DNA and Jewish History; Jewish Newspapers Online; Using the Polish State Archives Online Catalog; Morse Site Can Overload Systems; The Latest at the Stephen P. Morse One-Step Site

Vol. 6, No. 19 - January 8, 2006
New Milestone for Nu? What's New?; Speakers for International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Come from Many Countries; to Index 1911 Census of Canada; A Crack in the Romanian Archival Dike?; New from Stephen P. Morse; About the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad; A Guide To Jewish Genealogy in the United Kingdom; Avotaynu Catalog; It Isn't Genealogy but Here Is a Remarkable Map Site; It Also Isn't Genealogy But...

Vol. 6, No. 20 - January 22, 2006
More from Stephen P. Morse; News from Ancestry; FGS to Start a National Youth Family History Society; New Auschwitz Information Online; Canadian Passenger Lists to Be Available in March; Pictures of Turn-of-the-20th-Century Eretz Yisrael; Salt Lake Plaza to Be Used for Dormitories; CAHJP Needs Financial Help; 40% of Ashkenazic Jewry Descended from Just Four Women

Vol. 6, No. 21 - February 5, 2006
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem; Provides Index to Vital Records of England and Wales; Places Index to 1911 Canadian Census Online; Morse Site Now Includes Portals to the Canadian 1901 and 1911 Censuses; Online Bremen Lists Expanded; New Edition of AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM--Special Offer

Vol. 7, No. 1 - February 19, 2006
Chaim Freedman Stirs the Pot; International Institute of Jewish Genealogy Receives Warm Reception; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU To Be Mailed Shortly; New from Stephen P. Morse; Canada and Australia Censuses Now Have Opt In Plan; Write an Article for AVOTAYNU; Last Chance for AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM at Special Price

Vol. 7, No. 2 - March 5, 2006
Comcast Blocked Last Issue of Nu? What's New?; German Government Blocks Public Access to ITS Records; Innovation at the Annual Conference of Jewish Genealogy; Jewish Genealogy Month 2006; Two Avotaynu Books Win Awards; Montreal Directories Online; U.S. National Archives Starts Pilot Project to Digitize Films; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU in the Mail

Vol. 7, No. 3 - March 19, 2006
Reaction to German "Veto" of Public Access to ITS Data; Australian 2006 Census Has Opt-in Question; Canadian 2006 Census Opt-in Question; Stephen P. Morse Completes Linking of New York Bride and Groom Indexes; Index to 1929 Polish Business Directory Online; Time to Renew Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU

Vol. 7, No. 4 - April 9, 2006
Outcry for Release of ITS Records Continues; ArchiveGrid Launched; New Book: Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel; 26th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Two Other Conferences Worth Considering; Searching AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM for Moments in History; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; "Evelyne Regains Her Identity"; "Grain of Truth"; It's Not Genealogy, But...

Vol. 7, No. 5 - April 18, 2006
SPECIAL EDITION Germany Approves Release of ITS Records; Tel Aviv Chevra Kadisha Provides Online Death Records

Vol. 7, No. 6 - April 23, 2006
USCIS To Provide Fee-for-Service Genealogy Program; Missouri Places Death Certificates Online; New At the Stephen P. Morse Site; IAJGS Conference To Include a Computer Learning Center; Online Course in Jewish Genealogy; Family Tree DNA Reduces Prices for DNA Testing; More Evidence of Rabbinic Pedigrees; New Book: History of the Jews of Schneidemühl: 1641 to the Holocaust

Vol. 7, No. 7 - May 14, 2006
German Bundesarchiv Updates Gedenkbuch; American Jewish Committee Archives Online Includes Jewish Yearbooks; Complete IAJGS Conference Program Now Online; IAJGS Conference in 2008 Will Be in Chicago; Cemeteries Starting To Place Databases Online; Adds a Catalog Feature; Census Browser at Morse Site; Featured Book: History of the Jews in Russia and Poland; Followup: Online U.S. Birth/Death Certificates; Followup: Yet Another Computer Pioneer

Vol. 7, No. 8 - June 4, 2006
ITS Commission Approves Public Access to Their Records; An Important Article in AVOTAYNU; Jewish Genealogy Group Forming in Spain; Exhibitors List for IAJGS Conference Now Available; Adds WWII "Old Man's" Draft Cards to Their Site; Montreal City Directories Online; New Book: Roots and Remembrance

Vol. 7, No. 9 - June 18, 2006
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away—Helen Radkey Banned from Family History Library; Online Directories at Logan Kleinwaks Site; French Memorial List; Wanted by Stephen P. Morse: A Few Good Volunteers; New Book: Jews of Kopcheve; Monaco To Study Its Role in the Holocaust; Help Grow the Shoah Victims' Names Database; We Are Now Shipping Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel; We Are Now Shipping History of the Jews of Schneidemühl; On A Personal Note

Vol. 7, No. 10 - July 2, 2006
ITS Director Replaced; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away: More About the Helen Radkey Incident; Don't Forget the Resource Room at the International Conference; New Book: Taking Tamar; Completes U.S. Census Project; ProQuest to Terminate Remote Access for Institutional Subscribers; JGS of Montreal Has Index to Jewish Quebec Vital Records; Stephen Morse Links to New York Cemetery Databases; Argentinean Equivalent of the "Sean Ferguson" Legend

Vol. 7, No. 11 - July 16, 2006
ITS Charging for Research; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away--Using Government Records for Religious Purposes; Clarification of ProQuest Remote Access; Dick Eastman's Genealogy E-Zine; Book Signings at the New York Conference; Avotaynu to Discontinue Offering JPEG Images of Ancestral Towns; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; "Taking Tamar" Now Being Shipped; It Isn't About Genealogy - News from the Front

Vol. 7, No. 12 - July 30, 2006
Yad Vashem Adds New Major Database to Internet: "Shoah Related Lists Database"; Brunhilde Katz: Symbol of the Shoah Related Lists Database; Eight of 11 Nations Signed Off on Public Access to ITS Records; The Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away: Genealogical Society of Utah; Don't Miss the Event of the Decade: 26th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Avotaynu Presence at Annual Conference; NARA Plans to Reduce Opening Hours; Last Chance: Avotaynu to Discontinue Offering JPEG Images of Ancestral Towns

Vol. 7, No. 13 - August 27, 2006
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away: This is Emes; Stephen P. Morse Given Lifetime Achievement Award; International Conference on Jewish Genealogy a Success; Jewish Genealogy Blog Started; First Genealogy Skypecast Held; New Offering: New Encyclopedia of Judaism; New book: Grandeur and Glory (of Galicia)

Vol. 7, No. 14 - September 6, 2006
IIJG Symposium September 10–12; Petition to Protest NARA Plans to Reduce Hours of Operation; Yad Vashem Wants Volunteers to Encourage Pages of Testimony Submissions; Leslie Caplan Dies; Site About Polish Jewry; On the Silly Side: Auschwitz Renamed

Vol. 7, No. 15 - September 17, 2006
Report on First Symposium of International Institute for Jewish Genealogy; New Products at the FGS Conference; New Book: A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery; Google Provides Online Index to Old Newspapers; Fifth Cemetery in New York City Area Goes Online; Tooting My Own Horn

Vol. 7, No. 16 - October 8, 2006
What is the Profile of a Genealogist?; Now Has British Phone Books, 1880–1984, Online; FGS Offers Downloading of Conference Lectures; Adds Newspaper Birth, Marriage and Death Announcements, 1851–2003; Getting a Bit of Competition; Mormon Church to Redo Downtown Salt Lake City; Wanted: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; AVOTAYNU Publishes Jewish Family History Books in Print; Now Shipping A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery; First Blogs and Now Vlogs; On the Lighter Side

Vol. 7, No. 17 - October 29, 2006
Problems Receiving Nu? What's New?; Canadian Passenger Lists 1865–1922 Now Online; Mormons Plan Substantial Improvements to; The Importance of Special Interest Groups; Denial of U.S. Citizenship; New Software: Map My Family Tree; Benjamin Meed Dies

Vol. 7, No. 18 - November 9, 2006
Special Edition: Makes Major Announcements About Passenger Lists; U.S. Passenger Lists; Stephen P. Morse Portal to Ancestry Passenger Lists; All Hamburg Emigration Lists to Be Available December 2006

Vol. 7, No. 19 - November 19, 2006
Lars Menk Wins Obermayer Award; IAJGS Announces Conference Plans; Website:; Special CD Offer of Jewish History Books; News from the SIGs; Article About International Tracing Service; Nick Vine Hall Dies; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Avotaynu Catalog Available

Vol. 7, No. 20 - December 3, 2006
Stephen Morse Creates the Ultimate Ellis Island Search Engine; Avotaynu to Poll "Nu? What's New?" Subscribers; Extends Free Use of Passenger Lists; Last Chance: Special CD Offer of Jewish History Books; Genealogy Videos on the Internet; JewishGen Holocaust Database Now Exceeds One Million Records; List of Jewish Refugees in Uzbekistan; News from the SIGs; New Book: La Liste de St. Cyprien; Generali Still Accepting Claims; Registry of Holocaust Survivors Extended to Include Non-Americans; AVOTAYNU Publishes Jewish Family History Books in Print

Vol. 7, No. 21 - December 17, 2006
AOL Subscribers Did Not Receive Last Issue; Nu? What's New? Survey Provides Interesting Results; Generali Still Accepting Claims; Call for Papers: 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Add Your Family Website to JewishGen's FamilyLinks; Online Jewish Genealogy Classes; New Electronic Magazine: Digital Genealogist; International Tracing Service on 60 Minutes; Two Unusual Jewish Organizations: Kulanu and Shlach Amee V'yavdonee

Vol. 7, No. 22 - December 31, 2006
Many Wikipedias for Genealogy; Shoah Victims' Names Database Grows and Grows; U.S. Senator Calls for Rapid Release of ITS Records; ITS Documentary Available on Internet; Center for Jewish History Integrated Index Now Online; News from the SIGs; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won't Go Away--Simon Wiesenthal "Baptized"; Comments on the Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Avotaynu Site Has a New Look

Vol. 7, No. 23 - January 1, 2007
Special Edition: Hamburg Emigration Lists Online at; Morse Adds Portal to Hamburg Lists; Yad Vashem Adds Major Record Groups to Shoah Victims' Database

Vol. 8, No. 1 - January 14, 2007
British Emigration Lists Online; Mémorial de la Shoah Website; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU to the Printer; News of the Annual Conference; News from the SIGs; New Web Site:; Another New York Cemetery Online

Vol. 8, No. 2 - January 28, 2007
Pressure Grows to Release Arolsen Records; Online Petition to Release U.K. Censuses After 70 Years; Two Additional Israeli Burial Societies Now Have Data Online; Family Tree "Chain Letter" Started; News from the SIGs; Two Valuable Indexes for Jewish Genealogy; Otto Frank Letters Found at YIVO Institute; A Case Study in Persistence, Patience and Networking

Vol. 8, No. 3 - February 10, 2007
UK Emigration Lists 1890–1909 Now Online; Index to Jews Admitted to Switzerland at USHMM Site; Paul A. Shapiro To Be Keynote Speaker at Conference; Sephardic Resource Book Receives Award; IIJG Offering Grants for Genealogical Research Projects; Website Identifies Hungarian Jews Caught Up in the Holocaust; “What Happens in Las Vegas Stays in Las Vegas”; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU In the Mail

Vol. 8, No. 4 - February 25, 2007
Canadian Immigrant Database Online; New Book: A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries; European Researchers To Speak at Annual Conference; News from the SIGs; Adds Data on World War I Veterans; An Example of DNA Testing to Exclude Kinship; March 15 Deadline for Resubscribing to AVOTAYNU at a Discount

Vol. 8, No. 5 - March 13, 2007
ITS Records to Be Released to Participating Countries; JOWBR Database Grows; March 15 Deadline for Resubscribing to AVOTAYNU at a Discount; News from the SIGs; Ship Date for A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries

Vol. 8, No. 6 - April 1, 2007
Dick Eastman Predicts “A New Computer Revolution Is Rising Around Us”; Cancels Access to Their Databases at Family History Centers; Adds Canadian Border Crossings to Site; More Than Half of Canadians Opt-In On Release of 2006 Census Data; Computer Workshops and Film Festival Announced for Annual Conference; U.S. House of Representatives Holds Talks on ITS Records; News from the SIGs; Manhattan Brides Index 1866–1905 Now Online; Library of Congress Places Historic American Newspapers Online; Central Archives for the History of Jewish People Moves; Avotaynu Shipping “A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries

Vol. 8, No. 7 - April 15, 2007
UK Archives Plans to Place 1911 Census Online; A Remarkable CD:
Bibliography on German-Jewish Family Research and on Recent Regional and Local History of the Jews; Access to Romanian Archive Eases; Take Advantage of Early Registration Price for Conference; Jewish Holdings of Family History Library Updated Online; Istanbul Jewish Marriage, Death and Burial Records Online; Winners of the AVOTAYNU Renewal Drawing; Has Ties to “The Family”

Vol. 8, No. 8 - April 29, 2007
Public access to records of the International Tracing Service; Manhattan Brides Index; Silesian Business Directories; Holocaust Victims of Vosges Department, France; Montreal City Directories; Access to New Zealand Vital Records; Conference Early Registration Ends Soon; German-Jewish Family Research CD; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Need Authors for Planned Avotaynu Book;“In Their Words” Polish Translation Guide Back In Print

Vol. 8, No. 9 - May 13, 2007
Update Web Site Created for Where Once We Walked; Steve Lasky Adds More Functionality to His Site; Public Access to ITS Records; Seven Down, Four to Go; Adds Mexican Border Crossings to Their Collection; Resolves Problem of Personal Access at Family History Library; Images of Tombstones in Polish Cemeteries; Revised Edition of Washington Jewish Genealogy Resources Now Available; Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City; Translation Guide Tables of Contents Now

Vol. 8, No. 10 - May 15, 2007 - Special Edition
Special Edition. Access to Arolsen Records to Be Expedited; Mormon Church to Assist Repositories in Making Records Available

Vol. 8, No. 11 - June 3, 2007
ITS Releases Official Statement About Release of Its Records to Public; Canadian Passenger Lists To Be Indexed; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Plans to Implement Fee-for-Service Program; Pronunciation Guides at Steve Lasky Site; System Developed to Link Page of Testimony Researchers; Adds Military Records to Its Collection; News from the SIGs; Holocaust: Up Close and Personal; New Portal for Ellis Island Database

Vol. 8, No. 12 - June 17, 2007
FamilyTreeDNA Creates “Jewish DNA Central”; Attention All Genealogists: Stop Work! Your Genealogy Has Been Done!; JewishGen USA Database Grows to 900,000 Records; ShoahConnect An Early Success; Another ShtetlLinks Site; Online Information About Jewish Cemeteries Throughout the World; Detailed Map of Contemporary Poland; Prague Conscription (Residence) Records Online; More Data Added to Museum of Family History Site; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; Belgian Deportation List Now on Internet; Archaic Medical Terms Online; Pre-order Books If You Are Coming to the Conference

Vol. 8, No. 13 - July 1, 2007
PhpGedView; JewishGen Holocaust Database Now Has 1.6 Million Entries; Access to ITS Records Update; Canadian Census Battle Looms—Again; News from the SIGs; Addendum About Polish Maps; Final Reminder: Pre-order Books If You Are Coming to the Conference; A Political

Vol. 8, No. 14 - July 29, 2007
27th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; JOWBR Now Contains 800,000 Records; Family History Library Outline Series; “Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire”; New York Vital Records Indexes Selectively Blocked; News from the SIGs; Anita “Nikki” Pikus (1938–2007); Salt Lake Conference -  Addendum

Vol. 8, No. 15 - August 12, 2007
AOL Blocks Nu? What’s New?...Again; ITS Records Status from the “Horse’s Mouth”; Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews; New Volumes of Pinkas HaKehillot Series for Germany; Yad Vashem to Publish a Newsletter; British World War I Pension Records; Index to Lodz Cemetery Planned; Raul Hilberg Dies: Historian of the Holocaust

Vol. 8, No. 16 - August 26, 2007
Spam Filters Screening This E-zine; JewishGen Integrates Access to Jewish Community Data; First Shipments of ITS Records Reach Yad Vashem and USHMM; Images of Pre-War Poland Online; Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance: Malines, Belgium; Stephen P. Morse Honored by APG; Description of Julian and Gregorian Calendars; Family Tree Maker 2008; News from the SIGs; Clearance Sale! “Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and Diminutive Forms”

Vol. 8, No. 17 - September 9, 2007
Happy (Jewish) New Year to All; and; Hamburg Emigration Exhibit Now Open; German Government Honors Arthur S. Obermayer; Chicago (Cook County) Vital Records To Go Online; Following the Paper Trail Now In Softcover; Israeli Unclaimed Asset Accounts; Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and Diminutive Forms. Last Chance at a Reduced Price; Some Miscellaneous Observations

Vol. 8, No. 18 - September 23, 2007
Remarkably Detailed Maps of Interwar Poland; UK Emigration Lists 1890–1909 Now Online; British Library Posts Their Jewish Collections for Eastern European Countries; Portions of New York Times Back Issues Now Available Free of Charge; Auschwitz Photos Depict Life of Nazi Officers at Camp; New Book: Until the 'Final Solution' The Jews in Belgrade 1521–1942; Steve Morse on Roots Television; A Different Way to Display a Family History; An Interesting Given

Vol. 8, No. 19 - October 14, 2007
New Ukrainian Research Service Launched; Family History Department Develops Wiki-Like Web Site; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Latvian Cemetery Database Now Online; ITS Ratification: One Down, Two to Go; Lodz Ghetto Work ID Cards to Be Indexed; Gravestone Inscriptions for Frankfurt and Prague; Now Shipping New Book: Until the 'Final Solution': The Jews in Belgrade 1521–1942; Wanted: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 8, No. 20 - October 28, 2007
Mathilde Tagger’s Databases Added to Sephardic Genealogy Website; YIVO to Publish Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe; Military Personnel Files Released by U.S. Government; News from the SIGs; New Family History: The Plaut Family-Tracing the Legacy; NARA and Mormon Church Sign Agreement to Digitize Documents; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Second Notice: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 8, No. 21 - November 4, 2007
France and Greece Ratify Public Access to ITS Records; The Treasure Trove in Bad Arolsen; Shipping New Book: The Plaut Family-Tracing the Legacy

Vol. 8, No. 22 - November 10, 2007
The Tragedy of Access to Bad Arolsen Records; Paul Shapiro Explains ITS Holdings on Tracing Your Roots; ITS Accepting Online Requests; Biographies of Rabbis Who Perished in the Holocaust; IAJGS Conference in 2009 To Be In Philadelphia; New Book: Grin-ealogy;Guardian and Observer Place Back Issues Online; Are You Descended from the Vilna Goan?; Famillion Schedule Slips; Want to Receive Our Catalog?

Vol. 8, No. 23 - December 2, 2007
USHMM To Have Public Access to ITS Records This Month; USHMM Now Has Online Inventory of ITS Collection; T/D Files at ITS: What Are They?; Adds 10 Million British Burial Records; JOWBR Approaches One Million Records; Accessibility to Major Belgian Resource In Doubt; Australia's Electoral Rolls Online; Shipping New Book: Grin-ealogy; More Candidates for Grin-eology

Vol. 8, No. 24 - December 23, 2007
Trip to Bad Arolsen; USHMM Form Now on Internet; Unclaimed Assets inEncyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust Israel Online; Call for Papers for 2008 Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Adds U.S. Passports 1795–1925 to Its Collection; Access to at Family History Library Restored; Genealogists/Historians Scuttle Plans to Limit Access to New Zealand Vital Records; Jewish Genealogy Databases Reach Milestones

Vol. 9, No. 1 - January 6, 2008
Planned Trip to Bad Arolsen May 4–9; Launches Powerful Search Engine; Call for Papers for 2008 Conference on Jewish Genealogy; New Latvian Internet Sites; AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM: Good News and Bad; National Archives and Records Service of South Africa; Russian Database of Military Personnel Lost in World War II; Lyakhovichi Shtetl

Vol. 9, No. 2 - January 13, 2008
Milestone: Nu? What's New? Now Has 8,000 Subscribes; Time to Register for Planned Trip to Bad Arolsen May 4–9; Preview of New Book: “Every Family Has a Story: Tales from the Pages of AVOTAYNU”; Attention Europeans: The Time To Buy Avotaynu Books Is Now;

Vol. 9, No. 3 - January 28, 2008
Report on Trip to International Tracing Service May 4; Yad Vashem Now Offers Online Inquiries to ITS Records; Video of Arolsen Trip on the Internet;Gedenkbuch Online; Registration for 2008 Chicago Conference Is Now Open; JewishGen Class on "How to Make Shtetlinks Web Pages"; Another DNA Service Company; Some British Jewish Marriage Documents To Be Indexed; Will Great Britain Abandon Censuses?; Plan to Digitize all Dutch Jewish; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 9, No. 4 - February 17, 2008
New Book: Every Family Has a Story; Special Pre-publication Discount Offer Until March 3 for Every Family Has a Story; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU in the Mail; Adds 1.2 Million More Records to Its National Burial Index; Additional IAJGS Conference News; Adds Index to Viennese Turkish Births; Immigrants to São Paulo, Brazil, Online; ProQuest Digitizes Boston Globe 1872–1922; Dachau Inmates List at Morse Site

Vol. 9, No. 5 - March 2, 2008
Deadline for Every Family Has a Story Discount Approaches; A Worthwhile Investment; International Conference of Jewish Genealogy Now Has a Discussion Group; First National Conference of Australian Jewish Genealogy Societies; Database of German Address Books, 1699-1958; Los Angeles City Directories Online; Complaint Filed in UK About DNA Testing; Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire: Revised Edition; March 31 Deadline for Resubscribing to AVOTAYNU at a Discount

Vol. 9, No. 6 - March 16, 2008
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire; Index to Russians/German/Italians to America Now Online; JewishGen Offering Basic Education Course; RootsWeb Gets New URL; IIJG Providing Research Grants for Up to $10,000; Every Family Has a Story to Ship at End of April; Reminder: March 31 Deadline for Resubscribing to AVOTAYNU at a Discount

Vol. 9, No. 7 - March 30, 2008
Genealogy Groups Move Toward More Open Access of Records: ITS Distributes Displaced Persons Files; Additional Information: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire; Genealogy Institute Looks for New Director; Final Reminder: March 31 Deadline for Resubscribing to AVOTAYNU at a Discount; Famillion Partners with Haaretz

Vol. 9, No. 8 - April 1, 2008
Special Edition - Susan King Retires from JewishGen

Vol. 9, No. 9 - April 13, 2008
Program for Chicago Conference Now Online; Completes Indexing British Passenger Lists; Lists of Persons Caught Up in the Holocaust; 1916 Census of Canadian Provinces Released; Book: Every Family Has a Story Delayed; CD Contains Photographs of 1,410 Synagogue Buildings in the U.S.; Two Slots Opened for Bad Arolsen Trip; Winners of the AVOTAYNU Renewal

Vol. 9, No.10 - April 27, 2008
JOWBR Now Exceeds One Million Records; FAMILYTreeDNA Forms Second Company: DNATraits; New Book: Tide & Wreck: The History of the Jews of Vardar Macedonia; New Canadian Genealogy Search Engine; APG To Hold Roundtable on Record Access; Deadline for Early Registration Looms for Chicago Conference; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Bounced E-mail to Jewish Genealogists;Every Family Has a Story Being Shipped

Vol. 9, No.11 - May 12, 2008
Special Issue: A Genealogical Research Trip to Bad Arolsen

Vol. 9, No.12 - May 18, 2008
IAJGS Announces 2010 Conference To Be in Los Angeles; Divulges Planned Databases; British Jewish Marriage Authorisation Certificates Available; Index to Jews of Kreis Altenkirchen and Westerwaldkreis; Fee-for-Service Program at USCIS Will Start in August; Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in Action During the Nazi Era; Vatican Opposes Mormon Church Practice of Posthumous Baptism; News from the SIGs; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; FGS Conference in Philadelphia September 2–6; ItalianGen: A Victim of Success

Vol. 9, No.13 - May 25, 2008
Special Edition: Announcing A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire: Revised Edition; Compare the Two Editions; Avotaynu Brings Back Prenumerantn Lists - Again; Specifications of the Book; Ordering Information and Pre-publication Discount Offer Good Until June An Interesting Story: How I Came to Know Alexander Beider

Vol. 9, No.14 - June 1, 2008
ICRC Wants to End Its Role at International Tracing Service; London Jewish Birth Records Indexed; JGSGB Database Identifies Jews Living in UK in 1851; Will Have a New Look; Public Member Trees on; Hindsight: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire; Only 15 Days Left for Pre-publication Offer for A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire: Revised Edition; Every Family Has a Story Pre-publication Purchases Have Been

Vol. 9, No.15 - June 15, 2008
Beider and Morse Create a New Indexing System; Deadline Approaches To Be an Advanced Subscriber to Beider Book; Yad Vashem Places Photo Archives Online; Has Historical Newspapers; Susan E. King to Be Feted at Annual Conference; JewishGen Offering Basic Genealogy Course Again; New FamilySearch Site Adds Philadelphia Marriages (1885–1951; Additional Functionality at Morse One-Step Site; Avotaynu Summer/Fall 2008 Catalog

Vol. 9, No.16 - June 29, 2008
Do Not Buy Avotaynu Books from; Searchable Eastern European Business Directories Grows to 31; News from the SIGs; Israeli Online Telephone Book; More About Stephen P. Morse; Even More About Stephen P. Morse; “Jewish Data” Adds More Records; Ohio Obituaries Online; Map Price

Vol. 9, No.17 - July 13, 2008
Avotaynu Books “Temporarily Out of Stock” at; Theresienstadt Database at Czech Site; Plans for Online Access to British Vital Records Stalls; Central Archives Wants Family Correspondence; Jewishdata Information Now at; Cook County (Chicago) Vital Records Service Now Online; Israeli Phone Book Access Now Possible Through Morse Site; More About Steve Morse; Annual Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake

Vol. 9, No. 18 - July 27, 2008
FamilySearch Partnering with Commercial Ventures; Records Preservation and Access Committee Creates Brochure; 1891 Canadian Census Now Online at with Morse One-Step Access; Online FBI Files Accessible for Free; Order Books for Conference; Wanted: Tree Expert; Amazon Clearance

Vol. 9, No. 19 - August 10, 2008
JOWBR Now Includes More Than One Million Burials; Plans Digitization of a Number of Non-American Records Groups; Especially Canadians Take Note: Order Books for Conference; New Genealogy Software: Modern Genealogy; Museum of Family History Adds Search Engine; New Beider Book to Ship Soon; Second Trip to Bad Arolsen; Panoramic Views of Synagogues; Maps of Poland, Past and Present; Assimilation and Name Changes; Varda Books – Caveat Emptor

Vol. 9, No. 20 - August 24, 2008
JewishGen and Ancestry Form an Alliance; Is Owned by the Mormon Church?; 28th Conference on Jewish Genealogy a Great Success; Closure: An Incident at the Annual Conference; USCIS Fee-for-Service Now in Operation; GRO Abandons Effort to Digitize UK Family Records; What Do You Think of the New JewishGen Logo?; Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City; Another Academic Institution Providing Accreditation in Genealogy; New Beider Book to Ship Soon; Various Sites of Potential Value to Genealogical Research

Vol. 9, No. 21 - September 14, 2008
Correction on Conference Dates; Site Shows in Which Countries a Surname Appears; to Partner with City of London; Jewish Metrical Records from L’viv Archives Recatalogued; “Do I Have Jewish Ancestry?”

Vol. 9, No. 22 - September 28, 2008
Happy (Jewish) New Year To All!; No One Has the Right to Involve Other People’s Families in Their Religion; Morse Implements Phonetic Algorithm for Ellis Island Database; NARA Has Online Immigration Indexes; Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Seventh New York Cemetery Online; UK Burials at the Cemeteries of the United Synagogue are Online; German Government Releases List of Jewish Residents During Holocaust Period; Australian Passenger Lists; Adds Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865–1935; Adds 1901 Census of London; “Do I Have Jewish Ancestry?” Addendum<; Back Issues of “Nu? What’s New?”

Vol. 9, No. 23 - October 14, 2008
A New Image of Volunteers; Google Translate Now Includes Hebrew; An Issue of AVOTAYNU—At Last!; Canadian Census Questionnaire To Be Made Clearer; Cook County (Chicago) Naturalization Online; Back Issues of Stammbaum Online; Annual Trip to Lithuania; Suggestion: Searchable Yahrzeit Reminder Service; Correction About New York

Vol. 9, No. 24 - November 2, 2008
Ancestry Unveils Its Jewish Family History Collection; Webinar Planned; UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960; 1911 Census of England and Wales To Be Released Early; France Lessens Privacy Restrictions of Records; Back Issues of Canadian Jewish Review Now Online; Odessa and Cherkassy Jewish Records To Be Indexed; Entries from 1909 Bukovina Directory Now Online; Wanted: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; An Excellent Chanukah Gift for Only $99; Tel Aviv Chevra Kadisha Website Now Also in English and Russian—Sort Of; Wooden Tombstones of Poland; Hungarian Jewish Tourist Brochure available to Download; It’s Not Genealogy, But...

Vol. 9, No. 25 - November 9, 2008
Webinar a Great Success; Canadian Research Through Library and Archives of Canada; South African Research; New FamilySearch Site; Adds French Vital Records Index; Scottish Resources; Holocaust Site:; Recommended Chanukah Gift #2: Every Family Has a Story at a Discount; Another Excellent Chanukah Gift for Only

Vol. 9, No. 26 - November 23, 2008
Dates Established for 2011 Conference; Yad Vashem Library Catalog Now Online; Hungarian Name-Change Book on Google Books; Canadian Immigration Records; Book Identifies Belgian Deportees; Reminder: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Give JewishGen a Chanukah Present; Chanukah Gifts for Yourself, Friends and Favorite Library; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away: Holocaust Survivors End Discussions with the Church

Vol. 9, No. 27 - December 7, 2008
ITS Hires Archivist to Improve Indexing and Finding Aids; DNA Evidence Shows Many Spaniards Have Jewish and Muslim Ancestors; New Book: Google Your Family Tree; Call for Papers for the 2009 Conference on Jewish Genealogy; What’s New at the Morse Site?; JewishGen Discussion Groups; Discounts on Avotaynu Products Through December

Volume 9, No. 28 - December 14, 2008
Google Your Family Tree; Discounts on Avotaynu Products Through December 22; Chanukah Gifts for Yourself, Friends and Favorite Library

Vol. 9, No. 29 - December 21, 2008
Generations; Status of Internet Access to Canadian Census and Passenger Lists; Videos of Pre-Holocaust Jewish Poland; Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Poland; Now Has 1935 and 1945 Florida Censuses Online;; Living in America: The Jewish Experience—Philadelphia; Absolute Last Time to Purchase Avotaynu Products at Discount Prices

Vol. 10, No. 1 - January 14, 2009
1911 Census of England and Wales Now Online; Marian Smith; AVOTAYNU at the Printer; JewishGen Continues to Grow and Grow; Hungarian Death Notices Online; Prague Conscription (Residence) Records Online - Progress Report; Calendar Trivia; Planned Tour of Israeli Archives; Google Your Family Tree Order Processing Now

Vol. 10, No. 2 - January 26, 2009
JewishGen Relocating to Servers; IIJG Forms Advisory Board; Web Site for 29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Adds Search Engine; Top Sellers of 2008

Vol. 10, No. 3 - February 8, 2009
JewishGen Now on Ancestry Servers; No, JewishGen and Ancestry Are Not Merging; Registration Open for 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Offering 33-Marker DNA Test for $79; “Who Do You Think You Are?” Genealogy TV Show Coming to U.S.; Riverside Cemetery Is Eighth New York-area Jewish Cemetery To Go Online; Database Grows; Are You a Snowbird?; Photo Exhibit of Malines Deportations Now Exhibited in Brussels; New Books Planned by Avotaynu; Digital Publishing

Vol. 10, No. 4 - March 1, 2009
French Priest To Be Keynote Speaker at Annual Conference; Head of Romanian Archives to Attend Conference; Conference Discussion Group Now Available; IIJG Web Site Shows Progress of the Institution; Library and Archives Canada Has 1891 Census Online; Search Engine Updated; New Zealand Vital Records Online; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Theme For AVOTAYNU Spring Issue: “Getting Around Brick Walls”; Provides Surname Statistics; We Are In the Internet

Vol. 10, No. 5 - March 18, 2009
Economic Downturn May Benefit 2010 U.S. Census; Chicago Jewish Newspaper Online; Ancestry Adds 1940-Era City Directories; Life Magazine Photos on Google; IIJG Starts Fund-Raising Drive; Vital Record Registers of Algeria for 1832–1904 Are Online; Trips to Lithuania and Salt Lake City; Avotaynu Offers

Vol. 10, No. 6 - March 29, 2009
Searching JewishGen’s 43,000 Pages; New Book: Road to Victory: Jewish Soldiers of the 16th Lithuanian Division; Preliminary Conference Program Now Online; ViewMate Returns to JewishGen; Tracing Your Roots Interview Program; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Contributions to IIJG; Los Angeles Address Directories; Massive Collection of WWI Documents Discovered; It’s Not Genealogy, But...

Vol. 10, No. 7 - April 12, 2009
Australian Immigration/Naturalization Records Online; Indexing of 1911 Census of England Now Complete; Update of AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM; London Databases at; FamilySearch Indexing Projects; Tool Converts GEDCOM to Excel, Access or CSV Files; Reminder: Help Grow the Shoah Victims’ Names Database; Possibly Useful Web Sites; New Book: Road to Victory: Jewish Soldiers of the 16th Lithuanian Division; Deadline for Renewing Subscription to AVOTAYNU at Reduced Rate Is April 20

Vol. 10, No. 8 - April 26, 2009
These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls; JGSLI Yearbook Project; Deadline Looms for Conference Early Registration; Register for Meals and Computer Workshops; Philadelphia Jewish Resource Guide Will Help Researchers; Ancestry Adds Border Crossings for U.S. to Canada; Photographs of Arrival at Auschwitz; Avotaynu Now Offering Payment Through PayPal; Poland to Publish Online List of WWII Dead; Blessing of the Sun; It’s Not Genealogy, But...

Vol. 10, No. 9 - May 11, 2009
ITS Plans Program to Preserve Original Documents; New Book: Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn; British Newspapers 1800–1900 Online; List of British Seamen Now Online; Has German Phone Books; Searching By Given Name; News from; JRI-Poland Now Has 3.5 Million Records Indexed; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away: President Obama’s Mother Posthumously Baptized; Winners of AVOTAYNU Resubscribe Contest; Attention Snowbird AVOTAYNU

Vol. 10, No. 10 - May 31, 2009
Debate on Future of the International Tracing Service Is Underway; Aufbau Indexing Project Has 47,600 Records Online; Australian Cemetery Burials Now Online; St. Petersburg's Preobrazhenskiy Jewish Cemetery Now Online; Second Source for Auschwitz Deaths; Shipping Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn; All-Hungarian Database Now Has 800,000 Records; JewishGen Forms Board of Governors; FamilySearch Has Records for Numerous Southern U.S. States; Planning Worksheet Available for Philadelphia Conference;Company Claims To Give Origin of Surnames

Vol. 10, No. 11 - June 21, 2009
U.S. National Archives to Get Alien Registration Records; Museum of the History of Polish Jews Creates Virtual Shtetl Site; British Library Places 19th-Century Newspapers Online; Canadian Censuses 1851–1916 Now Online; Israel Genealogical Society Places Mount of Olives Cemetery Data on Internet; New York State Newspaper Site; The Importance of Family Health History; HIAS Helps Darfur Child to Reunite with Parents; New Avotaynu Catalog

Vol. 10, No. 12 - June 28, 2009
Now Available: New Edition of AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM; IIJG Plans Genealogical Glossary in Hebrew; Valuable Databases to Be Available at Annual Conference; Ellis Island Videos on YouTube; New Web Site Information: Censuses of Scotland: ScotlandsPeople; United Synagogue Marriage Authorisation Index; Contemporary Maps of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania

Vol. 10, No. 13 - July 10, 2009
Commentary About Identity Theft and Homeland Security; Latvian Jewish Records Now Online; Estonian Records Online; Report from the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy; Deadline for AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM Extended to July 21; List of People Expelled from the University of Vienna in 1938; Converting Ahnentafel Numbers to Natural Language; Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe Now on CD; The Generations Network Changes Its Name

Vol. 10, No. 14 - July 19, 2009
New Book: Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants New Book: Sephardic Genealogy–Second Edition; Last Chance to Consider Attending Conference; Avotaynu Presence at Annual Conference; Need Volunteers to Translate Yizkor Book Information; Deadline for AVOTAYNU on CDROM Looms;

Vol. 10, No. 15 - July 26, 2009
Lionel Sharpe Receives Medal of the Order of Australia; New Version of the Canadian Naturalization 1915–1932 Database; New Functions at; JOWBR Now Has 1.2 Million Records; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away—Mormon Leaders Present President Obama with His Family History; New Avotaynu Books Available for Sale at Philadelphia Conference; Third Edition of Polish Translation Guide Published; Jewish Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City; Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants Price Correction; My Two Cents

Vol. 10, No. 16 - August 16, 2009
IIJG Presents Session at World Union of Jewish Studies; Expands Jewish Record Collection; New Location for IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project; Videos of Polish Jewish Cemeteries on YouTube; Search for Descendants of Red Star Line Passengers; Google Maps Now Includes More Ukrainian Towns; Free Indexes to Births of England and Wales on; JewishGen Wants More KahaLinks; Online Language Translators; Philadelphia Conference: A Remarkable Event

Vol. 10, No. 17 - August 30, 2009
CJSI to be Updated; IAJGS Plans Multilingual Conference Internet Site; Is Going Public; Where Is Susan King?; Sadie Is Not a Jewish Given Name; Sephardic Genealogy–Second Edition Shipped

Vol. 10, No. 18 - September 13, 2009
A Serendipitous Discovery:; New Collections at FamilySearch; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; Frequency and Geographic Distribution of Surnames by Country; Another Language Translator; UK National Archives Plans Cuts in Service; Looking for New Databases to Add to CJSI

Vol. 10, No. 19 - September 29, 2009
30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Now Has Website; JewishGen Offering “Build Your Owen ShtetLinks Page” Course; Kielce-Radom Index To Be Part of JRI-Poland Database; Feedback from Readers;;; Southern Israelite Indexed; Kiev Mayor Vetoes Babi Yar

Vol. 10, No. 20 - October 2, 2009
Special Edition: Allows Access to Holocaust Collection Free in October

Vol. 10, No. 21 - October 13, 2009
Google Wants to Digitize “Out-of-Print” Books; IIJG Announces Latest Grants; More IIJG News; Museum of Family History; Offers Webinars; Philadelphia Conference Session Recordings Available; Reminder: Holocaust Collection Accessible at No Cost in October; Michelle Obama’s Ancestry

Vol. 10, No. 22 – November 1, 2009
Another Google Translate Feature; Arthur Kurzweil To Be “Genealogist in Residence” at Annual Conference; TV Program “Who Do You Think You Are?”; Jews of Stropkov Back In Print; FamilySearch Indexing Project to Top 325 Million Names; “Holocaust by Bullets” Resource Center Opens in Paris; Belgium Has ITS Documents; Jennie Lebel Dies; Trip to the Candy Store

Vol. 10, No. 23 – November 15, 2009
Special Edition: Treat Yourself to a Chanukah Present

Vol. 10, No. 24 – November 16, 2009
Research in Argentina; New Records at; Conference Now Accepting Lecture Proposals; News from; Jewish Conference in Jamaica; News from the SIGs; Holocaust Research and the Internet; Reminder About Discounts

Vol. 10, No. 25 – November 29, 2009
Special Edition: Tine Is Running Out to Treat Yourself to a Chanukah Present

Vol. 10, No. 26 – November 30, 2009
Documenting History; Historic Jewish Press Internet Site; Dropbox; Survey on American Jewish Language Use; Reminder About Discounts

Vol. 10, No. 27 – December 20, 2009
Google Fined by French Courts; Annual Conference to Include a “Market Square Fair”; Dicionario Sefaradi de Sobrenomes Now Available in Softcover; Archival Photos of New York City Buildings; New Resources: Completes Canadian Arrivals; West Virginia Vital Records Online; Dictionary of Jewish Bulgarian Surnames; Scotland Vital Records; Latvian Newspapers 1895–1957 Online; End-of-Year Appeal To Help Make IIJG More Successful; Annual Group Trip to Lithuania; Clearance Sale: Genealogical Resources in New York

Vol. 11, No. 1 – January 3, 2010
Ancestral File To Be Used for Mormon Rituals?; January 15 a Special Date for Annual Conference; New Website on Jewish Galicia and Bukovina; Worth Reading: “Why Isn’t It Free?”; Jewish Genealogical Yearbook;; Hamilton County (Ohio) Documents Online; Hadassah Magazine Publishes Interesting Story About IIJG

Vol. 11, No. 2 – January 18, 2010
A Potential risk Using Geni; Article about Online Family Trees; ITS Finishes Digitization of Post-War Records; Germany Relaxes Access to Civil Registration Records; U.S. Premiere of "Who Do You Think You Are?" in March; RTR Foundation Now Has Databases (searchable by family name) and Photos;; Wanted: Human Interest Articles for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; AVOTAYNU Publishes Jewish Family History Books in Print

Vol. 11, No. 3 – January 31, 2010
Online Information about 10,000 European Jewish Cemeteries; Register Now for the 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Who Do You Think You Are Coming to Israel; Mount Olives Cemetery Graves to be Indexed; JewishGen Uses Video for JOWBR Online Education; Museum of Family History Adds Lodz Ghetto Deaths; 25th Anniversary Sale! 25% Discount on Guide and WOWW

Vol. 11, No. 4 – February 14, 2010
Last Chance for 25% Discount on Guide and WOWW; ITS Digitizing Correspondence Files; Daniel Mendelsohn Keynote Speaker at Conference; Mass Jewish Migration Database; National Library of the Czech Republic Digitizing Periodicals and Monographs; Cook County Naturalizations Online; Brooklyn Eagle Online; IIJG Providing Research Grants in Jewish Genealogy; Adds More Holocaust-Related Data; JGS Colorado Created Genealogy Video; Google Class Action Agreement Under Scrutiny; Israelis Create Rolltop Computer

Vol. 11, No. 5 – March 7, 2010
FamilyTreeDNA to Offer Autosomal-Based Tests; Conference Speakers; Commentary on Who Do You Think You Are and Faces of America; 1930 U.S. Census Available Free of Charge on the Internet; Museum of Family History Screening Room; Canadian Newspapers Digitized by Google; 1939 “Census” of England and Wales Available; Aerial Photographs of Lithuanian Cities; Site for Jews of Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany; Jewish Refugees in Morocco; Firefox’s Keyword Feature; JDC Indexing Project- Summer Internship Opportunity

Vol. 11, No. 6– April 4, 2010 Makes U.S. Census Available at No Charge; Another Auschwitz Database; Online Education Courses by Family History Library; Review of the New iPad; Anglo-Jewry Database; Michael Bernet z”l; AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM; A Race Against Time: Yad Vashem Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project

Vol. 11, No. 7– April 18, 2010
Annual Conference Program Now Online; Index to Latvian Vital Records; Poland Plans Database of “Victims of Repression Under German Occupation”; Swiss Refugees Database; Books for Jewish Cemetery Research; Access to NewFamilySearch May Be Near; Beirut Jewish Cemetery Online; Attention AVOTAYNU Subscribers; iPad Mania

Vol. 11, No. 8– May 2, 2010
JewishGen Has Information on 5,600 Communities; Random U.S. Directories and Lists; News from; Immigrant Databases on; Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants; Family Tree University; Jewish Genealogical Trip to Salt Lake City

Vol. 11, No. 9 – May 16, 2010 Users Missing Issues of Nu? What’s New?” Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Another List of Directories; Has Free Access to Newspaper Archives Through May; FamilySearch Adds More Than 300 Million New Names; Immigrants to American Series Also at NARA Site; Site Identifies New York City Buildings; The Unbroken Chain at 40% Discount; The Story of a Calque

Vol. 11, No. 10 – May 30, 2010
Hiring a Professional Genealogist; HIAS Has a New Slogan;; Brno and Pilsen Archives Have Online Digitized Images; 40 Million Pages from British Newspapers to Be Digitized; Burial Site of American Rabbis; Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute to Be Open on Sundays; Winners of AVOTAYNU Subscription Renewal Contest; Avotaynu to Publish Its 60th Book—and Some Editorializing

Vol. 11, No. 11 – June 13, 2010
Library and Archives Canada Digitizing Microform Holdings; Offering Free Access During World Cup Period; IAJGS Conference Program Runs Until Midnight; JOWBR Grows to 1.4 Million Records; Museum of Family History Adds Photos of Synagogues; Now Available: Jews of the Kaišiadorys Region of Lithuania; Afterthought: Jews of the Kaišiadorys Region of Lithuania; New Book on Extant Lithuanian Synagogues; Avotaynu Catalog.

Vol. 11, No. 12 – June 27, 2010
New Book: Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2010 Edition; YIVO Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe Online; Annual Conference;: Final Comments; Order Avotaynu Books for Conference; IIJG Provides Semi-Annual Report; Michigan Jewish Burials Online; Addendum to Last Issue’s “Library and Archives Canada Digitizing Microform Holdings”; Australians Overtake Finns on CJSI.

Vol. 11, No. 13 – July 8, 2010
Off to the Annual Conference; 2011 Canadian Census Questions Revised; More Functionality at the Morse One-Step Site; Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy Shipped; Opinion: The Value of DNA Testing

Vol. 11, No. 14 – July 25, 2010
2010 Conference Is History; Hal Bookbinder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Cover of Getting Started; Finding Israeli Phone Numbers; Complaints About Canadian Census Plans Mount; UK May Scrap Census in Its Entirety; Has UK Birth Index 1837–2006; News from; New Book: One Foot In America; Wanted: A Complete Set of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 11, No. 15 – August 15, 2010
ITS Publishes Annual Report; Lots of News from the Israel Genealogical Society; Chief Statistician of Canada Resigns Over Census Debate; Improvements to the Morse Ellis Island Database Search; One Foot in America Shipped; Places Still Available for Jewish Genealogy Trip to Salt Lake City; Lost Synagogues of The Bronx Planned

Vol. 11, No. 16 – September 2, 2010
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away - A New Reconciliation?; 1932 Palestine Directory and Handbook Now Searchable Online; Sixth International Conference on Genetic Genealogy; Lots of Little Things

Vol. 11, No. 17 – September 28, 2010
Attention: BellSouth and ATT Subscribers; ITS Distributes Children’s Tracing Branch Data;; Index to Australian Death Notices Online; News from the SIGs (Hungarian privacy law, Lativian periodicals online, Bessarabia Revision List project); Ancestry Acquires Parent Company of; Museum of the Riga Ghetto Opens; Ukraine Archives to Place Looted Property Documents Online; IIJG Awards Grant for Hungarian Research; News from (Family Tree Maker 2011, England and Wales National Probate Calendar); Avotaynu of Facebook

Vol. 11, No. 18 – October 3, 2010
ITS Introduces Fee Schedule, Education Program; Does Your Ancestral Town Have a Shtetl/KahaLinks Page?; Guide, WOWW and CD-ROM Available at Significant Discounts; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; Internet Security

Vol. 11, No. 19 – October 24, 2010
Agreement Signed Between JRI-Poland and Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Call for Papers: 2011 Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Last Chance: Guide, WOWW and CD-ROM Available at Significant Discounts; FamilySearch; New Version of the Canadian Naturalization 1915–1932 Database; Site for Volunteers from Abroad Who Fought in Israeli War of Independence; Judaica Photos; Book on Moravian Jewry; How to Access FBI Files; Now Has Records for Three Notorious Federal Prisons; Internet Security – Followup

Vol. 11, No. 20 – October 31, 2010
Guide, WOWW and CDROM Available at Significant Discounts Ends Today; Two More New York Cemeteries Online; News from; Subscribership Rapidly Growing; News from the Hungarian SIG Discussion Group; Online Register of the Second Anglo-Boer War 1899–1902

Vol. 11, No. 21 – November 14, 2010
Another Chanukah Present to Nu? What’s New? Readers; NARA Now Allows Ordering of Digitized Images; Are You Having Trouble With ITS Inquiries?;; Online Map of Poland; Slovak Jewish Heritage Site; To Have 1911 British Census Online; Annual Research Trip to Lithuania; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; AVOTAYNU Business

Vol. 11, No. 22 – November 28, 2010
Reminder: Deadline for Avotaynu Discounts is December 1; 2013 Boston Conference Dates Set; European Union Funds Holocaust Research Infrastructure Project; Yad Vashem’s “List of Lists”; New Season for American and Australian Versions of Who Do You Think You Are; Fall AVOTYANU to the Printer; FamilySearch Site Adds 15 Million Indexes; Library and Archives Canada Provides Aid to Immigration Records; Czech Archives to Digitize Vital Records; Passaic County (New Jersey) Naturalization Images Online

Vol. 11, No. 23 – December 12, 2010
Index to Online Searchable U.S. Naturalization Indexes & Records; Members of the British Palestine Regiment; Using the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex and Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching System with the New Lodz Cemetery Database; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away—Anne Frank Submitted for Posthumous Baptism an Eleventh Time; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust; Indexes UK Marriage Records; Another 1911 Census of England and Wales Available; AVOTAYNU Reminders

Vol. 11, No. 24 – December 19, 2010
IIJG Proposes a Demographic and Genealogical Review of Scottish Jewry; Encyclopedia of the Pioneers and Builders of Israel Digitized; Announce Latest Celebrities To Be on American Version of Who Do You Think You Are?; FamilySearch Redesigns Website; Temple Ordinances Now Hidden from the Public; 2011 Conference Now Has a Blog; France Receives Copy of ITS Digital Files; Book on History of the Jews in South Africa; U.S. National Archives Wants Feedback about 2010 Census; New Online Records of the Jews of Vienna; Richard Holbrooke’s Ancestry; Google Your Family Tree; Contribute to JewishGen

Vol. 11, No. 25 – December 26, 2010
Nu? What’s New? to Be Published Weekly by Paid Subscription; Yad Vashem Now Has 4 Million Shoah Victims Identified; Site Plans To Have Jewish History in Galicia and Bukovina; Judaica Europeana; South African Jewish Digital Archive Project; First Ever Family Tree Week Launched in UK; JOWBR Now Has 1.5 million Records; Hungarian Privacy Laws To Go Into Effect in 2012; Salute to the Romanian Jews in America and Canada, 1850–2010; A Message from the Director of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy

Vol. 11, No. 26 – January 1, 2011
Happy New Year!; This Is the Last Issue...; Historical Jewish Press Website; Latvian Newspaper Website; Hint: Search Newspaper Archives for Ancestral Towns; Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2011 Edition; Recent Additions to FamilySearch Database; NARA Has New Search Engine; Do You Have Information about Lost Synagogues in Bronx, Manhattan and Queens?

Vol. 12, No. 1 – January 9, 2011
U.S. Library of Congress Newspaper Collection; Ethnic Newspapers To Be Online; Family Tree of the Jewish People Now Has 5 Million Entries; Register Now for the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; January 15 Deadline to Submit Lecture Proposal for Annual Conference; Use Google Translate for Foreign Language Documents; Recent Additions to FamilySearch Database; JewishGen Yizkor Book Project; Releases Family Tree Maker for Mac

Vol. 12, No. 2 – January 16, 2011
Library and Archives Canada Is Going Digital; Who Do You Think You Are? Debuts February 4; Non-Israeli Volunteers in Israel’s Wars; Books of Vital Records Indexes for London Synagogues; YouTube Films of Ancestral Towns; Index to the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre Now Available;

Vol. 12, No. 3 – January 23, 2011
Hungarian Genealogists Group Formed;; Canadiana Discovery Portal; Litvak SIG Has Translated One Million Records; Find Your Australian Convict Ancestors Free of Charge at; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Special Offer: Five Issues of AVOTAYNU for the Price of Four; Use Genealogy Webinars To Educate Yourself

Vol. 12, No. 4 – January 30, 2011
Yad Vashem Wants Help from Genealogical Community; A Race Against Time: Yad Vashem Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project; FamilySearch Partners with and; Who Do You Think You Are? Identifies First Two Celebrities; Running Sweepstakes; Conference News: Super Early Bird Deadline, Hotel Reservations, Discussion Group; Last Chance to Subscribe to AVOTAYNU: Five Issues for the Price of Four

Vol. 12, No. 5 – February 6, 2011
Online Yahrzeit Plaques; Two Papers on Jewish DNA Research; March 26 Who Do You Think You Are? to Feature Gwyneth Paltrow; Has Apps for iPad and iPhone; "Using JewishGen" course begins Feb 15; Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants; Have You Visited Your Ancestral Country Recently?; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU at the Printer

Vol. 12, No. 6 – February 13, 2011
New American Family History Television Program; Family History Centers to Have Library Edition; Rabbi Shmuley Boteach To Be Pre-Conference Scholar; JewishGen Education One-on-One Independent Study Program; Webinars on DNA and Genealogy; Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Online; Croatian Newspapers Online

Vol. 12, No. 7 – February 20, 2011
American Israelite 1859–1867 Now Online; Guide to Jewish Materials Stored in Latvian State Historical Archives;; Sandra Hargreaves Luebking; Frequency of Names in the U.S.; Remarkable Offer! Where Once We Walked for only $25 for Just Three Days; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU Is in the Mail

Vol. 12, No. 8 – February 27, 2011
Hungarian Archives To Destroy “Immoral Documents of an Immoral Regime"; Genealogy Webinars; Tenth International Conference on Jewish Names; NARA Plans Budget Cuts; Who Do You Think You Are? Renewed for Third Season; Influence of on the Public’s Perception of Genealogy; 1911 Census of Scotland; Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands; WOWW Shipped; Reminder: American Israelite 1859–1867 DVD at a Discount

Vol. 12, No. 9 – March 6, 2011
Canadian Government Continues to Dismantle Planned Censuses; New Zealand Cancels 2011 Census; Yad Vashem Expands Shoah victims’ Names Database; IIJG Issues Call for Research Proposals; Holocaust-Related Photographs; Latvia SIG Newsletters Online; Online Danish Jewish Cemetery Database; Archives of Ireland Now Online; FamilySearch Initiates Its First Hungarian Project; Consider Writing an Article for AVOTAYNU

Vol. 12, No. 10 – March 13, 2011
List of Jewish Genealogy Mailing Lists; Finding Living Persons in the UK; Finding Living Persons in the U.S.; List of Burial Societies in Israel; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Announcement: Improvements to Family Tree Maker for Mac; Reminder: Renew AVOTAYNU at a Discount; Attention Snowbirds Who Are AVOTAYNU Subscribers

Vol. 12, No. 11 – March 20, 2011; RootsTech 2011; Yad Vashem To Acquire Ukraine KGB Records; British Library and to Digitize Five Million Pages of Family History Records; Congressman Declares October Family History Month; Basic Jewish Genealogy (U.S. Research) Class Stars April 1; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Turn Rejection Into Success; Reminder: Renew AVOTAYNU at a Discount – Only 10 Days Left

Vol. 12, No. 12 – March 27, 2011
Plan to Restore Lithuanian Jewish Cemeteries; Canadian Jewish News (1960 to 1993) Is Now Online; Allowing Free Access to Census Data Today Only; JRI-Poland Assists Who Do You Think You Are?; 1940 Latvia Telephone Directory Online; Google Loses Book Publishing Rights; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Jewish Farmers in Utah?; Reminder: Renew AVOTAYNU at a Discount – Only 3 Days Left

Vol. 12, No. 13 – April 3, 2011; Lithuanian Officials Make Commitment To Assist in Restoring Jewish Cemeteries; Useful References for Genealogists; List of Blogs Dealing with Jewish Genealogy; Delivery of AVOTAYNU Winter issue to Israel Delayed; More about Google Class Action Suit; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; New Book: A History of the Jewish Community of London Ontario; Books of Vital Records of London Synagogues; Hvem Tror Du At Du Er; Give JewishGen Flyer to Friends

Vol. 12, No. 14 – April 11, 2011
Early Registration Deadline Looms for Washington Conference; Family Tree DNA Discloses Extent of Its Holdings; Multiple Searches of Surname; 1939 National Enumeration Transcript Books of the UK; Printed Forms for Genealogy; Polish Metrical Records Being Digitized; Article about Julius Muller; FamilySearch Additions for the Week;

Vol. 12, No. 15 – April 17, 2011
A Sweet Pesach to All; Back Issues of Jewish Telegraph Agency To Be On; Latest Blood & Frogs Functions; More Forms for Genealogy; Conference Program Now Online; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Working with PDF Forms; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Basile Ginger

Vol. 12, No. 16 – April 24, 2011
Happy Easter to Our Christian Subscribers; Free Online Genealogy Research Courses; An Unusual Genealogy Site;; American Jewish Year Book 5672 (1911–12) Online; Do You Use Contemplating Using; Winners of AVOTAYNU Resubscriber Drawing; Quick Reminders

Vol. 12, No. 17 – May 1, 2011
Access to 1940 U.S. Census Is Coming; Steve Morse Site Is 10 Years Old; Articles on How To Understand and Interpret Old Family Photos; Many American Jewish Yearbooks Online; DC Conference will include 24 Technology-Oriented Sessions; USHMM Director To Be Keynote Speaker at Conference; Maps of the Russian Guberniyas 1820–26; Polish Digital Library Collection; Machpelah Cemetery (Michigan) Burials Online; Barcodes on Tombstones?; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 18 – May 3, 2011 – Special Edition
American Joint Distribution Committee Places Index to 500,000 Records on Internet; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Partners with

Vol. 12, No. 19 – May 8, 2011
Wildcard Searches; Jewish Telegraph Agency Archives Now Operational; Cincinnati Birth and Death Index;; Remarkable Offer! Jewish Personal Names for only $9.50 for Just Three Days; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Have You Used ITS in the Past Year?

Vol. 12, No. 20 – May 15, 2011 Plans to Add Searching Other Sites; Today and Future; Adds More Records; Reader Comments; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Spring issue of AVOTAYNU in the Mail

Vol. 12, No. 21 – May 22, 2011
100,000 Photos of Tombstones in Polish Jewish Cemeteries; ITS Wants To Return Personal Belongings; Holocaust Property Claims Site; News from the SIGs; Choosing a Web Browser; Avotaynu Catalog In Mail; International Conference on Jewish Genealogy News; Museum of Family History Site Has New York City Synagogues; Cleveland Jewish News Online; A Political Statement.

Vol. 12, No. 22 – May 29, 2011
Center for Jewish History Institutions Place Collections Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Fully Searchable UK Death Records Online at; Archivist of United States To Talk at Conference Gala;; Avotaynu 1, Wikipedia 0

Vol. 12, No. 23 – June 12, 2011
FamilySearch Starts TechTips Website; ICRC to End Role at International Tracing Service; U.S. Copyright Rules; Holocaust Survivors vs. Victims; JewishGen Screencasts; Brit Milah Records of Aleppo Indexed; Bessarabia Revision List Index Now Has 37,000 Records; Last Issue May Have been Treated As Spam

Vol. 12, No. 24 – June 19, 2011
“Better Than Soundex”?; AARP Has “Discover Your Roots” Sweepstakes; Jewish Genealogical Trip to Salt Lake City; English Outbound Passenger Lists Online; More On Copyright; Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia at 60% Discount;

Vol. 12, No. 25 – June 26, 2011
New Website: Canadian Heritage Jewish Network; Pier 21: A Gateway for Canadian Immigration; ShtetLinks HTML Coders Needed; AARP Has “Discover Your Roots” Sweepstakes; Jewish Washington Tours Planned for Annual Conference; Todd Knowles Honored by Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; News Tidbits: Argentina Jewish Cemetery Database; New Haven Burials; German Name Adoption Lists; GenAmi Has English Version of Website; Lithuanian Internal Passports; Postscript to “Better than Soundex”

Vol. 12, No. 26 – July 3, 2011
IIJG Establishes Guidelines for BA and MA Courses in Jewish Genealogy; ITS Makes Available Additional Documents; Google Image Analyzer; Resource Center at Annual Conference; Morse Site Has 1940 Census Learning Aid

Vol. 12, No. 27 – July 10, 2011
Holocaust Conference: “Recording the Names”; Czech and Slovakian Jewish Records Online at FamilySearch; Three Major Polish Resources Now Cross-link to Each Other; Jewish Genealogy Conference News; Are Your Digital Affairs in Order?; UK Association of Jewish Refugees “Journal” Online; Resources for Cleveland, Ohio; Bibliography of North African Jews (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya); Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2011 Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 28 – July 17, 2011
An Interesting Consideration in DNA Evaluation; News from JewishGen—Yizkor Books in Print Project, Independent Study Program, JOWBR;; Surviving Jews in Holland; Malines Website Taken Down for a Year; Named One of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites; FamilySearch Completes Indexing 1930 Census; Boston 2013

Vol. 12, No. 29 – July 24, 2011
More Information About Release of the U.S. 1940 Census; Other NARA Digital Images; More on FamilyTreeDNA Probabilities; USHMM Establishes a Holocaust Survivor & Victim Database; Latest Conference News: Lithuanian Ambassador to Address Attendees; Order Avotaynu Books Now to Pick Up at Conference; Consider a Gift Certificate for a Genealogy Friend; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Do You Have Information about Former Synagogues of Manhattan?

Vol. 12, No. 30 – August 1, 2011
New Gesher Galicia Database Search Engine Has Unusual Features; Google Alerts; Now Accepts Family Trees; Recordings of Conference Sessions To Be Available; Announce Location of 2013 Boston Conference; NARA Search Engine Good for People Searching; Helene Joseph

Vol. 12, No. 31 – August 7, 2011
No Issue Next Week; Will You Be at the Conference?; FamilyTreeDNA Accepting Other Companies Y-DNA Results; War Graves Photographic Project; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; News from the SIGs; Mormon-Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 32 – August 21, 2011
1940 U.S. Census To Be Free on; Annual Conferences; IAJGS Annual Awards;; Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy;; Dutch Naturalizations Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Past Two Weeks—2.3 Million Images Added to Its Hungary Collections; Education Course on Breaking Brick Walls in the U.S.; Online Yearbooks; Changes Focus and Name; Australians Opt Out of Public Access to Census Information; Statement on a Jewish Funeral Chapel’s Website

Vol. 12, No. 33 – August 28, 2011
Information Available About Paris Conference; Record Access for Family History Research; Israeli Cemetery Online Databases; International Jewish Genealogy Month; CEMLA in Argentina Provides Immigration Database; Special Offer on Beider Books; News from the SIGs; JewishGen Reports on Itself; ITS Annual Report; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Lowers Prices; Adds More U.S. Yearbooks to Collection; Clarification of Why No Israel Conference in 2014

Vol. 12, No. 34 – August 29, 2011 Allows Free Access to Immigration and Naturalization Records; Don’t Forget Deadline for Beider Book Offer

Vol. 12, No. 35 – September 4, 2011
JewishGen Ending the Use of “Shtetl” in Its Database Names; UK Merchant Navy Archives Online; Videos on YouTube by FamilySearch and NGS; New Book Offering: DNA & Tradition; New Startup: Am haZikaron - the Institute of Science and Heritage of the Jewish People; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 36 – September 11, 2011 Ranks As 14th Most Popular Genealogy Site; Syncing Your Genealogy Databases; “Taking Tamar” Now an Ebook; Comprehensive List of Former Synagogues in New York City; Now Includes Viennese Jewish Burials; Cincinnati Birth/Death Index 1865–1912 Completed; Has Guide for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; DNA & Tradition Shipped

Vol. 12, No. 37 – September 18, 2011
September 11, 2001; 1940 U.S. Census a Big Yawn?; Article on History of Jewish Genealogy Planned; FamilySearch Moving Toward Online Ordering of Microfilms; South African SIG News; Releases 1930 National Census of Mexico; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 38 – September 25, 2011
Shana Tovah!; Books Published by JGSGB; JewishGen Offering Basic Course in U.S. Genealogy; Arizona Birth (1855-1935) and Death Records (1844-1960) Online; History of the Jews in Russia and Poland Now In Softcover; Geni Offers an Intermediate Pricing; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 39 – October 2, 2011
Jewish Cemetery Restoration Projects in Eastern Europe; Dead Sea Scrolls Online; Adds Prison Records to Manchester Collection; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Canada Gazette (1841-1997) Now Online; ProQuest Adds Jewish Newspapers to Its Collection;; “Biggest” and “Best”

Vol. 12, No. 40 – October 9, 2011
FamilySearch Location Search Has Problems; Lithuanian Government Shows Greater Signs of Cooperation in Holocaust-Related Matters;; Offering Free Access to Selected Collections; “Who Do You Think You Are?” Identifies Participants in 2012 Season; Russia Opens First Jewish History Museum; Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania) Records Online;

Vol. 12, No. 41 – October 16, 2011
More on Using New FamilySearch Locality Catalog; Goes Into the TV Business; New Book: The Holocaust in Slovakia: The Story of the Jews of Medzilaborce District; All-Galicia Database Adds Functionality; History of Brooklyn Jewry Has Numerous Names; IIJG Announces Two New Research Grants; ITS To Allow Copying of Entire Record Groups; Avoid Lackawanna County Site

Vol. 12, No. 42 – October 23, 2011
Preview of Paris Conference; Tribute to the Jews of Przedecz, Poland; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue; More Avotaynu Business

Vol. 12, No. 43 – November 6, 2011
U.S. Social Security Death Index Having Its Wings Clipped; USHMM Collections Now of; At Last: A Good Roman Alphabet Israeli Telephone Lookup; Adds More Than 50 Million New Birth, Marriage and Death Records; List of British National Archives Record Groups Online; Now Has Jewish Burials; JewishGen Advanced Education Course: Using JewishGen for European Research; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Scottish Census Street Index Books

Vol. 12, No. 44 – November 12, 2011
Finding Former Province and District Names of Towns; New Book: The Lost Synagogues of The Bronx and Queens; Veterans/Remembrance/Armistice Day Sparks Free Access to Military Records; More on SSDI: Maybe Not a Big Deal; JewishGen Resurrects LostNFound Desk; 1940 U.S. Census Film; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 12, No. 45 – November 20, 2011
Registration for Paris Conference Formally Opens; Who Do You Think You Are? Plans Third Season; U.S. National Archives Awards 1940 Census Site to; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Brief Announcements; Recent New Books from Avotaynu

Vol. 12, No. 46 – November 27, 2011
Another Test of the New ListServ Provider; ICRC Makes It Official: They Will No Longer Manage ITS After 2012; Social Security Death Index Under Attack—Again; YIVO Places “Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe” Online; Avotaynu Joins Cyber Monday Sales Event; Avotaynu 800 Number Temporarily Not Working; List of Greek Jews; Budapest Marriages; Hey, Mister, Want to Buy a Copy of the 1940 Census Cheap?;

Vol. 12, No. 47 – December 4, 2011 Acquires American Genealogy Company; Lo Tishkach Latvia Cemetery Survey Completed; Offering Free Public Access to Its World War II Collection; British Newspaper Archive; A Source of Holocaust Victims’ Names; Revised Edition Planned for Google Your Family Tree; Budapest Marriage Index Site Has Birth and Death Records; Contribute to Genealogy Causes; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Annual Research Trip to Lithuania with Side Trips to Latvia; Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City

Vol. 12, No. 48 – December 11, 2011; Interesting Map Creator; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Chanukah Sale – 25% Discount on Selected Books for Three Days Only

Vol. 12, No. 49 – December 18, 2011
International Tracing Service Announces Future Plans; ITS Records to Be Available in the UK; Drops Social Security Numbers for Recent Deaths; Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy – 2012 Version; JOWBR Now Has 1.76 Million Records; More About; New Jewish Genealogy Site for Argentina;

Vol. 12, No. 50 – December 25, 2011
Happy Chanukah; Three Genealogy Firms Join Forces to Create 1940 U.S. Census Index; New 1940 Census Aid at Morse Site; 2012 Conference News; Develop a KehilaLinks Page for Your Ancestral Town; Bill Gladstone Develops His Own Website; Overview of JewishGen; Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy – 2012 Version

Vol. 13, No. 1 – January 1, 2012
Happy New Year!; Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Victims’ Lists Online; Experts in Central and Eastern European History To Lecture at 2012 Conference; JewishGen Plans Basic Four-Week Genealogy Course; JewishGen Holocaust Database Grows to 2.4 Million Records; Manchester, England, Burial Records Online

Vol. 13, No. 2 – January 8, 2012
New Genealogy Society Formed in Israel; Virtual Shtetl; Who Do You Think You Are Third Season Airing Febuary 3; PBS To Air Another Genealogy Series; German Address Books Online; U.S. National Archives Puts Genealogy-Oriented Workshops Online; Makes Available Infirmity Column of 1911 Census; Recent U.S. Record Additions to Online FamilySearch; Subscribers Reach 1.7 Million

Vol. 13, No. 3 – January 15, 2012
100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites; World Memory Project Approaches One million Entries; Israel Genealogy Research Association Plans Webinars; An Outsiders View of the Genealogy Industry; It’s Not Genealogy But...; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 13, No. 4 – January 22, 2012
Steven W. Siegel (1946-2012); An Experiment with DNA Testing; Alexander Dunai Subject of Jewish News Article; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU to Be 84 Pages; Five Issues of AVOTAYNU for the Price of Four

Vol. 13, No. 5 – January 29, 2012
Hearing To Be Held on Fate of Social Security Death Index; Who Do You Think You Are? Announces Third Season Celebrities; Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) Holds First Webinar; Five Issues of AVOTAYNU for the Price of Four Ends January 31; Index to HIAS (Boston) Case Files Online; Adds 7 Million Pennsylvania Records to Its Collection;

Vol. 13, No. 6 – February 4, 2012
IIJG Forming Ethics Panel; Planning to Create Database of Name Variants; U.S. Census Records Available Through Brightsolid; New “Trees” Feature at Family Search; Who Do You Think You Are – Live; Gesher Galicia Search Engine Creator Wins Award; British-Jewry; Site Provides Ukrainian Archives Information; Genealogy Quality Code; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies

Vol. 13, No. 7 – February 11, 2012
Extra-Large Issue; Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away; Parents of Simon Wiesenthal Posthumously Baptized Last Month; Elie Wiesel, His Father and Grandfather Added to Mormon Rolls; Sign the Petition: Help Save Access to the Social Security Death Index; Louise Stern Dies; Remarkable Offer for Just Three Days! Every Family Has a Story for Less Than Half Price; FamilySearch To Take Down Its Classic Version; How “Who Do You Think You Are?” Picks Its Celebrities; JewishGen Education To Offer Independent Study; IIJG Issues Its Annual Call for Research Proposals; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU in the Mail; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies

Vol. 13, No. 7a – February 14, 2012
Reminders: Every Family Has a Story Discount Ends Tuesday; Have You Signed the Petition?

Vol. 13, No. 8 – February 19, 2012
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away; and FamilyTreeDNA Become Partners; Book Memorializes 18,000 Children of the Dutch Holocaust; Family History Standards Organization Formed; Pre- Post-Conference Tours Defined; Rabbi Shmuel Gorr Archive Catalogued; Royal Naval Seamen (1853–1923) Online; Searching JewishGen Databases: An Interesting Variant; Webinar of Latin American Resources; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Have You Signed the Petition?; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies

Vol. 13, No. 9 – February 26, 2012
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away—Now It Is Anne Frank and Jan Karski; Website Created for the 1940 Census; Lo Tishkach Reports on Its Latest Cemetery Initiatives; Site Has Numerous Photographs of Jewish Life; Ukraine SIG Website Has a New Look; My Perspective on the Social Security Death Index Battle; Call Him Doctor Feigmanis Now; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 13, No. 10 – March 4, 2012
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Might Finally Go Away—At Last! The Mormon Church Is Acting Forcefully; Joint Distribution Commmittee Archives Now Online; World Memory Project Reaches One Million Records; Jewish Heritage Europe Website; SSDI: A Solution; Reminder To Resubscribe to Avotaynu; Deciphering Handwriting

Vol. 13, No. 11 – March 11, 2012
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away – Church Moves to Stop Helen Radkey; Continues To Grow – Adds Features; The Future of Microsoft Windows; Barbara Walters’ Roots To Be on TV Program; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Montefiore Censuses of Eretz Israel Now Online; 1940 New York City Directories To Be Online; “10 Census Questions That Lead to More Answers”; Are You a Snowbird? Are You Moving?

Vol. 13, No. 12 – March 18, 2012
Mormon/Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away – Church Makes an Extra Effort; News About the Annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Jewish Records Indexing – Poland Adds Surname Distribution Mapper; U.S. Senate To Hold Hearings on Social Security Death Index Controversy; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Highlighted by California Death and Divorce Indexes and Nevada Marriage Index

Vol. 13, No. 13 – March 25, 2012
Site Identifies Jewish Cemeteries of Lithuania; Gets into 1940 Census Race; Finding Your Roots Season Premiere Tonight; Conference Reminder: Deadline for Early Registration; Back Issues of Aufbau Now Online; JewishGen Family Finder Approaches 500,000 Entries; Pennsylvania Birth and Death Indexes; Russian Veterans of World War II; Salt Lake City’s City Creek Center Opens; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 13, No. 14 – April 1, 2012
Chag Pesach Sameach (Happy Passover Holiday); 1940 Census Available April 2; 1921 Canadian Census To Be Released in 2013; Using City/Telephone Directories Online; Binary Search; German Immigrants to America 1850–1897; Name Changes in Israel; Mormon Church Moving Contents of IGI to FamilySearch; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Include More Than 25 Million World War One Draft Registration Cards; Early-Bird Registration for Conference Extended to April 10; New JewishGen Course: Exploring JewishGen; More on Russian Veterans Database; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies

Vol. 13, No. 15 – April 2, 2012
More on the U.S. 1940 Census: A Possible Shortcut to Getting Data from the 1940 Census; and the 1940 Census; FamilySearch and the 1940 Census; 1940 New York City Telephone Books Online; “1940-era” Records Accessible at No Charge

Vol. 13, No. 16 – April 8, 2012
1940 Census Mania Abounds; Old FamilySearch Accessible Again; Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names Has a New Look; Old Maps Online; MyHeritage Adds Two Senior Executives to Staff; Going That Extra Mile with 1940 Census; ScotlandsPeople Adds 1915 Valuation Rolls; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Special Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies; Winners of AVOTAYNU Subscription Renewal Contest

Vol. 13, No. 17 – April 15, 2012
Yad Vashem To Acquire One Million More Testimonial Pages; 1940 Census News; Searching the Joint Archives Database; “Lithuanian Holocaust Atlas” Now in Book From; “Long Lost Family” Returns to British Television; If the Pieces of the Puzzle Don’t Fit…; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies

Vol. 13, No. 18 – April 22, 2012
JewishGen Looking for Volunteer Manager; Routes to Roots Foundation Databases To Have a Second Home; 1940 Census Update; Another 3-Day Sale: Buy One, Get One Free; Searchable Australian Newspapers Online; Immigration to Canada from United States; Kaunas Area Vital Records Indexed; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Latest in Tombstones Meet Technology; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies

Vol 13, No. 18a – April 26, 2012
Special Edition: 2015 Conference to Be in Israel

Vol. 13, No. 19 – May 6, 2012
Quality Control in the 1940 Census; FamilySearch 1940 Census Update; IIJG Ethics Panel Seeks Ethical Dilemmas; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Video on Genetic Genealogy; News from the SIGs—Gesher Galicia, JRI-Poland, Romania SIG; Conference Update; Book: Genealogical Resources in New York; ItalianGen Adds More New York City Indexes;; Announces Autosomal DNA Testing Service; Photographs of New York City Then and Now; International Tracing Service Conserving Dachau and Buchenwald Documents; Mormon Church Changes 95-year Rule to 110-Year Rule

Vol. 13, No. 20 – May 13, 2012
Happy Mother’s Day!; FamilySearch 1940 Census Update: Six States Searchable; Now Has 10 Billion Records; Will Genealogy Eventually Become an Obsolete Hobby?; 20th Year: Jewish Genealogical Trip to Salt Lake City; Leo Baeck Institute Digitizes Significant Subset of Its Collection; Site for Online City/Telephone Directories; Keep Posting After Your Death; British Newspaper Archive Adds “Newspaper Titles” Page; Sites for London Research; Books Published by Avotaynu

Vol. 13, No. 21 – May 20, 2012
American Version of Who Do You Think You Are? Not Renewed for Fourth Season; Online records of Germany, Poland and South Africa; FamilySearch 1940 Census Progress Report; MyHeritage Offers a Trickle of 1940 Census; Adds Maine to 1940 Census Index; Computer Classes at Annual Conference; Offering Free Access to Immigration Records until May 21; Are You a Member of a Jewish Genealogical Society?; Special Price: Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust

Vol. 13, No. 22 – May 27, 2012
Back issues of AVOTAYNU Now Available on Internet by Subscription; Yad Vashem Creates “Transports to Extinction: Shoah Deportation Database; 1940 Census for 14 States Now Searchable at FamilySearch; Follow-up on German Address Books Online; Belarus SIG Plans Newsletter; Finding Living People in the U.S.; Shame On You, Salt Lake Tribune

Vol. 13, No. 23 – June 3, 2012
American Chosen New Director of International Tracing Service; 1940 Census Update; Doing British Research; Complete Jewish Holdings of Latvian State Historical Archives at Latvia-SIG Website; Networking as a Genealogical Resource

Vol. 13, No. 24 – June 6, 2012

Special Edition; Indexes New York State 1940 Census; Adds Images and Index of New York State 1892, 1915 ands 1925 Censuses

Vol. 13, No. 25 – June 10, 2012

“The Wrecking of Canada’s Library and Archives; 1940 Census Update: 18 States Now Indexed and Searchable; Functionality on’s 1940 Census Pages; IGRA Adds Nine Databases to Site; Czech Vital Records Online; Bessarabia Business Directory

Vol. 13, No. 26 – June 17, 2012
A Guide to Canadian Jewish Genealogical Research Published; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Allows Access to Jewish Newspapers for June; 1940 Census Update; Website Identifies More Than 3 Million Persons from Russian Empire; Now Has One Billion Profiles – Adds Functionality; Kaunas Gubernia Vital Records Extracted; Sephardic Heritage Project Joins IAJGS; JewishGen Adds SubCarpathian Interest Group; International Conference Less Than a Month Away

Vol. 13, No. 27 – June 24, 2012
Webinars; Rebuilding a Wooden Synagogue; Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2012 Published; Adds More Records; Add Alabama, Indiana, Maine and North Dakota to the 1940 Census Index; New Records and Indexes at FamilySearch; JewishGen Again Offers One-On-One Research Class; Order DNA Testing Through JewishGen

Vol. 13, No. 28 – July 1, 2012
Summer Holiday: Avotaynu Offices Closed; International Tracing Service (ITS) Issues Annual Report; ITS Planning to Publish Scholarly Works; 1940 Census Update; MyHeritage Announces SuperSearch; FindMyPast Adds Prisoner of War Records; Gravesites of North American Tzadikim Online; JOWBR Now Has 1.86 Million Records; Search Canadian Records at No Charge through July 2

Vol. 13, No. 29 – July 7, 2012
Belgian Deportation Orders Index Now Online; Warsaw Jewish Museum Receives Major Donations; Jewish Atlantic World Site Has 5,000 Photographs; Now Has 2 Million Paid Subscribers; FamilySearch Sets a Record Too; Offers Free Access to Early American Records; A Panicked Subscriber

Vol. 13, No. 30 – July 22, 2012
Paris Conference a Great Success; Jeffrey S. Malka Receives IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award; Other IAJGS Awards; Special Discount on Sephardic Genealogy; News from the SIGs; An Open Letter to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.; 1940 Census Update; Biographies of People in Yiddish Theatre Online; B’nai B’rith To Relocate Archives to American Jewish Archives; Belgian Deportation Orders Actually Were Expulsion Orders; Looking for Survivors Helped by Sousa Mendes; Latest FamilySearch Indexes and Browsable Images

Vol. 13, No. 31 – July 29, 2012
IIJG Receives $100,000 Donation from Lisa and Douglas Goldman Trust; SSDI: I Just Had a Talk with My Banker; International Tracing Service Published Annual Report; 1940 Census Indexing Nears Completion; Audio Recordings of Conference Now Available; Stern Grant Award Recipients Announced; News from the SIGs; Wants To Penetrate the U.S. Market; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 13, No. 32 – August 5, 2012
It’s by a Nose in Race to Complete Indexing of 1940 Census; Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census; FamilySearch Next Big Initiative: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records; Gesher Galicia Creates Map Room; Memory Books of Soldiers from Ukraine During WWII; IGRA Search Engine Now Allows Hebrew or Latin Letters; UK Government to Release Records 10 Years Earlier; Forces War Records Site; Morse Site Now Includes 1915 and 1925 New York Census Portal; JewishGen Offers Class in New York City Research; Last Chance to Sign Up for Salt Lake City Research Trip; Erratum: Mix-up in “Ch”s

Vol. 13, No. 33 – August 12, 2012
Virtual Shtetl Expands into Belarus; ITS Plans Travelling Exhibition of “Life after Survival”; 1940 Census News; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; Annual Report Shows Growth of LitvakSIG; Digitized Collection of Jewish Records; London Burial Records 1770–1833

Vol. 13, No. 34 – August 19, 2012
Who Do You Think You Are? May Return to American Television; FamilySearch 1940 Census Project Nearly Complete; Riga Ghetto List Online; Site Has Jewish Burials in Russia and Ukraine; Memorial Site to Soldiers from USSR Who Died in World War II; Romanian Doctors and Pharmacists Listed on Internet; Offering Discount

Vol. 13, No. 35 – August 26, 2012
Brochure Published About the Vel d’Hiv Roundup; Paris Prefecture of Police Archives To Be Online in 2015; Avotaynu Anthology of Jewish Genealogy; FamilySearch Completes 1940 Census Project

Vol. 13, No. 36 – September 2, 2012
Tel Aviv University Researcher Claims He Can Pinpoint Ancestral Origins;; ITS Plans Refugee Exhibition – Seeks Memorabilia; FamilySearch Record Group Names Misleading; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Jewish Genealogical Symposium Planned for St. Petersburg, September 10–12; News from; Free Access to Census Records through September 3; It’s Not Genealogy, But...; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU Being Mailed; Problem with Last Issue of Nu? What’s New?

Vol. 13, No. 37 – September 9, 2012
FamilySearch Digitizes 40,000 Family History Related Publications; Legacy Family Tree Webinars; FamilySearch Adds New Hungarian/Slovakian Records; Yizkor Books In Print Plans to Publish Additional Books; Maceva Issues Quarterly Report; Vienna City Directories Online; List of Sousa Mendes Visa Recipients Online; Do You Own Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy?

Vol. 13, No. 38 – September 16, 2012
Shana Tovah!; Historical Jewish Press Website; Joint Symposium on Jewish Genealogy Held in St. Petersburg; Bessarabian Towns in Pinkas HaKehillot Being Translated; Clarification of Slovakian Church and Synagogue Books Article

Vol. 13, No. 39 – September 23, 2012
Who Do You Think You Are? Renewed in Canada and Possibly U.S.; City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, 3-volume box set; Secondary Benefit of St. Petersburg Symposium; Introduces Record Matching to Its Users; Ancestry Offers Free Guide to U.S. Censuses; Final Comment About Slovakian Church and Synagogue Books

Vol. 13, No. 40 – September 30, 2012
2014 Conference Dates Announced; IIJG Announces Research Grants; Status of Various Freedom of Information Activities in the U.S.; JewishGen Offering Course in Search Strategies for Genealogy; October 1 Deadline for Discount on City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York; Too many,,

Vol. 13, No. 41 – October 7, 2012
Index to Jewish Children Deported from Paris Now Online; FamilySearch Has Free Online Research Courses; Webinar Celebrates Jewish Genealogy Month; QR Codes on Tombstones; Easier Access to Freedom of Information Act Documents; Information about the Yad Vashem Photo Archives

Vol. 13, No. 42 – October 13, 2012
Avotaynu Offices Closed – Nu? What’s New? Skips a Week; DNA Webinar; FindMyPast Releases 56 Million Australian and New Zealand Records; What Is the Best Genealogy Software?; JewishGen to Hold Advanced Genealogy Class; Leo Baeck Institute to Launch Its DigiBaeck System; Forces War Records Adds Home Guard Records; AVOTAYNU Business

Vol. 13, No. 43 – October 28, 2012
CAHJP to Place Online Inventory List to Polish Holdings; AJDC Cyprus Collection Now Online; Acquired by European Equity Firm; Matching Programs: Case Study; Discount Offers by Commercial Genealogy Companies; Yad Vashem and Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw Sign Agreement; YIVO Institute and Museum of the History of Polish Jews Sign Partnership Agreement; Additions to the FamilySearch Database

Vol. 13, No. 44 – November 4, 2012
Can Cyndi’s List Be Copyrighted?; French Records Removed from FamilySearch; IIJG Interim Report on Scottish Genealogy Online; World Memory Project; Do You Subscribe to JewishGen Discussion Groups?; Austro-Hungarian Army Website; Krakow-Geni Project; Munich Gedenkbuch Online; Lithuania Research Trip; Romania/Moldova Index on World Memory Project; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 13, No. 45 – November 11, 2012
ITS Releases 224,000 Correspondence Files to Partner Organizations; Boston Conference Issues Call for Papers; Chanukah Sale – 25% Discount on Selected Books for Three Days Only; New Site Synchronizes Genealogical Databases; Map Generator; Jewish Museum of Tolerance Opens in Moscow; Ancestry Affiliates Providing Free Access to Military Records for Limited Time; GenesReunited Adds UK Military Records; Czernowitz Birth Records Indexed; Scottish Wills and Testaments 1902–1925 Online

Vol. 13, No. 46 – November 18, 2012
Shoah Foundation Places More Information About Survivors on Internet; Judaica Europeana Revisited; Another Chanukah Present to Nu? What’s New? Readers; FamilyTreeDNA Offers End-of-Year Discounts; Adds Military Burials and Headstone Applications; “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” Conference to be Held February 22–24; Mark Your Calendar: November 23, 79043; Program Downloads Batches of FamilySearch Images

Vol. 13, No. 47 – November 25, 2012 Now Includes a Jewish Genealogy Portal; Site Has Argentinean Jewish Surnames with “De”; News of Interest to UK Researchers; A Puzzling Inscription; News from the SIGs; Vladka Meed (1921–2012); Annual IIJG Appeal; Avotaynu Business

Vol. 13, No. 48 – December 2, 2012
Righteous Among the Nations Database Now Online; Launches; MyHeritage Buys; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; ICRC Ends Management of International Tracing Service; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Miscellany; Reminder: Only Seven Days Left for Avotaynu Discount Offer

Vol. 13, No. 49 – December 9, 2012
Happy Chanukah!; JRI-Poland Now Linking Index to Online Digitized Images; Get Copies of Old Books at; Risks of Using Geni and MyHeritage Family Tree Environment; Vsia Rossiia Directories for 1895, 1899, 1900 Now Indexed; Austria to Place Online a "Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism"; British Colombia Publishes 700,000 Vital Records Online; JDC Accepting Grant Proposals; FamilySearch Additions for the Week;

Vol. 13, No. 50 – December 16, 2012
Israel Genealogy Research Association Has New Search Engine; Finding Aid for Toronto Census of 1911; Importance of Town Leaders; Fold3 Has Navy Muster Rolls (1939–1949); FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Contribute to Genealogy Causes

Vol. 13, No. 51 – December 23, 2012
Merry Christmas to Our Christian Readers; Boston Conference Call for Papers Ends January 6; U.S. Government's National Strategy For Information Sharing a Threat to Genealogists?; Lithuanian Directories Now Searchable; Website Links to U.S. Census Data Sites; Reminder: FamilyTreeDNA Discounts Until End of Year; Looking for Academics Interested in Jewish Genealogy; Scottish Census Records 1841-1901 Now Online; More Viennese Cemetery Records Online; Museum of Sub-Carpathia Jewish History Planned; Virtual Shtetl Has a New Owner

Vol. 13, No. 52 – December 30, 2012
Happy New Year; International Institute of Jewish Genealogy Has New Leadership; JRI-Poland and Polish State Archives Plan New Agreement; Latest FamilySearch Additions; Database Being Built of German Jews in 1933; More Data Added to Genealogy Indexer

Vol. 14, No. 1 – January 5, 2013
Central Archives Polish Holdings Now Online; Top 100 Genealogy Sites; Cyndi’s List Files Lawsuit; JewishGen Necrology Database Now Has More Than 240,000 Entries; International Tracing Service Starts 2013 With New Director and Head Archivist; New Society: Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society; Index to Boston Jewish Marriages/Deaths Now Has More Than 50,000 Entries; 2012 Conference Family Finder Now Online

Vol. 14, No. 2 – January 13, 2013
Theresienstadt Site Has List of Victims and Documents; Allows 1940 Census Search on Variety of Fields; MyHeritage Now Allows Tree Updates from Mobile Devices; Sign Up to Create a Birds-of-a-Feather Meeting at Boston Conference; New From Library and Archives Canada; “How to Create KehilaLinks Webpages” class to begin February 1; Milestones

Vol. 14, No. 3 – January 20, 2013
YIVO Launches Online Guide to Its Archives; Registration for Boston Conference Now Open; Incredible Research Opportunities at Annual Conferences; JDC Places 1,100 Records Online; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; FamilySearch Additions for the Week;

Vol. 14, No. 4 – January 27, 2013
International Holocaust Remembrance Day; Death Master File (Social Security Death Index) Not Dead; Family Tree DNA Reevaluates Matching Scheme; Plan Guide to Jewish Material in Belgian Archives; Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy – 2013 Version; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Webinar on “Best Internet Resources for East European Genealogy”; CompactMemory Has German Newspapers Digitized; Family Tree Maker At a Discount; Database Now Available on; Yiddish Book Center Is in Amherst

Vol. 14, No. 5 – February 3, 2013
An Amazing Internet Conversation; Online List of Foreign Jews Interned in Italy (1940–1943); FamilySearch Partners with WorldCat Developers; Museum of the History of Polish Jews To Open in April; News from the SIGs; IIJG Planning Genealogical Advisory Service; Valery Bazarov Retires from HIAS; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 14, No. 6 – February 10, 2013
BillionGraves Plus Membership Free in February; MyHeritage Offering Numerous Discounts on FTDNA Tests; Offers Digitized and Indexed British Newspapers; FamilySearch Photo Duplication Service; MACEVA Provides Annual Report of Accomplishments; 1905 Valuation Rolls for Scotland Now Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Richard III Mania Affects “Who Do You Think You Are?” Conference

Vol. 14, No. 7 – February 17, 2013
JRI-Poland Signs New Agreement with Polish State Archives; FamilySearch Removes Online Cook County Images of Vital Records; Aaron Lansky To Be Keynote Speaker at Annual Conference; National Library of Australia Digitizing Additional Newspapers; IIJG Issues Annual Call for Research Proposals; ROM-SIG Plans to Index Bucharest Jewish Vital Records; “Who Do You Think You Are–Live?” Conference Next Weekend; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Avotaynu Renewal

Vol. 14, No. 8 – February 23, 2013
FTDNA Offers 12-Marker Y-DNA Test for Only $39; JewishGen Announces Canada Database; Book Hotel Room Now for Boston Conference; Establish New York State Genealogical Research Death Index (1957–1962); IAJGS Achievement Awards Call for Nominations; Call for Obermayer Award Nominations; Connecticut Considering Ban on Access to Death Records; Family History Library To Be Closed Saturday Evenings; Avotaynu Renewal

Vol. 14, No. 9 – March 3, 2013
Hi Tech in Grave Identification: Version 4; American Version of Who Do You Think You Are? To Be On TLC; Webinar: "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA"; JewishGen Presents Annual Report; Germans/Irish/Italians/Russians to American Now On; FamilySearch additions for the week; New York State Genealogical Research Death Index: Additional Information; Reports Growth; Avotaynu Renewal Deadline Looms; Israeli Marriages

Vol. 14, No. 10 – March 12, 2013
FamilySearch Makes “Family Tree” Database Available to the Public; An Unusual Jewish Funeral; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Avotaynu Renewal Deadline March 15

Vol. 14, No. 11 – March 17, 2013
FamilySearch Milestone: One Billion Records Indexe00d; Korean War Casualties Now On Fold3; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a Resource; German Communities Database Grows; Tidbits: Index to 1911 Canadian Census, IGRA Site Now Has 100 Databases, 21 Million New Irish Records Online; Historic Newspapers of Wales Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 14, No. 12 – March 24, 2013
Federation of Genealogical Societies Again Proactive on Attacks on Record Access; Censorship Arrives at Libraries and Archives Canada; ITS Starting To Catalog Their Collection; Boston Conference Will Feature SHARE Fair on First Day; Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names; New York Times article on family relationships. Museum of the History of Polish Jews To Feature Ceiling of a Wooden Synagogue

Vol. 14, No. 13 – March 31, 2013 CEO Discloses Future Plans; First American Jewish Families Now On; Non-Semitic Origins of the Jews?; A Passover April Fools Prank; People Switching To Gmail

Vol. 14, No. 14 – April 7, 2013
The “Levy Test”; Source of Alternate Town Names; Offering Free Access to Certain Military Collections; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; National Library of Israel and Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Merge; Austrian GenTeam Site Now Has 7.5 Million Records; Genealogy In Time Online Magazine Has “Dictionary of Common Genealogy Words”; Latest App for Genealogy; “Genealogy a Remedy for Family Amnesia”; Winners of AVOTAYNU Resubscribers Drawing

Vol. 14, No. 15 – April 14, 2013
Bernard Israelite Kouchel (1928–2013); Online Guide of Murder Sites of Jews in the Former USSR; FamilySearch Planning Enhancements to Site and Services; To Allow Free Access to Marriage Records; JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database Now Has More Than 320,000 Entries; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Your UK Tweets To Be Preserved; Nobel Laureate Learns the Truth About His Family Origins; Portuguese Parliament To Vote on Citizenship for Descendants of Expelled Jews

Vol. 14, No. 16 – April 21, 2013
JRI-Poland Starting To Link Its Index to Actual Records; Preliminary Program of 2013 Conference Now Online; Boston University Adds Jewish Genealogy to Its Curriculum; Free Marriage Search Ends Today; JDC Records from Post-WW II Period Now Online; Cape Town Jewish Burials Online; New Website: Digital Public Library of America; Free Webinar on Photo Preservation; Museum of History of Polish Jews Opens; Virtual Shtetl Now Documents More Than 2,3000 Towns; Index to 2,255 Auschwitz Prisoner Photos Searchable Through Morse Site; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; FamilySearch Has Indexed Its One-Billionth Record

Vol. 14, No. 17 – April 28, 2013
Tours Available During Boston Conference; PBS Planning “Genealogy Roadshow”; Book: Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case; Geni Now Has Smart Matching and Record Matching; European Equivalent of “Digital Public Library of America”; A Little Lesson In Copyright Law; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Jewish Genealogical Society of South Africa Reborn; Fold3 Adds Index to War Dead Buried Outside U.S.; Poznan Region Vital Records Being Indexed; Wanted: A Home for 500 Books

Vol. 14, No. 18 – May 5, 2013
MyHeritage Now Has U.S. Censuses Online; Legacy Family Tree Has Webinars; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Connecticut May Enact Legislation to Limit Death Record Access; Adds New Collections; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 14, No. 19 – May 14, 2013
Jan Meisels Allen Wins NGS President’s Citation; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Include Records Significant for Jewish Research

Vol. 14, No. 20 – May 19, 2013
PBS To Air Genealogy Roadshow; European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Adds New Tool; JewishGen Memorial Plaque Project; Book: Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents; MyHeritage Introduces “Record Detective”; Site Provides Pictorial History of Vilna Ghetto; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 14, No. 21 – May 26, 2013
Commercial Genealogy Websites Offer Free Access to Military Records; U.S. Version of Who Do You Think You Are?” Returns to Television; New “Forced Labor 1939–1945” Website; USHMM Identifies Organizations Who Have Taken Oral Testimonies; UK National Archives Adds Naturalization Records Online; Plan to Document British People Who Participated in World War I; JewishGen Offering Intermediate-Level Course in New York Research; Library and Archives Canada Updates 1871 and 1901 Censuses; Irish Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858–1920; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; MyHeritage Subscription at 50% Off

Vol. 14, No. 22 – June 2, 2013
Register Now for Luncheons/Banquet at Conference; Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland To Be Gesher Galicia Luncheon Speaker; IIJG Extends Deadline for Call for Research Proposals; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 14, No. 23 – June 9, 2013
1921 Canadian Census To Be Released in Next Few Weeks; Red Star Line Museum To Open in September; Joint Distribution Committee Has Oral Histories; Queensland (Australia) Vital Records Now Online; Steve Morse and Associates Already Planning for the 1950 U.S. Census; National Library Invites Genealogists To Discuss Family History Research; Reaches Four Million Records

Vol. 14, No. 24 – June 16, 2013
ITS Publishes General Inventory Online; France To Allow FamilySearch To Publish Images Online; More Cemeteries Online; JRI-Poland To Add Images from Lublin Branch of Polish State Archives; Virtual Shtetl Is Now Four Years Old; Websites for 14 Jewish Towns in Southern Poland; U.K. Version of Who Do You Think You Are? Reveals 2013 Celebrities; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Recent Additions; Attention Gmail Users

Vol. 14, No. 25 – June 23, 2013
Lo Tishkach European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Partners with VAAD of Ukraine; International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Wants Genealogist Input; Christine Usdin z”l; New Book: “Selected Lectures on Genealogy: An Introduction to Scientific Tools”; Webinar on “How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists”; PAF: RIP; FindMyPast Offering Irish Record Collection at No Charge; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Recent Databases

Vol. 14, No. 26 – June 30, 2013
Avotaynu Offices Temporarily Closed; U.S. Version of Who Do You Think You Are? Announces This Year's Celebrities; Historical Jewish Press Site Adds More Searchable Newspapers; Providing Temporary Access to Some Collections at No Charge; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; FamilyTreeDNA Discounts Many of Its Products; Shoah Victims’ Names Database

Vol. 14, No. 27 – July 7, 2013
FamilySearch Shows Birth Dates of Living Individuals; New Book: The Lost Synagogues of Manhattan; 2013 Conference Planning an App; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; “My Family Story” Competition Announces This Year’s Winners; New Book: Dictionnaire illustre du judeo-espagnol de Turquie; Avotaynu Moves Its Offices; Genealogical Research in the 1980s

Vol. 14, No. 28 – July 14, 2013
FamilySearch Immigration Indexing Project Reaches 50 Million Records; Lost Synagogues of New York City; Lithuanian Internal Passport Indexing Project Reaches 116,000; Ellis Island Myth

Vol. 14, No. 29 – July 21, 2013
American Version of Who Do You Think You Are? Premieres Tuesday; Updated Information on the Boston Conference; Major Discounts on Avotaynu Books at Conference; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Online; NARA Merges Two Catalogs; 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies To Include Genealogical Content; New From; Family Tree DNA Discounts End July 26

Vol. 14, No. 30 – July 28, 2013
No Issue of Nu? What’s New? Next Week; News From JewishGen: JOWBR Reaches Two Million Records, New Memorial Plaque Database; Watch the Conference From Your Home Through Video Streaming; Reminder: Major Discounts on Avotaynu Books at Conference; 72,000 Berlin Restitution Office Case File Records Now Available Online; JDC Istanbul Office Collection 1937–1949 Now Online; Oldest Inland European Fort Found in Appalachians Was Occupied By Crypto-Jews

Vol. 14, No. 31 – August 11, 2013
Boston Conference Great Success; Locations of Next Three IAJGS Conferences Announced; IAJGS Award Winners Announced at Conference; Browse 1921 Census of Canada at; Ancestry (UK) Allowing Free Access to 1911 Census Until October 14; U.S. Library of Congress “Chronicling America” Site Updated; News from the SIGs: Bucovina/Moldavia/Bessarabia, Sub-Carpathia; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Launch Survey on Difficulty in Accessing Holocaust-Related Records; How-To Web Pages at UK National Archives Site; IIJG Sponsors Genealogy Session at World Union of Jewish Studies; MyHeritage Assisting in Locating People Eligible for Reparations

Vol. 14, No. 32 – August 18, 2013 Has Soundex and Phonetic Search Capability; Family History Books Collection of FamilySearch Now Reaches 100,000 Books; Why the 1921 Canadian Census Was Delayed; Article About Ellis Island Experience; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; This is JewishGen Video on Youtube; MyHeritage Encouraging Posting Family Photos Online; Turn-of-the-Century Odessa Directories Now Online

Vol. 14, No. 33 – August 25, 2013
Diane C. Loosle Appointed Director of Family History Library; New Announcements from FamilySearch; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; New Database on Medieval Spanish Jewish Surnames; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Library of Congress Has Webcast About Ethiopian Jewry; Museum of Family History's Great Artists Series; NARA To Host Genealogy Fair; New Book: Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors

Vol. 14, No. 34 – September 1, 2013
Shana Tovah!; U.S. to Return Jewish Artifacts to Iraqi Government; Library and Archives Canada and Partner on Digitization of LAC Collections; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; RootsTech Conference Early-Bird Registration Includes Discount; Free Access to Immigration and Travel Records; California Marriage Index (1949–1959) at

Vol. 14, No. 35 – September 8, 2013 and FamilySearch Make a Shidduch (Match); FamilySearch Additions This Week; Blog: Jewish Gem's Genealogy: Mining for Your Elusive Ancestors; U.S. Supreme Court Rules Genes Cannot be Patented; IAJGS Responds to European Union’s Proposed Data Protection Regulation; JGS of Maryland Revived

Vol. 14, No. 36 – September 15, 2013
GenealogyInTime Magazine Search Engine Indexes 2.7 Billion Records; American Version of “Who Do You Think You Are?” Renewed for Second Year; Jewish Genealogy Month October 5 – November 3; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 14, No. 37 – September 22, 2013
Genealogy Roadshow Series To Premiere This Week; History Map of the United States; Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.7 Million Records; MyHeritage Now Allows Attaching Found Records to Family Tree; IIJG Announces Grant Awards; German Library Publishes List of Owners of Looted Books; Wiesbaden Holocaust Victims List Online

Vol. 14, No. 38 – September 29, 2013
FamilySearch Adds U.S. Public Records Index; Other Additions This Week to FamilySearch; Collaborating in Genealogy; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; National Archives (UK) Offering Genealogy Books at Discount; Rhode Island State Archives Catalog Online; Jewish Businesses in Berlin 1930–1945; Organized Jewish Genealogy Is Now 36 Years Old

Vol. 14, No. 39 – October 6, 2013
Google Limitations on Genealogy Searches; BBC Presents The Story of the Jews; JewishGen Offering Course on “Getting Organized”; Future of Censuses of England and Wales; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Include Passenger Lists; Acquires Find A Grave; Warsaw Museum Seeks More Funding; Opening Pushed Back; USHMM Closed Until Further Notice

Vol. 14, No. 40 – October 13, 2013
Considering Hiring a Professional Genealogist?; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; New Site Has Israeli Tombstones; Study Claims Ancestors of Contemporary Jews Were “Shiksas”; FamilySearch Photo Archives Reaches One Million Images

Vol. 14, No. 41 – October 20, 2013
FamilySearch Continues To Make Alliances; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; JewishGen Offering Advanced Course in Genealogy; AncestryDNA Provides More Comprehensive DNA Test; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Another Professional Genealogist Organization; ITS Receives UNESCO Award; Do You Have to Have Jewish Heritage to Become Secretary of State?

Vol. 14, No. 42 – October 27, 2013
European Union Committee Votes on Proposed Data Protection Regulation; Most Meaningful Development in Record Access For Family Historians in Many Years?; Avotaynu Business: Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue; Wanted: New Family Histories in Print; Acquires South African Record Collection; Montefiore Census of Eretz Israel Online; “German Jews 1933” Database Identifies 32,500 Holocaust Victims/Survivors; Scottish Property Valuation Rolls for 1920 Go Online; MyHeritage Named “Most Promising Israeli Start-Up For 2013–14”; ObamaCare in One-Step; AJDC Honors Staff Member Who Perished

Vol. 14, No. 43 – November 3, 2013
European Union Delays Implementing Privacy Laws; ITS Sends Additional Correspondence Files to Member Nations; MyHeritage Adds 5.5 Million Gravestone and 3.5 Obituary Records; Avotaynu Business—Reminder: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue, Reminder: New Family Histories in Print, A Chanukah Present to Nu? What’s New? Readers; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Indexes 1921 Canadian Census; GenTeam Adds Viennese Vital Records to Their Online Database; Burials at New Haven (Connecticut) Cemeteries Now Online; New Functionality Added to Family History Library Catalog

Vol. 14, No. 44 – November 10, 2013
FindAGrave Now Has Holocaust Victims; Offering Free Access to Canadian Military Records Until November 12 ; MyHeritage To Hold Webinar; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Reminder: Discount on Avotaynu Books Until Chanukah; “Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2014” To Be Held February 20–22, 2014 at Olympia in London; Online Newspaper Archive Passes the 7 Million Page Mark; Contribute to the JewishGen Memorial Plaque Project; JCC Opens in Warsaw; Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Vol. 14, No. 45 – November 17, 2013
BillionGraves Partners With MyHeritage; MyHeritage Adds Functionality tO Their Family Tree Application; FTDNA Has a Holiday Sale; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Launches Appeal for Funds 2013–14’; New Towns Added to KehilaLinks Project; Group Trip to Lithuania - June 17 to June 27, 2014; Avotaynu Business’ A Great Chanukah Present: Taking Tamar

Vol. 14, No. 46 – November 24, 2013 and Associated Press Bring AP Archives Online; New Irish Genealogy TV Program: Tar Abhaile; Vilnius Vital Records; Another Collection of Holocaust Oral Interviews; Werner Frank Book Receives Prize; Avotaynu Business

Vol. 14, No. 47 – December 8, 2013
Belated Happy Chanukah; DNA Service Under Investigation by FDA; First Details of the 2014 Conference; A Number of Significant FamilySearch Additions for the Previous Week; FamilySearch Additions for This Week; Upcoming Changes to FamilySearch Site Navigation; JewishGen Announces Basic Education Courses for 2014; New Towns Added in November to KehilaLinks Project; Photographs of Jerusalem ca. 1900; Editorial: Iraqi Looted Jewish Property

Vol. 14, No. 48 – December 15, 2013
U.S. Budget Bill to Limit Access to the Social Security Death Index; Library of Congress Webcasts on Preserving Photographs and Scrapbooks; UK National Archives to Place World War I Collections Online; Closeout Discount: A Field Guide To Visiting a Jewish Cemetery; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; JewishGen Offering Class on Publishing Family History; Have You Made Your Annual Donation to JewishGen?; News of Brest, Chmielnik, Gdansk and Gliwice; MyHeritage Adds 32 Million Nordic Records; Try Backing Up These Files

Vol. 14, No. 49 – December 22, 2013
Limitations to Social Security Death Index Passes Congress; JOWBR Reaches 2.1 Million Records; New Website Devoted to Genetics and Genealogy of R1a1a Y-Haplogroup Ashkenazi Levites; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Jamaican Family Search Research Library Online Includes Jewish Records; 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem—Online Exhibit of Bratislava; Gesher Galicia Map Room

Vol. 14, No. 50 – December 29, 2013
Happy New Year; Registration for Salt Lake City Conference Now Open; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; JewishGen Education Courses for January/February 2014; Legacy Family Tree Webinars for 2014; 50% Discount on MyHeritage Through Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter; FTDNA Holiday Sale Ends December 31; Last Chance To Make Donation to JewishGen or IIJG in 2013

Vol. 15, No. 01 – January 5, 2014
SSDI Now Has a Three-Year Privacy Restriction; JewishGen and FamilySearch Collaborate on Hungarian Indexing Project; Library and Archives Canada Has New Version of “Naturalization Records, 1915–1951” Database; MSU Has Index to Online Newspaper Collections; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Include Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia Passenger Arrival Index Records; Fulton History Site Now Has Digitized 26 Million Newspaper Pages; Reminder: Conference Call for Papers Ends January 31; JewishGen Education Courses for January/February 2014; All Galicia Database Now Includes 267,883 Records; One Additional Year of Vital Records Added to Scotland Collection; Israeli Knesset To Convene at Auschwitz

Vol. 15, No. 02 – January 12, 2014
New Genealogy Site:; Tourist Route Through Old Jewish Towns Planned; IAJGS Makes Appointments; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Index and Images of Hessen Jewish Records Now Online; Trove Adds More Australian Newspapers; Rootstech To Offer Live Streaming Again; Index to Recent Broward County, Florida, Marriage Licenses Now Online; Two Unusual Conferences in Texas; Attention Roadrunner and Gmail Subscribers

Vol. 15, No. 03 – January 19, 2014
100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites; Joint Distribution Committee Stockholm Collection (1941–1967) Now Online; IIJG Launches Leslie Caplan Genealogical Repository; Adds New York City Records; Open Access to Mocavo Global Search Until Today (Sunday) at Midnight; British WW1 Soldier Diaries Placed Online; Leo Baeck Institute Launches Online Catalog for Romanian Archives Records; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; RootsTech 2014; WDYTYA Schedule Now Online; IAJGS Annual Competition for International Jewish Genealogy Month Poster; Peculiarities of the Julian, Gregorian and Hebrew Calendars

Vol. 15, No. 04 – January 25, 2014 Expands Collaboration with FamilySearch; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Include 4 Million Canadian Border Crossings; Offers Free Access to Canadian Vital Records Through January 27; Site Identifies Greek Holocaust Survivor Testimonies; ROM-SIG Indexing Vital Records; Write Your Family History and Send It to the Library of Congress; UK National Archives Places Online WWI Military Draft Exemption Applications; Beit Hatfutsot Changes Its Translated Name; FindMyPast Announces Improvements to Site; “Jewish Surnames Explained”

Vol. 15, No. 05 – February 2, 2014
MyHeritage and Add Millions of “New” Records; RootsTech Conference Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule; Class on "How To Create KehilaLinks Webpages"; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Library Archives Canada to Digitize Canadian Expeditionary Force Service FilesU.S. Senate Bill Asks Reconsideration of Terms of Return of Iraqi Jewish Artifacts; Bialystok Repatriations 1945–1950 Now Searchable; Index to Leeds, England, Jewish Burials Online; Findmypast Releases British in India Collection; “Jewish Surnames Explained”: The Sequel

Vol. 15, No. 06 – February 9, 2014
FamilySearch Works To Put the World’s Historical Records Online in One Generation; LDS Church Members Will Receive Free Access to Subscription Genealogy Sites; RootsTech Videos; Commercial Genealogy Field Attracts Startups; Webinar on Planning Roots Trip to Eastern Europe; Gravestone Photographic Resource Project; Polish “Memory In Stone” Project Documents Jewish Tombstones; Only Four Places Available for Lithuania Trip; Findmypast Now Offering New Subscription Rates; United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference May 2–5

Vol. 15, No. 06a – February 11, 2014
Special Edition: Martha Lev-Zion z”l (1940–2014)

Vol. 15, No. 07 – February 16, 2014
Yiddish Book Center Plans Full-Word Search System; Two New Jewish Heritage Roots Tours Are Now Available; JewishGen Education Courses in March; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Launches 5 Million U.S. Vital Records; Winners of Obermayer German Jewish History Awards Honored; Scotland 1885 Valuation Rolls Now Online; Online Norwegian Censuses; Editorial Comment: Mormons Get Free Ride

Vol. 15, No. 08 – February 23, 2014
IIJG Plans Rabbinic Y-DNA Project; Another Shidduch (Match): MyHeritage and BillionGraves; MyHeritage Adds U.S. Public Records Index; Webinar on Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine Now Available; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Conference Registrants Asked To Submit World War I Stories; Yiddish Books Online at Polish Site; Philadelphia Inquirer Issues Now at; Maps of the Habsburg Empire Online; Australian Convicts and Early Settlers Online; Bucharest Business Directories Added to

Vol. 15, No. 09 – March 2, 2014
Conference “Family Finder” To Be Accessible Online; Proceedings of the 2012 Paris Conference To Be Available; Planning To Implement a Search Control Feature; IIJG Issues Annual “Call for Research Proposals; USCIS Plans Webinars; Library and Archives Canada Posts Description of Their Immigration and Citizenship Sources

Vol. 15, No. 10 – March 9, 2014
Genealogical Proof Standard; Find A Grave Now Has Mobil App; IAJGS Conference “WWI Stories” Expanded To Include Non-registrants; Mocavo Introduces “Free Forever” Service; New York State Restricts Access to Probate Files; New Features at Ukraine SIG Website; Cape Province South Africa Deaths Being Indexed; Irish Freedom Fighter Records Now Online

Vol. 15, No. 11 – March 16, 2014
Is Genealogy a Doomed Pastime?; TV Program: The Story of the Jews; Ancestry Allowing Free Access to Its Irish Record Collection; MyHeritage Says “Me Too” to Irish Record Collection; Eight MyHeritage Employees Digitize 51,000 In One Day; Reminder: Renewal Time for AVOTAYNU; The Museum of Family History Places Guide to the United States For The Jewish Immigrant Online; NARA Closing Three Facilities; Belgrade Holocaust Victims Listed; Vilnius Jewish Birth Records Translated; GenTeam Adds 5,500 Nuremberg Jewish Cemetery Records; It Is Not Genealogy, But...

Vol. 15, No. 12 – March 23, 2014
Additional Comment on European Union Approval of “Right To Be Forgotten”; MyHeritage Encouraging JGSs To Photograph Local Cemeteries; More Regarding New York State Restrictions on Access to Probate Files; IAJGS Requests Nominations for Annual Awards; Reminder: Renewal Time for AVOTAYNU; Archives of Australia and New Zealand Create “Discovering Anzacs” Website; 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jews Online; Bessarabian Directories Now Online at;

Vol. 15, No. 13 – March 30, 2014
Accessing Social Security Death Index; Back In Print! In Their Words–Russian; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Additional Directories at Genealogy Indexer: 1926 Palestine Directory and Handbook, Ottoman, Turkish directories + Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Syria and More, 1939 Who's Who In Egypt; Plans To Place Online 1939 Identity Card Register of UK; Canadian Tombstones Website; MyHeritage Adds “Jewish Chronicle” to Collection; Last Chance: Renewal Time for AVOTAYNU

Vol. 15, No. 14 – April 6, 2014
More About Origin of Jews Through DNA Analysis; New York Public Library Permits Access to More Than 20,000 Maps; Conference Keynote Speaker Announced; IAJGS Issues Request for Stern Grant Nominations; In Their Words–Russian Shipments This Week; 1.3 Million Quebec Obituaries Now Online; Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841–1955) Online; British Newspaper Archives Has Discount Offer; Some Colorado Indians Have Jewish Genes

Vol. 15, No. 15 – April 20, 2014
No Issue Last Sunday; Sid Caesar’s Family History Determined; “A Glimpse into the Thriving Business of Family History”; The Size of; Gesher Galicia Adds 28 New Record Sets to All Galicia Database; Pennsylvania Death Records To Be Available Online; Ancestry Australia Offering Free Access to Immigration Records; Taking of 2021 UK Census Likely To Be Predominately Online; UK Offers Free Access to WWI-Era Records Through April 21; Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario; Family Tree DNA Reworking Its Population Finder Feature; Recent FamilySearch Additions; Harry Katzman z”l (1925–2014)

Vol. 15, No. 16 – April 28, 2014
Nu? What’s New? Is Late; Today is Yom Hashoah; It Is Time for a Professional DNA Analyst; Annual Conference Program Now Online; FamilySearch Additions; Recently Added Records by; MyHeritage Now Has 5 Billion Records; Travel Channel To Have Genealogy Program; Indiana State Library Places Newspapers Online; Auschwitz Library Catalog Now Online; Facebook Says Site Which States Jews Practice Ritual Murder Meets Its Community Standards

Vol. 15, No. 17 – May 4, 2014
About SIGs; Litvak SIG Has Translated All Jewish Vilnius Record 1837–1915; Warsaw Museum Resource Center To Include JRI-Poland Database; Travelling to Belarus?;; YIVO Launches Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 15, No. 18 – May 11, 2014
Happy Mother’s Day!; Finding Your Roots to return to PBS; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU to Printers; New DNA Tests Claims To Trace Ancestry to Within 30 Miles; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; IIJG Wants Volunteers for Jacobi Project; Dutch Site: “Wie Was Wie”; National Library of Australia Adds More Newspapers to Online Collection; Brodno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw Will Be Restored

Vol. 15, No. 19 – May 18, 2014
At Last! A Declaration of Genealogists’ Rights; EU Court Says Google Must Abide By “Right To Be Forgotten”; IAJGS Announces Appointments; JewishGen Plans Education Programs for June; Deadline Looms for Early-Bird Conference Registration Discount; Fold3 Permitting Free Access to Its WWII Collection Through End of May; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; British Pathé Historical Films Now On YouTube; Museum of Family History Has Al Jolson Online Exhibit; NGS Gives Award of Merit to New York-based Genealogy Groups; Iraqi-Jewish Archive To Remain in U.S.

Vol. 15, No. 20 – May 27, 2014
Nu? What’s New? Published Tuesday; FamilySearch Offers Free Digitization Services at Family History Centers; Standards Proposed for Genetic Genealogy; Sign Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights; Early-Bird Pricing for Conference Ends May 31; Webinar on Family History Library Geared to Jewish Family History Research; YIVO Creates Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE Expands to Scotland

Vol. 15, No. 21 – June 1, 2014
More On “Right To Be Forgotten”; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; IIJG Issues Extends Deadline for “Call for Research Proposals"; Order Parisian Vital Records Online; British Newspaper Archives Adds 300,000 Pages

Vol. 15, No. 22 – June 8, 2014

Ancestry Dropping Marginal Services; Plans Announced for Conference Resource Room; Special Discounts on Some of Avotaynu’s Major Books; Who Do You Think You Are? Returns to U.S. Television in July; Adds More Than 1.6 Million Entries in May; Galveston Immigrant Database; MillionShort.Com; FamilySearch To Add Hinting Technology; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Jewish Conference in Gorodok, Belarus; Link to Paris Vital

Vol. 15, No. 23 – June 15, 2014
Happy Father’s Day; Conference Planners Announce “Live!” Schedule; Bennett Greenspan Gives Talk On Future of Genetic Genealogy; Family Tree DNA Now Has Processed More Than 1 Million DNA Test Kits; Family Tree DNA Has Father’s Day Discounts; Special Discounts on Some of Avotaynu’s Major Books Ends Wednesday; Geniphile Answers 20 Common Criticisms of Geni; IIJG Posts Online Digital Maps of the Jewish Populations in Europe (1750–1950); FamilySearch Additions for the WeekAustro-Hungarian WWI Casualty Lists Online; “What Happens When the DNA Lies”

Vol. 15, No. 24 – June 22, 2014
JewishGen Affected By Website Down Earlier in Week; Twisted Twigs; Watch a Preview of “IAJGS LIVE!”; Preview Video of Finding Our Roots Identifies New Celebrities; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 15, No. 25 – June 29, 2014
DNA Testing; Geni Changes Privacy Rules; Ancestry Canada Free Through July 1; Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK) Returns to BBC; “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” Conference Moving to Birmingham in 2015; Mocavo Acquired By FindMyPast; TheGenealogist Adds WWI Casualty Records; Mark Paredes; “Who Counts as a Sephardic Jew?”

Vol. 15, No. 26 – July 5, 2014
It Had To Happen; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 15, No. 27 – July 13, 2014
Poland Instituting New Legislation Covering Vital Records; News From; British War Graves Online; MyHeritage WWI Military Records Available at No Charge during July; JewishGen Education Program for the Summer; FindMyPast Adds New England Naturalizations Records 1791–1906; Database of German Jews in 1933 Almost Complete; Museum of the History of Polish Jews Creates “Museum on Wheels”; Who Do You Think You Are? Receives Primetime Emmy Nomination; Egg on My Face: U.S. Census Records Access

Vol. 15, No. 28 – July 20, 2014
No Issue Next Week; What To Do In Salt Lake City Besides Genealogy; Who Do You Think You Are? Marathon Today (Sunday; USCIS Planning Webinars; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; New Book: The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey; JDC Facebook App; Charles University in Prague Database; WWII Documents Now Accessible at U.S. Holocaust Museum

Vol. 15, No. 29 – August 3, 2014
34th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Is History; AncestryDNA Matching Update Impacts Jewish Ancestry; At Long Last! Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2014 Edition; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; All-Galicia Database Now Has More Than 300,000 Records; BillionGraves Launches the Forum; Every British Empire Person Who Fell in World War I To Be Commemorated; “The Master Genealogist” (TMG) Software To Be Discontinued; Avotaynu Website Named One of 101 Top Family History Sites

Vol. 15, No. 30 – August 10, 2014 Worth a Visit; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; JewishGen Courses in the Near Future; Czech Familianten Records Now Online; New Zealand WWI Service Files Now Online; Who Do You Think You Are? UK Begins Season; ICRC Has WWI Prisoners of War Online; 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference; Antique Telephones at Site; Report on the 34th annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: Electronics Age, Awards, Future Conferences; Exhibitors; Genealogist’s Declaration of Rights; Yeshiva University Family Discover Club

Vol. 15, No. 31 – August 17, 2014
Google Has Photographs and Street Views of European Towns; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Has Webinars; AJDC to Hold Special Film of Its History in New York; Riverside Cemetery (New Jersey) Removes Online Database

Vol. 15, No. 32 – August 24, 2014
Riverside Cemetery: Genealogists 1, Cemetery 0; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Gesher Galicia Adds More Cadastral Maps; A Remarkable (Slovakia) Burial Website; Sachsenhausen List of Dead Now Online; News from the UK; ‘Tis the Season Again For Free Offers

Vol. 15, No. 33 – August 31, 2014
“A Report from the Jewish Genealogists’ Summer Camp”; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Roman Vishniac Pictures of the Jews of Eastern Europe Online; Free Webinar: “Researching Your Jewish Ancestors”; Special Offers of the Week

Vol. 15, No. 34 – September 7, 2014
Ellis Island Website Has New Look; Sites with a Potpourri of Information; Canadian WWI Militia Lists Online; China Creates Memorial to “Shanghai Jews”; MyHeritage CEO Featured In TV Documentary

Vol. 15, No. 35 – September 14, 2014
Geni Spawns New Relationship Definition; Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research Created; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Report Concludes All Ashkenazic Jews Descended from Just 350 People; British Military Records Now Available in CD Format; Bosnian Historical Archives To Be Digitized; IIJG Announces New Research Grants

Vol. 15, No. 36 – September 21, 2014
Shana Tovah!; Statistics About FamilySearch; “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Returns on September 23; Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland Out of Print; Alabama Bill Motivated By News Reporter Complaint; Adds Nearly 350,000 Burial Records; Europeans Drawn from Three Ancient Sources; A Story Worth Sharing

Vol. 15, No. 37 – September 28, 2014
Geni Now Supports Multilingual Profiles; New Historical Newspaper Site; FamilySearch Wants To Gather Fondest Grandma Stories; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; YIVO to Digitize Its Vilnius Collection; Free Access to 1875 Valuation Rolls for Scotland Available; Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Paris Now Available; These Websites Have New Look

Vol. 15, No. 38 – October 6, 2014
New Genealogy Site Is a Strange One; Dick Eastman Discusses a Paperless Environment; Canada Gazette: A Useful Resource; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; FamilySearch Additions Part 2 – 183 Million Indexed Records and Images; Project To Make Billion Records from Obituaries Searchable Online; FamilySearch and Historical Society of Pennsylvania To Publish Historical Documents Online; FindMyPast Offers World Subscription for only $5.00; JGSGB One-day Conference on October 26; Relatives of Adopted Adults in UK Can Now Access Information; Video on Genetic Research and the Origins of the Jewish People

Vol. 15, No. 39 – October 12, 2014
CNN Celebrities Trace Their Roots; Next Year in Jerusalem! Registration Now Open for the IAJGS 35th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Have You Signed the Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights?; JewishGen Offering Independen  t Study Class Again; NARA Plans Three-day Webinar on Genealogy; U.S. National Archives Has Strategic Plan to Digitize All Records; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Site Has Links to U.S. Historical Directories; Petition in UK To Allow Public Access to Birth, Marriage and Death Records; Warsaw Jewish Museum To Open Core Exhibit; Plans to Translate Vilnius Vital Records 1919–1940; Latest Discount

Vol. 15, No. 40 – October 19, 2014
CNN Places Roots Documentaries on Internet; Call for Papers: Jerusalem Conference; MyHeritage Creates Library Version of Its Service; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Seeking Couples/Partners Who Met Through Genealogy; USHMM Plans Collections and Conservation Center; Offering Free Access for Limited Time; CanadaGenWeb; Call for Papers: Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference; Names in Hungarian Labor Battalions and Deported Jew Online at; Social Security Administration Has Two Versions of Death Index; Online Panel Discussion on Passenger Ship St Louis; Shoah Victims’ Names Database Now Documents More Than 4.3 Million Holocaust Victims; Beware of an Practice

Vol. 15, No. 41 – October 26, 2014
MyHeritage and 23andMe to Collaborate; Family Tree Accepting Autosomal DNA Results From Competitors; News From JRI-Poland; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Adds Millions of German Records; National Archives Genealogy Fair; U.S. Library of Congress Webinar on Introduction to Their Online Resources; Webinar on INS Deportation and Exclusion Files; German Minority Census of 1939 Online; Free Access to Death Records for Halloween; Right To Be Forgotten and Right To Know; “Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy” Updates Reflect Growth of Jewish Genealogical Resources

Vol. 15, No. 42 – November 2, 2014
International Jewish Genealogy Month; JDC Plans to Place Online Its Poland Collection 1945–1949; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Billion Graves Has Largest Collection of GPS Tagged Headstones; News of British and Estonian Newspaper Archives; U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database; Issues of Rom-Sig News: Romanian Jewish Soldiers Killed in World War I; Is a New Collection Really a New Collection?; Correcting Database; Nu? What’s New? Being Treated As Spam

Vol. 15, No. 43 – November 9, 2014
MyHeritage Databases Available in Family History Centers; Armistice Day Discounts; JewishGen Adds Custom Google Search to Site; Gesher Galicia Now Multi-lingual; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; November Webinars by FTDNA; Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island Establishes a YouTube Channel; News from;

Vol. 15, No. 44 – November 16, 2014
FamilySearch Has No Free Offers; New Military Record Collections at Family Search; FamilySearch Is 120 Years Old; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Offering Free Access to WWII Records Through November 30; Bennett Greenspan: “75 Percent of Jews Trace Ancestry to Middle East”; France Adds Online Soldier Registrations; New Site To Find People in the United States; Romania-SIG Now Has 54,525 Records for Maramaros County; MyHeritage Increases Presence in The Netherlands; Film: Forgotten Refugees: Jews From Arab Countries–A Documentary; Earwitness to History: WWII U.S. Marine Corps Combat Recordings; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; AVOTAYNU Business

Vol. 15, No. 45 – November 23, 2014
Dick Eastman: “How I Ditched My Laptop for a Tablet Computer; Dick Eastman Initiates Privacy Blog; Ancestry Uses New Matching Rules; FamilySearch Discontinuing Photo Duplication Service; New Record Groups from Ancestry, FindMyPast, Family Search; Using California Birth and Death Indexes; WikiTree Adds New DNA Matching Functionality; Massachusetts Images of WWI Soldiers; Who Says Writing Our Congressman Doesn’t Work?: UK Probate Service Launches Online Probate Search Facility; Maramaros Project Was Hungarian SIG, Not Romanian SIG.

Vol. 15, No. 46 – December 7, 2014
FamilySearch Adds FindAGrave Database to Collection; RootsMagic Adds MyHeritage Matching; MyHeritage Digitizing Tombstones of Largest Cemetery in Israel; Historic Newspapers of 23 European Countries Online; FindMyPast Adds 3.4 Million British Trade Union Registers; Call For Papers: 25th Annual Conference Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies; Deadline for Lecture Proposals for Jerusalem Conference Is Today; EU Still Tackles Its Data Protection Plan; Hessen-Darmstadt Jewish Records Online...Barely; Polish State Archives Puts Warsaw Vital Records Online; New Organization: The Surname Society; Annual Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries; Mazal tov

Vol. 15, No. 47 – December 14, 2014
MyHeritage Announces “Instant Discoveries”; Legacy Family Tree Announces 2015 Webinars; JewishGen Offering Four Education Courses in First Quarter of 2015; AVOTAYNU Offer: 6 issues for Price of 4; Contribute to Genealogy Non-Profits; “Family Tree Magazine” Announces 2014 List of 75 Best Genealogy Sites; U.S. Genealogy Roadshow Starts Second Season Soon; Order Wills and Probate Records for England and Wales Online; 1925 Valuation Rolls for Scotland Online; FindMyPast New Acquisitions

Vol. 15, No. 48 – December 21, 2014
Happy Chanukah to All!; Searchable Yizkor Books at; Who Do You Think You Are? New Season Starts February 24; New FamilySearch Additions; Final Day — AVOTAYNU Offer: 6 issues for Price of 4; National Library of Australia Has Guide to Vital Records; Bureaucracy Comes to Spain’s Offering of Naturalization of Sephardic

Vol. 15, No. 49 – December 28, 2014
Mathilde Tagger (1933–2014) z”l; Yahad In Unum Posts Maps of Mass Jewish Killing Sites to Internet; Illegal Immigrants to Eretz Yisrael Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; What Will Happen to your Historical E-mail and Other Internet Data; Advice: Wait for Discounts; MyHeritage and Danish National Archives to Index Records; Last Chance for 2014 Charitable Contributions

Vol. 16, No. 1 – January 4, 2015
Maps of Litvak Jewry; JRI-Poland Now Links to Site With 200,000 Gravestones; JOWBR Now Has 2.37 Million Records; JewishGen Memorial Plaques Project; Family History Library Announces Online Classes; Prisoners of War During WWI; An Unusual Tombstone; More About Website of Illegal Immigrants to Israel

Vol. 16, No. 2 – January 11, 2015
New Guide to Salt Lake City; FamilySearch Indexing Projects; Reminder: “Genealogy Roadshow” first program January 13; Webinar: Introduction to Library of Congress Online Resources; Index to South Africa Voter Lists on; Global Family Reunion; Group Trip to Lithuania - July 21–31, 2015; 1942 Transport lists from Lodz Ghetto to Chelmno; Webinar: “Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Historical Society–New England Archives”; UK WWI Missing/Killed In Action Database Now Available

Vol. 16, No. 3 – January 18, 2015
Top 100 Most Popular Sites for Genealogy; Family Tree DNA Abandons Distant Matches; Family Tree Builder Now Available for the Mac; FamilySearch Launches New App Gallery; Holocaust Memorial Day – January 25; Poland Sets New Privacy Limitations on Vital Records; Virtual Tour of Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Are You a Member of a SIG?

Vol. 16, No. 4 – January 25 2015
Genetic Genealogy Standards Finalized; Jewish Museum of the American West: An Online Virtual Museum; New Book: Jewish Surnames from Bulgaria; Additions to FamilySearch; Drone View of Bialystok Jewish Cemetery; Webinar of World Family Reunion; Oral Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors Online; Yad Vashem News; MyHeritage Partners with 23andMe DNA Service

Vol. 16, No. 5 – February 1, 2015
Recent Additions to FamilySearch: 37.9 Million Indexed Records and Images; Map of the World Shows Scope of Google Street Views; Watching Television Programs Broadcast from Other Countries; Making Inquiries to Argentina; Canadians Want Long-Form Census Back; Library and Archives Canada Adds New Directories; FindMyPast Adds Kindertransport Records; Register Now for Conference and Possibly Win Two Free Nights at Hotel; All JDC Records from Post-World War II Period Digitized; IIJG announces Research Prize in Memory of Mathilde Tagger z"l; AncestryDNA Testing Kits Now Available in UK and Ireland; Portugal Says “Me Too; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 16, No. 6 – February 8, 2015
EU States “Right To Be Forgotten” Applies Worldwide; Shiddach (Marriage) Between FamilySearch and MyHeritage Bears More Fruit; Temporary Free Access to New Zealand Records; Free Access to UK Records; Adopt a Jewish Cemetery in Poland; Genealogy Roadshow; Renewing Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU; FamilySearch Additions for the Week Include; UK National Archives Has Alien Registration Cards Online; 436,000 German Restitution Records Now Online; Design Poster for Annual IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month; New Society: Twin Cities Jewish Genealogical Society; A VPN Service That Is Free of Charge

Vol. 16, No. 7 – February 15, 2015
\Who Do You Think You Are? New Season Announced; USCIS Webinar On Overview of Their Records; AJDC Adds Its Warsaw Office Collection (1945–1949) to Its Website; Biweekly Drawing of Prizes Await IAJGS Conference Registrants; AVOTAYNU Editor, Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus, Discusses Human Interest Stories; Hungarian Jewish Encyclopedia Online; Ancestry Announces 2015 Product and Content Plans; FindMyPast Makes Major Announcements at RootsTech; JewishGen Course on “Complex Genealogy in the United States” Planned

Vol. 16, No. 8 – February 22, 2015
Israel State Archives to Digitize and Place Its Records Online; New Genealogy-Related TV Program: Long Lost Family; FDA Eases Access to DNA Screening for Inherited Diseases; GenealogyIndexer Adds Automated Hebrew, Yiddish Transliteration System; IIJG Looking for Volunteers for Its Jacobi Project; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; MyHeritage Adds Millions of Scandinavian Records; San Mateo County Obituaries; Reminder: Resubscribe to AVOTAYNU

Vol. 16, No. 9 – March 1, 2015

PBS To Air Documentary about 350 Years of Jewish Migration; A Bit of History: Convicts to Australia and the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex System; Deadline for Renewal of AVOTAYNU; Another Jewish Cemetery Burials Online; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Recent Additions at; Denmark Opens Digital Archives Online; IIJG Mathilde Tagger Prize for Genealogical Research: More Information; JDC Honors Its Women in Recognition of International Women’s Day, March 8

Vol. 16, No. 10 – March 8, 2015
Australia May Replace Complete Census with Sampling; Conference Update – Winners of First Drawing; EU “Right To Be Forgotten Law” Faces Opposition; FindMyPast Offering Free Access Until Monday; Once Again: Deadline for Renewal of AVOTAYNU; Family History Daily Identifies 50 Free Genealogy Sites; Plan to Reconstruct a Wooden Synagogue in Poland; Overview of MyHeritage Products; EHRI Offers Online Holocaust Studies Courses; “Holocaust by Bullets” Exhibit in Los Angeles Until March 15; More About Rabbi Israel Porush; Switched at Birth

Vol. 16, No. 11 – March 15, 2015
News from the German National Archives (Bundesarchiv); Sephsardic News; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Are You Related to an American Soldier Killed in The Netherlands During WWII?

Vol. 16, No. 12 – March 22, 2015
Right-To-Be-Forgotten vs. Right-To-Know; Conference Early Registration Ends April 15; Russian Immigration Database; More About Bundesarchiv Resources; New Book: Jewish Protected Subjects of the French Consulate in Tunis, 1830–1913; RootsTech 2015 Breaks Attendance Records; Who Do You Think You Are? Live! April 16-18, Birmingham, England

Vol 16, No. 13 - March 25, 2105
Special Edition!  Announcing "Avotaynu Online"

Vol. 16, No. 14 – March 29, 2015
No New? What’s New? Issue Next Week; Have You Registered for Avotaynu Online?; Have You Friended Avotaynu Online on Facebook?; FamilySearch Has NYC Vital Records Online; FamilySearch Announces Recent Additions to Its Online Site; FamilySearch Has GenealogyBank Obituaries; Steve Morse Site Now Links to Passenger List Indexes on FamilySearch; Yad Vashem Announces Plans to Participate In Annual Conference; Knowles Collection Reaches One Million Records; FTDNA to Present 20 Workshops at “Who Do You Think You Are LIVE!”; Hungarian Government Pledges Money to Restore Jewish Cemeteries; Austro-Hungary Military Blogspot

Vol. 16, No. 15 – April 12, 2015
European Union Does Not Like Cookies; An Amazing Discount for an Amazing Set of Books: "Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust" for Only $49; News About the Conference; How To Find Missing Family Search Records; FamilySearch Additions 18.3 Million Records (April 2 Announcement); FamilySearch Additions 2.3 Million Records (April 6 Announcement); Adds Lodz Ghetto/Czechoslovakia Lists; U.S. National Archives Adds “Iraqi Jewish Archives” to Its Site; New: Virtual Museum of Judaica in Moldova; Wanted: Volunteer To Create Wikipedia Page for Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern

Vol. 16, No. 16 – April 19, 2015
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Now Has Wikipedia Entry; Last Chance to Own “Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust” for Only $49 Plus Shipping!!; RootsTech and WDYTYA-LIVE! Announce 2016 Conference Dates; JewishGen Creates Educational Videos; JewishGen Education Offers an Online Forum: The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy; Launches “Ancestry Academy”; Offering Free Access to Immigration Records through Monday; AncestryDNA Announces “New Ancestor Discoveries”; EHRI Online Portal Connects Holocaust Archives Worldwide; ITS Director Returning to Academic Life

Vol. 16, No. 17 – April 24, 2015
For the Genealogist Who Has Everything: Introducing Ancestry’s Apple Watch; Now Available: Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2015 Edition; FasmilySearch Additions for the Week; Comment: A Small Donation Can Go a Long Way; IGRA Site Now Has Nearly 500,000 Records; Reminder: Early Registration Discount for Annual Conference Ends May 6; IIJG “200 Years of Scottish Jewry” Project Is Yielding Results

Vol. 16, No. 18 – May 3, 2015
Family History Books Collection of FamilySearch Now Reaches 200,000 Books; FamilySearch Now Has Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840–1930; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Fold3 Providing Free Access to WWII Records Through May 15; Importance of Documenting Oral History; New Site:; Online Belgian Newspapers; New Showings of Who Do You Think You Are? Planned for This Summer

Vol. 16, No. 19 – May 11, 2015
The Works of Tomasz Wisniewski; Complete Conference Program Online; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU to Printer; FamilySearch Plans Webinars on European Roots; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Crestleaf Identifies 101 Resources for Finding Your Jewish Ancestors; Website Has List of Belgian Soldiers Who Died in WWI

Vol. 16, No. 20 – May 17, 2015
Isolating Source of “2nd to 3rd cousins” Derived from FTDNA Family Finder Test; Archives Portal Europe; What Is a Genealogical Society?; “Crowd Sourced Genealogy: Implications for the Jewish People”; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Jewish History of Las Vegas To Have an Online Presence; Getting Started In Jewish Genealogy–2015 Edition Shipped; JewishGen Offers New York Genealogy Course; IIJG Needs More Volunteers for Its Jacobi Project

Vol. 16, No. 21 – May 24, 2015
ManyRoads Website; Photographs of Old New York City (and San Francisco); Free Record Collections at; Free Access to Military Records Through May 25; Mocavo Making All U.S. Census Records Available at No Charge; Toronto Star Offering Free Access to Their Archives Through May 31; JewishGen Education: “Get Ready To Publish Your Research”; Webinar: “How Castle Garden Records Burned in the Ellis Island Fire”; Kremenets District Research Group Issues Progress Report

Vol. 16, No. 22 – May 31, 2015
“Right To Be Forgotten” Policy May Become Infectious; “Global Family Reunion” This Saturday, June 6; FamilySearch Webinars for June; FamilySearch Additions for the Week – Part 1; FamilySearch Additions for the Week – Part 2; Forces War Records Adds Reports of WWII Casualties; Webinar: “ Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors; Bohemian Census Data Online; Back River Memorial Gardens (Montreal) Gravestones Now On JOWBR; IIJG Extends Deadline for Mathilde Tagger Prize for Genealogical Research

Vol. 16, No. 23 – June 7, 2015
Morse Site Shut Down Over Copyright Dispute; IAJGS Conference Offering Option to Those Who Cannot Attend; Website Identifies Archives in Israel; All Galicia Database Adds Search-By-House Number Feature; JewishGen Announces Update to Me   morial Plaques and JOWBR Databases; Adds Virginia Vital Records

Vol. 16, No. 24 – June 14, 2015

Stephen P. Morse Site Unblocked; FamilySearch Wiki Page Provides Links to U.S. Immigration Lists; Google Must Comply With European Union Rules Globally; Library and Archives Canada Allows Photographing Documents; News of Value to German Researchers; Hadassah Assouline Offering Professional Services

Vol. 16, No. 25 – June 21, 2015
European Countries Now Have Their Sights on Facebook; Google Fights Back in Spain; A Record Access Success Story: Virginia Vital Records; Can’t Attend Conference? Try “IAJGS On Demand 2015”; 10 Free Canadian Genealogy Websites; Now Has 30 Million Pages Online

Vol. 16, No. 26 – June 28, 2015
No Issue of Nu? What’s New? Next Week; Spam Checkers; BBC Strikes Back at EU “Right to be Forgotten” Rule; Finding Your Roots Temporarily Suspended by PBS; WDYTYA-US Summer Season Will Include J.K. Rowling; WDYTYA-UK Summer Season Celebrities Announced; Online Collection of Postcards Depict Scenes of U.S. Towns; New FamilySearch Additions; Australian Ryerson Index Now Has 5M Entries; DNA Testers: Be Patient; Deceased Online Has Entries of Burials in UK and Ireland; Reminder: Have You Signed the Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights?

Vol. 16, No. 27 – July 12, 2015
MyHeritage Adds Global Name Translation™ Technology; JewishGen Improves Performance of Systems; Jerusalem Conference a Great Success; IAJGS Announces Achievement Awards; IAJGS Announces Annual Grants; More Free Genealogy Sites; Japanese Court Upholds “Right To Be Forgotten” Viewpoint; Article on Jewish Surname Adoption in Russian Empire; List of Online Databases at UK National Archives; New Collections from GenTeam; Crypto-Jewish Conference Slated for Miami, Florida, July 19–21

Vol. 16, No. 28 – July 19, 2015

Avotaynu Online Has Article About Family Trees and Privacy Issues; Organization Wants “Right To Be Forgotten” Rule Applied in U.S.; New Book: Dictionary of Sephardic Given Names; Avotaynu Books for Sephardic Genealogy; New Season of Finding Your Roots Will Start in January 2016; Reminder: New Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Starts July 26; Webinar Planned on U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records; JewishGen Again Offers Independent Study Class; Announces AncestryHealth; Publication: Historic Canadian Synagogues; Copenhagen Jewish Vital Records (1762–1915) Online; Correction: Judy Baston from San Francisco; New York City Directories and Phone Books Online

Vol. 16, No. 29 – July 26, 2015
Is Sharing of Databases By Online Genealogical Companies Good for Genealogy?; Social Security Death Index Has New Companion: Social Security Applications and Claims Index; Adds More Than 100 Years of Canadian Yearbooks; Significant FamilySearch Additions; Family Tree Magazine Names 101 Best Websites for Genealogy for 2015; GenealogyInTime Announces/Ranks Top 100 Genealogy Sites; Dictionary of Sephardic Given Names Has Been Shipped; FEEFHS Conference in Salt Lake City August 13–15; Join IAJGS 2016 Conference Blog; Book on Jews of Charleroi, Belgium, at Outset of WWII; TheGenealogist Adds 100K Records of London Synagogue Seat Holders; Additions to American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Names Index; FindMyPast Adding 1939 Register of UK; Annual European Days of Jewish Culture Is September 6

Vol. 16, No. 30 – August 2, 2015
Google Fights Back on “Right to Be Forgotten” Issue; South African Jewish Site; UK National Archives Adds Two More Collections Online; Summer AVOTAYNU To Printer; FamilySearch Gives Progress Report; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; FamilySearch Webinars for August; Legacy Family Tree Webinars Through End of Year; RootsTech 2016 Conference is February 3–6; Has Nevada Naturalization Records; JewishGen Repeats Course: “Getting Organized”; Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation Records Now on JewishGen; “A Return to Poland” Article in New York Times

Vol. 16, No. 31 – August 9, 2015
Site Identifies More Than 5,000 Facebook Sites That Focus On Genealogy; “Right To Be Forgotten” May Be Spreading; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; NARA and Plan To Renew Their Partnership Agreement; Didn’t Attend Conference? Try “IAJGS On Demand 2015”; Kaunas City Government Agrees to Maintain Jewish Cemetery; A First? Facebook Webinar Planned by Bessarabian SIG; “Who Do You Think You Are?” UK Announces New Series; “New” Database: "Name Changes in the Palestine Gazette"

Vol. 16, No. 32 – August 16, 2015
New Website Identifies Victims of Disasters; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Who Do You Think You Are? Has Special Program Tonight; British Jewry Book of Honour 1914–1920; Database of British Empire Prisoners of War Held by Japan Now Online

Vol. 16, No. 33 – August 30, 2015
Ancestry Collaborates with Gannett To Digitize More Than 80 U.S. Newspapers; Ancstry.UK Offering Free Access Until August 31; USCIS Revises Webinar Name and Theme; FamilySearch Additions; Nancy Levin Presenting Online Seminar: “Jewish Family History Research I”; FindMyPast (UK) Adds British Jewry Book of Honour (1914–1920); Irish Jewish Genealogical Society Has Online Database of 52,000 Individuals; FindMyPast Adds Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858–1959; Austrian War Archives Publishes Pamphlet on Genealogical Research; Jewish Historical & Genealogical Society of Western Australia Has Website

Vol. 16, No. 34 – September 6, 2015
Individual Genealogist Fighting Back Against Lack of Record Access; Records Preservation and Access Committee Wants Greater Access to Social Security Death Index; Additional Information Posted About 2016 Conference; FamilySearch Adds Index to 1915 New Jersey State Census; Adds Probate Records for All 50 States; Ancestry Canada Giving Free Access to Immigration Records; List of Free Canadian Genealogy Sites; British Newspaper Archive Now Has 11 Million Pages Online; European Jewish Heritage Day; Lithuanian Jewish Tourist Guide Published; International Tracing Service Announces New Director; Yad Vashem Displays History of Nine Towns in Europe

Vol. 16, No. 35 – September 13, 2015
Shana Tovah!; Lecture: “Seven Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries”; MyHeritage To Index All Graves in Israel; Lithuanian Prime Minister States All Jewish Graves To Be Preserved by 2017; Litvak SIG Site Has a New Look; U.S. National Archives To Partner With FindMyPast; FindMyPast Adds One Million WWII Prisoner of War Records; FamilySearch Adds 3.1 Million Records This WeekIndex Created for Hungarian Jewish Vital Records at FamilySearch; Dick Eastman Discusses Privacy Issues for Family Historians; Ancestry Academy Now Has 29 Education Courses

Vol. 16, No. 36 – September 20, 2015
Crowdsourcing Becoming Popular Among Archives, Libraries, Etc.; German Jewish Registration Cards (1938–1942) Being Indexed; National Archives of Australia Going Digital; RootsTech Now Open for Registration; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; JewishGen Announces Fall Education Courses; FindMyPast Has Free Access For Weekend

Vol. 16, No. 37 – September 27, 2015
Pamela Weisberger z"l; Rieke Nash (1938–2015) z"l; FamilySearch Adds More Than Six Million Records This Week; FamilySearch Trying To AutoIndex Records; FindMyPast Adds 2.9 Million School Records for England, Wales, Ireland and Australia; Restoration of Kaunas and Vilnius Jewish Cemeteries Has Started; European Countries Dig In Their Heels Regarding Privacy Matters

Vol. 16, No. 38 – October 4, 2015
Genealogists 1, Bureaucrats 0: Brooke Schreier Ganz Forces Release of New York County Records; Plaudits for Pamela Weisberger; Call for Proposals: IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Yahad-In Unum To Be Featured on TV Program 60 Minutes; Stephen P. Morse Improves NYC Marriage Index Results; Call for Papers: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; FamilySearch Adds More than 11 Million Records; Ancestry Adds Records for Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada and Utah; (Germany) Allowing Free Access During All of October; NEHGS Has Index to Western Massachusetts Jewish Cemetery Burials; Scotlands People Making 1855 Valuation Rolls Available At No Charge Through October 13; Crafted Knowledge Has Indexes to Many Immigration/Military Collections Online; National Library of Australia Digitized Historical Newspaper Collection; Knesset Caucus on Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities

Vol. 16, No. 39 – October 12, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Consider “Right To Be Forgotten” Case: You Can’t Undo Historical Facts; European Court of Justice Reaffirms Privacy Rights; Announcing NARA’s Digitization Priorities; What Was Life Like in a Typical Village in Eastern Poland?; For the First Time, ITS Places Documents of Nazi Persecution Online; FamilySearch Adds 8 Million Records This Week; TheGenealogist Places British Emgiration Lists Online; National Library of Australia Newspaper Collection Can Be Searched; Ancestry Adds German Phone Directories (1915
1981); Digitization of Posen Resident Registrations Is Nearly Complete; The Library Card Catalog Is Officially Dead

Vol. 16, No. 40 – October 17, 2015
FamilySearch Adds Ellis Island Index (1925–1957; Ancestry Additions for the Week; New York City Archives Releases Microfilms of Marriage Index; NARA’s Digitization Priorities Include Items of Genealogical Interest; U.S. National Archives Once Again Will Hold “Virtual Genealogy Fair; Sale: “Every Family Has a Story@ For Only $18.50; Planning to Attend the 2016 Conference in Seattle? Consider an Alaskan Cruise; Selected Lectures from 2015 Conference To Be Available Until End of October; FindMyPast Adds England and Wales Electoral Registers (1832–1932); JGS of Great Britain Has Books to Assist in Family History Research; MyHeritage Adds 46 Million Swedish Household Records (1880–1920); Facebook Also Being Scrutinized for Privacy Issues; Google’s Publishing of Snippets Does Not Violate Copyright

Vol. 16, No. 41 – October 24, 2015
Finding our Roots Third Season Begins January 5; Genealogy Roadshow Third Season To Start May 17, 2016; Last Chance to Buy Every Family Has a Story@ For Only $18.50; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; IIJG Looking for Volunteers to Proofread Paul Jacobi Genealogies; Call for Volunteers: Raoul Wallenberg Passport Project; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; Spanish Court Allows Detrimental News Items To Remain Online; New JewishGen Course: Using Google for Genealogy; ForcesWarRecords Adds 500,000 Worl War I Hospital Records; International Jewish Genealogy Month

Vol. 16, No. 42 – November 1, 2015
Announce Project To Digitize Jewish Council Archives In Europe; FindMyPast Offers 1939 Register of England and Wales (Census); Now Has Indexed 207 Yizkor Books; 23andMe Now Includes Reports That Meet FDA Standards; Australia Joins “Right To Be Forgotten” Proponents; Canadian Census; Read More Records Access Alerts; FamilySearch Add 1 million Records This Week; Now Has 275 Genealogy Courses; Ancestry Mexico Launches With More Than 220 Million Records; NEHGS Offering Free Access to Cemetery Databases Through November 7; Holocaust Center for Humanity Opens in Seattle

Vol. 16, No. 43 – November 8, 2015
Ancestry Military Records Available At No Charge Through Veterans Day, Adds Canadian WII Service Files of War Dead (1939–1947); MyHeritage Introduces “Search Connect”; FamilySearch Adds New Features to Search Capability; Reminder: Send Your Human Interest Stories to AVOTAYNU; Library and Archives Canada Update Naturalization Database; Canada to Reinstitute Long-Form Census; 170,000 Great Depression Images Are Now Online; BCG Gives Miriam Weiner Certified Genealogist Emeritus Status; A Bit of Jewish Genealogy History: Origin of the JewishGen Family Finder

Vol. 16, No. 44 – November 15, 2015
Seattle Conference Notes: Devin Narr to Deliver Keynote Address, Deadline for Submitting Proposals is December 15, Consider Touring the Northwest; Israel Mandate Period Marriage and Divorce Documents Being Placed Online; “6 ‘Secret’ Google Search Tricks for Genealogy That’ll Help You Find Your Ancestors”; Belgian War Dead Register for World War I Now Exists; Library of Congress Posts Its 10 Millionth Newspaper Page; IIJG Announces Tagger Prize Recipients; Adds Jewish records of Trebitsch/Trebic to Its Site; BillionGraves Adds More Than 8 Million New Military Records; FamilySearch Adds 5.7 Million Records This Week; Ancestry Now Has Spanish-Language Blog; History of the Jews of Krakow Online; About

Vol. 16, No. 45 – November 22, 2015
Dovid Katz Talks of “Two Holocausts in Lithuania”; European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Has New Website; Hong Kong Joins “Right to be Forgotten” Advocates; Israel Joins Other Side; FamilySearch Adds 2.4 Million Records This Week; FamilySearch Adds British WWI Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) Records

Vol. 16, No. 46 – November 29, 2015
Reclaim The Records Gains Access to Index of 445,000 New Jersey Vital Records Google Removes More Than 1M References at EU Request; UK Asks for Public Consultation on 2021 Census; American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives Adds Two Databases; FindMyPast Gives 75% Discount; All Lithuania Database Adds 59,123 Records; Reminder: Send Your Human Interest Stories to AVOTAYNU; Our Black Friday Offer: 6 issues of AVOTAYNU for Price of 4

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