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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

Vol. 16, No. 47 – December 6, 2015
Family Tree Magazine Publishes Best Websites for U.S. State Research; Time to Think about Charitable Donations; Our Chanukah Offering: Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries for Only $22.00; Library and Archives Canada Updates Home Children Database; Genealogists Declaration of Rights Nearing Goal; December 15 Deadline for IAJGS Speaker Proposals and AVOTAYNU Human Interest Stories; John Martino (1936–2015)

Vol. 16, No. 48 – December 20, 2015 Plans to Abandon “Family Tree Maker” Causes Furor in Genealogical Community; MyHeritage Adds 150,000 Books to Its Online Collection; FamilySearch Adds More Nearly 21 Million Records to Collection, Many Are of Interest to Persons with Jewish Ancestry; Reclaim the Records Seeks Public Access to New York City Marriage Index (1938–2015); Our Chanukah Offering: Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries at 44% Discount Extended until December 21; Announces Lectures for 2016; JOWBR Grows to More Than 2.7 Million Records: Major Addition of Records from Argentina; JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database Now Has More Than 105,000 Records; IAJGS Names Banquet Speaker for 2016 Conference; Center Planned to Emphasize Culture and Achievements of Lithuanian Jews; Gesher Galicia Posts Five Interwar Poland Maps; Forward Newspaper Now Online at National Library of Israel; All-Israel Database Adds Individuals Who Made Aliyah from Hungary; JewishGen Identifies Top 10 Myths of Jewish Family History Research; Montreal Gazette Online

Vol. 16, No. 49 – December 27, 2015
U.S. 2020 Census Will Use Internet; Replacing Family Tree Maker Not Necessarily That Easy; “New York Times” Cautions on European Union “Right to Be Forgotten” Rule; EU Privacy Regulation Specifically Excludes Holocaust-related Documents; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 20 Million Records to Its Collection; Library and Archives Canada Has Web Pages for Genealogical Research by Ethnic Group; Swiss Banks Release Names of Dormant Bank Accounts Holders; JewishGen Courses for January; Last Chance to Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution to Your Favorite Genealogical Non-Profit Organizations

Vol. 17, No. 1 – January 3, 2016
Brooke Schreier Ganz Announces Latest Plans to Make More Government Records Available; Can Genetic Research Help You?; “How to Fail at Family History Research in 10 Simple Steps”; FamilySearch Claims to Be Foremost Family History Organization in Year-End Report; USCIS Announces Two Genealogy Webinars; Free Access to Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont Vital Records; Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Birmingham, England, April 7–9; France Opens Vichy Archives to Public

Vol. 17, No. 2 – January 10, 2016
New Season of Finding Your Roots In Progress; New Book Has Photographs of Ukrainian Synagogues; New York Public Library Adds 180,000 Digitized Images Online; Registration Now Open for Seattle Conference; FamilySearch Adds 2.5 Million Records This Week; Reclaim the Records Files Request for Copy of New York State Death Index; Video on 1939 UK National Registration Now Available; Not Every Company Is Making a Profit from Genealogy

Vol. 17, No. 3 – January 17, 2016
Three Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Family History; A Report on Preserving Your Digital Documents; Randy Schoenberg Notes 23 Reasons You Should Be Using Geni; FamilySearch Adds 1.4 Million Records This Week; Arthur Obermayer (1931–2016) z"l; JewishGen Looking for Volunteers: Cemetery Photos and Publicity; IGRA Adds Additional Records to Their Site; German Court Says Facebook “Friend Finder” Unlawful; MyHeritage Featured on Israeli TV; L’viv Center for Urban History Plans Summer Program on Jewish History;

Vol. 17, No. 4 – January 24, 2016
Register Early for the Conference and Have a Chance to Win a Raffle Prize; FindMyPast Allows Free Access Until January 25; Avotaynu No Longer Selling Books Through; JOWBR Documenting German Jewish Soldiers Killed During WWI; ITS Inquiries Increase by 25 Percent; IAJGS Creates Glossary of Terms Used in Records Access Reporting; Mocavo and Findmypast Are “Coming Together”; Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27; Have You Submitted Pages of Testimony to the Shoah Victims Names Project?

Vol. 17, No. 5 – January 31, 2016
Off to RootsTech; KehilaLinks Site for Jews of Posen; Yet another Website:; Video on Choosing a Genealogical Software Program; Family History Library Announces Webinars for February; JRI-Poland Helping to Prove Person is Oldest Man Alive; AVOTAYNU Subscriber Willing to Donate All Back Issues to an Instistution

Vol. 17, No. 6 – February 14, 2016
Family Tree Maker Rescued; Facebook Receiving Additional Restrictions from the European Union; Rulings Against Google by European Union; Latest News About Annual Conference: Film Festival; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU Is In the Mail; World Jewish Relief Allowing Inquiries About UK Refugees; British Red Cross Index Cards of World War I Volunteers Online; Portions of German Minority Census of 1939 Online; FindMyPast Announces Partnerships with Other Genealogy Companies; FindMyPast Plans Major Online U.S. Marriage Collection; FindMyPast Adds 3 Million New Zealand Vital Records; FamilyTreeWebinars Announces Program for 2016; JewishGen Planning Ask the Expert Session on Jewish Naming Patterns; Ukraine SIG Achieves Milestone in Membership; Central Database of Shoah Victims Database Has New Look; New TV Series About “Long Lost Family”; (Canada) Records Available At No Charge Through February 15; Ancestry Makes UK/Irish Records Available At No Charge; Call for Papers for the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference; RootsTech2016; New Collection: Alberta Homestead Records (1870–1930; Video on History of the Jews of Brazil; More About Posen KehilaLinks Project

Vol. 17, No. 7 – February 21, 2016
New TV Show: Relative Race; MyHeritage Adds Audio Recordings Feature; FTDNA Develops Most Comprehensive Genetic Screening Test; FamilySearch Adds 24 Million Records This Week; New Book: Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research; Conferences Abound; Canadian Naturalization Index Will Be Extended to 1946; JewishGen Education Courses for March; Annual Group Trip to Lithuania – June 28 – July 8, 2016

Vol. 17, No. 8 – February 28, 2016
Conference Will Again Offer Live Streaming of Events; Reclaim the Records Posts Latest Successes/Failures In Acquiring Public Records; FamilySearch Adds 1.8 Million Records This Week; IGRA Announces New Webinars; JewishGen Courses for March; Family History Library Announces Webinars for March; Websites With Historic Newspaper Collections; Reminder to AVOTAYNU Subscribers; Adam Brown Off to Antarctica.

Vol. 17, No. 9 – March 6, 2016 Offer of Free Access to Irish Collection Through March 31 Includes UK Records; JGSLI Now Has 15 Instructional Videos on YouTube; Spring Season of “Who Do You Think You Are?” Starts April 3; Cyndi's List Is 20 Years Old; British Birth Records Do Not Include Mother’s Name; Share Fair Again Planned for Seattle Conference; IIJG Issues Annual Call for Research Proposals; IIJG Needs More volunteers for Jacobi Project; MyHeritage Adds More Than 5 Million Dutch Records; TheGenealogist Releases WWII Prisoner of War Records; Georgetown University Gets $10 Million for Holocaust Research; Reminder #2 to AVOTAYNU Subscribers; Clarification of Avotaynu’s Ventures

Vol. 17, No. 10 – March 13, 2016
HIAS Changing Mission, Moves to Maryland; What is the Genealogical Proof Standard?; USCIS Planning Webinar on Ellis Island Processing; Top 100 Genealogy Websites; Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Planned for Annual Conference; MyHeritage Creates Webinar on “Getting Started with Your Family History”; 1930 Valuation Rolls For Scotland Accessible At No Charge Through March 17; Plans Call For Restoration of Glasgow Jewish Cemeteries; DNA and Genealogy Featured at Ontario Conference; JRI-Poland Provides Documentation About World’s Oldest Man; Final Reminder to AVOTAYNU Resubscribers: Renewal Deadline March 15; Ignore Article About Lack of Mother’s Name On UK Birth Certificates

Vol. 17, No. 11 – March 20, 2016
Brooke Schreier Ganz Taking New York City Clerk’s Office to Court; IAJGS Conference Will Have Special Program for Jewish Educators; Genealogy Roadshow Announces Third Season Dates; Ancestry Adds 500,000 Gravestone Photographs to Collection; Book: “Nazi Persecution and Postwar Repercussions”; FamilySearch Adds More than 5 Million Records This Week; Doing Republican Delegate Math in One Step; All-Akkerman Database Created

Vol. 17, No. 12 – March 27, 2016
Bathsheba vs. Goliath; 46-Minute Slide Presentation About Annual Conference Online; France's Data Protection Regulator Sues Google For Not Applying Right to Be Forgotten on All Domain Names; Announce First International Conference on Founder Populations; U.S. National Archives Wants More Open Government; ITS Redesigns Its Website; Disruptions in Access to Collections at USHMM

Vol. 17, No. 13 – April 3, 2016
Vast Array of Databases to Be Available at 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; ICRC Places World War 1 Prisoners Information Online; ProQuest Will Be Distributing Shoah Foundation Testimonies; Reminder: “Who Do You Think You Are”? Returns to TLC on April 3; FamilySearch Adds 14 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds Records for England and Australia; Eight Steps for Protecting Water-Damaged Photos; Czernowitz Database Now Includes 128,576 Records

Vol. 17, No. 14 – April 10, 2016
MyHeritage Launches Book Matching; Reclaim the Records Places NYC Marriage Index 1908–1929 Online; Ancestry Indexing of USHMM Records Now Reached One Million; 1944 Census of Hungarian Jews Found Hidden In Wall; JDC Partners with Israel Genealogy Research Association; Bessarabia SIG Partners with Routes to Roots Foundation; JewishGen Announces Courses for Spring; American Ancestors: Free access to One Billion Records Through April 13; FindMyPast Adds Collection of British Royal Navy & Royal Marines Pension Records; POLIN Museum Wins Museum of the Year Award

Vol. 17, No. 15 – April 17, 2016
Annual Conference Schedule Now Online; Workshop on Certification to Be Offered for First Time at Conference; European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation; Israel State Archives Places Records Online; FamilySearch Adds 4 Million Records This Week; MyHeritage Introduces Audio Recording Feature to Its App; GenTeam Adds 1.3 Million Entries to Their Site; Sophie Caplan Honored by the Australian Jewish Historical Society; FindMyPast Adds 3.9 Million Articles to Newspaper Collection; Next Canadian Census Can Be Completed Online; New England Historic Genealogical Society Extends Free Access to April 20

Vol. 17, No. 16 – April 24, 2016
JewishGen Creates “Passover Companion”; Tick, Tick, Tick. Time Is Running Out to Register Early for the Conference; Genealogy Roadshow Fourth Season Starts May 17; Article: Three Things to Periodically Do in Your Genealogy Research; Ancestry Adds WWII Australian Military Data to Its Collection; Belarus SIG Site Has a New Look; JRI-Poland Adds 10,000 Gravestone Inscriptions; “MyHeritage Community”

Vol. 17, No. 17 – May 1, 2016
Avotaynu News; New York City Department of Health Forces New York Public Library to Remove Certain Indexes; Make Our Own KehilaLinks Website; Bessarabia Revision Lists Now Has 108,924 Records; Attention Snowbirds Who Are AVOTAYNU Subscribers

Vol. 17, No. 18 – May 8, 2016
Government of Canada Improves Access to Information; Annual Conference to Include Play; Modern Technologies Used to Identify Jewish Burial Sites and Death Camps; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; New Book: German Census Records 1816–1916; Passport Applications as a Source of Genealogical Information; FamilySearch Adds 5 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds More Than 10 million U.S. Marriage Records; Fold3 Offering World War II Collection through May 15 at No Charge; Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) Adds New Databases to Its Site

Vol. 17, No. 19 – May 15, 2016
Reclaim the Records Acquires New Jersey Vital Records Indexes; Google Rejects 70–75 Percent of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests; Are You Aware That Google Results Differ by Country?; New Book: Jewish Community of Long Island; Australian Trove Funding May End; Online Lecture on Jews of Posen; FamilySearch Adds about 300K Records This Week; MyHeritage Initiates Program to Preserve Family Histories of Remote Tribes; Budapest Birth Records 1876–95 Online

Vol. 17, No. 20 – May 22, 2016
MyHeritage Planning to Add DNA Matching of Family Trees; Ancestry UK and Irish Collection at No Charge Through May 23; Genie Milgrom Creates New Sephardic Genealogy Website; MACEVA Issues Annual Report of Activities in Lithuania; Bone Marrow Registry at Conference; How to Download Your Tree from

Vol. 17, No. 21 – May 29, 2016
New York State Death Index 1957–1966 Online; Conference Hotel Completely Booked; IIJG Extends Deadline for its 2016 “Call for Research Proposals; Online British Columbia (Canada) Newspaper Records Updated; Correction About Genie Milgrom; Ernest Michel (1923–2016) z"l

Vol. 17, No. 22 – June 5, 2016
MyHeritage Adds Australian Newspapers to Its Collection; Ancestry Adds Arizona and Indiana Vital Records; Ancestry Publishes More Than 2.9 Million New German Civil Registrations; Library of Congress Webinar on Introduction to LOC Online Resources; New JewishGen Class: Researching Your Roots in Belarus; JewishGen Offers Online New York Genealogy Course June 20; Call for Proposals: RootsTech 2017; New England Historic Genealogical Society Offering Free Access to New York Databases<BR><BR>

Vol. 17, No. 23 – June 12, 2016
For Lovers of Yiddish: An Online Review of Alexander Beider’s The Origins of Yiddish Dialects; Yahad-In Unum Now Has Profiled Online 464 Mass Execution Sites of Jews; FamilySearch Adds 10 Million More Records; New Book: Trace Your German Roots OnlineWho Do You Think You Are? Renewed for New Season; Webpage Design Volunteers Needed for the KehilaLinks Project

Vol. 17, No. 24 – June 20, 2016
Do You Use Google Alerts?; List of American Jewish Newspapers Online; My Heritage Adds Sun Charts to System; MapMe Can Create a Historical Map of Your Family; Enumeration District Maps for US 1950 Census are Going Online; Searchable Indexes to All Sir Martin Gilbert’s Books Now Online

Vol. 17, No. 25 – June 26, 2016
Blood & Frogs Site Adds Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy; IGRA Adds Tel Aviv Records to Its Collection; Findmypast Makes Military Records Accessible at No Charge; FamilySearch Has Brooklyn and Newark Naturalization Images Online; JOWBR Now Exceeds 2.8 Million Records; Memorial Plaque Database Exceeds 128,000 Records; Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society; French and Belgian Courts Take Opposite View on “Right to Be Forgotten” vs. Freedom of the Press; FamilySearch Shutdown Monday; Belarus SIG Partners with Miriam Weiner and RTR Foundation

Vol. 17, No. 26 – July 4, 2016
MyHeritage Adds New Feature: PedigreeMap™, Geni Announces Integration of DNA into Its World Family Tree; Ancestry Adds Many U.S. Naturalization Records; FindMyPast Offering Free Access Through July 6; Conference Will Again Offer Top Presentations Through Live Streaming; Ancestry Academy Has Course “Introduction to the 1940 Census”; Belgian Court Rules In Favor of Facebook in Right to Privacy Case; Lithuania Lifts Major Obstruction to Citizenship Applications by Jews

Vol. 17, No. 27 – July 10, 2016
RPAC Concerned Access to State and Local Records Will Decline; Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Devotes Issue to Genealogy; Annual Conference an Extravaganza; Six Tips for More Effective Genealogy Searches; New Issue of Southern African SIG Newsletter Online; FindMyPast Adds 7.8 Million U.S. Naturalization Petitions, Passport Applications

Vol. 17, No. 28 – July 17, 2016

Add Links to Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy; U.S. and E.U. Adopt New Privacy Rules; (U.S.) National Digital Newspaper Program Expanded; FindMyPast Adds More British Newspapers to Collection; Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) Announces New Season

Vol. 17, No. 29 – July 24, 2016
Not Attending Conference? Two Choices to Benefit from Lectures; Joint Distribution Committee Names Index Continues to Grow; Reaches 1.5 Million Records; MyHeritage Adds SuperSearch Alerts Feature; Ancestry Earnings Demonstrate Popularity of Genealogy; USCIS Webinar on Subject Index Planned; Staten Island Newspapers Now Online; Field Guide to Jewish Cemeteries (for Poles) Planned

Vol. 17, No. 30 – July 31, 2016
No Issue of Nu? What’s New? Next Week; New Collections at FamilySearch; CEO of FamilySearch Discusses Future Plans; Maceva Now Charging for Access to Its Records; Opposing Decisions by European Country Courts on “Right to Be Forgotten”; Family History Library to Hold Seminars/Webinars on U.S. and European Research; FindMyPast Adds English/Welsh Criminal Records

Vol. 17, No. 31 – August 5, 2016
Brooke Schreier Ganz to Get Copy of New York City Marriage Index 1930–1995; Family Tree Magazine Names 101 Best Websites for Genealogy for 2016; IGRA Announces New and Updated Databases; Yet Another Website with Burial Data; FindMyPast Adds U.S./Canadian Border Crossings; Quest Diagnostics to Provide Genetic Testing Services for

Vol. 17, No. 32 – August 14, 2016
2016 IAJGS Conference Is History; MyHeritage Offers New Subscribers Half-Price Offer Through August 16; New Collections at FamilySearch; Geni Adds DNA Test Results to Its Environment; A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia Updated; U.S. National Archives Wants Outsiders to Help Tag Their Collection

Vol. 17, No. 33 – August 21, 2016
FindAGrave Has Auschwitz Prisoner Records; “The 12 Important Genealogy Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know”; FamilySearch Adds 15 Million Records This Week; Joint Distribution Committee Archives Adds Polish/Soviet Families Assisted in Years 1969–1975; JewishGen Once Again Offering Course on “Brick Wall or Dead End?”; Article About Stanley Diamond at Harvard Business School Website; Simon Wiesenthal Back in Mormon Records; Avotaynu Summer Issue Is in the Mail

Vol. 17, No. 34 – August 28, 2016
“How to View Thousands of Free Records on Ancestry Without a Subscription”; Adoptees Gaining Greater Access to Birth Records in United States; Amazon Will Donate 0.5% of Your Purchases to Charity; New Collections at Ancestry and Family Search; FindMyPast Adds U.S. Marriage Index, WWI and WWII Records; Family Tree DNA Offers Summer Discounts

Vol. 17, No. 35 – September 4, 2016
Today Is the Annual European Day of Jewish Culture; New Genealogical Service Provides Personal Coaching; Website Has Descriptions of Shtetls in Belarus; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 7 Million Records This Week; JGSLI Adds Video on U.S. Immigration Ports; Free Access to Ancestry Job-Related Records Until September 5; FindMyPast Adds British Army Casualty Lists 1939–1945

Vol. 17, No. 36 – September 11, 2016
Remembering 9/11; MyHeritage DNA Matching Goes Live; How Has Grown; Search Israeli Online Phone Book with Latin Letters; Find A Grave Site Includes “Gedenkbuch” Holocaust Victims; FamilySearch Additions for the Week; U.S. National Archives Now Has Lectures on Demand; Webinar on U.S. Immigration Files; Irish Government Places Civil Registers of Vital Records Online; Commercial Genealogy Sites Will Commemorate Anything to Make a Special Offer

Vol. 17, No. 37 – September 18, 2016
News About Records Access (Ohio and Israel); FamilySearch Adds 6.5 Million Records This Week; Registration for RootsTech 2017 Is Now Open; FindMyPast Adds More Than 3 Million Historic Irish Records

Vol. 17, No. 38 – September 25, 2016

MyHeritage Halfway to Digitizing Every Cemetery in Israel; 23andMe Offers Ancestry-Only Testing for $99; IAJGS Records Access Alerts; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 1.6 Million Records This Week; British Newspaper Archive Now Has 15.5 Million Digitized Pages Online; Ancestry Adds Glasgow Electoral Registers; Easy Button Creates New Sources in FamilySearch Tree from MyHeritage Records

Vol. 17, No. 39 – October 2, 2016
Shana Tovah!; New York City Marriage Index 1950–1995 Online; Jewish Travel Apps Available for Many Locations in Europe; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 7 Million Records This Week; “Nine Places to Find Information About Your Ancestors’ Death”; Lodz Registration Cards Online; RootsTech Early Bird Discount Expires in Two Weeks; ScotlandsPeople Site Offers Free Access to Vital Records Indexes; October Is Family History Month—November Is International Jewish Genealogy Month; FamilySearch Adds 141 Million Family History Record Hints; Twile Integrates with FamilySearch; Only in Genealogy: Meetups in Cemeteries

Vol. 17, No. 40 – October 9, 2016
Now Available: Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2016–2017 Edition; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 5 Million Records This Week; JDC Archives Adds 4,289 Names from Postwar Warsaw Office Records; Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) Lists New Additions to Collection; Site for Jewish Genealogy in The Netherlands; Offers Access to Quebec Collection until October 10; Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) Announces 13th Season; New York Public Library to Digitize New York City Directories 1786–1923

Vol. 17, No. 41 – October 16, 2016

ITS Plans to Place More of Its Collection Online; Place Your Family Tree On Multiple Sites; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; We Are Now Shipping Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2016–2017 Edition; Family History Library Begins Construction of New Discovery Center; FamilySearch Adds 2.2 Million Records This Week; IGRA to Hold Webinar on Israeli Immigration; Course on “Researching Your Roots Using JewishGen” Begins November 1; IIJG Announces a Research Award to Dr. Michaël Gasperoni

Vol. 17, No. 42 – October 23, 2016
Can You Copyright Family Trees?

Vol. 17, No. 43 – October 30, 2016
LAC Launches First World War Personnel Records Database; Ancestry Creates “We’re Related” App; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 7 Million Records This Week; NARA Website Goes Mobile Friendly; Video: “Getting Started Right: Documentation for New Genealogists”; Bessarabia Cemetery Projects Show Progress; Wanted: U.S. Update Editor; New Book: History of the Jewish Community of Schönlanke 1736–1940

Vol. 17, No. 44 – November 6, 2016
FamilySearch Adds Nearly 16 Million Records This Week: Most from GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980–2014; Fold3 Allowing Access to WWII Records in Honor of Veterans Day; British GRO Provides New Search Engine for Births/Deaths; Japan and Indonesia Join the Fray About “Right to be Forgotten”; Reminder: AVOTAYNU Wants Human Interest Stories; November is Jewish Genealogy Month

Vol. 17, No. 45 – November 13, 2016
MyHeritage Joins DNA Testing Service Business; “Reclaim the Records” Places Online 1924 New York City Voter Lists; Voting Records Can Be Source of Information; “Finding U.S. Military Ancestors in Online Records”; FindMyPast Adds 2 Million British Military Records; FamilySearch Adds More Than 4 Million Records This Week; BillionGraves’ Adds Veteran Finder Tool; Ancestry Adds New Jersey Vital Records; "Who Do You Think You Are? Live” Early-Bird Discount on Tickets; Discounts at Fee-for-Service Sites

Vol. 17, No. 46 – November 20, 2016
Genealogy In Time Lists Top 100 Genealogy Websites; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 12 Million Records This Week; MyHeritage DNA Tests Not Available in Certain Countries; Ukraine SIG Partners with U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; FindMyPast Adds 5 Million More Records to 1939 Register of UK; IIJG Launches Annual Appeal for Donations; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU to Go to Printer This Week

Vol. 17, No. 47 – November 27, 2016
50% Off MyHeritage Full Access Subscription; MyHeritage DNA Service Now Includes Surname Matching; MyHeritage Announces New Databases; Family Search Celebrating Ten Years of Indexing; FamilySearch Additions for This Week; Google App Allows Smart Phone to Replace Scanner; Soldiers of the First World War Database Online at Library and Archives Canada; Slovak Database of Jewish Property Seized During World War II

Vol. 17, No. 48 – December 4, 2016
Reclaim the Records Wants Copy of Missouri Birth and Death Indexes; Fold3 Offering Free Access to World War II Collection; ID Cards of Thousands of Jews Discovered in Lithuania; New Collections at MyHeritage; IGRA Adds More Than 15,000 Records to Its Collection; Seesaw Battle of “Right to Be Forgotten” vs. “Right to Know”: Brazil Court Rules Unanimously for “Right to Know”; A Gift for the Family Who Has Everything

Vol. 17, No. 49 – December 11, 2016
Stanley Diamond Awarded Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal; Lithuanian ID Cards Are Not New News; Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series Plans 76 Classes in 2017; “Family History Daily” Identifies No-Charge Genealogy Sites; Blog: Tackling the Problem of Names That Are Difficult to Read; Creates Guide to WWII Records; Ancestry Adds Marriage Indexes and Records for Various States; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3.5 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds More to Its British Newspaper Collection; New Website “Jewish Bialystok” Covers Much Larger Region; JOWBR Now Has 3 Million Records; Memorial Plaque Database Exceeds 100,000 Entries; France to Allow Digitization of Their WWII Archives

Vol. 17, No. 50 – December 18, 2016
Call for Papers: 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; USCIS Increasing Fees for Services; MyHeritage Has Webinar on DNA; Ancestry Adds More U.S. Marriage Records to Its Collection; FindMyPast Offer Guide to U.S. Censuses; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.4 Million Records This Week; British Jewish Chronicle Back Issues Now Online at No Charge; Our Chanukah Offering: Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries for Only $22.00; It Is Time to Think about Charitable Donations; JewishGen Announces Education Courses for the Beginning of 2017; Dov Levin (1925–2016) z”l

Vol. 17, No. 51 – December 25, 2016
Site Has State-by-State Listing of Free Vital Records Indexes Online; MyHeritage Adds New York City Marriages Collection from Reclaim the Records; Miriam Weiner Donates Eastern European Telephone Directory mmCollection to Library of Congress; FamilySearch Adds More than 4 Million Records This Week; St. Louis Genealogical Society Completes Cemetery Project; Digitizing Prague Old Jewish Cemetery Nearing Completion; Last Chance for Discount to Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries; Who Says Yiddish Is a Dead Language?

Vol. 18, No. 1 – January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!!; FamilySearch Gives Year-End Report; USHMM Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database Continues to Grow; Site Identifies Online Canadian City Directories; Amsterdam City Archives Makes 18 Million Records Available Online; JewishGen Offers Four Basic Genealogy Courses During 2017

Vol. 18, No. 2 – January 8, 2017
Announce Best/Worst Organizations/Products of Genealogy 2016; An Interview with the Director of the ITS Tracing Section; Ancestry Adds New Records to Its Collection; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2.4 Million Records This Week; New York Public Library Digitizing Its Collection of New York City Directories; Family Tree Maker 2014 Update Available

Vol. 18, No. 3 – January 15, 2017
FamilySearch Sets Goals for 2017; Workshop Planned on Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges; ITS General Inventory Online; January 27 Is International Holocaust Remembrance Day; Oklahoma Birth and Death Record Indexes Now Online; Who Do You Think You Are – UK to Resume January 25; News from Ancestry: Ohio Naturalizations Updated; DNA Subscribers Reaches 3 Million; Conference Call for Papers Deadline Is Today, January 15

Vol. 18, No. 4 – January 22, 2017
Column: “Which Genealogy DNA Test Is the Best?”; Reclaim the Records Adds Online Images of New York City Marriages Index 1930–1945; Brooklyn Genealogy Site Taken Down: Steve Morse to the Rescue; FamilySearch Adds More Than 4 Million Records This Week; New Records from Ancestry; FindMyPast Adds Rutland County and Leicestershire Records; MyHeritage Adds New Features to DNA Matching; Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files Continues; USCIS Webinar on 19th- and 20th-Century Immigration and Naturalization Records; JewishGen Class on “Brick Walls or Dead End”

Vol. 18, No. 5 – January 29, 2017
Transport Lists and Photographs of People Deported from Belgium Now Online; Website Article on Iconography of Jewish Tombstones; First Sign That Trump’s View of America Will Negatively Affect Genealogists; “ew  ow to Find and Use Image-Only Collections on FamilySearch”; FamilySearch Adds More than 1 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds Victoria (Australia) Petty Court Records; Number of ITS Inquiries Shows Slight Increase in 2016

Vol. 18, No. 6 – February 5, 2017

Genealogy-Themed TV Program, “Relative Race,” Looking for Participants; RootsTech 2017 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule; GenTeam Adds Jewish Records for Nuremberg and Vienna; Index to 19th-Century Name Changes in Hungary Online; FamilySearch Adds 700K Records This Week; Ancestry New Recomrds for Week; FindMyPast Updates Australia Electoral Rolls; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 18, No. 7 – February 12, 2017
Howard Margol (1924–2017) z"l; MyHeritage Continues to Add Functionality to Family Trees Database; GenealogyIndexer Adds Hungarian Directories and Yizkor Books; Family History Library Unveils “Discovery Experiences” Attraction; Last Chance to Take Advantage of Offer: Five issues of AVOTAYNU for the Priced of Four; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 18, No. 8 – February 19, 2017
Lists Exist of Genealogy Facebook Pages Worldwide; Online Course: “Learn to Use Like an Expert in 21 Days”; New Collections from Ancestry; Ancestry Offering Free Access to Canadian, UK and Irish Records Through February 20; FamilySearch Adds 15 Million Records This Week; FamilySearch Outlines Genealogy Industry Trends and Outlook; “Who Do You Think You Are” (U.S.) Returns March 5; Documenting 1945 Massacres in Budapest

Vol. 18, No. 9 – February 26, 2017
DNA Tests on Triplets/Quadruplets Produce Nonindentical Results; Registration Now Open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23–28, 2017; Which Service Is Best: Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch or MyHeritage?; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; Recent Additions to Collection; Lithuanian Jewish Museum Planned; L’viv Vital Records Transcription Project Completed
Vol. 18, No. 10 – March 5, 2017
“DNA Testing: Seven Guidelines for Adoptees”; “Practicing Safe Computing”; JGS Long Island Now Has 27 Video Tutorials Online; Relative Race Returns to Television March 5; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2 Million Records This Week; New at; Belgium Archives Publishes Book on Sources for Belgian Jewry; Further Comment on My Jewish Blue Eyes; Your Genealogy Is Done!!!...If You Are Icelandic

Vol. 18, No. 11 – March 12, 2017
Chicago-area Jewish Cemetery Burial Information Online; ITS Places Online German-Jewish Registration Cards; FindMyPast Adds Victoria (Australia) Wills, Probate and Divorce Records; BillionGraves Plans to Match Family Trees; FindMyPast Has Free Access to Irish Records in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day; FamilySearch Adds More Than 1 Million Records This Week; JewishGen Course: Complex Jewish Genealogy in the United States; Danish West Indies (U.S. Virgin Islands) Records Online

Vol. 18, No. 12 – March 19, 2017
MyHeritage Adds Consistency Checker to Its Online Family Trees; Holocaust in France: A Resource Guide Published at IGRA Site; New York State Considering “Right to Be Forgotten” Law; USCIS Webinar on “Fact, Fiction, and Immigration Passenger Lists” Planned; FamilySearch Phasing Out Microfilm Collection; Have You Renewed Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU?; Last Chance: Ancestry Irish Collection Free Access

Vol. 18, No. 13 – March 26, 2017
IAJGS 2017 Conference Program Now Online; New Book: Unbroken Chain – Third Edition – Volume 1; Warsaw Jewish Historical Institute Digitizing Their Collection; Yiddish Digital Library Online; Have You Renewed Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU? Discount Deadline is March 30 for U.S. Subscribers; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 6.5 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds Manitoba (Canada) Probate Records and Victoria (Australia) Cemetery Records; New Collections from Ancestry; FamilySearch Webinars for April; Reminder: “Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE” April 6–8; UK Archives Webinars in April; British Newspaper Archive Now Includes Every County in England; Learn Yiddish in One of the (pre-Holocaust) Jewish Capitals of the World; Plan for New York to Have a “Right to Be Forgotten” Law Is Dead

Vol. 18, No. 14 – April 2, 2017

AncestryDNA Announces Genetic Communities; FamilySearch Plans Western European Family History Conference/Webinar; JewishGen Adds France to Its “All Country” Databases; My First DNA Match; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2.6 Million Records This Week; GenTeam (Austria) Adds WWI Austria-Hungary Military Casualty Lists; Recent Additions at Ancestry; FindMyPast Adds University of New Zealand Collection; “Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

Vol. 18, No. 15 – April 9, 2017
Chag Pesach Sameach (Happy Passover Holiday); Great Interest in DNA Testing Evident from Number of Sessions at Orlando Conference; I Have Native American Blood in My Veins; GEDmatch Will Match Your DNA Results Against Others; “Simple Steps to Preserving Your Precious Family Memories”; ESJF to Begin Survey of Jewish Cemeteries in Bucovina; IAJGS Announces New Members of Its Board of Directors

Vol. 18, No. 16 – April 23, 2017
Yom HaShoah; Annual Conference Includes Free Access to Fee-for-Service Internet Sites; Genealogy Indexer Now Scanning Directories Printed in German Typefaces; DNA Sales in Time for National DNA Day; More On the Value of GEDMatch; FamilySearch Announces More Than 50 Webinars for May; “8 Reasons You Should Consider Joining a Local Genealogical Society”; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 7 Million Records This Week; Recent Ancestry Updates; Ancestry Australia Offers Free Access to Its Australian, New Zealand and UK Collection; FindMyPast Honors Anzac Day; Webinar on U.S. Bureaus of Immigration and Naturalization During World War I; JRI-Poland Adds Index to 90,000 Lodz Vital Records; IAJGS Issues “Call for Applications"

Vol. 18, No. 17 – April 30, 2017

Harvey M. Krueger z"l; New Book by Dr. Alexander Beider: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Mediterranean Region, Volume 1: Maghreb, Gibraltar and Malta; AncestryDNA Now Has More Than 4 Million Customers; “How to Manage Your Family's Digital Assets”; FamilySearch Adds More Than 5 Million Records This Week; Ukraine SIG Needs Funds to Index 41,000 Pages of Documents; FamilySearch Now Has Selected French Census Records; FindMyPast Offers Free Access to Vital Records and Censuses Until May 1

Vol. 18, No. 18 – May 7, 2017

WDYTYA? LIVE (UK) to Close Its Doors; New York City Marriage License Index 1908–1972 Now Online; Reader Questions Use of the Word “Marrano”; JDC Archives Adds Warsaw Emigration Cards, Cyprus Births to Names Index; FindMyPast Adds to Its U.S. Marriage Index; USHMM Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945 Now Online; MyHeritage Subscription for 50% Off; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 500K Records This Week; FamilySearch Blog Has Essays About Family Photographs; New at Includes California Voter Registrations 1900–1968; Educational Video: Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Historical Society–New England Archives; Index to 360,00 Transylvanian Vital Records Online

Vol. 18, No. 19 – May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day!; Postcard Images of Jewish Life in European Countries; Photographs of Former Jewish Sites in European Countries; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 500K Records This Week; New at; Foreign Passports of Russian Citizens Kept in the Russian Delegation in Berlin, 1876–1924; MACEVA Provides Annual Report

Vol. 18, No. 20 – May 21, 2017
MyHeritage Adds Catalog of Their Collections; New at; Ancestry Offers Free Access to UK Records; Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU to Go to Printer This Week; Winners of the AVOTAYNU Renewal Drawing; Two Different New York City Marriage Indexes?; Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Filems Continues; JewishGen’s JOWBR Now Exceeds 3 Million Records; The Importance of Volunteering

Vol. 18, No. 21 – May 28, 2017
Library of Congress Places Town Maps Online; Index to Boston HIAS Case Files Online; Centimorgans Explained; TheGenealogist Adds UK Outbound Passenger Lists to Collection; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2.3 Million Records This Week; FamilySearch Announces Webinars for June; Ancestry/Fold3 Has Free Access to Military Records; Correction on NYC Marriage Indexes

Vol. 18, No. 22 – June 4, 2017

MyHeritage Adds DNA Ethnicity Analysis; FindMyPast Offer: One Month for $9.95; Clearance Sale! Every Family Has a Story For Only $19.99; New at; Auschwitz Album

Vol. 18, No. 23 – June 11, 2017
The Ancestor Hunt Lists Online Newspapers; Reclaim the Records Acquires New York State Death Index 1880–1956 – Ancestry to Index the Collection; MyHeritage Webinar on Site’s Capabilities; MyHeritage Adds Seven Netherlands Collections; 24-Hour Access to Forces War Records for Only £1; FindMyPast Announces Weekly Additions to Collection; Recent Additions to FamilySearch; Importance of Jewish Genealogical Societies

Vol. 18, No. 24 – June 18, 2017
Ceremony in Piła, Poland, to Recognize Town’s Yizkor Book; USHMM “History Unfolded” Project; Every Family Has a Story For Only $19.99 Extended Until Tomorrow; FamilySearch Adds More than 1.6 Million Records to Their Collection; New at; USCIS Webinar on “Disloyalty, Naturalization, and World War I” Planned

Vol. 18, No. 25 – June 25, 2017
No Edition of Nu? What’s New? Next Week; FamilySearch to Suspend Microfilm Distribution Services; Time for the Annual Conference Is Almost Here; IGRA Database What’s New” Archives; Stanley Diamond Given Canada’s Meritorious Service Award; FindMyPast British and Irish Collections Accessible at No Charge Through Tomorrow; FindMyPast Acquires Six Million Ontario Records; New at; Databases of Soviet Army Soldiers as POWs; Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) Announces Celebrities for Its 14th Season; National Library of Wales Launches Website Containing Pages from Welsh Journals; JewishGen Elects New Board of Directors

Vol. 18, No. 26 – July 10, 2017

ITS Talks of Plans to Place Records Online; “Digitizing Family Photos and Records: What’s the Best Format to Use?”; Comprehensive Survey of Jewish Cemeteries in Belarus Announced; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 7 Million Records This Week; New at; USCIS Plans Webinar on “Thinking Across Time: Researching USCIS Records”; USCIS Adds Immigration/Naturalization Timeline to Its Site; New Czech Holocaust Database; GenTeam Adds 617,000 Records; Lodz Registration Cards Now Has 54,000 Names; Yizkor Books in Print Publishes Its 57th Title; JewishGen Again Offers Independent Study Class

Vol. 18, No. 27 – July 16, 2017
Countdown to the Conference; Announce Fall Season of Finding Your Roots; Article Compares DNA Testing Services; FamilySearch Adds More Than 6 Million Records This Week; New at; JewishGen Plans Course on New York City Resources

Vol. 18, No. 28 – July 30, 2017
2018 IAJGS Conference to Be Held in Warsaw; HIAS Index 1955–2016 Now Online; Miriam Weiner Donates Polish Lists to JRI-Poland; Latvia Birth Database Launched; Berlin/Frankfurt Address Books Online; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2.8 Million Records This Week; FamilySearch Webinars for August; New at; Two Possibly Useful Articles on the Ancestry Blog

Vol. 18, No. 29 – August 6, 2017
JewishGen Plans to Issue Grants; Finding You Roots New Season Begins October 3; Awards Recognized Service to Jewish Genealogy; Family Tree Magazine Announces its Free 101 Best Websites for 2017; Cincinnati Funeral Home Records Online; FindMyPast Adds California and Nevada Marriage Records; FamilySearch Adds 6 Million Records This Week; New at; Latvia Map Identifies Holocaust Memorial Sites; ITS Receives Grant to Preserve its Child Search Branch Files; Planning to Go to RootsTech? Book Your Hotel Room Now!

Vol. 18, No. 30 – August 13, 2017
Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU to Go to Printer This Week; Introductory Offer – See What You Are Missing—All Four Issues of AVOTAYNU for only $19.00; “Free UK Genealogy” Offers Free-to-Search Online Records; Library of Congress Webinars Will Discuss World War I; ITS Yearbook Focuses on Child Survivors of Nazi Persecution; New at; FamilySearch Updates This Week

Vol. 18, No. 31 – August 20, 2017
Will There Be Problems with the 2020 U.S. Census Enumeration?; Hebrew University’s Index of Jewish Art Includes Photographs of Towns; “Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy” Adds 200 Additional Towns in Poland; Last Chance for Introductory Offer – See What You Are Missing: All Four Issues of AVOTAYNU for only $19.00; New at; JewishGen Plans to Award Grants; 2017 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund Awards Given; International Tracing Service Receives Grant for Preserving Its Maps

Vol. 18, No. 32 – August 27, 2017

Database of People Murdered at Treblinka Being Created; Check Blog: Jewish Gem's Genealogy: Mining for Your Elusive Ancestors; Ancestry UK Collection at No Charge August 25–28; MyHeritage Adds New Feature: DNA Match Review; MyHeritage Acquires Legacy Family Tree; FamilySearch Adds More Than 20 Million Records to Their Collection; New at

Vol. 18, No. 33 – September 3, 2017
Auschwitz Death Register Spread Sheet Online; Canada 1921 Census Online Free of Charge; Free Access to Selected Ancestry Records Through September 4; FamilySearch Microfilm Service Ends September 7; Hurricane Harvey Affects Two DNA Testing Services; “Who Do You Think You Are?” (US) Starts Next Season in Spring 2018; Today Is European Day of Jewish Culture; New at; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 8.5 Million Records This Week

Vol. 18, No. 34 – September 10, 2017

Article on how to Read Your Ethnicity Results; Ancestry Adds New York State Death Index to Its Collections; How to Organize Your Family History: One Expert’s View; IAJGS to Establish Jewish Genealogical Societies in Additional Cities; Now Available: Unbroken Chain – Third Edition – Volume 2; List Shows Ukrainian Towns with Jewish Records in Polish Archives; Family Tree DNA to Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief; U.S. Government to Return Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

Vol. 18, No. 35 – September 17, 2017

Shana Tovah!; 15 Most-Requested Legacy Family Tree Webinars Free for One Week; Upcoming USCIS Webinar: “Naturalization Numbers Since 1906”; Auckland War Museum Places Its World War II Records Online; Now Available: Unbroken Chain – Third Edition – Volume 2; FamilySearch Adds 20 Million Records This Week; New at; MyHeritage Adds 14 Million Australian Records; ITS/USHMM Statistics; FamilySearch Offering Services in Preserving Records Damaged by Hurricane Harvey; Ancestry Sponsoring Ireland’s “Back to Our Past” and “50 Plus Expo”

Vol. 18, No. 36 – September 24, 2017
“Contacting DNA Matches: Get More Responses with These Pro Tips”; RootsTech 2018 Grows to 4 Days; “How Do You Fight the Empire State and Win?”; FamilySearch Has More Than 55 Million Dutch Records; New at; FindMyPast Adds Dublin Electoral Rolls; New York City May Change Rules as to Public Access to Vital Records; European Countries Want to Tax Internet Firms; Field Guides to Jewish Lodz and Warsaw/Krakow Published; Preserving Jewish Heritage in Poland

Vol. 18, No. 37 – October 2, 2017
Ashkenazic Jews Descended from Khazars and Other Myths; “13 Lessons to Make You a Better Historical Newspaper Researcher”; “Finding Your Roots” New Season Starts October 3; How to Develop a DNA Testing Plan; FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.5 Million Records This Week; New at; JewishGen Class: “Brick Wall or Dead End” to Be Given Again; Hungarian Jewish Museum Integrates Display with Technology; Museum of Polish Jewry Honored with EU’s Top Heritage Award

Vol. 18, No. 38 – October 8, 2017
Genetic Testing Results Now Accepted as Proof of Being a Jew; Ancestry Canada Offers Free Access to Its Collection Through October 9; RootsTech 2018 Program Now Online; Organization States It Does Jewish Genealogical Research in Argentina; U.S. National Archives to Hold Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 25

Vol. 18, No. 39 – October 15, 2017
Annual Jewish Genealogy Conference Now Has Facebook Groups; Newspaper Article Spoofs Current Addiction to DNA Testing; New York City Wants to Further Restrict Access to Birth/Death Records — Genealogical Community Rising to Oppose Changes; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; New Collections at Includes New York City Birth Index, 1910–1965; HIAS Index Cards Online; Ontario Birth Records 1860–1920 Online; Reclaim The Records Adds New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901-2016; Index to L’viv/Lwow Ghetto Records Online; ScotlandsPeople 1935 Valuation Rolls Online; Advantage Preservation Digitizes Library Newspaper Collections; Roots Tech Early-Bird Registration Discount Ends Monday, October 16; JewishGen Course: “Research Your Roots Using JewishGen; FamilySearch Offering Webinars on the Basics of U.S. and Canadian Research

Vol. 18, No. 40 – October 22, 2017
Have You Signed Petition to Oppose New York City Proposed Records Rules?; “Information for the English-speaking Jewish Tourist in Warsaw”; MyHeritage to Hold One-Day Webinar; GRO Pilot Scheme Allows Ordering Records as PDF Files; FamilySearch Adds More Than 40 Million Records This Week; New at; Ancestry Offers 30% Discount to AARP Members; Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files Continues; USCIS Repatriation Webinar October 26

Vol. 18, No. 41 – October 29, 2017

Genealogists Present Their Opinions at NYC Vital Records Hearing; Some Preliminary Plans for the 2018 Conference; Polish State Archives’ Branches to Remain Open During Summer 2018; IAJGS 2019 Conference to Be Held In Cleveland, Ohio; Clearance Sale: A Practical Guide for Jewish Cemeteries for Only $19.00; About Family History Daily; JDC Emigration Service Index Cards - Warsaw Added to JRI-Poland Database; 80% of Hungarian Holocaust Victims Have Been Identified; JewishGen Education Offers “Writing Short Reports” November 3–27; 1926 Polish Declarations of Friendship Digitized by the Library of Congress

Vol. 18, No. 42 – November 5, 2017
MyHeritage Adds New York Passenger Lists (1820–1957) to Its Collection; MyHeritage Giving Deep Discounts for Their DNA Service; MyHeritage Webinar Lectures Now Online; Google Makes Significant Change in Rules for Search Results; Ancestry Permitting Opting Out of DNA Sharing; New at; Clearance Sale: “A Practical Guide for Jewish Cemeteries” for Only $19.00–Deadline Tomorrow; Center for Jewish History Plans “Twitternar”; Blood & Frogs Site Adds Links to Archival Records; Ukrainian Genealogist Pushing for Records Access; Central Database of Shoah Victims. Names Now Has 4.7 Million Entries

Vol. 18, No. 43 – November 12, 2017
Free Access and Discounts Abound This Season; Call for Papers: 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Ancestry Adds New Jersey Censuses 1855–1915; MyHeritage Plans Blog On DNA Basics; Report Shows Status of Polish Cemeteries; Center for Jewish History Changes Date of Twitternar; Kristallnacht Commemoration 2017

Vol. 18, No. 44 – November 19, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!!; Avotaynu Joins Black Friday Madness–40–74% Discount on Selected Books; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; FamilySearch to Require Logging In; FamilySearch Adds More Than 28 Million Records This Week; MyHeritage Adds New York City Marriage License Index and New York Newspapers; FindMyPast Adds More British WWI Records; Internet Site Valuable for One-Name Research?; Family Tree DNA Lowers Prices on Various Products; New York City Hearing on Public Access to Birth and Marriage Records Now on Internet; Statistics Canada Wants Feedback on 2021 Census; About the American Battle Monuments Commission; IIJG Plans International Conference on Genealogy and the Sciences–Announces Results of Study on Scottish Jewry

Vol. 18, No. 45 – November 26, 2017
MyHeritage DNA Price Lowered Yet Again to $49 Each; Tomorrow is Cyber Monday–Last Day for 40–74% Discount on Selected Books by Avotaynu–Deadline Nearly Here; 50% off Ancestry Subscription; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 10 Million Records This Week; JewishGen Hungarian Database Now Has 1.5 Million Records; Database for Jewish Cemeteries in Southern Moravia; “Take Care When You Use Google”: 27th Article in Safe Computing Series; NEHGS Establishes Jewish Heritage Center

Vol. 18, No. 46 – December 3, 2017

Can Your Ancestry DNA Be Used by Law Enforcement?; Montefiore Censuses Indexed and Online; JGSLI Adds New Video to Collection: “What Genealogists Should Know About DNA…Without the Science Lesson!”; MyHeritage Adds “Suggestive Alternatives” Feature; MyHeritage Webinars Available at No Charge; New at; FindMyPast Adds New Collections; British Jews Requesting Citizenship in Countries Where Ancestors Once Lived; Time to Think About Donations to Genealogy-Based Institutions; Black Friday Sale a Huge Success

Vol. 18, No. 47 – December 10, 2017

“Nu? What’s New?” Has New Look; Reclaim the Records Motivates Ukrainian to Gain Access to Records; USHMM Survivors and Victims Database Continues to Grow; New Book: “In Their Words: A Genealogists Translation Guide – German”; Contribute to the SIGS; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.5 Million Records This Week; New at; TheGenealogist Releases UK Outbound Passenger Lists for 1930s; Maps of 1910 London Now Online; FindMyPast Claims It Has Largest Collection of British and Irish Newspapers; “Google for Genealogy: Search Tricks to Tease Out Information”; All Orders Have Been Shipped

Vol. 18, No. 48 – December 17, 2017
Holiday Sales Still Abound for DNA Testing; Essay on Newspapers as a Genealogical Resource; Comprehensive Guide to the U.S. Census for Genealogy; JewishGen Announces Education Courses for 2018; The Importance of Volunteering; FamilySearch Adds More Than 5 Million Records This Week; Reminder: It Is Now Necessary to Log On to Access Family Search Records; New at Ancestry and Its Affiliates; Recent Articles on Avotaynu Online; Much Interest in “In Their Words: A Genealogists Translation Guide – German

Vol. 18, No. 49 – December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas to Our Christian Readers; Mormon-Jewish Controversy: The Problem That Won’t Go Away; 30 Percent Discount on Ancestry Membership for Senior Citizens; Ancestry (RootsWeb) Announces Possible Security Breach; FamilySearch Additions This Week; Blog on How to Use FamilySearch; FamilySearch Adds Gazetteer; Reclaim The Records Releases Buffalo, New York, Death Index; OpenArchives Site Has Records on 174 Million People in Dutch and Belgian Archives

Vol. 18, No. 50 – December 31, 2017
Happy New Year!; FindMyPast Offers Free Access to 98 Million Atlantic Emigration Records; MyHeritage Adds British Mandate Period Citizen Requests to Its Collection; Ancestry Offers Discounts Again; Legacy Family Tree Webinars for 2018 Announced; Database of Foreign Jews interned in Italy During the War Period; Sources of Online Information about Victims of National Socialism (Nazis}; National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah Opens; Trove of Lost Jewish Material Found in Vilnius

Vol. 19, No. 1 – January 7, 2018
Index to 1897 Russian Census Head of Households in Kyiv Guberniya Online; Warsaw Conference Open for Registration; Canada Removes Restrictions on Access to Census After 92 Years; GenealogyIndexer Adds German Business Directories; FamilySearch Adds 12 Million Records This Week; GenSoftReviews Announces Genealogy Software Users Choice Awards for 2017; NEHGS Complete Collection Accessible Until January 10 at No Charge; MyHeritage Offering to Help Solve “Family Mysteries”; Essay on Sharing Costs for Research with Family Members; Library Archives Canada States We Are Now In the Digital Age

Vol. 19, No. 2 – January 14, 2018
Yet Another Genealogical Search Engine Worth Using; “Ashkenazic Jews Are Not Khazars: Here Is the Proof”; “Many Sephardic Jews Aren’t Sephardic”; Good News from Reclaim The Records: They Just Sued New York City Again; MyHeritage Announces Updates and Improvements to Their DNA Matching; MyHeritage Adds New York Newspapers (1806–2007) and New York City Marriage License Index (1908–1929); FindMyPast Adds “Hints” Feature; FamilySearch Adds 3 Million Plus Records This Week; FamilySearch Year-End Report of Their Accomplishments in 2017; New at; IIJG Announces Two Prizes for Jewish Genealogical Research

Vol. 19, No. 3 – January 21, 2018
Sophie Caplan OAM z"l; Detailed Guide to Family Tree Software: Top Six Choices; MyHeritage DNA Sale…Again; USCIS Webinar on 1940 Alien Registration Forms; New Jewish Genealogical Society: Mercer County (New Jersey) JGS;  Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Kansas City Forming; UK Prisoner of War Collection Now Available to the Public; Scotland Releases Another Year of Birth, Marriage and Death Records; GRO Pilot Project for Ordering Records in PDF Format a Success; February Education Classes by JewishGen; Joint Distribution Committee Case Study Featured on PBS Series “We’ll Meet Again”; January 27 Is International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Vol. 19, No. 4 – January 28, 2018
FindAGrave Indexes Gedenkbuch; MyHeritage Adds Two Databases Important to Jewish Genealogy and Others; MyHeritage Disclose Finances and Impact of DNA Testing Venture; What's Coming from FamilySearch in 2018; FamilySearch Adds more than 5 Million Records This Week; TheGenealogist Adds 5 Million U.S. Passenger Arrival Records (1834–1900); New at; Reclaim the Records Acquires New York City Geographic Birth Index; The Ancestor Hunt Publishes Essays On How to Acquire Marriage and Death Information; ITS Wants to Return Personal Belongings of Concentration Camp Inmates to Families; Library and Archives Canada Providing New Search Tool

Vol. 19, No. 5 – February 4, 2018
The Ancestor Hunt Has Links to Vital Records Websites; FindMyPast Free Access to British and Irish Census, Birth, Marriage and Death Records; “Ghetto List”; Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch; Study Planned on How Endogamy Affects Jewish DNA Results; AVOTAYNU Winter Issue Goes to Printer This Week; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3 Million Records This Week Plus 63 million Index Records for Mexico; New at; MyHeritage Shows Ethnicities Around the World; Polish Law Creating Controversy

Vol. 19, No. 6 – February 11, 2018

Instead of Flowers, Consider a DNA Kit for Valentine’s Day; Gesher Galicia Plans Sub-Conference During IAJGS Conference; Ancestry Has Unindexed Record Collections: How to Find Them; New Historic Synagogues of Europe Website; Swedish National Archives Digital Collections Free to Search and View; New at; MyHeritage Publishes “DNA Basics Chapter 3”; AVOTAYNU Special Subscription Offer Ends Today; New Yad Vashem Exhibit: Flashes of Memory—Photography during the Holocaust; ITS Plans Conference on Tracing and Documenting Victims of Nazi Persecution; African-American Records Free on Fold3 for Black History Month

Vol. 19, No. 7 – February 18, 2018
MyHeritage Makes Numerous Announcements Regarding Their DNA Service; Hotel Reservations for the Conference; Free Access to Immigration Records Through February 19; New at; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2 Million Records This Week; RootsTech 2018 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule; Purim at RootsTech; JewishGen Has New Videos Primarily for Beginners; Use the “Nu? What’s New?” Archives; GenealogyIndexer Adds Hundreds of Directories

Vol. 19, No. 8 – February 25, 2018
Ancestry UK Collections Free of Charge Until End of Today European Union Regulation Causes Dutch Database to Be Removed from Internet Article on Warsaw Jewish Life Today Jewish Genealogical Society Forms in Kansas City, Kansas New at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Removes “nation of immigrants” from Mission Statement Mormon Submits Florida Victims for Baptism

Vol. 19, No. 9 – March 4, 2018
German Project to Provide Biographies of Pre-war German Jews; Alexander Beider Writing Monthly Column on Jewish Names for “Forward”; “Are You Researching Genealogy's Biggest Clues Machine?”; MyHeritage Makes Numerous Announcements; (1) MyHeritage Adds 325 Million Records to Its Collection (2) FamilySearch Tree Sync (3) DNA Quest; Announce Keynote Speakers for Conference (Not Really)

Vol. 19, No. 10 – March 11, 2018
New York City Enacts New Rules for Public Access to Birth and Death Records; Warsaw Conference News: (1) Pre/Post-Conference Tours, (2) Another tour, (3) Looking For / Wanting a Roommate?, (4) Kosher and Travel Guide to Warsaw; JewishGen Course on “Complex Genealogical Research in the U.S.”; Family History Centers Access to Digitized Microfilm: How Are They Doing?; TheGenealogist Has 1940s Outbound Passenger Lists; Commonwealth Day March 12

Vol. 19, No. 11 – March 18, 2018
FindAGrave Using Holocaust Victims’ Lists to Expand Their Collection; New Book: “Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2018 Edition”; Have You Renewed Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU?; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2 Million Records This Week; IIJG Extends Deadline for Genealogical Research Prizes ($2,500 and $1,500); RootsTech Statistics Are Staggering; St. Patrick’s Day Offers; Video: “Poland With No Jews”; Tourist Film of Vienna at the Time of the Anschluss (March 1938)

Vol. 19, No. 12 – March 25, 2018
GoFundMe Account Set Up to Purchase Scanners for Ukrainian Archives; HIAS Is No Longer “Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society”; Israeli-Polish Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony Cancelled Because of New Polish Law; “Getting Started” Shipments Backlogged; Have You Renewed Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU? Renewal Discount for U.S. Subscribers Ends Saturday; My Heritage Produces Glossary of Terms Associated with DNA Testing; Genealogical Indexer Has Added More Than 300 Directories; USCIS Webinar on “Married at Ellis Island: Single Women and Immigration 1892–1924”; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2 Million Records This Week; New at; EHRI Project Shows Example of How to Do Holocaust Research

Vol. 19, No. 13 – April 2, 2018
News from My Heritage: Customer Support Now 24/7, 27.1 Million Historical Records Added During March, New Mobile App Features: Inbox and Scanner, Three Improvements to One-to-Many Chromosome Browser; Conference Scholar-in-Residence is Antony Polonsky; 2020 U.S. Census to Include Question About Citizenship; Article on “What is GEDCOM?”; JewishGen Course “Brick Wall or Dead End”; About Canadian Naturalizations; FamilySearch Adds 316 Thousand Records This Week; New at; ITS Library Catalog Now Online

Vol. 19, No. 14 – April 8, 2018

Lithuania Bill Would Ban Material That “Distorts Historical Facts”; New Book: On Oldness: How to Successfully Navigate Old Age; Long Lost Family New Season Starts Today; UK National Archives Experimenting with Handwritten Text Recognition Software; FamilySearch Adds More Than 9 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Additions for Week; U.S. National Archives Creates “Catalog Guide for Genealogists and Family Historians”

Vol. 19, No. 15 – April 15, 2018
New Group to Fight Planned Bans on Access to New York City Birth and Death Records; MyHeritage Adoptees Assistance Program Goes Worldwide; GenealogyIndexer Adds Hundreds More Directories; Yad Vashem Adds Feature to Shoah Victims’ Names Database; Early Bird Registration for Annual Conference Ends on April 28; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 5 Million Records This Week; New at; Has Ancestry Switched Its Focus to DNA Testing?

Vol. 19, No. 16 – April 22, 2018

DNA Discounts Abound in Honor of National DNA Day; You Had Your DNA Tested, Now What?; DNA Testing for Genealogical Purposes Is Banned in France; Webinar on Polish Conference; Reminder to AVOTAYNU Resubscribers: Renewal Deadline April 30; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 6 Million Index Records This Week; New Collections at; Ancestry Announces New Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Library and Archives Canada Introducing Crowdsourcing

Vol. 19, No. 17 – April 29, 2018
Use of DNA Tests for Solving Crimes Has Backlash; IAJGS Conference Committee Announces Preliminary Program and Meal Reservations; Early Bird Registration for Warsaw Conference Extended to May 5; Who Do You Think You Are New Season Starts May 21; Recent Additions to the AJDC Names Index; JDC Dedicates New Archives Center in Jerusalem; MyHeritage Blog: DNA Basics Chapter 5: How DNA Testing Works; JewishGen Providing Online Course on Using JewishGen; FamilySearch Adds 2 Billionth Image of Records; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.5 Million Records This Week; New Collections at; New Jewish Genealogical Society in Albany, New York, Area; A Letter from IAJGS About the Warsaw Conference

Vol. 19, No. 18 – May 7, 2018

DNA Testing Community Reacts to GEDmatch Being Used to Catch Murderer; Stephen P. Morse Adds New York State and New Jersey Voters’ Index to Site; MyHeritage Founder and CEO Produces Webinar on Founding of MyHeritage; MyHeritage Adds Pedigree View Feature to Its Family Tree System; AVOTAYNU Spring Issue Goes to Printer This Week; Mother’s Day Brings Discounts from DNA Testing Services; UK “The Genealogy Show” to Replace “Who Do You Think You Are? Live”; Family Search Additions for the Week; New Collections at Ancestry

Vol. 19, No. 19 – May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!; 23andme Sues Ancestry for False Advertising and Patent Infringement; Visiting an Ancestral Town This Year? Consider Photographing Tombstones; My Heritage Adds Yet Another Function: Health   Family Tree; WDYTYA-UK Announces Celebrities to Appear on Show; Winners of AVOTAYNU Subscription Renewal Contest; Second UK Genealogy Family History Show to Occur in 2019; NEHGS Presenting a Webinar on Boston HIAS; Library Archives Canada Provides Detailed Description of 1921 Census; FamilySearch Records This Week; A Summary: Right to Know vs. Right to Be Forgotten

Vol. 19, No. 20 – May 20, 2018
Ancestor Hunt Provides Links to Canadian Vital Records Sites; Virtual Genealogical Society Formed; European DNA Sites Shutting Down Because of General Data Protection Regulation; Article Explains Site Search Feature of Google; USCIS Creates Video About Ellis Island; New Jewish Genealogical Society Located in Hungary; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 200K Records This Week; No New Collections at – Free Access to UK Records

Vol. 19, No. 21 – May 27, 2018

European General Data Protection Regulation Is Now Law; Bessarabia SIG Documenting All Burials in Region; Jewish Documents from State Archive of the Kiev Oblast Online; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3.5 Million Records This Week; New Collections at

Vol. 19, No. 22 – June 3, 2018

Now That EU's General Data Protection Regulation Is in Effect Interest Turns to the Proposed EU ePrivacy Regulation; GDPR Already Being Mocked; Swedish Court Says “Right to Be Forgotten” is Not Global; Suddenly it Is “Be Unkind to Ancestry” Week; How to Maintain Your Own Personal Archive; Book “Lithuanian Jewish Communities” Now Available on Internet; New Updated Collections at

Vol. 19, No. 23 – June 10, 2018
DNA Sales for Father’s Day; New York City Board of Health Gives Some Relief on Embargo of Birth and Death Records; “Genealogy Databases and the Future of Criminal Investigation”; IIJG Announces Roll-out of Family Tree of Scottish Jewry; MyHeritage Experiences Security Breach; More Announcements from MyHeritage; The Ancestor Hunt Now Has 126 Obituary and Obituary Index Links from Canada; European Commission Plans to Document Jewish Cemeteries in Europe; New JGS in Northeast Florida; JewishGen Offers Course on New York Research; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.5 Million Records This Week; New Collections at; Warsaw Conference Has a New Logo

Vol. 19, No. 24 – June 17, 2018

Happy Father’s Day!; “Poznan Project” Indexing 19th Century Marriage Records; 20 Largest Genealogy Record Collections Online: Have You Searched Them?; Reclaim the Records Gains Another New York City Marriage License Index; Reunions with Birth Parents Capturing Interest of TV Shows; Digitization of WWI Canadian Expeditionary Force Records Nears Completion; Last Chance: DNA Sales for Father’s Day; New Collections at;There Was No Announcement This Week of Additions to FamilySearch

Vol. 19, No. 25 – June 24, 2018

ITS Places Online Post-War Files of Survivors of Nazi Persecution; Free Genealogy-Relevant Sites for State and Local Agencies; Historic Aerial Photos of the United States; The Ancestor Hunt Lists College Newspapers Online; FamilySearch Adds More Than 12 Million Records This Week; Reclaim the Records Requests Copy of New Jersey Death Index (1904–2017); JOWBR Now Contains 3.33 Million Records and 594,000 Photos; Memorial Plaques Database; Ancestry (UK) Adds Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Electoral Records; Force War Records Site Has WWI Casualty Records; Who Is a Jew?

Vol. 19, No. 26 – July 1, 2018
Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day; Poland Reduces Consequences of Controversial Holocaust Law; New Museum to Exhibit Accounts of Polish Christians Who Saved Jews; European Union General Data Protection Regulation Having Immediate Impact; Only MyHeritage Offering DNA Discounts for American Independence Day (July 4); Much DNA News from MyHeritage: MyHeritage Opens European Distribution Center for DNA Kits; MyHeritage Blog Adds Another Chapter on Understanding DNA Testing; MyHeritage Adds Filtering System to DNA Matches; FamilySearch Adds 135M New Records for Denmark, Finland, Sweden; News for Ancestry; Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) New Season Starts July 9

Vol. 19, No. 27 – July 8, 2018
Yad Vashem Comments on Polish Complicity in the Holocaust; Reclaim the Records Sues New York State Department of Health; Family History Is Good for Your Kids; Warsaw Conference On-Demand Now Available; Alexander Avram Wins IIJG’s Chava Agmon Prize for Jewish Genealogy; UK General Register Office to Offer Online Birth and Death Records Indefinitely; “Compendium of Jewish Genealogy” Now Has More Than 25,000 Links; 130,000 Lodz Registration Cards Now Online; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 5 Million Records This Week; MyHeritage Provides Free Access to Newspapers Collection; Ancestry UK Offering Free Access to UK/Irish Records Through July 10

Vol. 19, No. 28 – July 15, 2018
MyHeritage to Present Online Conference; Irish Jewish Genealogical Society Has Online Database; New Book: Unbroken Chain – Third Edition – Volume 3 Published; 1,500 Free Online Yearbooks Now Available; Castle Garden, the Predecessor to Ellis Island, Featured on FamilySearch Blog; MyHeritage Adds Chapter 7 to Its Series on DNA Basics; New Society: Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society; Free Access to Through July 17

Vol. 19, No. 29 – July 22, 2018

Memorial to the Jews Deported from France Database Now Online at Morse Site; Genie Milgrom Awarded the Medal of the Four Sephardic Synagogues; News of the Week About DNA Testing: 23andme Offering 30% Discount Until August 9, 23andme Heath and Ancestry Service, Findmypast and Living DNA Announce a Partnership; Yahad-In Unum Creates Interactive Map of Holocaust Murder Sites; Jewish Heritage Europe Has Information, Links and Resources for Jewish Cemeteries; Alternate Site for Irish Records; JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the Baltic States; The Ancestor Hunt Identifies 240 Free Online Photo Archives for Canada; MyHeritage Adds 25 Million New Records in June; New Collections at; Genteam Announces Additions to Their Collection

Vol. 19, No. 30 – July 29, 2018
No Issue of Nu? What’s New? Next Week; Reclaim The Records Adds New Jersey Death Index; 12 Free Genealogy Research Sites for Australia and New Zealand; Renegade Pictures (UK) Looking for Subjects for Family History Show; FamilySearch Adds 29 Million Netherlands Records; Adds Nearly 7 Million Records This Week; Controversy Still Exists About Return of Iraq Jewish Archives

Vol. 19, No. 31 – August 12, 2018
Warsaw Conference Is History; IAJGS Award Winners; Consumer Genetic and Personal Genomic Testing Companies Issue Position on Privacy; “Finding Your Roots” Season 5 to Premier January 8, 2019; Reclaim The Records Asking for Brooklyn “Old Town” Records; More Comprehensive List of Research Sites for Australia and New Zealand; “The Immigration Act of 1924 and the End of Ellis Island”; Map of Remaining Synagogues of Europe Online; WorldCat Produces Map of Libraries Worldwide; Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files Is Complete; Family History Show in London September 22; FamilySearch Adds More Than 1 Million Records (July 30 Report); FamilySearch Adds Nearly 8 Million Records (August 6 Report); Let’s Stop Referring to “Jews” When Discussing Eastern Europe

Vol. 19, No. 32 – August 19, 2018
JewishGen’s New Direction: Partnering; JewishGen Establishes Miriam Weiner Routes To Roots Collection; Avotaynu to Publish Genealogies Created By Paul J. Jacobi; Mormons Don’t Want to Be Called “Mormons” Anymore; JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County Has Links to Genealogy Sites; Family Search Now Has Online New York Passenger Lists 1820–1957; Family Tree Magazine Publishes Annual Best Genealogy Websites; USCIS Webinar on “Indexes to Alien Case Files (A-Files) at the National Archives”; New ITS e-Guide Explains Nazi Documents; A Case Study in Finding an Ancestral Town

Vol. 19, No. 33 – August 26, 2018
If You Wish You Had Attended the Warsaw Conference But Didn’t , Try Conference ON-DEMAND!; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU; David E. Rencher New Family History Library Director; “Do You Have Errors Hiding in Your Family Tree? Here’s How to Find Out”; Library and Archives Canada Updates Finding Aid 300: Other Census and Related Documents (1640 to 1945); JDC Places “Jerusalem 1944–1952” Collection Online; UK National Archives Adds Alien Registration Cards 1918–1957; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 2 Million Records This Week; News From Ancestry

Vol. 19, No. 34 – September 2, 2018
New Society: Sociedade de Genealogia Judaica do Rio de Janeiro; Free Access to Ancestry’s Yearbook Collection; Ancestry Has Lodz Ghetto Register Books; USCIS Webinar on “Indexes to Alien Case Files (A-Files) at the National Archives”; RootsTech Expands to London in 2019; FamilySearch Adds “Compare-a-Face” Feature

Vol. 19, No. 35 – September 9, 2018
Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year); “Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services”; MyHeritage Enters the Retail Store Marketplace; Reclaim The Records Acquiring Geographical New York City Birth Index; FindMyPast Offering Free Access Through September 7; JewishGen Again Presents Independent Study Program

Vol. 19, No. 36 – September 16, 2018

AncestryDNA Claims New Algorithm Delivers Ethnicity Estimates With Increased Precision; News from MyHeritage: MyHeritage Adds “DNA Basics Chapter 8: Genotypes and Phenotypes”; MyHeritage DNA Now Supports 23andMe V5 And Living DNA Uploads; Reclaim The Records Publishes Online New York State Birth Index, 1881–1942; Tips for Searching Newspapers Online; New Interactive Map About Jewish Life in Germany; UK National Archives World War I Records; USCIS Webinar: Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Records at the National Archives; New Jewish Genealogical Society: JGS of Western North Carolina; FamilySearch Adds More than 5 Million Records This Week; Updated Collections at Ancestry.

Vol. 19, No. 37 – September 23, 2018

Extraterritoriality Applies to Me, But Not You; UK National Archives Has Photo Collection Online; “10 Ways To Get Children Excited About Family History”; Report Some People Upset About Ancestry DNA New Ethnicity Evaluations; AncestryDNA Integrates Music with Heritage; Joods Monument (Jewish Monument) Commemorates Dutch Holocaust Victims; Registration Is Open for RootsTech 2019; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3 Million Records This Week

Vol. 19, No. 38 – September 30, 2018

Ancestry Australia Offering Free Access to Records; Historical Newspaper Site Has 185 Million Articles; FamilySearch Adds More Than 4.7 Million Records This Week; All Lithuania Database Now Has More Than 2 Million Records; Lodz Ghetto Lists Added to USHMM Database; Article: “iPhone Tips”; Hamburg State Archives Destroys More than One Million Death Records; Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 19, No. 39– October 7, 2018

New Article: “Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy”; Free Access to Through October 8; New eBook, Back to Shul Documents Lithuanian Synagogues; New Collections at; JewishGen Offering Course on Belarussian Research; Now You Can Have Your Dog’s DNA Tested; The Name “Mormon Tabernacle Choir” Is No More

Vol. 19, No. 40 – October 14, 2018

Weizmann Institute in Israel to Host Conference on Genealogy and the Sciences; DNA Websites Allowing Much of U.S. Population to Be Identified; USCIS Presents a Documentary “USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island”; USCIS Presenting Webinar on Its Name Index; FamilySearch Adds More Than 9 Million Records This Week; JewishGen Providing Course on Galician Research

Vol. 19, No. 41 – October 21, 2018

Kazerne Dossin Publishes 23,850 Portraits of Belgian Deportees; Reclaim The Records Suing for Brooklyn “Old Town” Records; Current Prices for Autosomal DNA Tests from the Major Companies; MyHeritage Adds More Than 20 million Records to its SuperSearch; FindMyPast Adds 54 Million Records to England Electoral Register Collection; Why Aren’t FamilySearch Digitized Records Available Online to the Public

Vol. 19, No. 42 – October 28, 2018

MyHeritage Oslo Conference to Be Live Streamed; New Jersey Jewish News Digitized and Online; Second Call–Wanted: Human Interest Stories for Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU; Practicing Safe Computing #37: Facebook Tokens; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3.6 Million Records This Week; Swiss Federal Archives to Provide Online Access to Its Archival Records; Planned U.S. Television Program: “Family History”; How to Do Italian Genealogical Research; Shanghai Address and Business Directory of Jewish Refugees Is Online

Vol. 19, No. 43 – November 4, 2018
State of Maine Creates “Digital Maine Library” with At-Home Access to State Residents; MyHeritage Publishes “DNA Basics Chapter 9: Explaining Ethnic Regions”; DNA Tests Now Available In Stores – Latest Prices; Free Access to Ancestry Military Records Through November 12; 1926 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces to Be Indexed; Updates to British/Irish Databases; FamilySearch Adds Additional Records This Week

Vol. 19, No. 44 – November 11, 2018
Other Family Trees Are Not a Valid Source; International Tracing Service Places Online Another 900,000 Records; U.S. Version of Who Do You Think You Are? Returns for a New Season; MyHeritage Announces New Features at Its Oslo Conference; Latest Prices for DNA Tests; Genealogy Sites Recognize 100th Anniversary of End of World War I; Historical Photographs of New York City Buildings Online; UK National Archives Has Digitized/Index World War I Records; FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.5 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Additions for Week; Free Access to American Ancestors Collection Through November 13

Vol. 19, No. 45 – November 18, 2018
Reclaim The Records Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Veterans Agency; Latest Prices for DNA Tests; The Ancestor Hunt Has List of Online U.S. College Newspapers; Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU Going to Printer; Shared Ancestral Places Added to MyHeritage DNA Matches; AncestryDNA Introduces Traits Feature; FamilySearch Unlocking Centuries of Italian Ancestry Records; Over 60 Million Pages of Digitized Canadian Documentary Heritage Soon to Be Available at No Charge; Photographs of New York City Buildings Now Accessible Through Morse Website; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 5.5 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds British First World War Soldiers’ Medical Records

Vol. 19, No. 46 – November 25, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!!; Avotaynu Joins Black Friday Madness–40–74% Discount on Selected Books; DNA Testing Price War Continues; Improving Quality of Photos; DNA Basics Chapter 10: How DNA Testing Can Help You Find New Relatives; Report Discusses Status of Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine; UK National Archives Has Available 56 Guides to Its First World War Collections; FamilySearch Additions for the Week

Vol. 19, No. 47 – December 2, 2018
Happy Chanukah!!; Last Chance to Buy Selected Books Published by Avotaynu for 40–74% Discount; Year-End Is Approaching: Help Support Your Genealogy Non-Profits; IIJG Launches Its Annual Appeal for Support; Reclaim The Records Wants More New York State Marriage Indexes; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Lectures Now Online!; MyHeritage Extends Free DNA Uploads to December 16; New Collections at; USHMM Adds Sachsenhausen Documents to Collection; New Documentary About History of Russian Jews Online at YouTube; FamilySearch Has Virginia Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800–1986; New Book: The Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE): A Tribute to Canada

Vol. 19, No. 48 – December 9, 2018
JewishGen Adds Ability to Save Searches; Top 4 Costs Family Historians Face and How to Avoid Them; Research on Names of Auschwitz Inmates; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; Call For Papers: 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Tomasz Wisniewski Awarded 2018 POLIN Poland Award; Jewish Cemeteries in Poland to Be Mapped and Entered into an Online Database; Legacy Family Tree Webinars to Include Closed Captioning; Reminder: Conference on “Genealogy and the Sciences” in Israel; Discount Offered for RootsTech Conference Registration; FamilySearch Adds an Astounding 47.2 Million Records This Week; MyHeritage Adds More Than 51 Million Records in November; Broken Link: Donations to the Joint Distribution Committee

Vol. 19, No. 49 – December 16, 2018
RootsTech to Live Stream Some of Its Lectures; Nine Reasons Why You Should Be Researching Voter Records; JewishGen to Hold Two Education Courses in January; Survey Made of Jewish Cemeteries in Volhyn Region of Ukraine; FamilySearch Adds More Than 8 Million Records This Week; New Collections at; Back Issues of Detroit Jewish Newspapers Now Online; World War I Newspaper Clippings, 1914 to 1926, are Now Available Online; Warsaw Ghetto Museum to Open in 2023

Vol. 19, No. 50 – December 23, 2018
Merry Christmas to our Christian readers!; Michael Tobias Leaves JewishGen; How Did Ashkenazi Jews End Up With Famous Non-Jewish Last Names?; New Genealogy Website Has Index to 1897 Census of Ukraine Online; Eight Reasons You Cannot Find Anything About Our Ancestors; Updates to Jewish Genealogy Databases; FamilySearch Adds 1.3 Million Records This Week; Clarification on Documenting Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine

Vol. 19, No. 51 – December 30, 2018
Happy New Year!!; Landmark Conference on “Genealogy and the Sciences” Held in Israel; Online Genealogy Records Can Disappear: Simple Ways to Protect Your Research; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; What’s New on Answer: I Don’t Know; Library Archives Canada Publishes Year-End Progress Report; Study Shows Many Latin Americans Are Descended from Conversos

Vol. 20, No. 1 – January 6, 2019

2019 Milestone Year for Avotaynu Publications; Jan Meisels Allen Gives Year-End Report on the Status of Records Access; Genealogy Websites Announce Accomplishments for 2018; What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019; Creating Your Own Family History Video; Finding Your Roots New Season Starts January 8; New Feature On FamilySearch: “Learn About Your Family”; Discounts on Ancestry and MyHeritage Memberships; Internet Site Has List of Cantors Who Were Holocaust Victims; Wanted: “U.S. Update” Editor for AVOTAYNU

Vol. 20, No. 2 – January 13, 2019

New Lists in the JDC Archives Names Index; Plans to Map 1,500 Jewish Cemeteries in Five European Countries; Website Provides Statistics on the Growth of Genealogy Industry; ITS Discovers 2,000 photos of Dachau Concentration Camp Survivors; New Book: Unbroken Chain – Third Edition – Volume 4 Published; Advisory Opinion States “Right to Be Forgotten” Is Not Extraterritorial; Fulton History Site Now Has Digitized 44 Million Newspaper Pages; Webinar: "Hidden Gems of Jewish Genealogy"; FamilySearch Adds More Than 600K Records This Week; Article on 1890 U.S. Census Substitutes; Last Chance to Submit Presentation Proposals for Cleveland Conference

Vol. 20, No. 3 – January 20, 2019
Autosomal DNA Tests on Identical Twins Yield Different Results; French Law Bans Recreational DNA Testing; MyHeritage Adds More Than 22.7 Million Records in December; National Library of Israel Wants Family History Books; More Than 717,000 Records Added to National Burial Index for England & Wales; YIVO Institute Vilna Collection Has 1.3 Million Documents and Books Online; Project to Survey and Digitize Jewish Heritage in Slovenia

Vol. 20, No. 4 – January 27, 2019
Today Is International Holocaust Remembrance Day; Identical Twins Are Not Totally Identical; Webinar on Photo Organizing and Preservation; The Ancestor Hunt Has Links to 19 Special Collections of Online Historical Newspapers; JewishGen Offers “Brick Walls or Dead End” Class; Wanted: Brick Wall Cases for Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU; FamilySearch Adds An Astounding 23.7 Million Records This Week; GenTeam (Austria) Adds 530K Records; New/Updated Collections at; Library and Archives Canada Acquires 1944 Book Previously Owned by Hitler

Vol. 20, No. 5 – February 3, 2019

Now Possible to Reserve Hotel Room for Cleveland Conference; New IAJGS Member Society: Miami Valley (Ohio) Jewish Genealogical and Historical Society; MyHeritage Offers DNA Testing For Only $59; Geni World Family Tree Now Has 129 Million Profiles; Geni Adds Pedigree View to Its Site; Travel Guide to Jewish Lithuania; Reclaim the Records Lauded As an “Intellectual Freedom Fighter”; FamilySearch Adds More Than 800K Records This Week; New Collections at; Forces War Records (UK) Now Has 5 Million WW2 Records Available to Search Online

Vol. 20, No. 6 – February 10, 2019
Registration for Cleveland Conference Now Open; FamilyTreeDNA Comes Under Fire for Cooperating with FBI; MyHeritage Creates Love Letter Contest; MyHeritage and Family Tree DNA Offer DNA Testing For Only $59; Options Available to Watch RootsTech Presentations Remotely; The Holocaust in France: A Resource Guide; MyHeritage Webinar on Tools to Improve Your Family Tree Data; Three New Collections Added to USHMM Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database; FamilySearch Adds More Than 6 Million Records This Week

Vol. 20, No. 7 – February 17, 2019

Ancestry UK Allowing Free Access to Records Through Monday, February 18; The Simple Dos and Don’ts for Preserving Old Family Photos at Home; MyHeritage LIVE Planned for September 6–8 in Amsterdam; New Jewish Genealogical Society in São Paulo, Brazil; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 1 Million Index Records This Week; New Records Added by MyHeritage During January; New Collections for the Week From FindMyPast; Avotaynu Business; Winter Issue of AVOTAYNU at Printer; Special AVOTAYNU Subscription Offer; Wanted: Brick Wall Cases for Spring Issue of AVOTAYNU

Vol. 20, No. 8 – February 24, 2019

GEDCOM Importing Returns to Geni; Two More New York Area Cemeteries Online; Winter Issue of Avotaynu In the Mail; DNA Has Become a Popular Topic; DNA As a Tool For Genealogists Diluted by Public Involvement; A Small Lesson in Autosomal DNA Testing; JewishGen Guide to Canadian Jewish Genealogical Research Updated; Vernon Directories for Ontario to Be Digitized; 12 Genealogy Sites You Must Search If You Have UK Ancestors; Do You Have a UK Criminal Ancestor on Your Family Tree?; The World’s Largest Shared Family Tree Is…; FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.7 Million Indexed Records This Week; Adds British WWII Alien Internees to Its Site; New Genealogy Search Engine: KinCrawler

Vol. 20, No. 9 – March 3, 2019
MyHeritage Completes Digitization of All Israel’s Cemeteries; What’s New at; What’s New at MyHeritage; MyHeritage Extends Offer of Free DNA Kits to Adoptees; RootsTech-London to Be Held October 24–26; Forces War Records (UK) Offering Free Access Through March 3; FamilySearch Places Canada 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces Online; FamilySearch Center at UK National Archives to Close Permanently; FindMyPast Adds School Records 1870–1914 for Liverpool and Lancashire; FindMyPast to Publish 1921 UK Census; New Collections at; Encyclopedia of the Warsaw Ghetto Planned

Vol. 20, No. 10 – March 10, 2019
New Information About Annual Conference; Ancestry and Family Tree DNA Offering DNA Testing For Only $59; New Society: Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland; Four Enduring Ways to Share Your Family History Research; JewishGen Once Again Presents Independent Study Program; RootsTech Announces Statistics About Recently Completed Conference; FamilySearch Adds More Than 4 Million Records This Week; New Collection at; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Starts Dropping Name “Mormon”

Vol. 20, No. 11 – March 17, 2019
FamilyTreeDNA Updates Terms of Service and Privacy Statement; How Many People Subscribe to the Various DNA Services?; Ancestry Discouraging Limited Free Access to Their Collection; New Society: Jewish Genealogy & History Society of South Australia; JewishGen Course on Galicia; National Library of Australia recently launched the Australia Web Archive; Essay on “Preserving Old Family Letters”; MyHeritage Offering Free Access to Irish Collection; Free Access to Ancestry’s Irish Collection; FamilySearch Adds More Than Million Records This Week; New Collections at; FindMyPast Adds U.S. Passport Applications and Records for Costa Rica; “The Ancestor Hunt” Now Has 30,000 Free Online Historical Newspaper Links; Reminder: Renew Your Subscription to AVOTAYNU

Vol. 20, No. 12 – March 23, 2019

Announcing The Jacobi Papers: Genealogical Studies of Leading Ashkenazi Families; Hints on How to Contact DNA Matches; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3.5 Million Records This Week; Additions to FindMyPast This Week; Finding Aid for the Records of HIAS Now Online; More About Jewish Genealogy & History Society of South Australia

Vol. 20, No. 13 – March 31, 2019
Reclaim The Records Gains Access to New York State Marriage Index Post-1965; Reminder: Many RootsTech 2019 Lectures Available Online; FamilySearch April Webinars Include One for Polish Archival Records; JewishGen Director Provides Progress Report; Yad Vashem Will Build a New Shoah Heritage Collections Center; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3 Million Records This Week; New Collections at Ancestry.

Vol. 20, No. 14 – April 7, 2019
News About 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Genealogy Indexer Adds 75 Ukrainian Telephone Directories (1970–1994); Nadia Lipes’ Ukrainian Database Now Has 823,000 Entries; List of 4,000 Names of Jewish Women Liberated from Bergen Belsen; Links to Polish State Archives Records Exist at JRI-Poland Site; UK Family History Show Will Be in Three Locations This Year; Historical Caribbean Newspapers Online; FamilySearch Adds More than 800K Records This Week; Updated Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 15 – April 14, 2019
No News; JewishGen Creates “Passover Companion”

Vol. 20, No. 16 – April 21, 2019

Reclaim The Records Wants New York City Death Certificates and Restrictions on Access Overturned; Early-Bird Registration Ends Soon for Cleveland Conference; Joint Distribution Committee Partnering with International Tracing Service; JewishGen Worldwide Burial Registry Now Has 3.45 Million Records; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; Why You Need to Quit Attaching Records to Your Family Tree and What to Do Instead; Company Experiments with DNA Tracking by Trying to Identify Its Own Employees; Webinar on Comparing Genealogy Giants; Site Has Information on Jews Who Fled Denmark to Sweden During WWII; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.6 Million Records This Week; FindMyPast Adds Birth, Marriage, Death Civil Registrations for Jamaica; New Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 17 – April 28, 2019

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Is This Thursday; Program Schedule for 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy Now Online; DNA Matching May Come Under Attack; Latest DNA Testing Prices; FamilySearch Adds Audio Capability to Photographs; 13 Secrets to Getting Replies from DNA Cousin Matches; Avotaynu Online Has Article about Possible Sephardic Origins for Rabbi Meir Katzenellenbogen; JewishGen Looking for a Full-Time Database Administrator; New Collections at; FindMyPast Additions for the Week; FamilySearch Adds 42 Million Records for Index to 1939 England and Wales National Register

Vol. 20, No. 18 – May 5, 2019
Ancestry Receives Some Bad Publicity After Changing Their DNA Ethnicity Estimates; New York State Challenging Reclaim The Records Win; Conference Hotel Fully Booked; Cook County (Chicago) Removes Records Searching from Website; JewishGen Class: Writing Short Reports; Latest DNA Testing Prices; FindMyPast to Implement Tree Matching; FamilySearch Adds More Than 1 Million Records This Week; Updated Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 19 – May 12, 2019
Happy Mother’s Day; No Edition of Nu? What’s New? Pages of Testimony Now Part of MyHeritage Records Match; Next Week; AVOTAYNU Spring Issue Is at the Printer; Winners of AVOTAYNU Subscription Renewal Contest; MyHeritage Runs Mother’s Day Look-alike Competition; MyHeritage Free Access to Danish and Finnish Records Through May 12; Latest DNA Testing Prices; Keynote and Banquet Speakers Announced for Annual Conference; “Who Do You Think You Are?” Is Returning to NBC; Family History Library to Add Sunday and Longer Monday Hours to Schedule; FamilySearch Adds More Than 7 Million Records This Week

Vol. 20, No. 20 – May 26, 2019

International Tracing Service Places More Than 13 Million Documents Online; Changes Name to Arolsen Archives; GEDmatch Implements Required Opt-In for Law Enforcement Matching; Association for Genealogy Educators and Schools Formed; MyHeritage Adds New Capability to Family Tree System: PhotoDiscovery; New Society Formed in Nashville, Tennessee; Miriam Weiner Honored by National Genealogical Society; MyHeritage Now Offering a DNA Health + Ancestry Test; MyHeritage Offers Free Access to Military Records for Memorial Day; New Webinar: Advanced Features on; Updates to Special Interest Groups (SIG) Collections: Bessarabia. Lithuania; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 700K Records This Week; New Collections at; Recent Additions to FindMyPast; FindMyPast Adds 114 Million European Vital Records Index

Vol. 20, No. 21 – June 2, 2019

Ancestry DNA Now Has More Than 15 Million Customers; Index to files of “Austrian Concentration Camp Association” Now Online; New Book: “Metropolitan Jewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe”; JGS-Montreal Creates Website That Links to 100 Genealogical Resources; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; JewishGen Holocaust Database Now Has 2.75 Million Records; JewishGen Course on New York City Genealogy Starts June 14; FamilySearch Adds More Than 4 Million Records This Week; New Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 22 – June 9, 2019 Offering Free Access Through Today; Ancestry Free Access to Military Records; Webinar on “Lessons in Jewish DNA”; Interested in Taking a Vicarious Trip to Part of Ukraine?; MyHeritage Plans Series on Articles on Genealogy; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; Nine Illustrious Synagogues You Can Visit in Poland; Index to Irish Vital Records; New/Updated Collections at; FindMyPast Additions for Week; No FamilySearch Additions Announced This Week

Vol. 20, No. 23 – June 16, 2019
Happy Father’s Day!!; Shoah Foundation to Index Lithuanian Testimonies; New York State Assembly May Consider Allowing Access to Birth Records of Adoptees; GenTeam Adds 630,000 Records; Volunteers Sought for Summer Program in Western Ukraine; Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) Announces Eight New Episodes; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; FamilySearch Adds More Than 10 Million Records This Week

Vol. 20, No. 24 – June 23, 2019

Warren Blatt Assumes New Role at JewishGen; Many Fee-Based Genealogy Websites Available at No Charge at Conference; Why You Need to Quit Attaching Records to Your Family Tree and What to Do Instead; Israel National Library Has Digitized Jewish Communal Ledgers (Pinkasim); MyHeritage LIVE 2019 Announces Speaker Schedule; FamilySearch Adds More Than 3 Million Records This Week; Updates to Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 25 – June 30, 2019
Memorial to the Jews Deported from France Database Recently Updated; Avraham Groll Given Title of JewishGen Executive Director; JewishGen Course: “Exploring the JewishGen Website”; AncestryDNA Becoming Specific by Community; Geni Adds Multiple Relationship Paths Feature; FamilySearch Adds Similar Historical Records to Search System; Where to Find WWII Records on FindMyPast; FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.3 Million Records This Week

Vol. 20, No. 26 – July 7, 2019
Conference App Now Available; Library Archives Canada Has a New Collection Search Tool; MyHeritageLIVE Agenda Announced; List of Online Resources for Jewish Heritage in the Czech Republic; Site has 114,000 Photographs of Hungary 1900–1990; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 3.5 Million Records This Week Ancestry Adds New Collections to System

Vol. 20, No. 27 – July 14, 2019
A Jewish Genealogical Success Story: The Power of Volunteerism; More Than 8,000 Montreal Burials Now Included in JOWBR; How to Remove Glue From Your Old Photos; Mandatory Palestine Naturalization Applications Are a Treasure Trove of Information; FamilySearch Now Allows Users to Edit (Correct) Names in Databases; FindMyPast Now Has U.S. Passenger and Crew Lists; FamilySearch Additions This Week; New Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 28 – July 21, 2019
No Issue of “Nu? What’s Nu?” Next Week; Europeana Site Has Numerous Artifacts of European Countries; “No, You Don’t Really Have 7,900 4th Cousins”; Summer Issue of AVOTAYNU Going to Printer; Early 23andme DNA Customers Not Receiving Recent Updates; The Ancestor Hunt Now Has Links to Nearly 30,000 Newspaper Sites; More Ukrainian Jewish Records Online; Reclaim The Records Files for Summary Judgement in Missouri Index Request; Ireland Allows Leaving Personalized Message on Census; FamilySearch Adds Nearly 1.4 Million Records This Week; Some Suggestions When Doing Database Searches

Vol. 20, No. 29 – August 4, 2019
Ancestry Partners with Arolsen Archives to Place Holocaust Records Online; JewishGen Has a New Home Page; Reclaim The Records Continues Fight for Access to New York City Death Certificates 1949–1968; 23andMe Genetic Testing is Tax Deductible; JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database Now Has 190,000 Records; Blood & Frogs Website Now Includes Polish Archives Contact List; Genealogy Basics Chapter 2: Build a Family Tree in Six Steps; RootsTech 2020 to Be Held February 26–29; German Towns Database Grows to More Than 37K Records; Five Million Britons to Receive Free DNA Tests; Some Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe Being Restored; MyHeritage Featured on “Dr. Phil”; New MyHeritage Record Collections Added in July; New Collections at

Vol. 20, No. 30 – August 11, 2019
Index to Toronto Jewish Vital Records Now Online; Finding Your Roots Extended Through Fall 2020; Wanted: Brick Wall Cases for Fall Issue of AVOTAYNU; Latest Prices for Autosomal DNA Testing; Arolsen Archives Adds Passenger Lists Digitized and Indexed by Ancestry; Polish State Archives Moving Its Website; JewishGen Offers Belarus Class; MyHeritage Donates Thousands More DNA Kits to Adoptees and Their Families; FamilySearch Adds More Than 2 Million Records This Week; New Collections at

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