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In 2014 Marla Raucher Osborn delivered a lecture in Jerusalem giving insight into Preserving Jewish Memory with Rohatyn as an example of what may be possible and directions you may want to take in your own communities.

Due to a technical glitch – we are missing the audio for the first 3 minutes. The slides for the beginning of the lecture run and are self-explanatory. After that the audio begins.

IGRA President, Garri Regev, delivered lectures in Portland, OR; Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA in the Spring of 2016 about vital records that are available in Israel, how to look for records in a variety of places and how to best make use of the IGRA website and databases.

The lecture in Oakland was to be broadcast as a webinar as well but due to technical issues those on the call were able to see the presentation but could not hear the lecture. We apologize.

This recorded lecture is a good introduction to the IGRA website and the All Israel Database (AID) collection in specific.

If, after watching the recorded lecture, you still have questions – please send them along and we will do our best to answer ([email protected])


Following the webinar Tomasz did for IGRA a couple of years ago (available on the IGRA website to all for a limited time) we received many requests for an additional opportunity to hear from Tomasz. Watch the earlier webinar and then be sure to watch this webinar. Many questions came to us from viewers during the webinar and we hope that all researching ancestors in Ukraine will benefit from the material presented in this webinar.


Chuck Weinstein, Co-Chair of the 36th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy gave a preview of the upcoming IAJGS Conference to be held this year in Seattle along with additional opportunities in the area. The IAJGS International Conference is an opportunity to learn with and from so many different people and options. Every conference has a different “flavor” and Seattle may be perfect for you. Early registration is until April 30,2016. You’ll want to know about all of the special aspects of this conference. Registration and additional information are available on the Conference website.


Historical Newspapers are a wonderful source to enrich your genealogy research. Many newspapers have now been digitized and are searchable. You should check in your region for local papers that are now available.

This 35 minute webinar with Rose Feldman is from 2012. The basic principles are useful and the webinar will give you a good idea of the categories of searches that may be appropriate for you and the types of information you may find.

The National Library of Israel and Tel Aviv University have a new format for the Historical Jewish Press. The search process has been changed a little since the webinar was prepared but you should find the new format to be “user friendly”.

We hope that you will enjoy “Amazing What You Find in Old Newspapers – Case Study of the Historical Jewish Press” and that it will give you a source for an additional method of finding important details and stories about your family.

(We apologize – the slides and voice may not always be in sync.)