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Recent Posts

This database release has important additions to our AID collection

This database release has important additions to our AID collection

We are announcing the latest database release that has many important additions to the AID collectio[...]
Webinar: The Expanded Montefiore Census

Webinar: The Expanded Montefiore Census

The Montefiore Censuses provide us with an amazing window to life in the Middle East during those ye[...]
A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Forum, by Dr. Chanan Rapaport

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Forum, by Dr. Chanan Rapaport

Dr. Rapaport wrote, "I was searching for the origins of a known reputable Ashkenazi family, and I fo[...]
IGRA's newest database releases - be sure to check them out!

IGRA's newest database releases - be sure to check them out!

IGRA has added five new databases and updated three others. The preview will give you a good idea ab[...]
Webinar: Polish Research and IAJGS 2018 Conference Preview

Webinar: Polish Research and IAJGS 2018 Conference Preview

Matan Shefi recently spoke on “Polish Research and Preview of Warsaw Conference”. The lecture was re[...]
Chronicling America: Aaron Tissenbaum 1903, by Jeffrey Knisbacher

Chronicling America: Aaron Tissenbaum 1903, by Jeffrey Knisbacher

Sometime late last year I was alerted to or offered a new app for my Android Samsung Galaxy 3 cellph[...]
Zefat, 16th and 17th Century CE Epitaphs from the Jewish Cemetery, by Yosef Stepansky

Zefat, 16th and 17th Century CE Epitaphs from the Jewish Cemetery, by Yosef Stepansky

In loving memory of my mother, Batsheva Friedman Stepansky z"l, whose forefathers arrived in Zefat a[...]
Tu B'Shvat!! The holiday celebrating trees...

Tu B'Shvat!! The holiday celebrating trees...

Today is the holiday of Tu B'Shvat where we celebrate trees.... and what better holiday could there [...]