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IGRA featured a lecture/webinar series in 2016 and one of the webinars hosted Jeanette R. Rosenberg. This webinar on Using Directories and Maps for Genealogy Research will give you practical advice and suggestions for making use of these resources. Following this webinar everyone should have new avenues to search and apply to their family research.

Jeanette R. Rosenberg is a professional genealogist & member of AGRA (Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from Strathclyde University.  She’s a frequent researcher at archives in Germany, where she’s participated in local history seminars.  Jeanette is also a popular Jewish genealogy speaker around the UK.  She was appointed a GerSig Director in 2009, leads for JGS Great Britain on Education & Mentoring, managing exhibitions and is chair of the German SIG. Jeanette is a member of the Society of Genealogists, Anglo-German Family History Society & Guild of One Name Studies.

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 (


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.