From Rachel’s Tomb to Billion Graves: The Inscriptions on Jewish Tombstones, by Esther (Herschman) Rechtschafner

Being an active member of IGRA, I have become acquainted with "Billion Graves".  For over a year I have been transcribing the epitaphs on tombstones to information forms, via the…

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The Domiciles of my Direct Forebears, by Esther Rechtschafner

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excellent example of genealogical methodology.  The author shows intellect, patience, persistence, creativity, imagination, curiosity and generosity.  She goes far beyond collecting names of family…

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History and Geography As Crucial Factors In Determining Where to Look for Baltic-Area Archival Records—with Emphasis on Latvia by Martha Lev-Zion, PhD

History and Geography reprint from Avotaynu This is a reprint of the article History and Geography As Crucial Factors In  Determining Where to Look for Baltic-Area Archival  Records—with Emphasis on…

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