Videos

This page shows all the videos posted to this web site. These videos include both Webinars (online lectures given by experts) and Show & Tell (more informal Zoom meetings giving practical advice). If you want more specific lists, you can go to the Webinars or Show & Tell pages.

From Liepaja to Latgale – Latvian Jewish Research
October 18, 2021
In recent years, the number of resources available to the Jewish researcher with Latvian roots has …

Investigating in the Medieval Records of Spain and Portugal
September 27, 2021
Genie Milgrom presents this webinar. Genie is foremost a genealogist and a global speaker. She has …

Migration, Immigration & Emigration: Genealogy on the Move
August 2, 2021
This webinar with Jeanette Rosenberg covers Migration, Immigration, Emigration Transmigration and …

Understanding Your Galitzianer Family through Vital Records
June 21, 2021
A great many Galician researchers have acquired copies of family records from repositories in …

Help! I Just Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused
May 28, 2021
Gil Bardige lives the Columbus Ohio area.  A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology,…

Online Resources at the USHMM
April 29, 2021
Megan Lewis presents online resources at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.…

100 Days to a Better Family History
April 20, 2021
Join this webinar and come away with a plan for your next 100 days of family history activities. …

Beyond the Family Tree - Sharing Your Stories
March 30, 2021
When you bring out your family tree and genealogy reports at a family gathering, do your …

Finding your Eastern European Jewish Family on JRI-Poland.org
March 2, 2021
Join us for this presentation, with Robinn Magid, of some truly memorable stories from the …

Show & Tell - Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names
February 9, 2021
Serafima Velkovich will guide us on the collection at Yad Vashem. Over 4.8 million of the six …

A Critical Evaluation of Online Holocaust Repositories
January 16, 2021
Genealogy is shifting from onsite search to online search, making success more and more dependent …

Yizkor books & their Hidden Treasures
January 9, 2021
Yizkor books provide an important insight into the communities that were decimated during the …

My Covert Search for Hidden Children in France after WWII
December 16, 2020
This webinar was part of the IGRA 2020 Heshvan Event and is only available in English.…

How Family Belongings, Objects & Ephemera Can Provide Insight into Our Families' Lives
November 29, 2020
This lecture was delivered by Elena Biegel Bazes as part of the IGRA 2020 webinar series. …

The War Started for Me in 1945 - Rob Sealtiel
November 16, 2020
This lecture was part of the 2020 IGRA Heshvan Event. Rob Sealtiel is a language teacher, …

How Not to Read a Jewish Tombstone
November 7, 2020
Robin Meltzer brings us important points to remember as we look at tombstones on a cemetery visit.…

Google for Genealogy
October 18, 2020
We were happy to have Jeanette Rosenberg OBE with us again and this time presenting all the …

Show & Tell - Reclaim the Records
September 23, 2020
Brooke Schreier Ganz is the founder and president of Reclaim The Records, and the …

The Basics of Research in Israel
September 14, 2020
Researching for relatives footsteps in Israel can be a challenge. The lecture will cover the kinds …

All You Wanted to Know about DNA Tests but Had No One to Ask
September 3, 2020
All you wanted to know about DNA testing and had no one to ask ... These days we hear more and …

Educational Institutions as Genealogy Resources
August 3, 2020
Today we take education for granted, but it wasn’t always that way. To fill in the story of our …

Show & Tell - The Tale of "Tracing the Tribe" - from Tel Aviv to New Mexico
July 23, 2020
This session of Show & Tell focuses on Tracing the Tribe. Schelly Talalay Dardashti - A …

Ask Not What Your Ancestors Can Do For You: Genealogy and the Restoration of Polish Jewish Cemeteries
July 19, 2020
This lecture was given at the IGRA Virtual Seminar Day, June 23, 2020. Dan A. Oren Dan is an …

Show & Tell - A-Z of LitvakSIG
July 14, 2020
Explore your roots with LitvakSIG introduces the basics of using the website to its fullest. It …

Discovery and Insight into a Long Forgotten World
July 13, 2020
Doron Friedman began investigating a treasure trove of family documents, photos and letters …

JDC Archives and Name Search Possibilities
July 12, 2020
Dr. Anat Kutner Director of JDC Archives in Jerusalem, previously was a project manager at the …

Show & Tell - MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and Colorization tools
July 8, 2020
Daniel Horowitz explains the new tools MyHeritage has developed to enhance and colorize your …

Show & Tell - AID Census/Registry records
July 3, 2020
Rose Feldman talks about the Census and Registry records that are part of the IGRA All Israel …

Keynote Speaker at IGRA 2020 Seminar Day - Gilad Japhet
June 25, 2020
The IGRA Annual Seminar Day was held virtually this year. Gilad Japhet, MyHeritage Founder & …

Show & Tell - South Africa
June 25, 2020
Rose Lerer Cohen introduces us to Genealogy Research in South Africa. https://player.vimeo.…

Ukraine 2020: Update Your Research Plan - Ellen S Kowitt
June 22, 2020
Revisiting Ukraine this year catapulted my research, and it can advance yours too! Records access …

Show & Tell - Using CSI to help index databases
June 19, 2020
Daniel Horowitz explains CSI (Crowd Sourced Indexing) and how our volunteers are able to help, one …

Show & Tell - Travel and Research in Lithuania: Kaunas Region
June 9, 2020
Janette Silverman takes us on a tour through the Kaunas Region of Lithuania giving us a feel for …

Sources for the Genealogy of Tunisian Jews - Thierry Samama
June 8, 2020
This webinar presents essential sources for the genealogy of Jewish ancestors in Tunisia. In the …

Show & Tell - IGRA All Israel Databases - Election results
June 3, 2020
Rose Feldman guides us through the All Israel Databases (AID) results for various Elections.…

Show & Tell - B&F: Jewish Genealogy and More
May 20, 2020
Philip Trauring, President of IGRA, presents his Award winning website B&F: Jewish Genealogy …

Genealogy in Western Europe, Jeanette R. Rosenberg OBE
May 18, 2020
Discover new sources for researching your Jewish family history in Western Europe.  Learn about …

Show & Tell - JewishGen Unified Search
May 13, 2020
JewishGen has been the main research tool for Jewish Genealogy for most of the world. Recently, …

Using the JDC Archives Website and Online Databases for Family Research, Jeffrey Edelstein
May 8, 2020
Jeff Edelstein is the digital initiatives manager at the JDC Archives, where his responsibilities …

BillionGraves Show & Tell - Working with BillionGraves
May 6, 2020
Daniel Horowitz explains how to use the BillionGraves website to locate tombstones and to help …

Show & Tell - IGRA Q&A
May 6, 2020
Open mike - Garri Regev answers questions regarding the use of the IGRA Database Collection.…

Video: Location, Location, Location: How Genealogical Research Can Benefit from Historical Maps
April 27, 2020
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) broadcasted on Sunday April 26th a free webinar …

Show & Tell - Holocaust Resources
April 22, 2020
Garri Regev brings many online resources for Holocaust Research. This particular recording of that …

Show & Tell - IGRA Resources
April 5, 2020
IGRA's first ZOOM session in our Show & Tell series. This session highlights the many …

Recorded lecture: APPsolutely Genealogy! by Garri Regev
March 14, 2019
Genealogy research has changed over the last 35 years in ways we never imagined possible. The …

Webinar: The Expanded Montefiore Census
April 29, 2018
The Montefiore Censuses provide us with an amazing window to life in the Middle East during those …

Webinar: Polish Research and IAJGS 2018 Conference Preview
March 8, 2018
Matan Shefi recently spoke on “Polish Research and Preview of Warsaw Conference”. The lecture was …

Using Directories and Maps for Genealogy Research
April 7, 2017
IGRA featured a lecture/webinar series in 2016 and one of the webinars hosted Jeanette R. …

Rohatyn Challenges & Issues in Preserving Jewish Memory
March 5, 2017
In 2014 Marla Raucher Osborn delivered a lecture in Jerusalem giving insight into Preserving …

The Ins and Outs of IGRA's Database Collection
July 2, 2016
IGRA President, Garri Regev, delivered lectures in Portland, OR; Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA in …

Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine - Part II
March 22, 2016
Following the webinar Tomasz did for IGRA a couple of years ago (available on the IGRA website to …

Sleepless in Seattle?... Not This August!
March 13, 2016
Chuck Weinstein, Co-Chair of the 36th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish …

Using Historical Newspapers as a Source for Genealogy
February 20, 2016
Historical Newspapers are a wonderful source to enrich your genealogy research. Many newspapers …

Pamela Weisberger Chutes & Ladders: Innovative Approaches to Genealogy
January 15, 2016
As a tribute to the memory of Pamela Weisberger z"l, who passed away suddenly in September, 2015, …

Archives in Israel Series: Oded Yarkoni Archive, Petach Tikva
April 3, 2015
IGRA Webinar that was broadcast on Monday, March 23, 2015 Galia Duvidzon, Director of the Oded …

Webinar - Montefiore Censuses Project
December 17, 2014
Lecture by Mathilde Tagger given in Hebrew (with English slides) on December 7, 2014.…

BillionGraves Webinar: Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones with BillionGraves
November 25, 2014
IGRA Webinar broadcast on Sunday, October 5, 2014: BillionGraves supports Hebrew transcription and …

Webinar: How to find your Jewish ancestors in Poland
November 2, 2014
Lecture by Jean-Pierre Stroweis in Hebrew (with English slides) given on November 7, 2012.…

Webinar: Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine
February 14, 2014
This webinar, "Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine" was broadcast on December 23, 2013 as part …

Webinar available: Searching Your Jewish Heritage Roots
December 12, 2013
Have you ever asked yourself:  How do I start my Jewish family history research?  Where …

Webinar: Reuniting Holocaust Survivors
December 31, 2012
A webinar in Hebrew by Zach Oryan Oracz given to IGRA on November 14, 2012.…

Video: Lesser known sources for researching Jewish genealogy in the UK
December 12, 2012
Lecture by Jeanette Rosenberg on February 13, 2012.…

Name Your Roots Video: What's In A Name?
December 10, 2012
Description: Surnames hold many secrets - watch as they are decoded. Learn how surnames hold codes …

Video: The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records - JewishGen's JOWBR Project
November 3, 2012
IGRA celebrates International Jewish Genealogy Month! The first lecture in our series was on the …

Webinar: Unraveling DNA for Genealogists
October 29, 2012
Lecture by Elise Friedman on October 24, 2013 as part of the International Jewish Genealogy Month.…

Richard Gussow Video: A lecture on genetic genealogy by Richard Gussow
April 29, 2012
Matching Genes: How DNA testing can help you discover family and ancestry Richard GussowIGRA …

Video: My Gaza Family
February 16, 2012
Description: This video is of a presentation given by Dr. Steven Plaut on the history of the Gaza …

Lecture/Webinar: Research Genealogical Resources in Israel from your Couch
February 2, 2012
Learn how to access genealogical resources and other useful databases available in Israel, that …

Video: Levitas Family
February 1, 2012
Lecture by Gidon Levitas z"l about the genealogy research of his family.…

Video: Ostrich Feathers
January 15, 2012
Lecture by Miriam Romm on October 25, 2011.…

Pourquoi la Genealogie?
December 11, 2011
Description: Video about Jean Pierre Stroweis and genealogy in Israel, from Tsarfatv.com, the video …