Today Ancestry.com introduced the world’s largest online collection of Jewish family history records, with more than 26 million records documenting Jewish life. Ancestry.com has partnered with two leading organizations committed to the preservation of Jewish heritage – JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City that maintains the world’s premier Jewish genealogy website, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), an overseas humanitarian aid organization committed to providing relief for Jews in more than 70 countries.
These partnerships will make millions of important Jewish historical documents available on Ancestry.com, including photographs, immigration records, Holocaust records, maps memorials, and more. All records from the JDC and JewishGen included in this release are searchable for free on Ancestry.com. Two collections from the JDC are available for the first time online on Ancestry.com, including:
Above: Sample Displaced Person and Refugee Card from JDC
More than 300 databases from JewishGen will also now be available on Ancestry.com. These JewishGen databases represent 14 different countries and contain more than 5 million records, such as:
To search these collections and other records documenting Jewish life on Ancestry.com, visit http://www.ancestry.com/JewishFamilyHistory.
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