Thursday, October 30, 2008

JewishGen in Announcement with Ancestry.com and AJJDC

Dear JewishGenners:
JewishGen is proud to announce an arrangement between JewishGen, Ancestry.com (The Generations Network, Inc.) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) to provide access to the world's largest online collection of Jewish family records.
All the particulars of agreement between JewishGen and Ancestry.com were already announced at the IAJGS Conference in Chicago last summer.
Ancestry.com announced yesterday that a collection of records from the Joint Distribution Commitee was added to their website.
Click here to read an article in Newsday. Further information can be found here.  
I invite all of you to take a look at this collection by going to the JewishGen.org website and searching your surnames through the box on the top of the page for Ancestry.com. All of the JewishGen and Joint Distribution Committee records are free and will continue to be so.
Finally, we are in the midst of finalizing the rehosting of our servers. The rehosting will provide you with better service. This is a process which may take several weeks, and you may notice interruptions in access to JewishGen.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to update you on our progress.
Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

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