Welcome to the AJGS Blog!

The new AJGS blog will promote the Australian Jewish Genealogical Society and highlight interesting stories, links and discoveries from the world of Jewish Genealogy.

This blog will NOT replace our Kosher Koala Newsletter. We hope the blog and the newsletter will work together to help us help you with your genealogical detective work by sharing the most interesting and useful stories from around the world.

To read the latest issue of Kosher Koala: CLICK HERE
To read back issues of Kosher Koala: CLICK HERE

Please enjoy your new AJGS Blog.

Save The Date: IAJGS 2018 Conference, Warsaw, Poland.

With great fanfare IAJGS formally announced the 2018 conference will be hosted at the beautiful new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, cohosted by the Emmanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

This is the first time the conference has been held in Eastern Europe.
For more information click on the image below.

Rookwood Database Update

Ever since the Jewish Cemetery Trust (JCT) merged into the Rookwood Cemetery Trust there have been concerns about the fate of the wonderful resource that is the JCT database. The good news is that the database continues to be maintained and new burial details are uploaded weekly. This will continue until such time as the other denominations update and upgrade their data capture to the same standard as the Jewish database. The JCT website will only be merged into a general Rookwood cemetery database when it can be demonstrated that it provides the same access to data as currently exists.

IAJGS Orlando Conference is in full swing

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 37th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is in full swing at the Disney Swan resort in Orlando Florida.

Lots of participants are blogging their conference experience – Extra Yad are posting a running compendium of daily blogs on their own blog.

The conference is also running an interactive webcast program called IAJGS Live! with live and on-demand sessions. A subscription costs US$149.00. However, given the time difference between Australia and Orlando, Australians are at a disadvantage for the live broadcasts.

You’ll find the program of IAJGS Live! HERE

Successful Waverley Workshop

AJGS ran a hugely successful Sunday workshop on July 23rd at Waverley Library. Over 20 people attended. AJGS president Robyn Dryen gave a hugely informative talk on getting the most out of Jewishgen.

AJGS and Waverley Library are keen to run more workshops in the Eastern Suburbs so keep an eye out for further announcements. The next scheduled Eastern Suburbs workshop is October 29. Click HERE for more details.

If there are any particular subjects you would like us to organise a talk on please comment below.

AJGS Heads East – July 23rd Eastern Suburbs Workshop

On July 23rd, AJGS will hold a workshop at Waverley Library – 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 – in the 1st floor theory room – from 2pm-5pm

Between 3pm and 4pm there will be an exploration of the many and varied facets of JewishGen, one of the most comprehensive Jewish Genealogical websites. If you have any questions about navigating or getting the most out of this resource here’s your chance to ask them.

Before and after this talk you can get help and explore our resources. If you have any particular resources you’d like brought over from Lindfield email us at society@ajgs.org.au.

Another Eastern Suburbs workshop will be held at Waverley Library on October 29.

So we know how many people may be coming along please RSVP for the July workshop to society@ajgs.org.au