Audio Archive


Jewish Dress and Cultural History Eric Silverman Dec 11
Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in Eastern Europe Glenn Dynner Nov 20
Workshop on Polish Records Research Stanley
Oct 30
The Genealogical Value of Jewish Burial Records Nolan Altman Oct 16
Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch Todd Knowles Sep 25
Liven Up Your Family History With Images Mike Karsen June 5
Getting the Most Out of Meredith
Jan 10


German Jewish Research: New Strategies and New Opportunities Karen Franklin and William Weitzer Dec 13
Planning Your Family Reunion Sheila Green and Beverley Olsberg Nov 22
The Scroll and the Cross: Jewish Genealogy in Latin America Ilan Stavans Nov 8
Belarus Research and My Sephardic Roots Schelly Talalay Dardashti April 12
Jewish Genealogy’s Other Side: Sephardic Research Schelly Talalay Dardashti April 12
Finding Family History in Probate Records Allan Jordan March 15
Plucking Stories from the Family Tree and Scrivener Software, a Tool for Writing Your Family History Suzette Martinez Standring Feb 22
Collaborative Genealogy: A Revolutionary New Approach to Building Our Family Trees Adam Brown Jan 11


What’s in a Name? Trouble! and Nifty Technologies for Genealogical Research Analysis Ron Arons Nov 16
The Genetic History of the Jewish People Dr. Harry Ostrer Nov 2
By the Rivers of Babylon: The Story of the Jews of Baghdad Sam Shamoon Oct 26
Ten Things I Learned about My Family from My Couch Tammy Hepps Oct 26
Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives Zack Wilske Sep 21
Belarusian Encounters: Travel, Family Research and Connections Rochelle Ruthchild June 8
Finding Your Ancestors in Polish Records Fay Bussgang April 20
Immigration from Lithuania Jessica Antoline Feb 9
Wandering Jews: Peddlers and the Discovery of New Worlds Hasia Diner Jan 5


From Genealogy to History: Exploring the Jewish 20th Century through One Family’s Story David Laskin Nov 17, 2013
Introduction to the Search Engine Logan Kleinwaks Oct. 20, 2013
Building a Family Tree through Circumstantial Evidence Judy Russell Sep 29, 2013
From Iberia to the Pale: Sephardim in Eastern Europe David Gitlitz May 19, 2013
Research in Lithuania – Online & On Site Peggy Freedman April 21, 2013
“Who the Heck is Ida Gerskill? The Challenges of Researching Jewish Names” Meredith Hoffman April 7, 2013
Do You Have German Roots? A Question For All Ashkenazi Jews” Michael Marx Jan 6, 2013


Jewish Experience of ‘Russification’ in Tsarist Russia 1825-1894Jewish Life in Bessarabia Through the Lens of the Shtetl Koushany Douglas CohenYefim Kogan Dec 9, 2012
When General Grant Expelled the Jews Jonathan Sarna Oct 14, 2012
“Archives of the Joint Distribution Committee: A Resource for Genealogists” Linda Levi June 10, 2012
“Introducing Children to Jewish Genealogy” Arnon Hershkovitz May 6, 2012
“Internal Jewish Migration to Agricultural Colonies in the Russian Empire” Alan Shuchat Feb 26, 2012
“Jews and Revolution in Russia and the Soviet Union” Rochelle Ruthchild Jan 22, 2012


“Chutes & Ladders: Innovative Approaches to Genealogy” Pamela Weisberger Nov 13, 2011
“Vienna’s Jewish Community: History, Destruction & Genealogical Reconstruction” Thomas Fischer Weiss Oct 16, 2011
The Jews of Poland and Russia: Myth and Reality Antony Polonsky Sep 11, 2011
How to Create a Family History Book Merle Kastner June 12, 2011
The Genealogical Riches of Massachusetts’ Archives Local Archivists May 15, 2011
Splitting and Reconnecting – Finding our Jewish Relatives in South America Marc Cutler March 13, 2011
The DNA of the Jewish People, Similarities and Differences Robert Weinberg Jan. 16, 2011


Reconnecting Lost Families: Finding Relatives from the Former Soviet Union and the Russian Empire Aaron Ginsburg Dec 12, 2010
Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration Michael Lozman &Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild Nov 7, 2010
The Nature and Consequences of Jewish Migration Zvi Gitelman Oct 17, 2010
New York Research: Not Everything is Online Steve Siegel Oct 3, 2010
Jacob’s Cane Elisa New June 13, 2010
Finding your Ancestors in Lithuanian Records Deena Berton May 23, 2010
Sephardic Jewry after the Expulsion from Spain Jonathan Decter April 25, 2010
Tracing family to 13th century Spain Daniel Laby April 25, 2010
Mapping Madness Ron Arons and Jay Sage March 14, 2010
Forensic Genealogy: Uncovering Hoaxes, Confirming Truths Sharon Sergeant Jan 17, 2010


Finding Your Ancestors in Polish Records Fay Bussgang Dec 6, 2009
A Century of Ambivalence: Jews, Soviets and Russians Zvi Gitelman Nov. 15, 2009
DNA for Genealogy Jay Sage Oct 18, 2009
The Ellis Island Experience Vincent Cannato Sep 13, 2009
Beyond Search: Advanced Google Tools for Genealogists Michael Marx June 14, 2009
Everyday Jewish Life in the Russian Empire ChaeRan Freeze May 3, 2009
Genealogical Research in Israel Michael Goldstein April 19, 2009
Lithuanian Records Project Joel Ratner Jan 4, 2009


Success Stories: Researching & Reconnecting Families across Continents Steve Denker & Alex Woodle Dec. 7, 2008
Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia Omer Bartov Nov. 23, 2008
Using and Other Resources for New York Research Carol Clingan & Paul Auerbach Nov. 16, 2008
Jews in the News: Research using Newspapers Pam Weisberger Oct. 26, 2008
The International Tracing Service: A Major New Resource for Holocaust Research Sallyann Sack Sept. 7, 2008
Using Maps for Genealogical Research Ronald Grim May 5, 2008
The Lives of Our Galician Ancestors Suzan Wynne April 6, 2008
Advanced Googling for Genealogists * Michael Marx Jan. 6, 2008


Finding “The Lost”: Family History, Memory, and Writing the Holocaust Daniel Mendelsohn Dec. 9, 2007
Jews “Down Under”: Tracing My Australian Forebears Judith Romney Wegner Dec. 2, 2007
Contemporary Sephardic Communities in America – History and Overview * Moshe Tessone Nov. 11, 2007
Finding Your Jewish Family Roots Fay Bussgang and Carol Clingan Oct. 7, 2007
Faith, Family & Freedom in Colonial Jewish Newport, Rhode Island * Keith Stokes Sept. 23, 2007
The Search for Major Plagge Michael Good June 3, 2007
Keynote Speech at 25th Anniversary (Video DVD) Arthur Kurzweill April 29, 2007
Holocaust Research: Basics and Recent Developments * Gary Mokotoff March 25, 2007
The History of Relations Among Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians Antony Polonsky Feb. 4, 2007


The History of the Jewish Community in the Merrimack Valley *
How Strange It Seems: An Oral History of Jewish Cultural Life in Small Town New England
Louise Sandberg
Michael Hoberman
Dec. 3, 2006
Piecing Together The Quilt * Judy Cohen Nov. 19, 2006
Morse Fun With Genealogy Stephen P. Morse Oct. 22, 2006
How to Read Hebrew Tombstones * Judi Caplan May 21, 2006
The Krelitz Family: A Personal Face in Berlin’s New Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Joel Alpert April 23, 2006
How To Plan a Family Reunion * Judy Izenberg & Jay Sage March 19, 2006
Getting More from JewishGen * Michael Marx Jan. 8, 2006


In the Footsteps of the Jewish Fusgeyers (wayfarers) Jill Culiner Dec. 11, 2005
Researching My Family In Europe: Successes And Failures * Tom F. Weiss Nov. 6, 2005
How to Organize your Notes Rhoda Miller Oct. 16, 2005
Write Your Family History Now! Mike Karsen Sept. 11, 2005
The Straus Family: How Social History Enhances Genealogy Joan Adler June 12,, 2005
A Most Extraordinary Situation: Genealogical Adventures in Poland Yale S. Reisner May 19, 2005
Genealogical Treasure Troves of Israel: How to Use Them Here and There * Dr. Martha Lev-Zion Mar. 13, 2005
Jewish Settlement Patterns in the US: Why Jews Ended Up Where They Did Jonathan D. Sarna Feb. 13, 2005
Jewish Genes and Genealogy Robert Weinberg Jan. 9, 2005


Brandeis University Library: On-site Tour of Genealogical Resources James Rosenbloom Jan. 18, 2004


Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research Warren Blatt Sept. 14, 2003
Jewish Migration within and out of The Russian Empire: 1850-1914 Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern Aug. 20, 2003
Jewish Boston: Where Once We Walked Norman Morris June 1, 2003
Memorial Books as a Source for Genealogy Joyce Field May 4, 2003
Sephardic Genealogy Jeff Malka March 9, 2003
Traveling to the Lands of Our Ancestors * Tom Weiss, Judi Garfinkle Feb. 2, 2003


Searching the Ellis Island Database and 1930 Census with Fewer Tears Dr. Stephen Morse Dec. 8, 2002
A Summer’s Evening on Belarus Vitaly Charny Aug. 13, 2002
Caring for Your Invaluable Documents> June 2, 2002
The Application of DNA Testing to Jewish Populations and Migrations Bennett Greenspan May 5, 2002
Patterns of European Jewish Migration Prof. Antony Polonsky March 3, 2002
Ethics in Genealogy: Do You or Don’t You Tell Stuart Kaufman Jan. 6, 2002


Best-Kept Secrets of Polish Genealogy: Books of Residents Fay and Julian Bussgang Dec. 9, 2001
Russia to America: Why They Came, Where They Settled Harry D. Boonin Sep. 16, 2001
The Future of Jewish Genealogical Research Gary Mokotoff June 10, 2001
Research Adventures in Eastern Europe Brock Bierman May 6, 2001