11 May 2015

Avotaynu Online -- Wonderful Jewish (and Eastern European et al) Genealogy & Family History Resource

Though I do not have any Jewish ancestry, the announcement below from Avotaynu greatly excited me!  This is because I have always found its published articles to have great relevance to my Galician ancestral research.  There are often articles published about locating places in what was the Austro-Hungarian Empire (where many of our ancestors originated from), doing Polish Research, the journey from Eastern Europe to America via Hamburg and Hull, and so much more of interest to anyone researching Eastern European or elsewhere where Jewish communities were/are to be found.

Avotaynu Inc is pleased to announce the creation of “Avotaynu Online,” an exciting new venture intended to stimulate collaboration among Jewish genealogists in all its forms, including conferences and meetings, DNA studies, online family trees, social networking, the development of genealogical standards suitable for the Internet age, and developments in related fields (i.e., history, law, computer science) that have an impact on Jewish genealogy. Leading participants in these areas will provide in-depth reports on events and discoveries on a regular basis.

Avotaynu Online will be available free of charge from the venture’s website at
http://avotaynuonline.com, which will be shared simultaneously on Facebook and Twitter. Reports will be delivered in different formats, including text, video, and podcasts.

As a bonus to readers, all articles from 2007–2011 published in 
AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy, are available at no charge at the Avotaynu Online website. Articles from all other years will continue to be available on a subscription basis by visiting http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Anthology.htm.

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Readers are encouraged to subscribe to the 
Avotaynu Online news feed by registering their e-mail address at the top of our web page, and to also follow public commentary on its articles by “liking” the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AvotaynuOnline as well as our pages at Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social media outlets.

By virtue of its focus on the in-depth reporting of specific subjects, Avotaynu Online is intended to be entirely distinct from the existing print journal, 
AVOTAYNU, which for over three decades has covered the broad spectrum of Jewish family history research, and from the weekly Nu? What’s New?, which reports breaking stories in the world of genealogy...

You can read the rest of the press release here.  Do check out this incredible new resource.

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