One of the highlights of attending an IAJGS conference is the wealth of research databases available in the Resource Room. This year’s selection will have something to please everyone. There will be both subscription databases that are available at no fee during the conference and a selection of databases by category that are “free” databases. This is a perfect way to try out the subscription databases before deciding to subscribe!
We recommend that you bring with you a USB drive to make copies of any records that you may find of value. The links to the databases will only be usable on the Resource Room computers, and the passwords and user names may not be shared for use on your personal computers. No exceptions!
You are requested NOT to use your own personal subscriptions on any of the Resource Room computers.
Resource Room Hours
The following are the hours the resource room will be open:
|Monday & Tuesday
|9:00 am – 5:30 pm
|9:00 am – 9:00 pm
|9:00 am – 5:00 pm
ProQuest Databases Available
|9:00 am – 12:00 pm
See the ProQuest Day page for details about the special access on Wednesday and Thursday.
The subscription databases that will be available during the conference are in alphabetical order:
- American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society
- Ancestry.com (worldwide database)
- Cleveland Public Library Genealogy Resources/Research Databases
- Godfrey.org (premium subscription databases)
- Jewishdata.com (images of Jewish tombstones, school yearbook pages, and Citizen)
- Jewish Heritage Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society
- Museum of the Jewish People Beit Hatfutsot
- MyHeritage.com (all databases including their newspaper database)
- TAMUS Gravestone Records Accessibility Project (Czech Republic)
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Yad Vashem
Jewish Genealogical Society and Special Interest Group Databases
Several JGSs and SIGs that have databases that are usually accessible only to their dues-paid members have agreed to make the databases available to all conference attendees in the Resource Room.
- Cercle de Généalogie Juive
- Israel Genealogical Society (IGS)
- Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)
- Gesher Galicia
There will also be hundreds of links to free databases grouped by category: Canada, Europe, General Interest, Government Archives, Holocaust, Immigration and Naturalization, Israel, Latin America, Maps, Military Records, Miscellaneous, Newspapers, Sephardic, South Africa, and United States.
Representatives from several organizations will be available in the Resource Room for personal consultations.
Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfusot
Unfortunately, this part of the program will not take place.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfusot representative is Haim Ghiuzeli. His hours are: Monday, 12:00 noon–5:00 pm; Tuesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon and 2:00 pm–5:30 pm; Thursday 9:00 am–2:00 pm.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
USHMM will have Holocaust databases that are usually available only in-house on dedicated computers. The USHMM representative is Peter Lande. His hours are: Monday and Tuesday, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm; Thursday 10:00 am–12:00 noon.
Yad Vashem will have the International Ttracing Service (ITS) database and other databases traditionally only available at Yad Vashem on their own laptop computer. The Yad Vashem representative is Zvi Bernhardt. His hours are: Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon and 1:00 pm–3:00 pm and 3:30 pm–5:30 pm; Thursday, 9:00 am–12:00 noon.