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1925 Female Yiddish and Hebrew Names (Harkavy)
August 23, 2020
Harkavy Names 1925 Male Yiddish and Hebrew Names (Harkavy)
August 23, 2020
Deciphering Jewish Gravestones
March 8, 2020
US Rabbinical Guide to Female Jewish Names from 1939
March 4, 2020
US Rabbinical Guide to Male Jewish Names from 1939
March 4, 2020
Female Jewish Names in Poland from 1866
March 4, 2020
Male Jewish Names in Poland from 1866
March 4, 2020
Pre-War Female Jewish Names in Poland
March 2, 2020
Pre-War Male Jewish Names in Poland
March 2, 2020
Hebrew Resources A look at Hebrew resources on this site
January 12, 2020
Figuring out the Polish State Archive changes
August 8, 2019
B&F Honored by the IAJGS
August 2, 2019
Polish State Archives Contact List
August 1, 2019
101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2017 and 2018
July 31, 2019
101 Most Popular Jewish Boys Names in Israel in 2017 and 2018
July 31, 2019
Changes at the Polish State Archives
July 22, 2019
Zbaszyn Refugees in Falenica JDC Warsaw Office Locality Files 1939-1941
March 17, 2019
Watch my FB Live video explaining how to use the B&F Compendium of Jewish Genealogy
January 15, 2019
More newspapers, Landsmanshaft cemetery sections, and convenience
October 8, 2018
Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy
September 30, 2018
Tracks of two visits to Okopowa St. Cemetery Learning from Okopawa St.
September 2, 2018
Links to local Jewish newspapers added to the Compendium
August 19, 2018
Rzeszów - 1899 Communities tied to Rzeszów (Reisha), Poland via marriage
August 14, 2018
Practical suggestions when photographing cemeteries
August 7, 2018
Get ready to photograph – The Okopowa St. Project begins
August 3, 2018
Burials in the Okopowa St. Cemetery from 1804 to 2010 Okopowa St. Cemetery Maps and Statistics
July 15, 2018
The challenges of online cemetery research
July 10, 2018
An experiment in collaborative genealogy
July 9, 2018
טֹפֶס יוּחֲסִין Hebrew Genealogy Forms
May 15, 2018
101 Most Common Surnames in Israel (in 2016)
May 7, 2018
Kańczuga, Poland in the Yad Vashem Shoah Names Database Yad Vashem Shoah Names Database
April 30, 2018
101 Most Popular Jewish Boys Names in Israel in 2016
April 22, 2018
101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2016
April 22, 2018
Hebrew-English Family Terms Chart Hebrew family and genealogy terms
April 19, 2018
B&F has a new server
March 14, 2018
Avotaynu Black Friday Sale Black Friday sale on Avotaynu books
November 20, 2017
Introducing archival records info in the Compendium
October 30, 2017
Notes for the town of Zagórze Improved notes for Polish towns
September 19, 2017
Ukrainian towns with Jewish records in Polish archives
September 8, 2017
101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2015
August 24, 2017
101 Most Popular Jewish Boys Names in Israel in 2015
August 23, 2017
B&F Compendium of Jewish Genealogy The Encyclopedia is now the Compendium
August 22, 2017
When was the last time you updated your JGFF listings?
August 15, 2017
A look at Dobiegniew, one of the more than 200 new towns added Over two hundred new Polish towns added to the compendium
August 15, 2017
New Polish cemetery resources
August 1, 2017
Bad places for snails, and the ephemerality of the Internet
July 27, 2017
1,000,000 database records passed at IGRA
June 27, 2017
A year on from introducing the B&F Compendium of Jewish Genealogy
June 23, 2017
Stolpersteine in memory of Mindel and Aron Salzman
April 24, 2017
TreeSync end-of-life announced, with under two weeks left of service
March 21, 2017
Tracking down a couple that disappeared during the Holocaust
February 6, 2017
Jack Trauring US Passport 1938 When my grandfather traveled to Nazi Germany to save his family
January 27, 2017
Google PhotoScan - a genealogists best friend?
November 18, 2016
B&F Ancestor Form A reminder about the B&F Forms System
August 7, 2016
Don't get stuck inside the box
August 1, 2016
How you can help
July 13, 2016
About those 10,000 Polish resources
June 26, 2016
B&F Compendium of Jewish Genealogy A bit about how the compenidum came to be (and where it's going)
June 24, 2016
B&F Compendium of Jewish Genealogy Introducing the B&F Compendium of Jewish Genealogy
June 23, 2016
Jewish Names from the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (1917)
April 10, 2016
Jewish Surnames: An instructive and suggestive essay on an interesting subject (1904)
April 2, 2016
Casual racism and onomastics from a century ago
March 27, 2016
Is a third option for transitioning from FTM on the horizon?
February 15, 2016
Ancestry comes up with solutions for FTM users
February 4, 2016
101 Most Popular Jewish Boys Names in Israel in 2014
January 17, 2016
101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2014
January 17, 2016
Most popular boys names in Israel, by city, for 2014
December 30, 2015
Popular Girls Names Israel by City, 2014 Most popular girls names in Israel, by city, for 2014
December 28, 2015
Managing the FTM transition
December 16, 2015
Ancestry just killed off Family Tree Maker
December 9, 2015
What DPI should I scan my photos, and in what format do I save them?
July 12, 2015
Some thoughts on day one of #IAJGS2015
July 7, 2015
Typical name distribution? A preview of my lecture on Monday.
July 5, 2015
Newly searchable newspapers in Belgium
May 18, 2015
Attending the Int'l Conf. on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem this summer?
May 4, 2015
The Israel State Archives are heading online
February 22, 2015
Looking for a house in Germany
February 8, 2015
Using Nikud (Vowels) in Hebrew on a Mac
January 15, 2015
2015 IAJGS Int'l Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem
November 2, 2014
Free access to 23andMe – if you have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
October 21, 2014
MyHeritage announces integration with 23andMe
October 21, 2014
Family Tree DNA sale (until Sept. 3)
August 28, 2014
Map of Kańczuga from the Second Military Survey (1806-1869) Historical Maps of the Hapsburg Empire
June 2, 2014
Find A Grave app Find A Grave goes mobile
March 5, 2014
SS-5 Form Online Ordering Ordering a SS-5 Social Security Application
January 8, 2014
Stop Spam I'm sorry if you couldn't comment in the past
December 29, 2013
FTM for Mac 3 Family Tree Maker 3 for Mac available (and at a discount)
December 19, 2013
23andMe Logo 23 and You
December 6, 2013
Thank you for three years
November 25, 2013
Our grandparents had more fun than us
November 21, 2013
New records indexed from Vienna, even more on microfilm
November 3, 2013
Mac genealogy software updates
October 23, 2013
Remembering my grandfather
October 9, 2013
Transitioning from Blogger to Wordpress
October 8, 2013
The problem of borders...
September 18, 2013
Scanning documents and photos using your phone
September 2, 2013
Tarnów and Thüer (Thier)
August 15, 2013
Routes to Roots, improved
August 8, 2013
Genealogy Software for the Mac
August 6, 2013
Four New Israel Databases
August 2, 2013
Two genealogy software discounts
August 2, 2013
Collaborating without having to be in sync
August 1, 2013
Memorial Plaques New Memorial Plaque Database
July 29, 2013
Evidence-based Genealogy
July 8, 2013
Heredis for Mac and PC, on sale for $10.99 until July 7
July 3, 2013
The Ring of Trust
June 30, 2013
Racism and Commonality as Reasons for Name Changes
June 9, 2013
MacFamilyTree 7 Released - upgrade pricing for everyone
May 30, 2013
Introducing Lexigenealogy – a new blog
May 19, 2013
What does New Zealand have against Justice?
May 2, 2013
Jewish names, red herrings, and name changes
April 15, 2013
How surnames change – research into one name over two centuries
April 15, 2013
From Despair to Celebration
April 7, 2013
Bring It Home
April 7, 2013
Pursuing Genealogical Red Herrings
March 21, 2013
Wacky Wednesday: Fire Extinguisher Hand Grenades
March 13, 2013
iPad Users – free app today that can fill out B&F genealogy forms
March 12, 2013
Fascinating Headdress – where is this family from?
February 26, 2013
Trick to use Hebrew and Yiddish in Adobe InDesign
February 25, 2013
A Major Breakthough for Jewish Polish Records
February 20, 2013
Genealogy Apps in the Mac App Store (Update)
February 19, 2013
Finding Hebrew Fonts
February 13, 2013
International Jewish Genealogy Conference in Boston
February 6, 2013
Useful Document for Researching Belgian Immigrants to US
February 6, 2013
Mac indexing software for World Archives Project
January 17, 2013
Database of Polish Victims of the Nazis
January 17, 2013
The launch of the all new All Israel Database
December 23, 2012
Two years of Blood and Frogs
November 25, 2012
FamilyTreeDNA Sale - through end of year
November 12, 2012
Database of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland
November 12, 2012
A look at new Israeli databases
November 12, 2012
Friends from Antwerp - and is that a famous Yiddish poet?
September 16, 2012
L'Shana Tova (from 1948)
September 16, 2012
Who's in that photo?
September 4, 2012
RootsMagic joins FHISO effort to improve genealogy standards
July 29, 2012
FamilyTree DNA Summer Sale
July 9, 2012
Around the World in 40 Blogs
June 15, 2012
Jewish Databases from Aleppo, Syria
June 12, 2012
New York records from 1940 Census now searchable!
June 6, 2012
Linda Chavez Discovers Her Converso Roots
May 21, 2012
Ancestry.com Launches Autosomal DNA Test
May 3, 2012
FamilyTree DNA Sale Today and Tomorrow
April 20, 2012
First 1940 Census Images are online!
April 2, 2012
New Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Search
March 23, 2012
The 1940 Census is just 12 days away...
March 21, 2012
A look at progress on the USHMM records indexing
March 6, 2012
Israel Through Photographs
February 28, 2012
Researching people born in Israel, but who moved
February 12, 2012
Food as Genealogy – Iraqi Kubbe
February 7, 2012
Genealogy standards, another look
February 6, 2012
Win a Free Trip to Your Family's Homeland
January 31, 2012
New Genealogy Society in Israel (and major new website)
January 15, 2012
Changes in Access to the SSDI and Vital Records
December 21, 2011
Great-Grandma's Cherry Pie: An entertaining look at copyright issues
December 21, 2011
Books on Sephardi Jews
December 19, 2011
The 1940 US Census
December 18, 2011
Abandoned Jewish Cemetery in Belize
December 18, 2011
1st Blogiversary: The Year in Review
November 25, 2011
Why We Do Genealogy
November 24, 2011
Paris 2012
November 22, 2011
FamilyTreeDNA 2011 Holiday Sale
November 20, 2011
Tying together my last two posts
November 9, 2011
Perceptions of Relationship
November 1, 2011
The End of the Printed Book (coming soon, but not yet)
October 23, 2011
Geneadaddyblogger
October 23, 2011
A little known Facebook feature (for genealogy)...
October 17, 2011
The Fate of the Sabbatarians
October 10, 2011
Ancestry.com 15 Days of Free Access and Prizes
October 9, 2011
36 Hour FamilyTreeDNA Sale
September 26, 2011
A new addition to my family tree
September 22, 2011
How do you do genealogy online?
September 18, 2011
Volunteer Opportunity at the JDC
September 8, 2011
More on Landsmanshaftn
September 5, 2011
No More Shtetls
September 2, 2011
Free Access to Ancestry.com's Immigration and Travel Records
August 30, 2011
Some observations from the IAJGS Conference
August 24, 2011
2000 Fans on Facebook!
August 19, 2011
Learning about Landsmanshaftn
August 12, 2011
$50 off 23andMe DNA Testing
August 2, 2011
Utilizing Belgian Archives for Jewish Research
July 28, 2011
Can't figure out what the real name of a town is?
July 7, 2011
Did your family live in or pass through Antwerp, Belgium?
July 2, 2011
JewishGen Basics: JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
June 28, 2011
Another look at GRAMPS
June 27, 2011
Variations in Jewish Given Names
June 16, 2011
FamilyTree DNA Upgrade Sale (June 15-22)
June 15, 2011
Speaking on Genetic Genealogy next week in Modi'in
June 14, 2011
1000 Fans on Facebook!
June 6, 2011
Blood and Frogs +1
June 2, 2011
My new article series on the JewishGen blog
June 2, 2011
Finding Information on US Immigrants
May 31, 2011
For Memorial Day, BillionGraves App/Site Launches
May 29, 2011
Finding local records
May 25, 2011
Genealogy Basics: Up, Down and Sideways
May 23, 2011
Hebrew Ethical Wills from JPS 70% off – for three days
May 18, 2011
Animals and Name Pairs in Jewish Given Names
May 17, 2011
Five Way To Follow Blood and Frogs
May 10, 2011
Name Changes at Ellis Island
May 10, 2011
Grave of the 'Unknown' Soldier
May 8, 2011
World Memory Project: USHMM and Ancestry.com Team Up
May 5, 2011
Project HEART: Database of Stolen Holocaust-Era Assets
May 5, 2011
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Archives Go Online
May 5, 2011
Footnote.com Holocaust Records Free for May
May 3, 2011
JDC archives with over 500,000 names now online
May 2, 2011
Speaking: The ABCs of DNA in Ra'anana, Israel on May 11
May 2, 2011
Using DNA for Genealogy: Y-DNA and mtDNA
April 29, 2011
Thinking about trying genetic genealogy?
April 14, 2011
Jewish Gravestone Symbols
April 13, 2011
Finding US Naturalization Records
April 11, 2011
British Mandate Publications
April 4, 2011
New Genealogy Forms Posted
April 3, 2011
Revising the B&F Forms System
March 28, 2011
Introducing B&F Enhanced Genealogy Search
March 24, 2011
B&F Ancestor Form Introducing the B&F Forms System
March 10, 2011
Jewish Genealogy Basics: Mailing Lists
March 6, 2011
Don't Trust What You Find on the Internet, and Cite All Your Sources
February 28, 2011
Jewish Genealogy Basics: Ancestral Town (Shtetl) Information
February 22, 2011
When you have an address but not a name...
February 19, 2011
What's your favorite online family tree site?
February 17, 2011
Ways to Follow This Blog
February 15, 2011
Using FindAGrave.com to...
February 11, 2011
Genealogy Basics: Historical Newspapers
February 8, 2011
Finding and getting copies of Jewish records in Poland
February 3, 2011
New iPhone and iPad App from Ancestry.com
February 1, 2011
People lie, and so do documents
January 28, 2011
Pruning Your Family Tree
January 26, 2011
Yad Vashem teams up with Google
January 26, 2011
Jewish Genealogy Basics: Yizkor Books
January 23, 2011
New versions of MacFamilyTree and FamilyTreeMaker for Mac
January 23, 2011
GRAMPS 3.2.5 released for Mac, but not ready for primetime
January 20, 2011
A sample genealogy folder hierarchy Genealogy Folder Organization: The B&F System
January 10, 2011
Religious marriages, civil marriages and surnames from mothers
January 9, 2011
Jewish Genealogy Basics: The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
January 7, 2011
Preserving Photographic Prints, Slides and Negatives
January 7, 2011
The Mac App Store Launches, with 3 Genealogy Apps
January 6, 2011
Preserving Paper Documents Through De-Acidification
January 4, 2011
Blood and Frogs: Now on Twitter...
January 3, 2011
Yad Vashem's Quest
December 22, 2010
Giving Back Through Indexing
December 22, 2010
The Search For...Books.
December 20, 2010
The Future of Sharing (Genealogical Data)
December 16, 2010
Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony and ShoahConnect.org
December 14, 2010
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust
December 13, 2010
Multimedia support in FTM for Mac - a bit lacking
November 27, 2010
Researching Jewish Relatives Who Passed Through Belgium
November 25, 2010
Launching Family Tree Maker for Mac and Importing a GEDCOM
November 25, 2010
Should I switch from Reunion 9 to Family Tree Maker for Mac?
November 25, 2010