Yesterday, November 1st was the beginning of International Jewish Genealogy Month sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). This is a great opportunity for all of us to do something this month to remember our Jewish ancestors. It is a wonderful time to gather as a family to remember those who made you possible. below are a few ideas to celebrate this month.
- Call a living relative and document what they remember. It always a shame when someone passes and we realize we delayed doing this and will never have that chance again.
- Gather your family together and teach the younger generations about the family they may never of had the chance to meet. keep those memories alive in those you will follow you.
- Visit a cemetery and document any of the information who find there.
- Join a Jewish Genealogical Society. This will not only provide people who can help you with your own family research but may also give you the chance to share with other what you know. The IAGJS has a list of the societies around the world, and it can be accessed from this link, http://www.iajgs.org/blog/membership/member-societies/.
Let us all try to do something for our families this month, we never want our ancestors to be forgotten.