Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ancestry.com Debuts Jewish History Collection
Popular genealogy Web site Ancestry.com claimed Wednesday that it now boasts the world's largest online collection of Jewish family history records. The Provo, Utah-based company said it assembled the collection of historical documents through a partnership with a pair of Jewish heritage organizations—JewishGen and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. JewishGen, Ancestry.com noted, is an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a Holocaust memorial located in New York City. The AJJDC, Ancestry.com said, provides relief to Jews in more than 70 countries as an overseas humanitarian aid organization. Ancestry.com added that, as a result of the collaboration, it now possesses more than 26 million Jewish family history records. Ancestry.com is owned and operated by The Generations Network Inc.