Holocaust records now on Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com recently completed an important initiative to digitize and make searchable millions of Holocaust and Nazi persecution-related records in partnership with Arolsen Archives. This includes more than 19 million Holocaust records available globally, for free and in perpetuity. They are partnering with the USC Shoah Foundation to publish data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies from its Visual History Archive. You can watch a selection of full testimonies on VHAOnline. Both collections are now available and searchable for free at www.ancestry.com/alwaysremember.
Foreign genealogical societies
Foreign genealogical societies proved a great help for one reader. So, now we ask if others had similar experiences to share. Let me know which specific society and how you contacted them. I have had limited success with some groups in England.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., P.O. Box 901, Decatur, Ga., 30031 or kenthomasongenealogy.com.