Diaspora museum offers genealogy database


Jews can investigate their roots at a new digital database in Israel’s Diaspora museum.

Beit Hatefutsot-The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora on Wednesday unveiled a genealogy database now accessible on its intranet but slated to become available remotely through the institute’s Web site.

“For 30 years Beit Hatefutsot has been collecting family trees, information on Jewish family surnames, history of communities, photos and films, musical clippings and information on terms and people,” museum director Hasia Israeli said in a statement, adding that the new database will allow users “to
be exposed to their personal story and the stories of the unique spectrum of the Jewish people.”

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