Welcome to the AJGS (Vic)
We are a group of people from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in exploring our Jewish ancestry.
Some of us are not Jewish but we are fascinated to learn about the life and times of some of our Jewish forbears.
Some of us have struggled for years trying to do our own research without help – when we joined the AJGS (Vic) it made all the difference.
We enjoy attending the monthly meetings, hands-on workshop and presentations. Some of us have even discovered others in the room with a common ancestry. That’s exciting!
Most of us have joined Jewish genealogical discussion groups on the net and a whole new world has been opened for us.
So what about you? We are waiting to welcome you.
MITZVAH DAY PROJECT
– Sunday, November 17 th beginning at 9.30 am –
MELBOURNE GENERAL CEMETERY-CARLTON
DO YOU HAVE A CAMERA OR AN IPHONE?
We are calling for volunteers to photograph and record headstones
Following the successful projects over the last couple of years where we photographed graves at Fawkner Cemetery and Springvale Botanical Cemetery, this year as part of Mitzvah day, the Australian Jewish Genealogy Society (Vic) and the Australian Jewish Historical Society are undertaking to photograph all Jewish headstones in the Melbourne General Cemetery-Carlton.
These projects provide the details and photographs to be included in the JOWBR database. The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of more than three million names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide. This will enable genealogical researchers (international or local) to trace members of their families, who are buried in Australia.
Further instructions will be given closer to the date.
Please register your intention to participate so that we can do the preparation for worksheets etc
Either email us firstname.lastname@example.org, or register below.
Resource Room at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia
Address: 306 Hawthorn Road South Caulfield 3162.
Open Times: First Sunday of the month from 2pm- 5pm
Third Tuesday of the month from 5pm – 7.45pm