Getting it Done
Our current project work is innovative, systematic, and creative — making the previously impossible, possible.
* DoJR = Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide Project. DoJR is the first strategic initiative of the LDVDF. Our purpose is to discover and catalog an inventory of all existing records that document Jewish lives. JCat, the world’s most comprehensive and only online catalog of its type, will be freely searchable by all.
Together we can make it happen.
Project Profiles & News
Working together on all continents.
80% of the Jewish population of Venezuela has left the country. There is much turmoil on the ground and anti-semitism. We are intent on identifying what records of the lives of Venezuelan Jews have so far survived so that priorities can be set to preserve or safeguard them before it is too late. The JGS Venezuela – mostly operating off-shore, is partnering with us to conduct this rescue survey…
In 1788, at least eight (some say 16) Jews arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. Much of the documentation of Jewish lives in Australia has survived. Yet, you have to know about it to find it. The Australia Jewish Genealogical Society (Victoria) has discovered thousands of record collections for JCat. Its survey work continues…