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Susanne Levitsky

Jul 5, 2021, 5:05:27 PMJul 5
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Teven Laxer wanted to pass this on ...

You Are Invited

The IAJGS invites you — and encourages the entire genealogical community familiar with researching Jewish ancestry — to review the Draft DoJR Record Type Taxonomy for Jewish Genealogy and provide comments.

Two Week Comment Period

Mon 5 July – Sun 18 July

DoJR Record Type Taxonomy

Looking for a brick wall breakthrough?

Wondering what records you should search for?

A comprehensive checklist of types of records that can provide information to discover your ancestors is an invaluable tool for successful research. Such a tool has existed for the general genealogy community, but not for the Jewish genealogy community — until now.


DoJR (a project of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide) has created a new research tool, the DoJR Record-Type Taxonomy for Jewish Genealogy, a by-product of its construction of JCat, an online, first-ever master catalog of all record collections holding Jewish genealogically relevant data. This Taxonomy tool provides a comprehensive list of all record types useful for Jewish genealogical research.


Long overdue, the Taxonomy helps beginners learn what sources exist, while experienced researchers can use it as a comprehensive checklist for defining their research needs and plans.

Review the Record Types


Step 1.

Download the Graphic

Download the Definitions

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Step 2.

Tell Us

 Add a Record Type

 Suggest a Clarification or Correction

 Provide Language or Country Variants




Step 3.

Tell Others

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✓ Encourage Others to Add What They Know


After the close of the public comment period, comments will be incorporated into the Draft Taxonomy. The resultant Baseline V1.0 DoJR Record Type Taxonomy for Jewish Genealogy will be published at the 41st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on 5 August 2021 and posted to dojrww.org/taxonomySubscribe for notices and updates.

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