JDC Receives Prestigious Award

August 2, 2012

Each year the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) awards one or more grants to further the cause of Jewish family history research. The award honors Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern (1915–1994) who is widely considered to be the dean of contemporary Jewish genealogy.

JDC was one of two recipients of this year’s grant. The award has been given in order to grow the JDC Archives Names Index of individuals who have received life-saving aid from the organization. The database currently contains over 600,000 names linking to historical documents; the grant will enable the archives to make more names and documents searchable.

Past winners include the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Jewish Archives and the American Jewish Historical Society.

Learn about the award and past recipients here.

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