About

The Jewish Genealogy Indexing and Research Collective (JGIRC) was founded by Banai Lynn Feldstein, a professional genealogist specializing in Jewish research.

Banai is the Past President and Webmaster of the Utah Jewish Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, was a Co-Chair of the 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in 2014, and is the Lead Web Developer for the IAJGS. She has volunteered at numerous IAJGS conferences, including the upcoming 2015 and 2016 conferences.

Over the years, Banai has participated in indexing projects for JewishGen, FamilySearch, and the Czernowitz Group, as well as indexing several other record groups on her own. She wanted to work in records that might help her own research and that were being overlooked by these communities.

Banai founded the JGIRC to index Jewish records and to conduct research on a grander scale. The first large record group indexed by JGIRC was the 1938 Uzhgorod Voter List, which didn’t help her research at all.

Records indexed on this site can be ordered through the search/order form. You can also contact Banai at records@jgirc.org.