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Research Tools and Resources for National and International Searches

State Archives and Libraries

State Archives and Libraries:


USA Government Sites


Familysearch.com

  • Familysearch.com –a free, nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations
    Home page: https://www.familysearch.org/


Find A Grave

  • Find A Grave – source of burial and other final disposition information. More than 400,000 cemeteries in more than 200 countries
    Home page: https://www.findagrave.com


International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)

Organization of organizations to advance genealogical avocation

Home page: http://www.iajgs.org



JewishGen - a non-profit organization affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Whose mission is to preserve Jewish family history. Enhanced functions with paid membership

Home page: https://www.jewishgen.org/

  • Burial Registry (JOWBR) - https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
  • Research - https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Research.html
  • Databases - https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/
External databases - JewishGen also provides links to some external databases, including:
  • LitvakSig's All Lithuania Database - https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/
  • Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database - http://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm
  • Gesher Galicia's All Galicia database - https://search.geshergalicia.org/


Joint Distribution Committee Archives (JDC)

220 East 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017

Home page: http://archives.jdc.org/

  • Database - http://search.archives.jdc.org/
  • Collections - http://archives.jdc.org/our-collections/
  • Links to other archival/historical repositories - http://archives.jdc.org/about-us/external-links/


Joint Distribution Committee Archives (JDC)

220 East 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017

Home page: http://archives.jdc.org/

  • Database - http://search.archives.jdc.org/
  • Collections - http://archives.jdc.org/our-collections/
  • Links to other archival/historical repositories - http://archives.jdc.org/about-us/external-links/


Yad Vashem

Home page: http://yadvashem.org/

  • Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names - http://yvng.yadvashem.org/


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP)

Home page: https://jgsgp.org/

  • Links - https://jgsgp.org/links

Jewish Genealogical Society of New York (JGSNY)

Home page: https://jgsny.org/

  • Databases - https://jgsny.org/index.php/searchable-databases

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)

Home page: http://jgscv.org/

  • Resources - http://www.iajgs.org/jgscv/resources.html - extensive list


One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse

Email: steve@stevemorse.org

Home page: https://stevemorse.org

  • About the website and how to use it - https://stevemorse.org/onestep/onestep3.htm


Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links

PO Box 1110
Milton, WA 98354

Email: cyndi@cyndislist.com

Home page: https://www.cyndislist.com/

  • Jewish websites - https://www.cyndislist.com/jewish


Other Useful sites recommended by JGSC members:

GenealogyInTime Magazine – large, independent, free genealogy website

Home page: www.genealogyintime.com

  • Top 100 Websites - http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2016-page02.html

Genealogy Indexer – includes directories, Yizkor books, military lists, personal histories, school sources

Home page: http://genealogyindexer.org/

Mapster – provides scans of historical maps and town plans of Poland and Central & Eastern Europe.

Home page: http://igrek.amzp.pl/index.php

Reclaim the Records - a not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and journalists who work to identify important genealogical record sets that are not online anywhere and not broadly available to the public.

Home page: https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/

Tsal Kaplun Foundation – records from archives of the former Soviet Union and other countries.

The Alex Krakovsky project has lists and images of Jewish documents from the Kiev State archive. Some records are in Russian

Home page: https://www.tkfgen.org/inventory_archives.html

American Jewish Archives - http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/

Preserving American Jewish history. Its online catalog contains bibliographic records from the AJA's collections of manuscripts, microfilm, video and audio materials, nearprint, genealogy files, and photographs.

Center for Jewish History - https://www.cjh.org/

Features web exhibits, many of them large, all of them beautifully presented on your screen. Visit Jews in America: Our Story which draws from the resources of the CJH's five partner organizations.

The Dachau List - http://jgscleveland.org/databases/Dachaulist.asp

This is a list of possessions taken from more than 2,800 inmates of Dachau Concentration Camp upon their entry to the camp. The possessions of each inmate were placed in envelopes and marked with their names, nationality (or in some cases the reason for imprisonment at the camp, such as political prisoner), date of birth and their Nazi assigned number.


These resources offer both free and enhanced subscription services. Some may also be freely accessible from a library. To get more information, visit the home page of each listing of interest, or inquire about genealogical resources from your local library.

Ancestry.com - The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical, historical record and genetic genealogy websites.

Home page: https://www.ancestry.com/

Card catalog - https://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&

Jewish records filter - https://www.ancestry.com/search/?priority=jewish

Access to Military records through Fold3 - https://www.fold3.com/

Avotaynu – leading publisher of products of interest to persons who are researching Jewish genealogy

794 Edgewood Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
(475) 202-6575

Home page: http://www.avotaynu.com/

  • Jewish websites - http://www.avotaynu.com/wwwsites.html
  • Jewish surnames Index - http://www.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-home.htm

Geni.com – empowers users to create the world’s single family tree

Home page: https://www.geni.com

MyHeritage.com – global destination for discovering, preserving, and sharing family history.

Home page: https://www.myheritage.com/about-myheritage/

  • Supersearch - https://www.myheritage.com/research


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