Suggested Links

Getting Started Guides

The JewishGen FAQ – Getting Started – Warren Blatt

Getting Started in United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy – Gen Uki

Info and Tips for Beginning Genealogy – RootsWeb

Website Information from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain -Lorna Kay


The JewishGen Discussion Group – Chat with others about your research.

The JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) – A must-read for Jewish Genealogists.

Sites with Other Genealogy Links

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet – over 188,000 links

Federation of East European Family History Societies – over 18,000 links

Helm’s Genealogy Toolbox

Jewish Genealogical Societies – Information about all JGS’s, Worldwide

Jewish Genealogy Web Index

National Genealogical Society

Rand Genealogy Club

Search Systems – links to over 15,000 free public records databases

United States Genealogy Sleuth

Yahoo Genealogy Index

Interesting Information

1930 Federal Population Census – Availablity date, questions asked, indexing

1920 & 1930 Federal Population Census – Stephen Morse’s Enumeration District Identification Facility

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor – How to include the name of your immigrant ancestor in the Ellis Island memorial

American Jewish Historical Society – Learn about the research resources of the AJHS

Ancestry’s Social Security Death Index (and other indices) – Find SS#, birth, and death dates for deceased persons

Any Birthday – Search for birthdays for more than 100 million Americans

Archives (Worldwide) – Contact information for national, regional, state & municipal archives all over the world

Avotaynu Home Page – Publications and resources available from Avotaynu

Avotaynu’s Consolidated Jewish Surname Index – Search for your family name in numerous databases

Beit Hatefutsoth – Jerusalem’s Museum of the Jewish Diaspora

The Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives – Historical information about Jews of the Southwest

The Board for Certification of Genealogists – Interested in becoming a “Certified Genealogist”?

Calendar Conversions,
Hebrew (Jewish) Calendar
– Converts Hebrew to Civil
dates and vice versa

California State Vital Records – Information on obtaining Birth, Death, and Marriage Records

Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History – Resources on this ancient Jewish community

The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center – Learn about Beit Hatefutsoth’s genealogy resources

Eastern European Archival Database – Miriam Weiner’s searchable catalog of archived records by town

Ellis Island Database – Search the Ellis Island database for passenger arrivals between 1892 and 1924

Ellis Island Database – One-step search – Stephen Morse’s facilities to enhance searches of the Ellis Island Database

England & Wales 1901 Census – Search this census from your computer

French genealogy – The Cercle de Généalogie Juive is the first Jewish Genealogical Society in France

French cemeteries – Lorraine – Judéo-Lorraine et mon arbre regroupe entre autres, les patronymes suivants: WORMS, CAHEN, etc… Data Online – Search’s online catalogue of over 300 million names

Grand Duchy of Lithuania(GDL)Research Project – Documents about Jewish families in the Grand Duchy in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) – Information on an organization which assisted many of our immigrant ancestors

Jewish History – A century-by-centry synopsis of the major events in Jewish history over the ages

Jewish History – Jewish Literacy, A crash course in Jewish History

JewishGen Databases – Access a wide range of databases available for your Jewish genealogical research

JewishGen Family Finder – Find others who are researching the same surnames that you are

Jewish Genealogical Societies – Information about all JGS’s, Worldwide

Jewish Studies Program at UCLA

Jewish Web Index – A free compendium of links in alphabetical order by Country

Judaica Archives in the U.S. – Locations and collections for Jewish research

Judaism 101 – Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. The goal is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English.

The Khazaria Info Center – Resource for Turkic and Jewish History in Russia and Ukraine

Latin America and the Caribbean – Links to Internet resources on Jews, by region and country

Library of Congress Home Page – Searchable databases of LOC holdings

Los Angeles County Vital Records – Information on Birth, Death, Marriage, and Real Estate Records

Los Angeles Family History Library – Information about the Center in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Family History Library (Unofficial version) – Jon Schweitzer’s site on the LAFHL

Los Angeles Public Library – Information about LAPL Genealogical Holdings

National Address Server – Find 9 digit zip code for any US Address

National Archives Home Page – Information about the NARA, including microfilm indices

Newspapers- 250 small town newspapers – Small Town Newspapers gives you free access

Polish Genealogy – A Guide – Where to write for records and more

Reverse Phone Directory – Find names and addresses from telelphone numbers or find names and telephone from address

Sephardic Genealogy Sources – Where to go to research your Sephardic roots

Steve Morse’s One-Step Search Engines

Telephone Directory – U.S. – Find businesses, people, including reverse look up

Transcribe Old German Script into Roman letters – Suetterlinstube at the Foerderverein of the Ansgar-Center for the Aged

UK & Ireland Genealogy – Genealogical information pages for England and Ireland

Yizkor Books Online at the New York Public Library – Digital images of complete Holocaust memorial books

Family Sites

Algaze – Research experience in Istanbul

Belinkoff – Story of four ordinary Jewish families from Russia in mid-Nineteenth Century

Blumenfeld – Traces the family from Courland in 1770 to many countries


Gold and Roth – Gold and Roth Family Family of Moische GOLD and Esther ROTH of Riga

Klotchman – Family of Yidel Leib KLOTCHMAN of Medzhibozh

Pollack – A Pollak Family of NagyKanizsa

Sachs – Family of David and Sarah SACHS of St. Petersburg

Zweiback – The ZWIEBACK Family Name