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A genealogist is only as good as his or her knowledge of what informational resources are available and how to use them. Listed below are hyperlinks to many web sites that may be vital to you in your quest for answers to the questions you have about your family's history. Also included on this list are links to various sites that are dedicated to particular shtetls or cities, mostly in Eastern Europe. There also non-genealogical links included below that might be of interest, especially those that are linked to the many Jewish museums that exist throughout the world. Please report any broken links to

Genealogical Resources (within U.S.)

Foreign Resources (outside U.S.)

Shtetl-Associated Sites

Jewish Museums

Yiddish Resources

Jewish Music

Cemetery Information/Restoration
Searchable Cemetery Databases

Telephone and City Directories



Other Sites of Interest


American Jewish Archives: (pay-for-service):

Austrian Victims of the Holocaust database:

Castle Garden:

Center for Jewish History:

Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online:

Cyndi's List:
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:

Ellis Island:

Family History Library (LDS):

The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History:
Florida State Archives World War I Service Cards (search engine):

FreeCEN (UK census records 1841-1891):

Galveston Immigration Database (at Texas Seaport Museum):
Georgia Death Certificates (1919-1927):

German Genealogy Group:
German Historical Institute:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies:

ICD (International Classification of Diseases):
Istanbul Jewish Genealogy Project:

Italian Genealogical Group (Grooms, Marriage, Death Indexes et al):

Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (Patient Records):

Jewish Family History Foundation:


Jewish Genealogical Society of New York:
Jewish Genealogy in Italy:

The Jewish History Resource Center:

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland:
Jewish Refugees in Tashkent (USHMM):

Jewish Web Index:

Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth:

Leo Baeck Institute:

Library of Congress:
Missouri State Archives Birth and Death Database (pre-1910):
Missouri State Archives Death Database (1910-1955):

Morton Allan Directory One Step Ship Search:

National Archives:
Nevek Klarsfeld (Jewish Hungarian deportees searchable database):
Naturalization Index, Eastern District (Brooklyn 1865-1956): (SSDI lookup):

New York City Municipal Archives:

New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division:

New York Public Library, Genealogical Research:

New York Public Library, Yizkor Books:
New York State Historical Association Research Library"
A Guide to New York Historical Resources":
Online German Genealogy Emigration Records:
Online Polish Directories at the Library of Congress:

Online Searchable Death Index & Records (A Genealogy Guide):

Polish Jewish Society of America:

Repositories of Primary Sources:

Routes to Roots Foundation:

Search Engine for Online Historical Directories:

Selective Service System: History and Records:

Social Security Death Index Search:

   Through Family Tree Legends:

   Through New England Historic Genealogical Society:

Social Security Online:

The Society of American Archivists:

Steven P. Morse:

UNESCO Archives Portal:

U.S. Census Bureau:
Utah Death Certificates Index 1905-1954:

Yad Vashem:

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Archives and Library:







AMIA (Buenos Aires, Argentina Cemetery Lookup):    

Archivo General de la Nacion (General Archives of the Nation):

Asociacion de Geneologia Judia de Argentina (Argentinian Association of Jewish Genealogy:

CEMLA (Argentina Immigration Lookup):

Direccion Nacional de Migraciones (National Immigration Services):

Registro Civil (Registry of Civil Status and Vital Records):




Australia Jewish News:

Australia White Pages:
Heritage Genealogy (New South Wales and beyond):

The Melbourne Chevra Kadisha:

National Archives of Australia:
World War I Service Records:




Botschafter der Erinnerung (Austrian Holocaust victims database):
Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance--Holocaust Victims Database:
Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv (State Archives of Austria):



Belarus Archives:


Registration list of aliens living in Antwerp, Belgium, 1840 to 1930:




Canadian Passenger Lists 1865-1922:

Canadian Society for Yad Vashem:

Census of Canada, 1911:

Library and Archives Canada:
Library and Archives Canada (database on immigration to Canada):
LI-RA-MA Collection (Canadian Immigration from Russian Empire):
Montreal City Directories (1842-1950):
Ontario Jewish Archives:

Peter Kleinmann Foundation, Montreal:


Czech Republic:


Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic:

Narodni knihovna Ceske Republicu (National Library of the Czech Republic):
Prague City Archives:


Danish Emigration Archives Database:
Denmark Demographic Database:




Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu (National Library of Estonia):

Rahvusarhiiv (National Archives of Estonia):




Arkistolaitos (National Archives):

National Minorities of Finland (Jewish page):




Bibliotheque nationale de France:

Cercle de Genealogie Juive:

French-Jewish Libraries:
French Lines (passenger search for 27 trans-Atlantic crossings 1864-1936):


Les Archives Nationales de France (National Archives of France):


Germany: (German Jewish genealogy):

Alemannia-Judaica :
Bremen Passenger Lists:

Bundesarchiv (Federal Archives):
Gedenkbuch (lists German Jewish victims of Nazi persecution):
German Emigration Center, Bremerhaven:
German Emigration Database:
German Name Adoption Lists:

Hamburg Emigration Lists (now part of
International Tracing Service:

Memorial Book for the Victims of National Socialism at the University of Vienna in 1938 (database):


Great Britain:

U.K. Royal Air Force search:



Degob (National Committee for Attending Deportees):




Jewish Ireland:




Amoetat Akevoth: Dutch Jewish Genealogy:
The Avraham Harman Institute for Contemporary Jewry, Jerusalem:

CAHJP (The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People), Jerusalem:

Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center (at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People):

The Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem:

Center for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem:

The Central Zionist Archives:
The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre, Jerusalem:


Israel Genealogy Society:

The Jewish History Resource Center (Dinur Center, Hebrew University), Jerusalem:

Jewish National & University Library, Jerusalem:

Lekket (World Union of Jewish Studies article search):

Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem:

The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem:
Mass Jewish Migration Database:

Mt. Scopus Library, Jerusalem:




Archivio Centrale dello Stato (Central Archives of the State):
Genealogy of the Jews of Italy:




Central State Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan:




Latvijas Arhivi (Archives of Latvia):




Lietuvos Archyvu Departamentas (Lithuanian Archives Fonds Digest):




FAQ Genealogie Benelux (in Dutch):

Genealogie Pagina Nederlands:

The General State Archives of the Netherlands:

Library of the University of Amsterdam:

Library Sifria Breda (in Dutch):

Municipal Archives of Amsterdam (in Dutch):

Netherlands Society for Jewish Genealogy:

Researching Your Dutch Ancestors:




Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw (in Polish):

Biblioteca Narodowa w Warszawie (The National Library in Warsaw):

Center for Jewish Culture, Krakow:
Central Military Archives for Polish Army (in Polish): (from Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw):
Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage (English version):
Index of Inhabitants of Warszawa and its Suburbs, 1854:
The Jewish Community of Krakow:

The Jewish Community of Poland:

Jewish Historic Institute:

Jews of the Old Lodz:
Judaica Foundation-Center for Jewish Culture (Krakow):
Lodz Jews:

Poland and Danzig Business Directory (1930):

Poland State Archives:

Poland State Archives Holdings Search:
Polish Center for Holocaust Research: .htm

The Polish Jewish Forum:

Warsaw Ghetto Internet Database:




ArcheoBiblioBase "Archives in Russia":

Centre ORT-Gunzburg, St. Petersburg:
Russian Defense Department Search for Russian Soldiers of WWII:

Russian State Historic Archives:

Russian State Library:

The State Historical Public Library of Russia:




Slovensky Narodny Archiv (Slovak National Archives):


South Africa:


National Archives of South Africa:




Archives of Spain:




Kungliga Biblioteket (National Library of Sweden):

Riksarkivet (The National Archives):

Jewish Community of Malmo:




Ukraine Archives addresses:

Ukraine Archives:

Ukrainian Archives (Genealogy):

The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine:


United Kingdom:


FreeBMD (BMD records from the UK):

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain:

Jewish Heritage UK:

Leo Baeck Institute London:

Moving Here:

National Archives:

National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD):






JewishGen (ShtetLinks):

Museum of the History of Polish Jews' Virtual Shtetl:

Multiple shtetls/towns/cities:
Czernowitz, Ukraine:

Czestochowa, Poland:

Lublin, Poland:

Nur, Poland:

Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland:
Pusalotas, Lithuania:

Radzilow, Poland:

Szczuczyn, Poland:

Tykocin, Poland:

Wizna, Poland:
Wyszkow, Poland:

Zabludow, Poland:








The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco:

Eldridge Street Project, New York City:

Florida Holocaust Museum, Tampa Bay:

Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life:

The Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach, Florida:
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, Skokie:

Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston:

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center:
The Jewish Museum, New York City:

Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore:

The Jewish Theological Seminary Library (Special Treasures):

Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City:

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland:

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City:

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience:

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia:

National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington, D.C.:

Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles:

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles:

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.:

Yeshiva University Museum, New York City:




Museo del Holocausto de Buenos Aires:

Museo Nacional de la Immigracion:



Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre, Melbourne:

Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne:

Sydney Jewish Museum:



Judisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna: 

Judisches Museum Hohenems, Hohenems:

Osterreichisches Judisches Museum, Eisenstadt:



Marc Chagall Museum, Vitebsk:



Museum of Deportation and the Resistance, Mechelen:

Musee Juif de Belgique (Jewish Museum of Belgium), Brussels:



Museu Judaico, Rio De Janeiro:



Beth Tzedec Reuben and Helen Dennis Museum, Toronto:

Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto:

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Winnipeg:

Josef Aron Museum of Temple Emanu-el-Beth Sholom, Montreal:

The Marion and Ed Vicar Jewish Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg:

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre:

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre:



Museo Judio de Valparaiso:



Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall of Shanghai:


Czech Republic:

The Jewish Museum in Prague:



The Danish Jewish Museum:



Le Synagogue et le Musee Juif Comtadin, Cavaillon:

Memorial de la Shoah, Paris:

Musee d'Arte et Histoire du Judaisme, Paris:

Musee Judeo-Alsacien de Bouxwiller, Bouxwiller:

Musee Marc Chagall, Nice:



Jewish Museum Berlin:

Jewish Museum in Jebenhausen, Goppingen:

Jewish Museum of Creglingen:

Jewish Museum of Emmendingen:

Jewish Museum of Franconia, Furst:

Jewish Museum of Westphalia, Dorsten:

Jewish  Museum Frankfurt:

Judisches Museum Munchen, Munich:


Great Britain:

Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art:

The Jewish Museum, London's Museum of Jewish Life:

The Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester, England:



Etz Hayyim Synagogue, Hania, Crete:

The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens:

The Rhodes Jewish Museum, Rhodes:



Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center:
Holocaust Memorial, Budapest (Cipök a Dunaparton):

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives:



The Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin:



Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center:

Beit Hatfutsot, Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv:

Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem:

Ghetto Fighters' Museum, Western Galilee:
Israel Museums Guide:

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem:

The Memorial Museum of the Hungarian Speaking Jewry:

The Palmach Museum, Tel Aviv:

The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem:



Museo della Comunita Ebraica di Trieste:

Museo Ebraico di Bologna:

Museuo Ebraico di Merano:

Museo Ebraico di Roma:

Museo Ebraico di Venezia:

Museuo Ebraico "Yeshiv Marini":

Ghetto Ebraico di Venezia (Jewish Museum of Venice):

Sinagoga e Communita Ebraica di Firenze (The Jewish Congregation and the Synagogue of Florence):




The Museum of Genocide Victims, Vilnius:

Museums of Lithuania:

The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, Vilnius:



Museo Historico Judio del Holocausto, Mexico City:



Anne Frank House, Amsterdam:

Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam:



Det Jodiske Museet i Trondheim (Jewish Museum of Trondheim):



Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Oswiecim:

Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow:
Museum of the History City of Krakow:

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw:

National Museum of Poland, Warsaw:

Warsaw Uprising Museum, Warsaw:



Jewish Museum of Yaroslavl:



Slovak Jewish Heritage (Museum of Jewish Culture), Bratislava:


South Africa:

South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town:



Museo Sefardi (Sephardic Museum), Toledo:



Judiska Museet i Stockholm:



Jewish Museum of Turkey, Istanbul:



Museo Sefardi de Caracas:





All About Jewish Theatre:
Der Bavebter Yid:

The Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture:
First Yiddish Language Conference, Czernowitz, 1908:

Folksbiene Yiddish Theater:
International Association of Yiddish Clubs/Der Bay:

International Institute of Social History (Yiddish Collection):

National Yiddish Book Center:

Shtetl: Yiddish Language and Culture:
Vilna Yiddish Institute:

The Workmen's Circle:

The World of Yiddish:

Yiddish Forward:

Yiddish Radio Project:

Yiddish Stuff:

Yiddish Voice:






Florida Atlantic University Judaic Sound Archives:
Jewish Music Institute (London):






Cemetery Directions:
Find A Grave:


Eastern European Jewish Heritage Project:
International Jewish Cemetery Project:
U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad:

 Austria :
Verein Schalom (Austrian Cemeteries):

 Belarus :
Dokshytsy, Belarus Cemetery:

Lunna, Belarus Cemetery:

 Germany :
Jewish Cemetery Database Project Germany:

 Hungary :
Foundation for Jewish Cemeteries in Hungary:
Jewish Burials in Hungary (in Magyar):
Jewish Cemeteries in Hungary:


 Latvia :

All Latvia Jewish Cemetery Lists:

 Poland :

The Foundation Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense (Lodz cemetery):

Gesia (Jewish Cemetery Foundation in Warsaw):

Ilza Historical Cemetery Restoration Project:

Jewish Cemetery of Zdunska Wola:

Karczew Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project:

Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation:
Lomza Virtual Jewish Cemeteries:

Losice Memorial Project:

Ozarow Cemetery Restoration Project:

Plonch Jewish Cemetery Restoration:

Polish Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project:

Przerosl Jewish Cemetery Restoration:

Wysokie Mazowieckie Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project:

Wyszkow Jewish Cemetery:
Zabrze Jewish Cemetery:

Zambrow, Poland: 

Zlota Macewa Project, Bialystok:


Domestic (United States) :

Jewish Data (pay-for-service):
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR):



Mount Nebo Memorial Park (Aurora):



Jewish Cemeteries in New Haven:


 Georgia :
Augusta Graveside Project:

 Maine :
Maine Jewish Cemetery Database: 

 Massachusetts :
Beth El Cemetery, West Roxbury:

Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts:


 Michigan :
Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index:


 Mississippi :

Natchez City Cemetery/Jewish Cemetery:

Temple Anche Chesed Cemetery (Vicksburg):


 Missouri :

St. Louis Jewish Cemetery Index: click here

New Mt. Sinai Cemetery (St. Louis):

Temple Israel Cemetery of Springfield, Missouri:

 New York :
Evergreens Cemetery (Brooklyn):

Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn):

Montefiore Cemetery (Springfield Gardens, Queens):
Mount Ararat Cemetery (Lindenhurst, Suffolk):

Mount Carmel Cemetery (Ridgewood, Queens):

Mount Hebron Cemetery (Flushing, Queens):

Mount Judah Cemetery (Ridgewood, Queens):
Mount Lebanon Cemetery (Glendale, Queens):

Mount Zion Cemetery (Maspeth, Queens):
New Montefiore Cemetery (Pinelawn, Suffolk):

 New Jersey :
Mount Moriah Cemetery (Fairview, Bergen):

Riverside Cemetery (Saddle Brook):
Congregation B'nai Israel/Red Bank Hebrew Cemetery (Tinton Falls):

 North Carolina :
Hebrew Cemetery (Durham, Durham):


 Ohio :

Agudas Achim Cemetery (Columbus):


 South Carolina :

South Carolina Cemeteries:
Sumter Temple Sinai Cemetery:


 Tennessee :

Koblentz Cemetery (Chattanooga):
Old Jewish Cemetery (Chattanooga):
Heska Amuna Cemetery (Knoxvillle):


 Wisconsin :
Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society:

 Foreign :

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR):


 Australia :
Beverly Davis Burial Data:
Rookwood Jewish Cemetery, Sydney:


 Canada :
Quebec City Jewish Cemetery:

 Germany :
JCDP (Jewish Cemetery Database Project):


 Israel :
Chevra Kadisha:

Burial Societies in the State of Israel:
Israel (in Hebrew):
Ashdod (in Hebrew):
Petach Tikvah, Segura Cemetery (in Hebrew):
Safed, New Cemetery (in Hebrew):
Tel Aviv and surroundings (in Hebrew):
Tirat Carmel, near Haifa (in Hebrew):


 Latvia :

All Latvia Jewish Cemetery Lists:

 Zimbabwe :
Zimbabwe Jewish Cemeteries:






Australia White Pages:

Genealogy Indexer: 

Phonebooks (Foreign Phone Number Lookups):
Lithuania White Pages:
Los Angeles, California City and Street Address Directories 1929-1987:

South Africa White Pages:

White Pages:

Yellow Pages:






Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902):

Google's News Archive Search:

Yiddish Forward (Forverts):

Jerusalem Post:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jewish Newspapers:

Polskie Radio (Radio Polonia):

Warsaw Voice (English version):






Aish HaTorah:

Anti-Defamation League:

B'nai B'rith International:


National Jewish Outreach  Program:

Orthodox Union:

The Rabbinical Assembly:

UJA-Federation of New York:

United Jewish Communities:

Women's American ORT:

Women of Reform Judaism:

World Jewish Congress:






AJCongress International Travel:
American Battle Monument Commission:

American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center:

Babelfish Translations:

Belarus Consulate, New York:

Bikur Cholim:

Consular General of Ukraine:

Consulate General of Ukraine in New York:

Cyrillic Script:

David Dickerson's "Jewish Culture and History":
DNA Shoah Project:

Documenting Maine Jewry:

Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C.:

European Association for Jewish Studies:

European Council of Jewish Communities:

Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies:

Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C.:
Forum for Dialogue Among Nations:
Generations of the Shoah International:
Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc.:

Holocaust Survivors' Network:

International Society for Sephardic Progress:

International Survey of Jewish Monuments:

Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives:

Jewish-American Hall of Fame:
Jewish Art:
Jewish Braille Institute (JBI International):

Jewish Heritage Online Magazine:
Jewish Telegraph:

Jewish Virtual Library:

The Jews of Cuba:

The March of the Living:

Learning about the Holocaust through Art:

FileRight Genealogy and Military Records:
Magyar (Hungarian)-English Online Dictionary:


National Foundation for Jewish Culture:

National Polish American-Jewish American Council:

New York City Real Estate Records:
New York State Division of Corporations:

Ohio Obituary Index:
Organization of Partisans, Underground Fighters and Ghetto Rebels in Israel:

Poland National Tourist Office:

Polish Cultural Institute:

Polish Embassy:

Polish Language Website:

Polonia Organizations:

Ratner Center for the Study of Conservative Judaism (at the Jewish Theological Seminary):
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation:
Shalom Foundation, Warszawa, Poland:

Sholom Aleichem Secondary School, Vilnius, Lithuania:

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive:

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Virtual Cinema:

Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland (1995):

Survivors of the Shoah (Visual History Foundation):

Time and Date:
Together (American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their descendants):

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory:
Tracing the Tribe:

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services:

U.S. Embassy in Belarus:

U.S. State Department Travel Advisories, etc.:

Vilnius Jewish Public Library:

Virtual Jerusalem:

Virtual Jerusalem Tour:

Volunteers for Israel:

West Coast Chabad Lubavitch:

Women and the Holocaust:
Women in Judaism (journal):

World Monuments Fund:

Yale University Library Judaica Collection:



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