David Price’s “Beginners Guide to Jewish Genealogy Websites”

Beginner’s Guide to Jewish Genealogy Websites by David Price

  1. JRI-Poland.org

Birth, marriage and death records of Poland with some linked to original document. One may have to make a donation to JRI for post 1885 records. I am a volunteer translator.

  1. jewishgen.org

Databases: Family Finder to contact others with same ancestors, FTTP(family trees), JOWBAR (burial records) ,JRI-Poland records, Discussion and SIG groups, rabbinic, and more.

  1. yadvashem.org

Over 3 million submissions for holocaust victims. Surname, given name (optional), town (optional).

  1. ellisisland.org

Over 25 million names. Any spelling will do for a surname, given name is optional.

  1. http://www.lib.sfu.ca    Simon Fraser U     or google ‘canadian jewish review’ with a surname

Birth, marriage, death, social notices. 1960 and up for CJN, but 1920’s and up for other sources.

  1. ancestry.ca,   www.geni.com,   www.rootsweb.ancestry.com,   www.findmypast.com, etc
  2. szukajwarchiwach.pl

Records of Poland digitized (ongoing). Handwritten in Polish pre 1868, post 1914 and in Russian in between. I will do your lookup, [email protected] since I can read polish and Cyrillic.

  1. jewishgenealogy.com.ar

List of Jewish surnames in Argentina.

  1. familysearch.org

Mormons (LDS). I just did a search on PRAJS and got 240 records!

  1.   www.bac-lac.gc.ca

Collections Canada and Library and Archives Canada. Canadian passenger lists, Naturalization records, …

  1. nationalarchives.gov.uk

Records of the United Kingdom.

  1. naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx

Records of Australia.

  1. jewishencyclopedia.com

1906 Jewish encyclopedia. Love the history of the towns

  1. its-arolsen.org

60 million records of the Germans concerning Jews kept by the Red Cross.

  1.   genealogy.org.il

Genealogy in Israel.

  1. ushmm.org

US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, has photos online too.

  1. genealogyindexer.org/directories#Warsaw

All the old phone books of Warsaw.

18. www.swietokrzyskisztetl.pl/en/

Pick a town in Poland where Jews lived and look up things like history, virtual tours.

  1. ontariojewisharchives.org

Has photos/documents on landsmanshaft and other Jewish organizations.

  1. stevemorse.org and www.cyndislist.com

Genealogy resources.

  1. usgenweb.org

Genealogy by state in USA.

  1. http://jewishwebindex.com/index.htm

Genealogy links by country et al.

  1. sephardim.com

Sephardic genealogy et al.

  1. rtrfoundation.org

Miriam Weiner’s Routes to Roots Foundation.

  1. https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ukraine_Jewish_Research

Ukraine Jewish research.




  1. Thank you for posting this fabulous list!

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