Selected Websites of Genealogical Interest

Government Archives With Documents / Index On-Line

Australian National Archives
Austrian National Archives
Library and Archives of Canada
France National Archives
French National Library- Gallica Collection Added on Mar 2011
German National Archives
Irish Archives on Line Added on Mar 2011
National Archives of the United Kingdom
New Zealand on-line vital records
Poland’s National Archives
ScotlandsPeople – National


General Interest

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Added on Mar 2011
AncestryAdded on June 2012
Association of Jewish Libraries Members Catalog Added on June 2011
Association of Jewish Libraries Links to Internet Resources Added on June 2011
Avotaynu Consolidated Jewish Names Index Added on Oct 2010
Canadian Heritage Jewish Network Added on July 2011
Center for Jewish History Added on June 2012
Cyndi’s List of genealogical sites
Easy Google Genealogy
Family History Search Records
Findmypast Added on June 2012
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (New York City)
Immigrant Ships Added on June 2012
Internet Archive (telephone directories, city directories and more) Added on Mar 2011
Jewish Encyclopedia
Linkipendium (catalog of links to US genealogy) Added on Mar 2011
Logan Kleinwaks Collection of directories (Yizkor Books, Military and History) Added on Mar 2011
MyHeritage Genealogy Super Search Engine
Mocavo (free genealogy search engine) Added on Mar 2011
NY Public Library Digital Collection - Photographs and Maps
NY Public Library Judaica Collection Added on June 2012
Phone Book of the World
Southern Israelite Archive
 - Digital Library of Georgia 1929-1958; 1984-1986Added on Oct 2010
Steve Morse - variety of helpful tools
Surname Navigator Added on June 2012
Top Search Engines and Directories for Genealogy Added on June 2012



All Galician Database Added on June 2012
Bremen Passenger Lists Added on July 2011
Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
Foreign Directories, Yizkor Book Search- Logan Kleinwaks
Free and pay site on different databases Jewish sites in Poland
Galicia and Bukovina Added on June 2011
GenTeam - Austrian, Moravian, and Czech vital records for Jewish communities Added on Mar 2011
Grand Duchy of Lithuania Project
Internet Archive of Jewish Periodicals (German) 1806 -1938
Irish Archives on Line Added on June 2011
Italian Jewish Genealogy Added on Nov 2009
Jewish Heritage Europe Added on June 2012
Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw, Poland)
Jewish Records Indexing- Poland Added on June 2012
Litvak SIG Added on June 2012
Miriam Weiner’s Routes to Roots Eastern European Archival Database
Museum of Family History - A virtual, multimedia website created by Steven Lasky dedicated to those searching their Eastern European roots.
The Virtual Shtetl Project - Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Polish Digital Library Collection Added on June 2011
Poor Jews Shelter - Immigration from Eastern Europe to South Africa with temporary stay in England
Vienna City Archives Added on Mar 2011



Auschwitz Database
Buchenwald Added on June 2012
Death Camps Added on Mar 2011
Displaced Person’s Camps
Documentation Center for Austrian Resistance
Gedenkbuch Added on Mar 2011
International Research Portal Added on June 2011
International Tracing Service - Bad Arolsen
Joint Distribution Committee Added on June 2011
La Raffle Du Vélodrome D’Hiver Les Archives De La Police Added on August 2012
Lithuanian Holocaust Atlas Added on June 2012
Majdanek Camp and Museum Added on Mar 2011
Mittelbau Dora Concentration Camp Added on June 2012
Shoah Museum: Mémorial de Shoah Musée Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine  (Paris) Added on June 2012
Sobibor Camp Website Added on June 2011
Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Added on July 2011
Warsaw Ghetto Database
Yad Vashem Central Database Shoah



b144 telephone information (Bezeq)Added on Oct 2010
Beit Hatfutsot
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Added on June 2011
Central Zionist Archives of Israel
Israel Book Phone Added on Oct 2010
National Library of Israel


Latin America

Argentina Jewish Cemetery Indices (Spanish) AMIA, Buenos Aires Kehila
Brazil immigration indexed database arrival records for the Port of Santos (Portuguese)
Center for Studies Latin American Immigration - Buenos Aires (Spanish)



David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Google Maps
Library of Congress Map Library
Many Roads Maps Prussia and Europe Added on Mar 2011
Old Maps of Eastern Europe, Germany and Austria
Old Maps On-Line  Added on June 2012
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Russian maps of 19th century Added on June 2011
University of Toronto Map Collection


Military Records

Genealogy Quest’s American Military Lists Added on Mar 2011
GenRoots Blog Military Records On-Line Added on Mar 2011
Jews in Civil War and in the Wild West Added on Mar 2011
NARA data base Added on July 2011
NARA Military Records Added on Mar 2011
United States Military Records Added on July 2011
St. Louis Military Personnel Added on July 2011



Australia National Library Added on June 2011
British Newspaper Archives Added on June 2012
Canadian Jewish Review
Canadian Jewish News from 1960 to 1993 Added on Mar 2011
Digital Library of Georgia Added on Mar 2011
Directory of newspapers on-line free and pay sites
Google Newspapers   Added on Mar 2011
Google Newspapers historical archives
Historical Jewish Press Added on Mar 2011
Index to Historical Newspapers on the Internet USA Added on Mar 2011
International Coalition of Newspapers  Added on Mar 2011
JTA Jewish News Archive Added on June 2011
Library of Congress Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers
New Zealand National Library Added on June 2011
Newspapers archives on line
Northern NY Newspapers on Line Added on Mar 2011
NYState Newspapers including Brooklyn Eagle to 1950 and NY Times to 1920’s
South African Newspaper Extracts Added on June 2012
The University of Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers  Added on Mar 2011
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project Added on Mar 2011



American Sephardi Federation Added on Mar 2011
Sephardic Genealogy Resources
Sephardic Name Search Engine plus more


South African

Poor Jews Shelter - Immigration from Eastern Europe to South Africa with temporary stay in England
South African Jewish Database-Kaplan Centre for Jewish Migration and Genealogy Studies
South African Newspaper Extracts  Added on June 2012


United States

American Jewish Archives (Cincinnati, OH)
Castle Garden (New York City)
Center for Jewish History (New York City) Houses American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Civil War Soldiers and System Added on Mar 2011
Ellis Island (New York)
First American Jewish Families (Malcolm Stern) Added on June 2012
Genealogy Resources by State Added on June 2012
Google Newspaper Search - some are fee for service
Hebrew National Orphan Home Added on Mar 2011
National Archives
NARA Database
NARA Genealogy Site
NARA Military records
NYC City Clerk’s Office (marriage records) Added on June 2012
NYC Public Library Dorot Jewish Collection
NYC Municipal Archives
NYC and LI index to vital and naturalization records
Military records - US Personnel Center St Louis, MO
Social Security Death Index   Added on Mar 2011
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
United States Ports of Arrival & Available Passenger Lists Added on July 2011
US State Archives Added on Mar 2011

Prepared by Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Vice President

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies