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


All Galician Database
Bremen Passenger Lists
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
GenTeam – Austrian, Moravian, and Czech vital records for Jewish communities
Grand Duchy of Lithuania Project
Internet Archive of Jewish Periodicals (German) 1806 -1938
Irish Archives on Line
Italian Jewish Genealogy
Jewish Heritage Europe
Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw, Poland)
Jewish Records Indexing- Poland
Litvak SIG
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
Poor Jews Shelter – Immigration from Eastern Europe to South Africa with temporary stay in England
Vienna City Archives


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

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Warsaw Ghetto Database
Yad Vashem Central Database Shoah


b144 telephone information (Bezeq)
Beit Hatfutsot
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
Central Zionist Archives of Israel
Israel Book Phone
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
Old Maps of Eastern Europe, Germany and Austria
Old Maps On-Line
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Russian maps of 19th century
University of Toronto Map Collection

Military Records

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


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


American Sephardi Federation
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

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
Ellis Island (New York)
First American Jewish Families (Malcolm Stern)
Genealogy Resources by State
Google Newspaper Search – some are fee for service
Hebrew National Orphan Home
National Archives
NARA Database
NARA Genealogy Site
NARA Military records
NYC City Clerk’s Office (marriage records)
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
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
United States Ports of Arrival & Available Passenger Lists
US State Archives

Originally prepared by Jan Meisels Allen, former IAJGS Vice President

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies