Resources

Online Records and Indexes

  1. FamilySearch Vital Records Search

  2. Plus a description of the collection of all Jewish records available on FamilySearch FamilySearchJewish.
  3. NYC Indexes of Birth/Marriage/Death/Naturalization

  4. 1908-1938 Index to 3-page NYC Marriage Application, Affidavit & License (not the 2-page marriage certificates)

  5. NYC marriage index of 3 million marriage licenses from 1950 to 1995

  6. New York State Genealogical Research Death Index: Beginning 1957

  7. LDS Microfilms On Extended Loan in NYC

  8. Kings and Manhattan Naturalization Images

  9. List of Registered Voters for New York City for 1924

  10. JewishData Website has index/pictures of many tombstones

  11. Search NYC Directories 1786 - 1923

  12. Search Brooklyn Telephone Books 1909 - 1967

  13. One-Step Lookup Webpages by Stephen P. Morse

  14. New Jersey District Court at Newark Naturalization Petitions

    Available are all petitions for the years 1914 to 1945. An index to these records is available on italiangen.org.
  15. Passaic County Naturalization Records Search

  16. Search over 35,875,000 Historical Newspaper Pages from the USA & Canada

  17. American Ancestors - by New England Historic Genealogical Society

  18. Jewish Genealogy Indexing and Research Collective

  19. FreeBMD offers Civil Registration indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

  20. Beit Hatfutsot: database containing thousands of genealogies of Jewish families from all over the world

  21. Israel State Archives

  22. Canadian Research

  23. Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960

  24. Passenger Lists Leaving Italy

  25. Search for Dormant Assets at Swiss banks

  26. Search the Polish Archives

    See a detailed explanation of how to search, by Michael Shade of Brighton, UK: here.
  27. Hungarian Society for Family History Research

  28. Genealogy Indexer: Search historical directories, Yizkor books, military lists and school sources

  29. Routes to Roots lists what records still exist for communities in Eastern Europe and what repository holds them

Forums

  1. Steven Morse's Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page

  2. Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook

  3. Jewish Rabbinic Genealogy - גנאולוגיה רבנית on Facebook

  4. Moreshes Chachmei America - Research and identification of rabbis and scholars in the early history of the United States and Canada

  5. Hebrew blog on Jewish genealogy, focusing on:
    • Rabbinic families over generations
    • Jewish families from Eastern Europe
    • Old Yishuv in Israel
    • Mysteries and discoveries in the study of roots

  6. Alei Zikoroin - עלי זכרון

Source Citation

  1. Getting Started Right: Documentation for New Genealogists

  2. Evidence Explained

  3. Genealogists' Guide to Documentation and Citing Sources by Emily Anne Croom

  4. Citation Machine

Holocaust Research

  1. Yad Vashem

  2. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database

  3. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collections Search

  4. International Tracing Service of Bad Arolsen, Germany

  5. Shoah Connect - Reconnecting Families Separated by the Shoah

  6. USHMM and Ancestry collaboration to index the names of individuals that were persecuted by the Nazis

Online Encyclopedias

  1. Meorei Galicia

  2. Codex Judaica

Tools

  1. Hebrew Abbreviations - קיצורים וראשי תיבות בעברית

  2. The Soundex Coding System

Cemeteries

  1. Searchable NY Metro Cemeteries Online

  2. Jewish Cemeteries in Poland

  3. The Bagnowka Project - Jewish cemeteries in Poland

  4. Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

  5. Tombstones of Tzadikim throughout the Diaspora

  6. Tombstones of Tzadikim

  7. Mount of Olives in Ancient Jerusalem

  8. Yiddish World - http://www.ivelt.com/ (huge source of information)

Gazetteer

  1. JewishGen Communities Database

  2. JewishGen Gazetteer

  3. The Genealogical Gazetteer (GOV) is a project of Verein für Computergenealogie

  4. The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eight million placenames

Blogs

  1. UpFront with NGS - The Blog For The National Genealogical Society

  2. The Accidental Genealogist

  3. Ancestral Discoveries

  4. Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More

  5. Climbing My Family Tree

  6. Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

  7. (going) The Extra Yad

  8. Family History Tech: Leveraging Technology for Genealogy

  9. Genealogy At Heart

  10. Genealogy Just Ask

  11. Geneaolgy Tools: Genealogy Software Tutorials for Mac & PC

  12. Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, etc.

  13. The Ginger Jewish Genealogist

  14. Lara's Jewnealogy

  15. Louis Kessler's Behold Blog

  16. Dear Myrtle: Now Myrt’s Musings Blog (as of July 2017)

  17. Notes from a Family Tree Maker user

  18. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Education

  1. GeneaWebinars

  2. Board for Certification of Genealogists List of Educational Activities

  3. Webinars hosted by BCG — View them live or in the webinar library

  4. Legacy Family Tree Webinars — View them live or in the webinar library

  5. JewishGen Learning Center

  6. National Institute for Genealogical Studies

  7. coursera.org: On-line Courses (over 1500) that can be used to build and market the Jewish Genealogical Community

  8. alison.com: On-line Courses (over 700) that can be used to build and market the Jewish Genealogical Community