To suggest updates/corrections for the links
in this section
1939 Register (findmypast) - A new project, commenced
in 2014, to place online over 30 million British wartime records. These records were taken
just after the outbreak of WWII in September 1939 to record personal details for
the issue of identity cards and ration books in England and Wales and later formed the basis for the
National Health Service's records.
AJEX (Association of
Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women) Searchable Record of Honour
online database gives basic details of most Jewish personnel who served in the
armed forces during the Second World War plus national servicemen (1939-1960)
Ancestry.com A leading global genealogy
portal. Some free information and lookups. Some information available only
by paid subscription. All Censuses (1841-1901) for England and Wales
available. Also old telephone directories, a growing selection of records
relating to WW1 soldiers, and the Birth, Marriage and Death Indices for England
& Wales (from 1837).
Anglo Jewish Miscellanies- (J Maynard). Includes:
of Jewish Refugees (UK) Site dedicated Holocaust
survivors and Jewish refugees from Nazism living in the UK. Site includes
section on the
Booth Archives Four
notebooks from Charles Booth's collection relating to the Jewish community in
London in the 1880's and 1890's.
Bradford Jewish - "Making Their Marks"
Website dedicated to the Jews of Bradford.
British Jewry –
A database with some useful tips on Anglo-Jewish genealogy and some
useful databases including:
British Jewry Book of Honour 1922 –
As seachable database
War Records website) of
the book, published in 1922, to permanently record and honour the
contribution made by the 50,000 Jews who served in the British and colonial
forces during World War I.
British Library - 19th Century Newspapers –
British Library, in partnership with JISC (Joint
Information Systems Committee) and Gale, part of
Cengage Learning, has launched this public version of its 19th-century
British Library Newspaper website. There are some two million digitized pages
with full-word indexing. Searches of the site are free and downloads of
full-text articles are available by purchasing either a 24-hour or seven-day
pass. Users can buy a 24-hour pass (up to 100 downloads) for £6.99 or a
seven-day pass (up to 200 downloads) for £9.99.
British Origins Contains basic details of
aprox 800 Bevis Mark marriages (pre 1837) and approx 2,200 Great Synagogue
marriages (pre 1837) within the dataset called Supplement to Boyds Marriage
Index. This is a pay as you go (or subscription) based site.
1894 Commercial Directory of the Jews of the UK
– available on-line (PDF) from
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
– Search by name for soldiers who died in the First World War and the Second
World War. (See also Roll of Honour, below.)
Cyndi’s List – United Kingdom–
Thousands of web links for genealogists.
Family Records –
One of the best on-line guides to UK
family records. Includes sections on
Births, Marriages, Deaths, Religious Records, Census, Wills, Immigration,
Emigration, Military Records and adoption.
Records – Focus On: Isaac Rosenberg – A case history showing how UK records can be put together to trace the family
history of an individual. The individual
selected was Isaac Rosenberg, a first world war poet.
Family Records (UK) This is the Home Page
for the main collection of indexes for UK births, marriages and
deaths. Also copies of the UK census. Plus many genealogical
aids. They also publish a number
of useful leaflets relating to records of Births, Marriages,
Burial Records, Census, Wills, Death
Tracing Missing Persons. To obtain these leaflets
Search – A genealogy portal run by the Church of
Latter Day Saints (otherwise known as the Mormons). The site include the
1881 UK Census (transcripts) are
available with free access (searchable by name).
The search tool
contains many birth, marriage and death entries throughout the United
Kingdom and Ireland (not specifically Jewish).
Jewish Family History Resources, which includes guides, indexes, and
other resources for Jewish genealogy, including:
Family Research Wiki -
This new site (2007) has been introduced by the Mormon Family History Department
as a new research tool along the lines of Wikipedia.
They have a section that describes resources by country that can be linked to
from the Home Page. There is a lot of good material, some based on printed
pamphlets that have existed at the Family History Library for years
Federation of Family History Societies
- FFHS (UK) – Home Page
Past - A
commercial UK genealogy site, which includes, among other things, a British
emigration index, an index of 10 million burials in England and
Wales, 1841–1891 census data, military records, and vital records index
books. Although a fee-for-service site, in connection with burials, the site
displays the deceased’s name, year of burial and county at no charge.
A partial (but rapidly growing) index of the UK Birth, Marriage and Death
indexes (mostly those more than 90 years old).
Source of free Genealogy Articles
by Gentics (DNA) A website explaining DNA
testing and its uses in Genealogy
Register Office for England and Wales These pages give
you information about the registration of births, deaths, adoptions, marriages
and civil partnerships in England and Wales, and include:
GenUKI – A comprehensive list of
UK genealogy resources (mainly by
A very useful general web/internet search engine/tool. Try your query here.
Guildhall Library –
The major library for City of London and old fire insurance records
Irish General Register
Office - Civil Registers of births, marriages, civil partnerships and
deaths in Ireland.
Irish Jewish Museum
- The website of The Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin.
Roots - The website contains information on over 50,000 Jews or
relatives of Jews who have lived in
Ireland between 1700 and the present day.
Irish National Archives and Census –
The Irish National Archives holds a wide variety of records, many of
which are relevant to Irish genealogy, include on-line census.
JCR-UK – Jewish Communities
and Records - Website and databases
JCR-UK Discussion Group
– To sign up for the Jewish Communities and Records UK (JCR-UK) e-mail Discussion
JCR-UK Discussion Group Message Archives
To search the JCR-UK Discussion Group Archives
Jewish East End Celebration Society (JEECS)
whose purposes include, among others, the focusing of attention on Jewish life and culture in the
East End of London; disseminating information about the Jewish East End;
re-establishing roots and interest in the Jewish East End; and preserving
and documenting past Jewish life. Publishes the Cable magazine.
JewishGen - Home
page – The leading international Jewish Genealogy website
Databases for the UK - These include the JewishGen UK Database,
which contains over 60,000 records which JewishGen has already processed; and
the Supplementary UK Database which contains thousands of records waiting
to be processed by JewishGen, but are already available to JCR-UK via JGSGB.
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) – A JewishGen
service. Lookup the surnames and
towns of your research interest here.
Also post your research interests of family surnames here
Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) – A good place to look
up your family by name. See if someone
else has posted a family names that link to
yours. Post the names in your family
Jewish Ancestors –
A blog about UK Jewish Genealogical matters from The Jewish Genealogical
Society of Great Britain (JGSGB).
Jewish Ireland –
includes the Irish Jewish Genealogical Society &
Family History Centre - a division of the Irish Jewish Museum.
Jewish Museum – a website of the Jewish
Museum, Camden Town, London.
Website about how to trace your Jewish Roots from a UK
Jewish Virtual Library - UK – A
virtual Jewish history tour of the United Kingdom.
Britain's only regional Jewish Newspaper
JGSGB Home Page –
The website of The Jewish Genealogical Society of
JGSGB Library Catalogue -
of the JGSGB Library including a partial catalogue of holdings and a
family trees held by principle surname.
JGSGB Databases in Members Corner
[***Note this area is only open to Members of JGSGB. For details of how to join JGSGB please
National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail, working in
conjunction with English Heritage, to raise awareness of Jewish history
and to encourage individuals to further investigate their own roots as well as
the fascinating origins of the community.
This site now includes, among other things, a substantial number of marriage
records of synagogues in Liverpool (for part listing of these, see
Liverpool - The Changing Years
A series of articles published in the Liverpool Jewish Gazette between
1968 and 1970.
Liverpool Record Office
Holds the archives of the Merseyside Jewish Community
from the 18th century to the present day.
- The Gazette has been the official UK journal of
record for over 350 years and includes details of wills, probates, incolvencies,
public notices and much more.
Jewish cemeteries - A listing of all London Jewish cemeteries.
London Metropolitan Archives LMA is a
major repository for records of Anglo-Jewish organisations such as the Chief
Rabbi's Office, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Federation of
Synagogues and the Jews' Temporary Shelter:-
Archives Treasures - Jewish Life; a leaflet on a
Summary of Jewish Genealogical Sources; a leaflet on the
Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community;
Archives of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation;
18th and 19th century Jewish surnames in London insurance policies.
Moving Here - Jewish
Migration Histories –
Sections have been written on
Culture & Festivals and
Moving Here - Tracing Your Roots –
An Online guide written from a UK perspective
National Archives – Home
UK Government Records and Information Services (formerly the
Public Records Office)
Archives Search -
Searchable catalogue of the
National Archives (formerly Public Records Office)
National Archives - Information Leaflets -
About 200 downloadable information leaflets
for genealogists. Of particular interest are likely to be:
Oxford Jewish Heritage profile of
Oxford Jewish history from earliest records through to modern day community
activities, including detailed
maps of Medieval
Jewish Oxford, an
Inventory of Hebraica
and Judaica in the Oxford Colleges,
Blue Plaques for famous Oxford Jews
and much more.
Library & Hartley Institute (University of Southampton) –
Includes a survey of Jewish archives in the UK and Ireland.
Poor Jews Temporary Shelter -
A database of approx 43,000 Jews who
stayed at the Shelter in
London during the period 1896-1914
Public Records Office - now
Government Records and Information Services.
A major genealogy portal with reasonable UK coverage
Roll of Honour –
dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting for their country.
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre -
collection of records on Jewish communities and individuals throughout Scotland
as well as database of almost 35,000 Scottish Jews
claims to be the only site to have complete Scottish census records from
18411901. It includes both an index as well as the actual images. This
fee-for-service site also has birth, marriage and death records.
Society of Genealogist
- The (U.K.) National Library & Education Centre fro Family History.
Susser Archive – This website,
hosted by JCR-UK,
includes, among other things, the following resources/databases:
Extracts of Jewish
Names form the National censuses (1841-1891) in the SW of England
including Plymouth, Torquay, Stroud,
Falmouth and Exeter.
inscriptions in the South-West of England (including
Falmouth, Penzance and
Jewish South-West of
Exeter marriage register (1838-1907)
Plymouth birth register (1829-1837)
Plymouth marriage register (1837-1933)
Congregation deaths (1927-1963)
Inscriptions in the Alderney Road cemetery,
New Synagogue London – Duplicate Ketubot register.
Great Synagogue London – Births register
Great Synagogue London – Burial register (1791-1823)
A selection of six
Western Synagogue –
Hambro Synagogue –
Hambro Synagogue London – Marriage register (1797-1837)
Norwich, Ipswich and Great Yarmouth –
Tracing the Tribe
- a JTA blog about Jewish genealogy -- the developments, tools
and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree.
National Inventory of War Memorials - enables one to search for
information about the 55,000 war memorials.
Synagogue Records: http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml
Library of Wales
War Memorials Online
Listings (with searchable database) of
UKs war memorials.
Wills & Probate – Indexes
(Calendars) of PCC Wills from 1384-1858 are now searchable on-line with the
ability to order images on line