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GENEALOGY RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

 

The content on the Internet has grown and continues to grow at a very high rate. We could never keep up with all the sites relevant to the pursuit of Jewish Genealogy. Providing our best list would miss many excellent and worthwhile websites.

 

Instead, we decided to direct you to those websites that provide lists of relevant websites as well as the most recent list of well-known lecturer Ron Arons from his presentation "The Internet Beyond JewishGen & Steve Morse's Website." We also provide a list of Member's websites and a list of other websites of note -- particularly those websites of people and organizations that have helpful to JGSGP over the years.

 

We, of course, recommend JewishGen (the host of our website) for all its relevant content. Four databases compiled by JGSGP members can be found on JewishGen. And, Steve Morse's One-Step Website with tools that make searching other websites easier is highly recommended.

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lists of Lists

Ron Aron's List

JGSGP Member Websites

Other Websites of Note

 


 

List of Lists with Links to Websites for Jewish Genealogists

 

Avotaynu  http://www.avotaynu.com/wwwsites.html

Cyndi's List    http://www.cyndislist.com/jewish.htm

Jewish Genealogy Links  http://www.pitt.edu/~meisel/jewish/

JewishLink.net  http://www.jewishlink.net/genealogy.html

Jewish Web Index from Ted Margulis  http://jewishwebindex.com/

Lou Kessler's Jewish Genealogy Links  http://www.lkessler.com/jglinks.shtml

 


 

The Internet Beyond JewishGen & Steve Morse’s Website

Ron Arons, May, 2008 

Genealogy Tutorials & Link Sites

www.cyndislist.com

www.jewishgen.org (FAQs)

www.familysearch.org (Research Guides)

www.ancestry.com

www.genealogy.com

www.myheritage.com

 

US Federal, NY, & UK Censuses

www.ancestry.com

www.stevemorse.org

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp  www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census/ UK Censuses Online

 

 

Immigration & Naturalization

www.stevemorse.org (NY [Ellis Island & Castle Garden], Phil, Boston, Baltimore, Galveston, Philadelphia, San Francisco Passenger Lists)

www.stevemorse.org (NYC Naturalizations)

www.schiffslisten.de/index.php?lang=en  (Bremen Passenger Ship Lists)

www.footnote.com (naturalization papers for some states beyond NY)

 

U.S. Military Records

www.footnote.com (Civil War Records)

www.ancestry.com (WWI Draft Registration Cards)

www.archives.gov/aad (WWII Registration Cards and materials from other wars)

 

Old City Directories

www.uscitydirectories.com (Where to find city directories)

 

Records in the Old Country

www.jewishgen.org

www.rtrfoundation.org (Miriam Weiner’s site)

www.archiwa.gov.pl/?CIDA=43  (Polish State Archives)

  

Newspapers

Find historic newspapers via ProQuest at your local library!

www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica

www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/ (New York State History Project)

www.NewspaperArchive.com (via Godfrey Library)

www.ObitsArchive.com ($$$)

news.google.com/archivesearch

www.ancestry.com

www.loc.gov (list of what’s available onsite)

www.nypl.org (list of what’s available onsite)

 

People Finders

www.infospace.com

www.intelius.com

www.knowx.com

www.ussearch.com

www.peoplefinders.com

www.whitepages.com

www.zabasearch.com

www.411.com

www.switchboard.com

www.zoominfo.com

www.teldir.com (Int’l telephone directories)

www.NumberWay.com (Int’l telephone directories)

www.192.com (UK telephone numbers & voter registration list)

 

Professional Directories

Attorneys:

   www.martindale.com

   www.findlaw.com

   State Bar Association websites

   www.searchsystems.net  (Links to state Bar associations)

   State client protection fund websites

Doctors:

   http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/ (AMA website)

   www.healthgrades.com 

   State medical boards

Dentists: 

   http://www.ada.org/public/directory/index.asp

   www.doctoroogle.com

Stockbrokers:

   www.nasd.com

Other Professions & Trades:

   www.searchsystems.net

 

Other People Finders:

www.classmates.com

www.weddingchannel.com

www.stevemorse,org (finding couples, finding women with just a first name and a birthdate)

www.linkedin.com

 

Current Maps, Directions, Photos

www.mapquest.com

maps.google.com

maps.live.com (Microsoft) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

maps.yahoo.com

www.expedia.com

gis.nyc.gov/doitt/mp/Portal.do (NYC Map Portal)

www.hopstop.com (subway & bus directions for NYC, elsewhere)

www.multimap.com (Int’l)

Earth.google.com

images.google.com

www.cartographic.com

www.loc.gov

www.traffic.com

www.propertyshark.com

 

Old Maps & Photos

www.historicmapworks.com (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; $30/yr fee)

www.feefhs.org

www.bklyn-genealog-info.com

www.avotaynu.com/maps.htm

www.generationspress.com

www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk

sanborn.umi.com

www.oldyorklibrary.org  (Postcards with photos of old New York)

www.davidrumsey.com (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

 

Languages & Translation Aids

babelfish.altavista.com (strength is Romance Languages)

www.YourDictionary.com  (Links for many languages)

dict.leo.org    English to and from German

www.poltran.com English to and from Polish

www.1-800-translate.com English to and from Polish (NEW & RECOMMENDED)

www.translate.ru English to and from Russian

www.ectaco.com/online-dictionary/  (Yiddish, many other languages)

www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com

www.stevemorse.org

JewishGen’s ViewMate facility

 

Finding Books (Old & New)

www.bookfinder.com

www.alibris.com

www.bibliofind.com

www.abebooks.com

books.google.com  (NEW and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

 

Other:

www.ebay.com

www.google.com

www.grokker.com (Graphical representation of Yahoo search results)

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi/  (RAMBI – Index of articles on Jewish studies)

www.frappr.com (Building your own family community online)


 

JGSGP Member Websites

 

Harry Boonin Jewish Philadelphia   http://www.boonin.com/

Marjorie Goldberg's Our Family Story   http://www.ourfamilystory.net/homepage.html

James Gross Family Tree   http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

Mark Halpern's Bialystok Research Group  http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/

Jack Weinstein's Family Tree   http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/e/i/Jack-L-Weinstein/index.html

 


 

Other Websites of Note

 

Avotaynu (Jewish Genealogy publisher)   http://www.avotaynu.com/

Center for Jewish History (New York City)  http://www.cjh.org/

Consolidated Jewish Surname Index   http://www.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-home.htm

The DNA Shoah Project (reuniting families)  http://www.dnashoah.org/

Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter   http://blog.eogn.com/

FamilyTree DNA (genetic testing)   http://www.familytreedna.com/

Footnote.com (historical documents online)   http://www.footnote.com/

Gratz College (in Philadelphia suburbs)   http://www.gratz.edu/

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (U. of Penn)   http://www.cjs.upenn.edu/

JewishGen (the Home of Jewish Genealogy) http://www.jewishgen.org/

Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York City)  http://www.jgsny.org/

Jewish Graveyard Rabbit Blog on Jewish Cemeteries   http://jewishgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com/

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland    http://www.jri-poland.org/

National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia)   http://www.nmajh.org/

Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center    http://www.philajewisharchives.org/

Roots Television  http://www.rootstelevision.com/

SephardicGen Resources (Jeffrey Malka)   http://www.sephardicgen.com/

Steve Morse One-Step Webpages   http://www.stevemorse.org/

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog  http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum   http://www.ushmm.org/

Victor Centers for Jewish Genetic Diseases   http://www.victorcenters.org/

 

 

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