databases are available. Soundexed searches by surname are
possible and, in some cases, by town or global text. Many of these
databases contain names of rabbis, among others. The following
JewishGen databases are of particular interest to rabbinic genealogical
Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854
4,000 individuals are listed in more than 900 communities. Index to Genrich M. Deych's Sinagogi, Molitvenne Doma i Sostoyashchie pri nikh Dolzhnostne Litsa v Cherte Evreiskoi Osedlosti i Guberniyakh Kurlyandskoi i Liflyandskoi Rossiiskoi Imperii 1853-1854.
Jewish Yearbook Database
Names of over 3,000 notable Jews who
died between 1948 and 1998.
- The South
Africa Jewish Year Book Database
More than 1,000 extracted
entries from two South African Jewish "Who's Who" books:
1929's The South African Jewish Year Book: Directory of Jewish
Organizations and Who's Who in South African Jewry 1929, 5689-90,
and 1945's The Jew in South Africa: A record of what individual
Jews are doing in various spheres of the country's life.
Samuel Langer Database
5517 entries of congregants, synagogue
officials, Hebrew school students, synagogue and community
leaders, rabbis and cantors, marriages, bar mitzvahs, shul
cornerstone layings, and more. The Rabbi Samuel Langer
Database ranges in time from 1917 up to the 1990's, and
provides a unique snapshot of Jewish life on the Eastern
Seaboard of the United States, including Peabody,
Massachusetts; Meriden, Connecticut; the Lower East Side of
Manhattan, NY; Brooklyn, & Queens, NY; Westbury, NY;
Atlanta, Georgia; and Long Beach, NY, as well as several other
towns and cities for there are over 80 places in America,
Europe, and Israel, mentioned.