OUR AFFILIATED WEB SITES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Central Florida Genealogical Society
(CFGS – formal affiliation under study)
Websites to help you find and save your family history. Updated Oct 27, 2014. This is a shortened list for new members. The complete list is posted on the JGSGO website, in the members only section.
Compiled by Tom Hirsch, VP Programs and Publicity.
Thanks to a number of people and organizations for making known these sites.
I have used some, but not all of these sites. All are believed to be legitimate, but I can’t vouch for the sites I have not used. This is not a complete list, it is only the sites that I know of at this point in time. You can always find more sites by searching the web, and new sites are launched every day. Many of these sites have dozens or hundreds of links to other sites useful for genealogists. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
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Jewish genealogy websites listed by Tom Hirsch
To help you get started:
http://www.jgsgo.blogspot.com/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
http://www.jewishgen.org Jewish Genealogical Society, excellent large worldwide site
with lots of info, including numerous searchable databases, and a an email group to post
questions or information. Free, but requests donations, and requires you to obtain a
user name and password.
www.iajgs.org Intl Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies; helpful links to
Jewish genealogy groups around the globe
www.ufdc.ufl.edu/judaica University of Florida’s extensive Judaica library
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.org/ website for learning more about modern
http://www.ajhs.org/ American Jewish Historical Society
http://www.lo-tishkach.org/en/ The Lo Tishkach Foundation European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative aims to guarantee the effective and lasting preservation and protection of Jewish cemeteries and mass graves throughout Europe
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/bibliowf.html#Genealogy numerous links
for Jewish genealogy
http://www.judaica-europeana.eu/ Jewish heritage in Europe; numerous links, post
information so others can find you and your ancestors; etc
http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/aindex.htm Jewish Museum at Prague, good, detailed
files, and in English
http://archives.jdc.org/archives-search/?s=archivestopnav overseas rescue, relief, and
rehabilitation of Jews during the middle of the 20th century
http://www.relativeroots.net Elise Friedman’s site, Boca Raton, Florida, a professional
genealogist, specializing in Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, and technology
http://genealogyindexer.org/ Jewish and Eastern European genealogy
http://iijg.org/ Intl Institute for Jewish Genealogy
http://avotaynu.com/ A leading publisher of Jewish genealogy information
http://www.judaica-europeana.eu/ Info & photos of Jewish presence and heritage in the
cities of Europe.
http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/ Association of Jewish Libraries
http://www.urj.org Union of Reformed Judaism Information on the union, its synagogues,
history, and dozens of links
http://www.pitt.edu/~meisel/jewish/ls_europe.htm Jewish genealogy web links to cities, countries, locations
http://reformjudaism.org/ more on the URJ and more links
http://www.uscj.org/default.aspx United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
http://americanjewisharchives.org/ The Jacob Rader Marcus Center library is in
Cincinnati; online searchable genealogy area gives you books and other resources where
your search term is found
http://www.bh.org.il/database-about.aspx?genealog/ Douglas E. Goldman Jewish
Genealogy Center at the Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, on the
campus of Tel Aviv University, Klausner Street, in Ramat Aviv
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Krakow/ Jewish Krakow documents
http://www.sephardicgen.com Sephardic genealogy
http://sephardicheritageproject.org/ marriage and brit milah records of the Syrian Jews
http://www.sephardim.com Jewish & Sephardic genealogy
http://sephardiclibrary.org/genealogy.html National Sephardic Library
http://jgsbc.org/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
http://www.mainejews.org/index.php History & geneaolgy of Jews in Maine
http://www.casa-shalom.com/ Institute for Marrano (Anusim) Studies
http://www.jri-poland.org/ Poland Jewish Records Indexing
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/ U Minn Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
http://resources.ushmm.org US Holocaust Museum
http://www.eachofushasaname.org/ IL teen’s site for Holocaust information, this info
was sent to JGSGO members in the Spring of 2010..
http://yadvashem.org/ Holocaust information and databases
http://www.kazernedossin.be/en Belgian Holocaust museum; has a links page to
various archives & research centers
http://remember.org/ Cybrary of Holocaust info; links, etc
http://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/ Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg
History; databases, links, etc
http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/index.html US Govt NARA Holocaust
info & archives
http://www.holocaust-history.org/ Holocaust History Project
http://www.judymeschel.com/coshtrace.htm Holocaust and other Jewish genealogy links