Below are links to a number of
important databases for researchers seeking information about Jewish families in Poland.
the JewishGen SIG Mailing Lists since
- JewishGen Family Finder:
(JGFF) is a compilation of surnames and towns currently being
researched by over 50,000 Jewish genealogists worldwide. It contains
over 250,000 entries: 75,000 ancestral surnames and 18,000 town names, and
is indexed and cross-referenced by both surname and town name.
- Shtetl Seeker: Locate towns in
Eastern or Central Europe, by name or location.
Yizkor (Memorial) Books are some of the best sources for learning
about Jewish communities in Eastern and Central Europe. Groups of former
residents, or landsmanshaften, have published these books as a
tribute to their old homes and the people who were murdered during the
LDS Microfilms: Locate of
records from Poland, based on geographic coordinates.
Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database.
Jewish genealogists seeking family documents from Eastern Europe are now
able to search this single online source for listings of their ancestral
towns. The database includes the combined archival holdings in Belarus,
Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine. Also are included are documents from
civil registration offices in Poland (Urzad Stanu Cwyilnego offices) and
civil registration offices in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova (ZAGS Offices);
the Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw, Poland); Pinkassim collection of
the V. Vernadskyi Library (Kiev, Ukraine); Regional Museum (Ostrog, Ukraine)
and the private collection of Rabbi Moishe Leib Kolesnik (Ivano Frankivsk,
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