Below are links to a number of important
databases for researchers seeking information about Jewish
families in Poland.
Seeker: Locate towns in Eastern or Central Europe, by name
Book Project: 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 Holocaust.
JewishGen's ShtetlSchleppers program to find out about visiting
the shtetl of your ancestral origin.
Microfilms: Locate of records from Poland, based on
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, Ukraine).
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