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Family Research

For help in researching the genealogy and history of Jewish families that lived in Paterson, the following links may be helpful:

The JewishGen InfoFile Index:

JewishGen InfoFiles provide information at your fingertips on topics of relevance to Jewish genealogical research, including "How To" files and links to many Jewish genealogical resources. 


The JewishGen USA Database for Paterson:

Click the button to show all entries for Paterson in the JewishGen USA Database. (About the JewishGen USA Database).

The USA Database is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates many diverse databases: including the JewishGen Family Finder(JGFF) -- to locate others researching Paterson (see below), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much more. To see a list of all the component databases click here.  


The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF):

The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) is a database of ancestral (and modern) towns and surnames currently being researched by Jewish genealogists worldwide. By using the JGFF, you can learn about others who are seeking ancestors of the same surname or town of origin. To find others who are researching families from Paterson, click on the button below. As of July 2013, there were 66 researchers interest in information for 103 surnames from Paterson.

Note: You can also use the JGFF to find others researching your surnames.


Lodz Area Research Group:

For information about researching Lodz and the Jewish shtetlach in its vicinity, from where many Jewish Patersons emigrated, be sure to look at the Lodz KehilaLinks website and the section for the Lodz Area Research Group (LARG).


Bialystok Research:

For information about Bialystok, from where many Jewish Patersonians emigrated, look at the Bialystok KehilaLinks website.


Vital Records from Paterson:


Naturalization Documents:


Paterson Street Directories:


[To be completed at a later date.]