Useful Links and Information Sources

Useful Links and Information Sources




United Kingdom

Records and Offices

British Library

British Library Newspapers Collection

British Telecom Archives

Scottish censuses

Greater Manchester County Record Office

Irish Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum, London

National Archives of Ireland

National Archives of Scotland

Parkes Library (specialised Jewish Collection) at Southampton

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

UK & Ireland - numerous sites (via Cyndi's List)

UK Government Website - Registering Life Events

UK National Archives

UK University College Library - Jewish Collections

General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI)

The Gazette




Research Indexes and Database

 Anglo-Jewish Miscellanies

Cemetery Scribes

London Jewish cemeteries

London Jews first half 19th century

Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter Database

Synagogue Scribes

The Knowles Collection

UK Hospital Records Databas

UK Census Records





Libraries and Archive Centres
City of Westminster Archives Centre

Guide to History Libraries and Collections in London

London Metropolitan Archives

Tower Hamlets Libraries

Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Interesting Links

Anglo-Jewish Miscellanies

Exeter Synagogue

Grimsby Hebrew Community

UK Hospital Records Database

Jewish Historical Society of England

Jewish Telegraph Newspaper

UK Cemeteries

London Jewish Chronicle Newpaper

London Jewish Cultural Centre (JW3)

Manchester's role in the development of Zionism

Memory Map of the Jewish East End

Middlesbrough Kehilat Website and Archives

Property Seized by UK Government 1939-1945

The Susser Archive

The Board of Deputies of British Jews

United Synagogue Cemetery Information

UK Family History Federation

UK & Ireland Genealogy (GENUKI)

UK Holocaust Memorial Day

UK Archives (Find an archive)

UK Society of Genealogists

A Vision of Britain (A comprehnsive website with information about virtually eveywhere in Britain)

Oxford Jewish Heritage


Other Countries

Research Indexes and Databases
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Consolidated Jewish Surname Index
Ellis Island Database
Graves of famous people
Holocaust Records  
(LDS Church) familysearch searchable databases
Ship's passenger lists via Cyndi's lists
US Social Security Death Index via Ancestry
Yad Vashem

American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives

World Jewish Relief (German & Austrian Jews who came to UK)



Other Records and Offices
US National Archives - Genealogical Research
US NY Public Library - Genealogical research

Interesting Links (country related : non-UK)
Australia - Jewish Genealogy in Australia

Center for Jewish History, New York  

Canada -Canadian Archives 
Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group

Denmark - Danish Demographic Database
Denmark - Danish Emigration Archives
Denmark - Danish Immigrant Museum (in Danish)

Denmark Special Interest Group (SIG) at Jewishgen
E.Europe - Carpathian Connection (Carpathian Mountain Ancestors)
E.Europe - Jews in Poland (Links to many other sites on Jewish Poland)
E.Europe - Jewish Communities in Poland(photos)
E.Europe - Lithuania
E.Europe - Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project

France - Jewish Genealogy - Cercle de Genealogie Juive  

 Germany - Anglo-German Family History Society 

Germany - Hamburg and Other Emigration Lists

Greece - Heritage and Heritage Sites

Judaica Europeana Newsletter

Netherlands - Dutch Archives Online 

 Netherlands - Dutch Jewish Genealogy

Netherlands - Jews in the Province of Groningen

Poland - Museum of the History of Polish Jews - Virtual Shtetl portal

Russian Genealogy 
South Africa - South African Special Interest Grou

Caribbean Genealogy Library

 Jewish Atlantic World



Commercial Sites for Books, Maps, Software, Supplies and Photographic Collections


Cyndis List e-books list

MyHeritage Compilation of Published Sources

Photographic Collections

Israel National Photo Collection

The London Jewish Museum Photographic Archive

Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

Jewish Museum Berlin Photographic Collection


Charles Booth's London Poverty Maps 1886-1903 
Maps : World Maps (Bing)
Stanfords - vast selection of modern maps 
UK Maps : Free Historic Maps
UK Maps : Ordnance Survey

Map of US (Historical Atlases of the US and around the world)

A Vision of Britain (old maps of Britain)

UK Side by Side Maps - Comparing Old Maps to Current Day Locations

Genealogy Websites
Education Centre of the UK Society of Genealogists


The Genealogist


Global Genealogy Supply

GenSoftReviews of Genealogy Software

Family Tree Maker

Reunion for Mac

DoroTree Jewish Genealogy Software

Shareware Computer Programs for Genealogy
Brothers Keeper
Ellis Island Database Name Permutations



Other Interesting Links

Avotaynu (largest circulation Jewish genealogy magazine).
BBC Family History
British Library
Cyndi's List Jewish Resources
Dinur Centre for Research in Jewish History
Sephardic Sig at Jewishgen
Genealogy and Family Heritage
Global Gazette Newsletter (Canada)
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
FamilySearch (LDS Church) Family History Info
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Sephardic Ancestry
Sephardicgen Resources
Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

Genealogy - The Complete Resource Guide

Barrow-Lousada website on prominent Sephardic and Ashkenazi families

History at Home

Smarterhobby/Genealogy (A useful blog on mainly US genealogy and the prinicpals of genealogy)

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Genealogy - Includes DNA Testing advice and product comparisons


General Jewish Interest

Beth Hatfutsoth - Jewish Genealogy
Resources for Children of Holocaust Survivors (A website of general links, some out of date but others active and useful)
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies