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)

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 Database

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

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 Group

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