Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Other Useful sites recommended by JGSC members

GenealogyInTime Magazine – large, independent, free genealogy website
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Genealogy Indexer – includes directories, Yizkor books, military lists, personal histories, school sources
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Mapster – provides scans of historical maps and town plans of Poland and Central & Eastern Europe.
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Reclaim the Records - a not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and journalists who work to identify important genealogical record sets that are not online anywhere and not broadly available to the public.
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Tsal Kaplun Foundation – records from archives of the former Soviet Union and other countries.
The Alex Krakovsky project has lists and images of Jewish documents from the Kiev State archive.
Some records are in Russian
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American Jewish Archives -

Preserving American Jewish history. Its online catalog contains bibliographic records from the AJA's collections of manuscripts, microfilm, video and audio materials, nearprint, genealogy files, and photographs.

Center for Jewish History -

Features web exhibits, many of them large, all of them beautifully presented on your screen. Visit Jews in America: Our Story which draws from the resources of the CJH's five partner organizations.

The Dachau List -

This is a list of possessions taken from more than 2,800 inmates of Dachau Concentration Camp upon their entry to the camp. The possessions of each inmate were placed in envelopes and marked with their names, nationality (or in some cases the reason for imprisonment at the camp, such as political prisoner), date of birth and their Nazi assigned number.