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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! While our physical spaces remain closed, the CCNY Libraries team is working remotely to make library resources and services available online.
The center provides reference services to over 100 million archival documents and a half million books, including family histories, memoirs, correspondence, personal papers, and records of communal, cultural, political and professional organizations. Among these sources are many documents with information about individuals and families.
Focuses on Jewish family history by collecting, preserving, and disseminating genealogy-related knowledge and information, including a 'Register of Roots.' Offers information on Philadelphia Jewish history, and has a South Jersey affiliate group.
Focuses on Jewish family history by collecting, preserving, and disseminating genealogy-related knowledge and information. Offers information on Washington Jewish history, getting started in genealogy, state and national resources, and research.
The primary Internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy. The most popular parts are its Discussion Group, Family Finder (a database of over 60,000 surnames and towns), Infofiles (comprehensive directory of information resources, organized by both topic and country) and a variety of other databases like the ShtetlSeeker. This excellent site also contains information on genealogical techniques and allows you to search by country as well as by topic.
This site, sponsored by the JewishGen genealogy group, features translations of more than 580 Yizkor books originally written in Yiddish. 'Yizkor books were written after the Holocaust as memorials to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust. They were usually put together by survivors from those communities and contain descriptions and histories of the shtetl, biographies of prominent people, lists of people who perished, etc.' Also includes information about libraries with Yizko