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National Center For Archives and Records Management (Belarus)

Lithuanian Archives Department

Moldova National Archives

Polish State Archives

Ukraine State Archives

Archives Worldwide

Repositories of Primary Sources

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Routes to Roots
73 Harbor Key,
Secaucus, NJ 07094

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There are more than 80 Jewish genealogical societies (JGSs) and affiliates worldwide, with the number increasing at a rapid rate. For a current list, see:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

In addition to the JGSs, the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are composed of genealogists interested in a specific geographic region.

See for more information about SIG groups.

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JewishGen, Inc.
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

JRI-Poland [Jewish Records Indexing Poland]


JGFF [JewishGen Family Finder]

Belarus SIG

Bessarabia SIG

Galicia SIG

Litvak SIG

Ukraine SIG

Ten Steps to JewishGen

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Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute,
15 West 16th Street,
New York, NY 10011

American Red Cross
The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center,
4800 Mount Hope Drive,
Baltimore, MD 21215-3231

Ancestry, Incorporated,
266 West Center Street,
Orem, UT 84058

Archives of the Institute of National Remembrance,
ul. Janusza Kurtyki 1,
02-676 Warsaw

Auschwitz Jewish Center,
Pl. Ks. Jana Skarbka 3-5,
32-600 Oswiecim, Poland

Avotaynu, Inc.,
30 Beard Sawmill Rd #225,
Shelton, CT 06484

Beth Hatefutsoth - Museum of the Jewish Diaspora,
Ramat Aviv, P.O.B. 30359,
Tel Aviv 61392, Israel.

Center for Jewish History,
15 West 16th Street,
New York, NY 10011

Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People,
P.O. Box 1149,
Jerusalem 91010, Israel

Cyndi’s List. More than 128,300 links in 119,950 categorized and
cross-referenced links; more than 150 categories.

Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
(located at Beth Hatefusoth, see above).

Ellis Island Foundation,
52 Vanderbilt Avenue,
New York, NY 10017-3898

Family History Library,
35 North West Temple Street,
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C.

Galicia Jewish Museum,
Dajwor Street 18,
31-052, Krakow, Poland

Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS),
1300 Spring Street, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910;

Jewish Genealogical Society (New York),
P.O. Box 6398,
New York, NY 10128

Jewish Historical Institute,
ul. Tlomackie 3/5,
00-090 Warsaw, Poland

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC),
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
JDC Archives

Judaica Foundation: Center for Jewish Culture
ul. Meiselsa 17,
31-058, Krakow, Poland

Leo Baeck Institute,
15 West 16th Street,
New York, NY 10011-6301

Library of Congress,
Jefferson Building, Second Street SE,
Washington, D.C. 20540

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B),
36 West 44th Street - 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10036-8105

New York Public Library,
42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10018

Polish Roots: The Polish Genealogy Source

The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation – Poland: Jewish Genealogy Project,
ul. Tlomackie 3/5,
Warszawa 00-090 Poland

United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
1101 Fifteenth Street NW, Suite #1040,
Washington, DC 20005

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW,
Washington, D.C. 20024 (Holocaust Survivors & Victims Database) (Home Page)

United States National Archives, Cartographic & Architectural Branch,
8601 Adelphi Road,
College Park, MD 20740-6001

United States National Archives – The Genealogy Page
700 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, D.C. 20408

Virtual Shtetl
Internet counterpart of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in
Warsaw, The Virtual Shtetl is a unique community portal and interactive database containing texts, photos, videos and audio material presenting Jewish life in prewar and contemporary Poland.
13 Mazowiecka St.
00-052, Warsaw, Poland

World Monuments Fund,
95 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Yad Vashem,
P.O. Box 3477,
Jerusalem 91034 Israel

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research,
15 West 16th Street,
New York, NY 10011-6301

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Networking with other Polish genealogists, even if not Jewish, could be helpful. You may find someone else researching the history of your town and other related documentation.

East European Genealogical Society, Inc.,
P.O. Box 2536,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 4A7

Federation of Eastern European Genealogical Societies,
P.O. Box 510898,
Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0898

There are numerous active Polish genealogical societies throughout the United States, including the following:

Polish Genealogical Society of America,
984 North Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast,
8 Lyle Road,
New Britain, CT 06053-2104

Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland,
906 College Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44113

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Detroit Public Library,
5201 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202-4067

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