Logos with Clickable Links
JewishGen is the leading comprehensive source for Jewish genealogy research. Databases include more than 26M records. Tools, classes, translations and advice are available.
Ancestry is the largest genealogy company in the world. Available on a subscription basis or free at many libraries, it contains more than 20B records from 80 countries and over 100M member created family trees. Over 15M people have tested their DNA with Ancestry. Ancestry Health offerings gives users a focused look at how genetics may affect their health.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The site is free and is an essential site for anyone interested in genealogy. Most records are available online.
MyHeritage is a subscription site with 10B international historical records, 104M registered users and 45M family trees. It empowers users to build their family trees and make family connections. An institutional version of MyHeritage is available for free at the Las Vegas FamilySearch Library. Over 3M people have done DNA tests with MyHeritage. The company has a DNA Health offering that helps people understand how their genetics may affect their health so that they can make informed choices.
Arolsen Archives, formerly the International Tracing Service (ITS) is the International Center on Nazi Persecution and contains 30M documents from concentration camps, details of forced labor and files on displaced persons. Of those records, 13M are now online.
Gesher Galicia contains over 500K genealogical records from the former Austria-Hungary kingdom divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The collection includes birth, marriage, death and other records.
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) helps increase access to archival records from dozens of archives in Israel and other countries. Many records can be found for free. A subscription provides increased access.
The JDC, also known as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or the Joint, was founded in 1914. It is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization. The JDC Archives includes a database of 500K names.
JRI-Poland is the largest fully searchable database of indexes to Jewish vital records accessible online with 5.8M records from more than 550 Polish towns. More are being added periodically.
The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to the history of German-speaking Jews. The online catalog has more than 10K records, 2K memoirs, 25K photographs, 80K books and 1.6K periodicals.
The LitvakSIG is the primary online resource for Lithuanian-Jewish ("Litvak") genealogy research.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. also has an online collection of almost 300K records that document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others.
Yad Vashem, the world's Holocaust Remembrance Center has a website that houses Digital Collections including the Central Database of Shoah Victim's Names, among others.
Other Helpful Websites
BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data. Almost all of Israel's cemeteries have been digitized with the BillionGraves app.
Find A Grave, owned by Ancestry.com is an excellent genealogical resource. You can search by name, cemetery name, and cemetery location. Many records include photographs and information about family members.
For those with British or Irish roots, Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service that hosts over 4B searchable records of census, directory and historical records information.
Fold3 is a division of Ancestry.com that provides access to to over 545M military records from the Revolutionary War through current conflicts. The Holocaust Collection has over 3.3M records, including millions of names and 26,000 photos. Fold3 is a subscription service, but is available for free at the Las Vegas FamilySearch Library, as well as to those who have Las Vegas library cards.
One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.