JewishGen is the leading internet pioneer for Jewish genealogy and provides free online access to a vast collection of Jewish ancestral records in a simple, understandable, and searchable format.
For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the Holocaust. JewishGen and the Museum affiliated in 2003, helping the Museum to fulfill its mission of memory and legacy. The website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled thousands of families to reconnect.
There are helpful beginner guides for “first timers”, and the JewishGen Discussion Groups have thousands of participants from throughout the world who are eager to share information.
JewishGen features over 16 million records, 3 million family trees, 1.3 million burial records, hundreds of translated Yizkor (memorial) books, research tools, family finders, educational classes, and many other constantly updated resources. Once a grassroots effort, JewishGen has become the central online destination for Jewish genealogical research.
Visit www.JewishGen.org to begin your research today.