Searchable records databases

Polish vital records and civil registries

Polish vital records – births, deaths, marriages
Original scanned records.

Polish-Jewish records on, most from Jewish Records Indexing Poland.

All kinds of records, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, including historical directories, yizkor books, military lists, community and personal histories, Polish schools and other sources.  New genealogy sources are added weekly. Created by Logan Kleinwaks.

Tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Created by Stephen P. Morse.

Mostly cemetery records, including photos of tombstones
Requires a subscription to view records

Genealogy sites with family trees

Most of these require a paid membership to view trees and other records: – free. Run by the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) in Utah – Mostly European ancestry.

Genealogical organizations

Polish Genealogical Society of America

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)

Ancestral DNA testing

Health and ancestry reports, including ethnic origins and relative search

Ancestry reports only, including ethnic origins and relative search

Immigration records

United States immigration records

Brazil immigration records

Argentina immigration records

Australia immigration records

Canada Ancestors Search

British immigration records

Holocaust Records

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – Search the Archives

Yad Vashem Holocaust Victims’ Names Database

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington, DC

General Interest

Jewish Heritage Europe

Avotaynu Online

More about European DNA and genetics, including Jewish