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Tools & Resources


We are releasing a series of tools & resources that will aid researchers — family history researchers, genealogists, historians, and academics. Check back often.

What to Look For

No, all the records were not destroyed. And there are more than 300 record types that can help you in your research — many of them unique to the Jewish experience. Use this checklist to guide your research and leave no stone unturned!

Where to Look

We are compiling a checklist for the types of organizations that hold records — places you might not have thought about to search. Check back for when we publish the draft checklist for public review and comment and publish the first official version.

Centralized Resources

We are aggregating a variety of resources of different types. There are many small and large projects relevant to Jewish family history and hertiage: to list Jewish newspapers, to restore Jewish cemeteries, to collect oral histories, and more. How do we tap into them all? Check back here.

Something I Know!

Add what you know so it will not be lost. Do you know about a record collection, a project, an online resource that others should know about, or a great idea for Jewish genealogy? Your info tip may end up in JCat or in the Centralized Resources. Share it now!