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American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeThis collection includes photographs from 1910 to the present with a focus on WWII era.
JewishgenOne of the most well-known Jewish geneaology websites, it has searchable databases by town/country, surname, etc. It also has Hebrew/Gregorian date converter which is particularly helpful regarding birth/date dates.
Jewish Geneaology in ItalyThis site includes a history of Jews in Italy, census lists, Jewish family heraldry, and name database.
Jewish Records Indexing-PolandThis website is a index of Polish Jewish genealogy, with over 5 million records or births, deaths and marriages, which have survived the Holocaust and later periods of Polish history.
Museum of the Jewish PeopleThe Museum of the Jewish People includes geneaological information searchable by surname and place of origin.
Polish RootsPolishRoots covers all areas that were historically part of the Polish Commonwealth, from the 16th through the 18th centuries, throughout the years of partitions by Prussia, Russia, and Austria, through its rebirth in 1918, subsequent domination during World War II and post-War occupation, to its present freedom and struggle for independence through the latter 20th Century.
Routes to Roots FoundationThis is a website for tracing Central and Eastern European/Ashkenazi ancestry and routes of migration, including access to archival documents, photographs and postcards.
Sephardic GenealogyThis is Sephardic genealogy website by Jeffrey S. Malka, including a list of most popular Sephardic surnames, general history of Sephardi Jews, databases, and other resources.
Statue of Liberty-Ellis IslandThis site includes several online exhibits on immigration to the United States as well as a searchable database of ship (and some aircraft!) manifests.
KevarimThe goal of this project is twofold: to preserve the memory of departed Gedolei Yisrael, and to provide a place to turn to in time of need to those who may not have the opportunity to travel.