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All websites below are free, though some may require registration.
Jewishgen is the main site used for Jewish genealogy research. The Jewishgen Community database helps identify Jewish communities worldwide, which is helpful when the name of a town has changed many times and/or has multiple spellings.
Yad Vashem the memorial site for Holocaust victims has a searchable database.
Worldcat provides a search engine for the collections of libraries worldwide. There are many books about the history of Jewish communities in small German towns that include the genealogies of the former Jewish population. Many local libraries can obtain copies of these books for a small fee.
The Find a Grave is a great website for finding and keeping photos of tombstones and cemeteries. If you need someone to take a photo of a grave, a volunteer (who lives near the cemetery) will answer a request to take a photo for you; we've had great success. We are putting more of our tombstone photos on our GoldbergCohen Memorial on findagrave.com's website.
Many historic newspapers in the US Library of Congress from 1836 to 1922. Try an advanced search with different combinations for excellent results. Or the Library of Congress link plus some free, small town papers through this Google link.
*Note: Some of these sites do not have English translations. However, most searches require the knowledge of only a few words.Digital Monument to the Jewish community in the Netherlands and Das Bundesarchiv, are Holocaust-related sites from Germany and the Netherlands with searchable databases.
Steinheim-institut contains photographs of graves and tombstones in Jewish cemeteries, primarily located in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen in German). Through this site and Jewishgen, we were able to find five generations on our mother's maternal side.
Jewish cemeteries in North Rhine-Westphalia This site lists the hundreds of small Jewish cemeteries in this state including the cemetery address, number of tombstones, and other helpful information.
Hessian Regional History Information System (LAGIS) This site not only shows tombstones from graves in the state of Hesse (Hessen in German), but gives extra information on names and family groups.
Hessen Jewish genealogy is on the Juden in Nordhessen website, from Hans-Peter Klein und Hans Pettelkau.
A free and easy to download digitized Judaica book collection from The Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Hesse), includes books and articles about the families Feuchtwanger, Rosenberg, Katzenellenbogen, Morpurgo, Bacharach, Oppenheim, Adler, Luria and others; in German and some English. (Thank you Ton Tielen for the information)
There are two very useful sites for family research in the regions around Germany - Netherlands - Belgium. These sites have some of the same names, but each offers good information, Familienbuch-euregio and Durener Geschichtswerkstatt.
Two sites primarily for Dutch Jewish families (some with German origins) includes Jewish Genealogy Database of the Sittard area (Limburg, Netherlands)with over 8,000 people and Levie Kanes' website with over 200,000 names. Both of these sites were included as information in a larger website useful for those researching the Netherlands.
Genlias includes Dutch civil records, from 1811 to modern times.
*The links below are for US towns and cities (including suburbs) where multiple Goldberg - Cohen Families resided.
Jackson County, Missouri (that's Kansas City) marriage certificates online.
The state of Missouri has an excellent website with images of death certificates from 1910 - 1961 (or at least 50 years ago) or birth and death certificates before 1910. There is an advanced search option where multiple documents can be searched at one time.
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education includes profiles on their website of Kansas City residents telling their family stories. Profiles of 52 Kansas City area Holocaust survivors and war refugees are included in a book available on the website, From the Heart: Life Before and After the Holocaust.
Cambria County, Pennsylvania, which includes Johnstown, Pennsylvania has a list of online resources , including an advanced search option at the top of the list. The Jewish Cemetery in Cambria, Rodef Sholom has a burial listing and is adding tombstone photographs.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding towns has the online and searchable Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project a collection of three Jewish publications from 1895 - Present.
Pittsburgh's Shaare Torah Cemetery was photographed by Rich Boyer, along with the inscription on many of the tombstones.
For everything on the Chicago Jewish community between 1911 - 1949, The Sentinel is a wonderful publication with all copies online and searchable.
Hundreds of graves from the Jewish cemetery in Peoria, Illinois, photographed.
Excellent pdf book on the History of Jews in Louisiana; may take a minute to load after you click here.
For Louisiana / New Orleans marriage, birth, death records greater than 50 years.
The Colorado historic newspapers is an excellent website with 160+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.
The state of Washington has a great website for marriages, deaths, births,and other historic records.
The family websites listed below have some of our family's genealogy, along with many other unrelated families.
Our family members included in the website are from the location listed in parenthesis.
Petit-Rivir genealogy (Germany)
Edelmuth family (Germany)
Georg Stockschlaeder Genealogie (Germany)
Gershon-Lehrer (Germany, The Netherlands)
Max van Dam's Family Tree (Germany, the Netherlands)
Blank Geneology (Germany)
The Kaminsky Family (Germany)
Juan Goudsmit Segal (Germany, The Netherlands)
Wibis Family Tree - in German (Germany)
Fanta Levey Family (Eastern European)
Fischer and Levin family history (Eastern Europe)
The Judelman Family (Eastern Europe)
Flax - Silver - Gluck - Snitkoff Family(Eastern Europe)
This section is for researchers seeking books and articles that are specific to the topics covered in this website; they are online or we own a copy.
Contact us for any information contained in these books or articles.