Resources & Research Tools
Online Genealogy Research Tools
Ancestry.com: Offers extensive online research capabilities. It is easy to use and
also offers a number of tools to share your family tree on-line.
Rootsweb.com: Roots web is now a part of Ancestry,com, but also offers some
Jewishgen.org: A free on-line genealogy website that has thousands of databases,
research tools and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research. The
information they have is quite extensive.
familysearch.org: This is a nonprofit that also offers quite a bit of research
information on-line. It is backed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
which has committed a lot of time, effort and research into collecting genealogical
information across all religious groups. The work they’ve done is often sited by
others as a very reliable, primary source of data.
Geni.com: Geni is solving the problem of genealogy by inviting the world to build
the definitive online family tree. Using the basic free service at Geni.com, users add
and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. All Geni users can share
photos, videos, and documents with their families. Geni’s Pro subscription service
allows users to find matching trees and merge those into the single world family
tree, which currently contains over 80 million living users and their ancestors.
Additional pay services include enhanced research tools and premium support. Geni
welcomes casual genealogists and experts who wish to discover new relatives and
stay in touch with family. Geni is privately held and based in Los Angeles,
Austria / Austria-Hungary
www.kirchenarchive.at - Church Archives
www.oesta.gv.at/ - Austrian State archives.
Austria-Hungary Genealogy: A list of the top sites for researching roots in Austria-
Austo-Hungarian Army Records: This site offers a good overview on how the
Austria-Hungary empire formed and the associated impact on how/where records
Slovak Genealogical Heraldic Society
Cyndis List of Genealogical Sites - Eastern Europe
Slovakia & Environs Genealogy Research Strategies
Shoreshim: Your link to Jewish Roots in Poland
Ellis Island: Records for people who came into the United States through Ellis
Historical Ellis Island: Includes additional free genalogical resources.
National Archives: This is a primary source of information for some of the other
sites, but some records - such as Military service, can only be found here.
Central Database of Shoah Victims Names: One of the largest efforts to document
all victims of the Holocaust.
Auschwitz Prisoners: Includes history and the ability to search for names of
US Holocaust Memorial Museum: Includes a more extensive search feature.
Holocaust Memorial Center: In Budapest, includes resources and a search engine for
victims of the Holocaust.
Anne Frank House: A good educational resource and Museum.
JewishGen Holocaust Database
Genealogy Research Associates: Offer custom professional research, translations
RootsTech: An annual summit with presentations and vendors on a wide variety of
tools and family research aides.
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