JewishGen USA Database
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Welcome to the JewishGen USA Database.
This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates
all the databases listed below.
These databases have been contributed by individual donors.
The combined databases have more than 1.9 million entries.
The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added
JewishGen Family Finder
More than 55,000 entries by Jewish genealogists researching
families in the USA.
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
More than one million burial records for cemeteries in the USA.
The JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database
Information from synagogue yahrzeit plaques and other memorial records.
Jewish-American Civil War Veterans
More than 7,000 Jewish-American U.S. Civil War Veterans,
both Union and Confederate.
American Jewish Year Book
Index to more than 3,000 obituaries of prominent Jews, 1948-1998.
The Rabbi Samuel Langer Database
More than 5,000 entries from personal notebooks —
births, Bar/Bas Mitzvahs, marriages, funerals/unveilings, etc.
Eastern USA, 1930s-1960s.
1890-1891 New York
Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia
An index to more than 96,000 passenger arrivals.
Jewish Names in Selected
U.S. State Department Files, 1910-1929
Nearly 10,000 entries from the Central Decimal Files of the U.S. Department
of State, Record Group 59.
U.S. Passport Applications, 1915-1926
6,000 Emergency Passport Applications, at various U.S. Consular Posts.
A Gallery of Missing Husbands (1908-1914)
1,048 translated entries of the “Gallery of Missing Husbands,” which the Forward printed regularly to solicit the community’s help in locating husbands who had deserted their wives and children.
Breman Oral Histories
More than 1,000 records relating to interviews collected by the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, focusing on the documentation of Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama.
Jewish Soldiers/ Sailors in the Spanish-American War
Early American Jewish Portrait Index
Index to over 800 images of Jews living in America during the British Colonial and Antebellum periods through 1862.
Jewish Advocate Obituary Database
Index to more than 26,000 obituary notices from this Massachusetts newspaper,
Jewish Advocate Wedding Announcements Database
Index to more than 27,000 wedding announcements from this Massachusetts newspaper,
Jewish Advocate "Seeking Kin" Announcements Database
More than 5,000 names in "Seeking Kin" advertisements, 1916-1990.
Boston Marriages -
Rabbi Aaron Gorovitz
Index to nearly 1,000 marriages performed by Rabbi Aaron Gorovitz of Boston, 1910-1956.
The Rabbi Ber Boruchoff
Records of 1,423 marriages, 1906-1939, performed by Rabbi Ber Boruchoff of Malden.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society (HIAS), Boston Arrivals
Records of 24,000 Jewish immigrant arrivals via Boston, 1882-1929.
Rabbi Icek Benkowitz of Chelsea, Massachusetts, Marriage Records: 1922-1954
This database contains 305 records from the Rabbi’s personal notebooks.
City of Boston Rabbis Registrations, 1893-1939
This database contains 540 records.
This Happy Land Name Index
More than 3,000 names and associated biographical information from the book This Happy Land, The Jews of Colonial and Antebellum Charleston.