Genealogy Tools

By | July 15, 2020

Jewish Genealogy

Yad Vashem – Records of victims of the Shoah (WWII Holocaust). See ‘Hall of Names’ and search on a surname such as ‘Goldshol’.

JewishGen Communities and JewishGen Gazetteer – powered by Ancestry.com. It’s easier to use an external search engine for an initial hit (ex. ‘prypiat’) and then follow the related links provided.

General

GEDCOM file format. Web site explaining the GEDCOM file format used to exchange data between genealogy tools and sites.

FamilySearch – search engine provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Free to create an account. Search Records for a surname such as ‘Goldshol’.

Stephen P. Morse – “This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.”

Family Trees

Ancestry – Most useful for searching census records and other public documents. Can use Boolean operators in search strings, for example use an asterisk as a wild card.

Relationships

Family Connections

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