Ancestry Plus has a vast collection of easy-to-access records, including Jewish family history collections, census records, vital statistics, and passenger and immigration records. In-library use only. Available at all locations.
We recommend starting your search here. This page provides links to relevant sites, records and also instructions specific to this group. One of the newest additions is the Knowles collection, a Jewish genealogy database with over one million records.
For those looking to uncover information about their Jewish ancestry, JewishGen is one of the best ancestry websites online. The site is free with databases, a family finder, articles, societies, projects, and discussion groups.
The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada is dedicated to promoting the hobby of genealogy within the Jewish Historical Society through lectures, workshops and library facilities. Their database of newspaper articles include over 18,000 genealogy-related references.
A combination reference book, travel guide, Holocaust book and genealogical handbook, Miriam Weiner's "Jewish Roots", includes precise inventories of the vast Jewish materials in the archives of Ukraine and Moldova with 1,200 photographs, maps, and document examples, including many rare antique postcards.
For beginning to advanced genealogists, with resources for Specific Regions of Germany, New Material for Eastern Europe, Detailed Information for Specific Areas of Canada. Germanic Genealogy includes a chapter devoted exclusively to German Jews, including comprehensive discussions of Jewish names, communal records, libraries and archives, cemetery records, family histories, genealogical societies and periodicals, computer genealogy, Holocaust research, yizkor books and research in Austria and Switzerland.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family." --Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist--"a writer of rare talent" (Cheryl Strayed)--a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.