Resources for Jewish genealogy

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Jewish Chronicle

Website includes an archive, which is freely searchable - displaying "snippets" of results - with page images available to subscribers.

United Synagogue

Website includes a searchable database of burials in 11 United Synagogue cemeteries, mostly in London (the exact name must be specified). Also a database of marriage authorisations, in progress, currently covering 1880-1888.
Some 19th-century registers for three synagogues in the City of London - the Great Synagogue, the New Synagogue and the Hambro Synagogue - are available through the Church of Latter-day Saints. They include many entries relating to families who lived in the East End of London.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Huge database of Jewish vital records from Poland. The site also includes sections on other relevant records such as the Books of Residents.

Admission and discharge registers of the Jews' Free School, at Moving Here:

Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter Database

Covers those who passed through the shelter 1895-1914. The website also provides background information about the shelter.

Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934

Lists of passengers from Hamburg to London and elsewhere. Scanned records available to subscribers of There are searchable indexes for 1885-1914, and also scans of the original indexes to the passenger lists, for 1850-1934.

UK National Archives, Online Catalogue

Includes references to naturalisation papers, in department HO. Guidance on the records and how to search for them is available in the research guide on Naturalisation and Citizenship: Grants of British Nationality.

The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names (Yad Vashem)

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy

Includes Professor G. L. Esterson's Given Names Data Bases.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry

GenPals Cemetery Project

Database of inscriptions from Jewish cemeteries in the UK.

Consolidated Jewish Surname Index (Avotaynu)

Index of nearly 700,000 surnames that appear in a number of databases relevant to Jewish genealogy.

Anglo-Jewish Miscellanies (Jeffrey Maynard)

Miscellaneous resources, including some extracts from the Jewish Chronicle and lists of charitable donors.

Synagogue Scribes

Includes a database of early entries from the registers of London synagogues, currently extending as far as the 1860s.

East End 1888 (Mike Foster, GENUKI)

List of names mentioned in William J. Fishman's book, East End 1888: Life in a London Borough Among the Labouring Poor (1989).