Eastern European Research

Polish and Eastern European Research (pdf)

Federation of East European Family History Societies – Information pertinent to East European research—maps, databases, links to other sites.

Find My Past
Contains passenger lists featuring millions of people leaving the UK for destinations worldwide.

Genealogy Indexer
Search 556,000 pages of historical directories (business, address, telephone, etc., mostly from Central and Eastern Europe), 91,000 pages of 207 yizkor books (memorials to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust), 32,000 pages of military lists (officers, casualties, etc., mostly from the Russian Empire and Poland), 41,000 pages of community and personal histories, and 24,000 pages of Polish secondary school annual reports and other school sources. New genealogy sources are added weekly.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The Museum currently functions as a cultural and educational center with a rich cultural program, including temporary exhibitions, films, debates, workshops, performances, concerts, lectures and much more.

Routes to Roots Foundation
Run by Miriam Weiner, a noted genealogist, this site contains an inventory of Jewish documents housed in Eastern European archives.

Virtual Shtetl
The “Virtual Shtetl” is devoted to documenting local Jewish history across Poland – from small towns to large cities. The website features archival and contemporary material such as documents, maps, mementos, photographs and recordings.