LINKS

LOCAL, PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTH JERSEY

Be sure to check the 2009 Philadelphia Area Resource Directory for additional links

FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA: Digital Collections: online Historical Photos of Philadelphia, databases for historical newspapers, etc

GREATER PHILADELPHIA GEO HISTORY NETWORK
Offers old maps. Atlases, city directories, etc

PHILAPLACE:  Maps, stories, documents, photos regarding Philadelphia neighborhoods.

PHILLY HISTORY: An extensive online collection of photographs of Philadelphia

PIER 53 PROJECT: Pier 53 was Philadelphia’s immigration pier from 1870 to 1915. The project involves collecting the names of passengers that came to America through Pier 53 and their stories.

PHILADELPHIA AREA ONLINE BURIAL RECORDS
Montefiore Cemetery Co., 600 Church Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 
Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 1901 Bridge Street, Phila., PA 
West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 
Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery (Har Hasetim) 

NARA PHILADELPHIA

This government facility’s holdings include Federal court, civil, military records and more.  Periodic genealogy workshops are held.

PHILADELPHIA JEWISH ARCHIVES CENTER (PJAC)

The Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collections have been donated to the Temple University Libraries. The Jewish Archives are part of the Special Collections Research Center. You can browse the collections online. Please call before you visit. The collections are housed off-site.
Special Collections Research Center
Temple University Libraries
Paley Library
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-8257

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION
Birth Indices: 1906-1911 http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online/Pages/Birth-Indices.aspx
Death Indices: 1906-1966 http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online/Pages/Death-Indices.aspx

PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHIVES
ARIAS – Archives Records Information Access System: There are a variety of different records available online through this system.

ANCESTRY.COM PA The State Archives in partnership with ancestry.com has made access to family history records from the archives free to Pennsylvania residents. Please follow the instructions on the web page for free online access.

STEAMSHIP TICKET PURCHASE LEDGER BOOKS
The Blitzstein, Lipshutz/Peoples (Pennsylvania Company for Banking and Trusts) Rosenbaum and  Rosenbluth ledger  books have been digitalized by the Temple University Libraries. You can view the actual pages in the ledgers. The pages include the names of passengers, places of residence, names of ships, and names of ticket purchasers.
Name Indexes (Ethnic/Immigrant Passage Order Books) to the ledger books are available on JewishGen. Blitzstein index, Lipschutz/Peoples index, Rosenbaum index

HERBERT D. KATZ CENTER FOR ADVANCED JUDAIC STUDIES  The center has programs for the public.  Their library is open to the general public by appointment only.

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CAMDEN:   A website that includes information about the old Jewish Community of Camden, NJ

GRATZ COLLEGE: Jewish studies, Tuttleman Library and special events.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY: Special exhibitions and programs for the public

OTHER LINKS

JEWISHGEN:  Comprehensive site for Jewish Genealogy

RTRFOUNDATION:   Lists of archives where Jewish records are found in Eastern Europe.  Also includes photos and postcards

JRI-POLAND: A database of 5 million Jewish vital records (indexes and images) from over 550 Polish towns

YAD VASHEM:    Holocaust Information including Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

LIBERTY ELLIS FOUNDATION: Passenger ship records for Ellis Island, NY

CASTLE GARDEN: Passenger ship records for Castle Garden, 1820-1892

STEVEMORSE: Features one-step tools for searching census, immigration, vital records and more

JGSNY  Jewish Genealogical Society of New York

RON ARON’S LIST: Extensive list of websites

MORE LINKS OF INTEREST

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