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From: "cjensen" <>
Subject: Family Tree Magazine Honors FEEFHS website/ More
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 20:35:11 -0400
A nice honor for the FEEFHS website. (*And don't forget their conference
The FEEFHS website has been named by the Family Tree Magazine as one of
their annual 101 best family history web sites in the upcoming August 2004
issue. Look for FEEFHS in the International & Immigration category.
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Start exploring your Eastern European roots with these links to member
societies, maps and research guides. Don't miss the expanding array of
databases, covering foreign-born voters in 1872 California, World War I
Polish soldiers in France, and an ambitious reconstruction of vital records
destroyed in San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, when the city was home to many
Other sites honored in the International & Immigration that are useful to
Polish genealogists include: (cut and pasted from their 2004 award website)
This leading Jewish genealogical publisher makes available online, for free,
the Consolidated Jewish Surname Index of more than 370,000 Jewish surnames
that appear in 31 different databases.
In addition to how-to help (in English) and links, this gateway to German
genealogy offers regional resources; record-request form letters; and
databases of place names, GEDCOMs, genealogy groups, marriages and
Hamburg Link to Your Roots
Even if your ancestors came from elsewhere in Europe, the growing database
of emigrants who sailed from this German city is worth a look: Your family
might have left from Hamburg, a common departure port between 1850 and 1934.
So far, the database covers 1890 to 1905. Searching is free, but you'll pay
for full results according to a sliding scale, which starts at $22 for one
to three names.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
What if your ancestors didn't come through Ellis Island? Try this database
of passenger lists from more than 5,000 ships, all transcribed by volunteer
"guild" members (and read our article on page 42).
Besides being a popular starting point for researching Jewish ancestors,
especially European Jews, this site offers an array of databases, such as
the Family Finder of 300,000 surnames and ancestral towns; the Family Tree
of the Jewish People, with data on more than 2 million individuals; the
Holocaust Database of 500,000 victims and survivors; and the new Online
Worldwide Burial Registry with 300,000 entries. JewishGen's ShtetlSeeker
will help you locate ancestral towns in Eastern and Central Europe. The site
also hosts Stephen Morse's one-step Ellis Island search tool.
Popular attractions at this gateway for Polish genealogy include a surname
registry, databases such as Polish National Alliance Lodges and Galician
Vital Records, and translated entries from the Slownik Geograficzny, a
A handy adjunct to other immigration sites, this collection of more than
1,000 pages (mostly passenger lists) is particularly strong on ships that
arrived at Canadian ports.
This globe-spanning counterpart to USGenWeb (see page 31) is more of a mixed
bag than its domestic cousin, and some sites require more foreign-language
ability than many Americans can muster. But it's still a good jumping-off
point, and you can reach several European-country sites from here. Among the
best are PolandGenWeb and DutchGenWeb.
Cecile Marie Wendt Jensen, CGRS (sm)
CGRS, Certified Genealogical Records Specialist
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