The Center for Jewish History has a free website is a historical association whose purpose is to make the record of the Jewish people accessible to researchers and the public.

“The Center for Jewish History is the home of five preeminent Jewish institutions dedicated to history, culture and art. It unites under one roof collections that bring together centuries of Jewish life.”

They host online collections available for digital searches including:

  • American Jewish Committee, Office of War, Records, 1918-1921
  • Baron de Hirsch Trade School-Pupils’ Record Books
  • Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Records, 1878-1969
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Boston), microfilm, 1870-1977
  • Hebrew Hochheimer Marriage Record Book, 1850-1900
  • Industrial Removal Office, Records, 1899-1922
  • Jewish Immigration Information Bureau, Galveston Immigration Plan, Records, 1901-1920
  • Michaelson Family Papers, 1892-2000
  • New York Court Records
  • New York Court Records (Selected Incorporation Papers) 1848-1920
  • Shetfall Papers WPA Index of Names-American Revolution

The Center for Jewish History also houses the Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute with many resources on-site and online. “The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute provides an enormous wealth of genealogical resources through the partners’ collections and a variety of fact sheets ranging from “how to” guides for the beginner to advanced research guides for the seasoned researcher.”


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