Resources & Links

Archival Resources in Europe


Archives of Belarus
Belarus Data Collections
Belarus Genealogy
Belarus Gen Web
Belarus, Wikitravel
Directories of Cities, Towns and Regions 
History of Belarus
Merchant Business Book of Addresses in Poland 1929
The Virtual Guide to Belarus


Galicia Administrative Map
General Map as of the Mid 19th Century
History of Galicia – Eastern Europe
The All Galicia Database


Directories of Cities, Towns and Regions in Lithuania
History of Lithuania
Jewish Community in Lithuania
Lithuanian Genealogical Research
Lithuania Genealogy Resources
Lithuania Gen Web
Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society
Lithuania State Historical Archives
Lithuania, Wikitravel


Archives in Poland
Catholic Directory
Churches in Poland by City
Confederation of Polish Nobility
Dioceses of the Catholic Church in Poland
Directories of Cities, Towns and Regions in Poland
Genealogy Indexer
History of Poland – Timeline
How To Use Skanoteka
Jewish Virtual Library, Poland 
Poland Church Records
Poland Gen Web Archives
Poland Holdings of the Polish State Archives
Polish Prisoners at Stutthof Nazi Concentration Camp 1939-1944
Poland Websites
Polish Letter Writing Guide
Polish National Archives
Polish Soldiers Who are Buried in France
ELA – The Registers of Population in Archival Materials
IZA – Inventories of Archival Fonds
SEZAM – Archival Fonds
Szukaj w Archiwach
Poznań Marrriage Indexing Project
Rzeszów Vital Records
Słupca, Poland Genealogy:  Indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths
Trzebownisko Cemetery
Victims of repression under the German occupation in 1939-1945
Warsaw Death Notices from Nasz Przegląd, 1923 and 1937-1938
Wiżajny Parish Cemetery, Suwałki, Poland


History of Russia
Jewish Virtual Library, Russia
Russian Genealogy and Family History
Russian GenWeb Project
Russian National Archives
Russians to the United States Index 1834-1897


Archives of Ukraine
BRAMA – History of Ukraine
Carpathian Connection
Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv
Directories of Cities, Towns and Regions in Ukraine
Genealogy of Halychyna / Eastern Galicia
Jewish Virtual Library, Ukraine
Ukraine GenWeb
Ukrainian Directories at the Library of Congress
Ukrainian Genealogical Research Bureau
Ukrainian Genealogy Society
Vital Records for Galician Towns, Polish Roots

Books and Software

Ancestral Quest (for Windows)
Brother’s Keeper (for Windows)
Family Tree Maker Software

Language and Lineage Press
Included in this site are the following books:

1.  In Their Words:  A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents.  Volume III:
Latin (NEW), Polish and Russian by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman

2.  Going Home:  A Guide to Polish-American Family History by Jonathan D. Shea

3.  Parish Affiliations of Villages in the Former Archdiocese of Wilno by Jonathan D. Shea and Diane Bojniewicz Szepanski.

Genealogical Societies


Bluro Uslug Genealogicznych Genorootssa
Central Poland Genealogical Society
Kaliskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne 
Kujawsko-Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne
Lubelskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne
Lubuskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne
Małopolskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne
Polskiego Towarzystwa Genealogicznego 
Pomorskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne 
Suwalskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne  
Świętokrzyskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne “Świętogen” 
Towarzystwo Genealogiczne Ziemi Częstochowskiej
Towarzystwo Genealogiczno-Heraldyczne
Warszawskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne WTG
Wielkopolskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne Gniazdo

United States

Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast
Polish Genealogical Society of America
Polish Genealogical Society of California 
Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland
Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan 
Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota  
Polish Genealogical Society of New York State
Polish Genealogical Society of Texas

Other Societies and Organizations

Ancestry. com
Carpatho-Rusyn Society
Cyndi’s List
East European Genealogical Society
Family Search 
Federation of East European Family History Societies  
Federation of Genealogical Societies  
Genealogy of Halychyna / Eastern Galicia  
GenWeb’s Resources 
Holocaust Genealogy  
Jewish Gen 
Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society  
My Heritage
National Genealogical Society  
Olive Tree Genealogy   
PAHA Polish American Historical Association
PIASA – Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America
Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College
Polish Roots 
Pomeranian Website  
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society – The Guide to the Slovak Republic
Society of Genealogists – For researchers with Polish links to Great Britain
Stephen Morse Search Engines  
Ukrainian Genealogy Society
U. S. GenNet Index of Online U.S. State and Historical and Genealogical Societies

Geography and Maps

Atlas of the German Emire
Central and Western Europe 1815
David Rumsey Map Collection
Eastern Borderlands Places
Expedia Map
General Atlas of the Russian Empire
Geography and Map Reading Room-Library of Congress
Map Collections, Library of Congress
Map Quest
Maps of Belarus
Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection  Includes maps of United States, Belarus, Poland, Russia and Ukraine
Poland GenWeb Maps
Słownik Geograficzny – Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic Countries
Słownik Geograficzny – Translated Entries and Glossary of Terms
The Gesher Galicia Map Room
The 1900 Collection: Maps and Plans of Yesteryear

Immigration and Naturalization

Castle Garden
Ellis Island – The Immigration Experience
Immigrant Ancestors Project
Immigration, Emigration & Migration, Cyndi’s List
Immigration:  Polish Roots
Immigration Records:  NARA
Immigration to the U.S. in the Modern Era:  History, Trends and Laws
National Archives Holdings of Alien Registration Files
National Archives Immigration Records
National Archives Naturalization Records
New York City Immigrants – Austria, Galicia, Poland 1890
U.S. Immigration Services

Passenger Lists

Ancestor Search Passenger Lists  
Boston Passenger Lists Indexes 1902-1920   
Finding Passenger Lists and Immigration Records 1820-1940
By Joe Beine

Hamburg Passenger Lists – Family   
National Archives Immigration Records  
New York Passenger Arrival Records 1820-1957
One-Step Web pages by Stephen P. Morse
Passenger Lists Holland-America Line 1900-1940
Searching the Hamburg Passenger Lists in One Step 
by Stephen P. Morse  
Ships and Passenger Lists, Cyndi’s List 
U.S. Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957


Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild:  Austria, Poland and Galicia 
Morton Allen Ship Directory
The Ships List 
U.S. Flag Ships including U.S. Maritime Commission Ships

Jewish Genealogy

Jewish Communities in Lithuania
Jewish Gen 
Jewish Genealogical Society
Jewish Gen Family Finder 
Jewish Gen Gazetteer
Jewish Records Indexing – Poland, Marriages  1798-1939
Jewish Virtual Library, Poland
Jewish Virtual Library, Russia
Jewish Virtual Library, Ukraine
Poland Jewish Records 
Polish State Archives Project – Jewish Records Indexing  
Routes to Roots Foundation

Languages and Translations

A Brief Guide to Latin Numbers 
Latin Numbers 1 – 100 
Polish Alphabet
Lithuanian Alphabet
Russian Alphabet
Ukrainian Alphabet

Libraries in Canada and the United States

Canadian Polish Congress  
Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the United States
Libraries and Archives in Canada 
Library of Congress – European Reading Room  
Library of Congress – Polish Directories  
Montreal Polish Library 

Libraries in Poland

Library in Warsaw
Digital Library of Wielkopolska
Jagiellonian Library 
Jewish Institute Library, Warsaw
Library of the University of Gdańsk
Lubelski Catholic University Library
Silesia Library, Katowice
Szczecin University, Main Library 
University of Poznań Library 
University of Toruń Library, Nicholas Copernicus University  
University of Warsaw Library

Libraries – State – Northeastern United States

Connecticut State Library 
Delaware State Library 
Maine State Library 
Maryland State Library
Massachusetts State Library 
New Hampshire State Library 
New Jersey State Library  
New York State Library
Rhode Island State Library
Vermont State Library


Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
Central Military Archives in Warsaw
Connecticut Military Census, 1917
Connecticut Service Records:  Men and Women in the Armed Forcesof the U.S. During WW, 1917-1920
Connecticut State Library
Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
Haller’s Army
Haller’s Army – Polish Roots
National Archives and Records Administration
Online World War II Indexes and Records
U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918
U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-194


Hamburg BallinStadt Museum
Historical Museum of Kraków
Institute of National Remembrance
Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum
Museums, Archives and Polish Libraries
Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
National Museum, WarsawPolish American Culture Center
Polish Museums, List of


PGSCTNE’S Newsletter, Pathways and Passages
Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
GenDobry Newsletter – William F. Hoffman, Editor

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