Tip 14, Jewish Resources

  1. www.jewishgen.org Includes the JewishGen Gazetteer (formerly ShtetlSeeker) which is a soundex'ed system of locating many villages throughout Europe. Very useful if you're not sure of exact spellings of your village. Gives latitude and longitude locations. 

  2. From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History by Arthur Kurzweil

    May be purchased from: WILEY, Last published March 2004, ISBN: 978-1-118-10442-2, Originally published in 1980.
    Available at the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, Regina (1983 publication)
    Other Libraries: https://www.worldcat.org/

    Online used book dealers

  3. Where We Once Walked - book by Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack

    Published by Avoaynu, Inc.  Revised 2002, ISBN: 978-1-886-22315-8:
    Lists more than 23,500 towns in central and eastern Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust. Includes 17,500 additional alternate names for these towns. Soundex for all 41,000 names assists user in determining correct spelling of town name being searched.
    Published by Avoaynu, Inc. 1991, ISBN:  22,000 towns; 15,000 additional alternative names; Soundex for all 37,000 names.
    Information on villages within Galicia (and elsewhere) can also be found online from the website: www.jewishgen.org (see entry #1. above). This database gives you the same information and is probably more recently updated. Works for non-Jewish villages as well. 
  4. Jewish Religious Communities (Galicia) - article by Anna Krochmal translated from Polish. EEG Vol. 5#1, Fall 1996. Available for a price.