Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V.


JewishGen serves as the global home for Jewish genealogy. Featuring unparalleled access to millions of records, it offers unique search tools, along with opportunities for researchers to connect with others who share similar interests.

Award-winning resources such as the Discussion Group, Family Finder, and ViewMate, are relied upon by thousands each day. In addition, JewishGen’s extensive informational, educational and historical offerings, such as the Jewish Communities Database, Yizkor Book translations, InfoFiles, and KehilaLinks, provide critical insights, first-hand accounts, and context about Jewish communal and familial life throughout the world.

Offered as a free resource, has facilitated thousands of family connections and success stories, and is currently engaged in an intensive expansion effort that will bring many more records, tools, and resources to its collections.

Contact Information:


Mailing Address:
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

Contact language:  English


Heritage Society


To preserve our Jewish family history and heritage for future generations.


    JewishGen is the premier online resource for Jewish genealogy.  Your gifts, which are greatly appreciated, help to ensure our continued ability to serve the ever-growing worldwide JewishGen community.  Please contribute whatever you are able at this time – it will make an immediate difference.

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