The Gross-Steinberg Family Tree presents:
by James Gross
Welcome to my page of links. Hopefully most of the links are working.
As you know, URL's change quite often, making it an interesting experience
to find anything. Enjoy- James Gross
The GOOGLE Search engine
GOOGLE: "THE" fastest way to find obscure items!
Some of you may dimly recall using "Dejanews" in the past.
It has been replaced by the supreme web searcher, Google.
Google does web searches as well as newsgroup searches.
It is great. You can even make it your default homepage. Try it youself...
"How to" Research Passenger Lists & Passports
US Federal Genealogy Sites
Social Security Database
The data in this index begins around 1963 or 1964. After you get your info,
you can write to the Social Security Administration, cite the
"Freedom of Information Act",and receive a copy of the individual's
application for a Social Security card. The price went up and it now costs $30
INS Microfilm Reel# List
This new INS website has a load of good information and instructions on
securing INS records for genealogical purposes.Website lists Information on:
Ship Passenger Manifests, Land Border Arrival Records,
Visa Files 1924-1944, and Alien Registration Records.
Info by Susanne Saether on naturalization records
Requesting Passport Applications from the National Archives
National Archives webpage
U.S. Dept of State Consular Records Database
The U.S. Department of State, Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Haifa Consular Post
Records Database includes more than 9,000 entries,
and was compiled from
U.S. National Archives RG 84 (Record Group),
Foreign Service Post Records of the U.S. Department of State for Consular Posts:
Jerusalem (1857-1935), Jaffa (1867-1917), and Haifa (1872-1917).
JewishGen: The Official Home of Jewish Genealogy
The main site for Jewish Genealogy, various Jewish oriented databases,
largest location of uploaded Jewish gedcoms (family trees),
list of all Jewish
genealogy societies, list of Jewish cemetaries,
Jewishgen Infofile Index
More than 100 JewishGen InfoFiles providing information on topics
relevant to Jewish genealogical research.
Jewish Gen FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
A very good online guide to Jewish Genealogy.
by Warren Blatt
This file is an important item for all Jewish genealogists.
Other Jewish Genealogy Reference Sites
bezek white pages
Israeli white pages translated into English
The Poor Jews Temporary Shelter Database
Project of Professor Aubrey Newman and Dr. Graham Smith,
Dept of History, University of Leicester,UK.
The shelter was situated in Leman Street, Whitechapel in London.
The database spans the period 1896-1914 and contains some 43000 names.
The shelter was set up to house immigrants on their short stay over in
before embarking on their cross continental journey.
the destinations are: S. Africa, US, S. America, Holland and England.
Yad Vashem Hall of Names
Formerly, you could do a name search of their submitted
pages of testimony.
Apparently they are upgrading their facilities right
now. link dead.
Ship/Ocean Liner Reference Sites
Good Misc Reference Sites
Social Security Database
This index seems to contain the majority of people
who died after 1964. After you get your info,
you can write to the Social Security Administration,
cite the "Freedom of Information Act",and receive a copy of
the individual's application for a Social Security card.
The price went up and it now costs $30
555-1212 Directory appears to be a very good search engine.
You can search for people by phone number, name, and more.
I was very surprised and impressed!
Sites with Lists of Useful Genealogy webpages
Looking for names? check out my surnames below...
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