Links

The links provided here direct you to external sites that focus on one or more aspects of Jewish life in the nineteenth century. Many of these sites are rich in materials and will warrant sustained attention and reward readers who delve beyond the home pages linked below. Links are divided into four categories: Archives and Document Collections, Reference Materials, Ancestry and Geneology Sites, and Granting Agencies.

The following sites contain primary sources—digitized versions of original nineteenth-century materials—including such items as letters, pamphlets, political speeches, cultural ephemera, or collections of family papers.

Judaica Libraries and Archives on the Web: a comprehensive list, organized by country of origin, of the libraries and archives containing Judaica worldwide. Links to home pages and searchable online catalogues are available; please note that only some of the collections are digitized and accessible via these online portals.

Jewish Virtual Library: an encyclopedic collection based on the U.S. Library of Congress holdings, it contains both primary sources of Judaica and thousands of pages of articles about a tremendous range of topics relating to Jewish history, politics and life, both past and present.

Judaica Europeana: searchable archive based on the contributions of Jewish museums and history collections across Europe. The archive is searchable and includes high-quality photographs of museum objects as well as documents.

National Yiddish Book Center: the largest repository of Yidddish books in the world; texts not available online.

The Rothschild Archive: searchable archive of papers relating to the Rothschild family businesses, in particular the London-based firm of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, as well as family correspondence and papers. Its U.K. Archives page lists numerous additional collections of material relating to the family, though these are print rather than online collections, which may require permission to acces.

The following sites provide historical background, overviews, encyclopedia entries, or other secondary materials useful for better understanding nineteenth-century contexts of Jewish life.

Jewish Encyclopedia: complete contents of the twelve-volume encyclopedia originally published 1901-1906; due to its original publication date, it is particularly useful for biographies of prominent figures and entries on historical topics in the nineteenth century.

Jewish Migration Histories: timeline of Jewish migration to the U.K., with sidebar links to overviews and more detailed historical information, from the Moving Here site, which focuses on the immigration history of the U.K.

Jewish Virtual Library: an encyclopedic collection based on the U.S. Library of Congress holdings, it contains both primary sources of Judaica and thousands of pages of articles about a tremendous range of topics relating to Jewish history, politics and life, both past and present.

National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail: tracing the history of Jews in England through a score of interactive trails in different cities, this new project contains detailed historical introductions and includes facilities for user discussion and enriching the trails with relevant personal photographs and documents.

The following sites contain information and/or databases useful for conducting geneology research or exploring the history of individuals.

Ellis Island records: enables you to search by name for immigrants to the United States who arrived through the New York City port of Ellis Island. Especially useful because you can also search data collections of passenger lists from the U.K. and other locations, examine crew lists, view ship pictures, and much more.

JewishGen: interface useful for locating family members of Jewish ancestry

Jewish Geneological Society of Great Britain: Use the "Resources" tab to access multiple, searchable databases.

The following organizations offer grants specifically for work in aspects of Jewish Studies. If you are a granting agency, and would like notice of a particular funding source to appear here, please contact us.





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