JewishGen(R) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Ancestry.com partnered with JewishGen(R) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to create the world’s largest online collection of Jewish historical records. Discover more of your story in the new Jewish Family History Collection.
You have come to this site to find out how to begin tracing your Jewish ancestry, or for help furthering the Jewish research you have already started. You have come to the right place. Ancestry.com is the Number 1 online source for family history information, with more than 26,000 searchable databases and titles, some oriented toward the needs of Jewish family history research—and some, hopefully, containing records of your ancestors.
Many people think that Jewish genealogical research is different than other genealogical research. For the most part it is not. All genealogical research, whether Jewish or otherwise, starts with documenting what you know and then speaking with family members or others who might have information about the family.