Jewish Records in the Family History Library Catalog
Prepared by the Family History Library for the IAJGS
This database, "Jewish Records in the Family History Library Catalog",
is an inventory of the microfilms, microfiche and books in the LDS
Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) which are specifically
Jewish genealogical sources. It is a valuable finding aid for persons
researching their Jewish ancestry, but is not intended to be a replacement
for the FHLC. The complete FHLC can be consulted at
The purpose of this database is to familiarize you with the
materials available for research at the LDS Family History Library, and
to maximize your ability to use the resources in the FHLC for researching
your Jewish ancestry. Even though an extensive search of Jewish
key words was used to find most of the Jewish materials in the FHLC,
there is no guarantee that this database covers all the records that
are specifically Jewish.
It is also very important to note that this database does not
list all records at the FHLC which are useful for Jewish genealogical
research. Many valuable genealogical sources include Jewish
people along with the rest of the general population —
these would include such sources as census, vital records,
naturalization, court records, passenger lists, etc.
You must use the FHLC to find these "general" records.
A few general population records were included in the database for
reference and help in doing your research — for example,
the Hamburg Passenger List microfilms and the Holland-America Line
microfiche are included for reference purposes.
This database includes extracts of Jewish-specific entries
catalogued through February 1, 2001.
It is recommended that you read the
instructions and database description before you begin using
You can search for any word or word combination in a catalog entry,
using the following search syntax:
- NOT, AND NOT, BUT NOT, WITHOUT
- AND, WITH, (space)
- IS, HAS, HAVE, HAVING
- LIKE (5)
- NEAR (8), WITHIN nnn [WORD[S] OF]
- THEN, '...', "...", [...]
|Vilna or Vilnius
|| (entries with EITHER name included)|
|Tax and Odessa
|| (entries with BOTH words included)|
|| (entries containing the 5 most similar words to Lomza)|
|Like Lomza but not Lomza
|| (as above but not entries containing Lomza itself)|
|Hungary near Census
|| (entries with Hungary and Census within 8 words of each other)|
|Budapest within 4 words of Census
|| (entries with Budapest and Census within 4 words of each other)|
|| (entries containing BOTH words, in any order)|
|New then Mexico
|| (entries containing those CONSECUTIVE words)|
|(Ships or Police) and Hamburg
|| (entries containing one of these words plus Hamburg)|
This database was presented as a gift by The Genealogical Society of Utah
to the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
during the 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake City,
Utah on July 9, 2000.
The material for this database was compiled by Nancy Goodstein.
Special thanks must be given to: Richard E. Turley, Jr., Managing Director
of the Family and Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, and David Rencher, Director of the Library Division, for
their support in preparing this work. The following people assisted
with the database and were instrumental in its completion: Jean Ellzey,
Paul Gentry, Jim Kurocik, Stella McMahan, Kahlile Mehr, Teri Parks,
Mark Pierce, Daniel Schlyter, Charles Smith, Stephen Young, and the
entire collection/development team in the Family History Library.
This database is the property of the
It may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording,
for any purpose without the express written permission of IAJGS.
For more information about this database, please
read the instructions and database description.
Last Update: 30 May 2003 MT