The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) is a database
of ancestral towns and surnames currently being researched by
Jewish genealogists worldwide.
By using the JGFF, you can learn about others who are
seeking ancestors of the same surname or town of origin.
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF):
The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) is a
compilation of surnames and towns currently being researched
by over 97,000 Jewish genealogists worldwide.
It contains over 500,000 entries: 125,000 ancestral surnames
and 17,000 town names, and is indexed and cross-referenced by
both surname and town name.
The JGFF was originally created in 1982, and is maintained
Researchers should check the JGFF for genealogists with
similar research interests, and can then contact them for
an exchange of information.
All genealogists are encouraged to participate in the JGFF.
To add your own ancestral surnames and towns to the JGFF, click
on the "Enter" button above.
For complete information about the JGFF database, please see the
JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
about the JewishGen Family Finder.
JewishGen Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of information
contained in this database.
This database is provided as a public service.
The information in this database is presented as a means to contact
those listed herein solely for your own personal genealogical
research and may not be used, without the prior written
permission of JewishGen, Inc., for any other purpose including, but
not limited to: solicitation of paid research, school-related research
projects or term papers, interviews, or for purposes of publication.
See the standard JewishGen
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There is no charge to search or submit entries to the
JewishGen Family Finder.
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Last update Oct 4 2012