The number one site for finding the genetic link to our ancestors and long lost relatives.
Essential site for family history searches.
International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies
Annual Conference in Summer
- Yizkor Books
Yizkor Books were written by Holocaust survivors to memorialize and commemorate their home towns and the people who lived there and were lost from the war. Some communities were wiped out completely and in many cases these are the best post-war record of these places. Some provide rare photos, maps and a necrology as well as a history of the town.
- Chorzele, Poland
Ancestral home in Poland of the Berliner (Berlinski/Berlinka) family
- Chorzele Yizkor Book
- Heilbronn, Germany
Heilbronn is the place in Germany from which the first Alperts (H'alperin) came to later found Kurenets.
- Kovel, Ukraine
Ancestral home of Yesowitz/Yesowitch, Miller and Beitchman Families
- Kovel Yizkor Book
- Kobylnik, Belarus
Home of Solomon Levine (Lewitan) and his wife, Malke, sister of Yankel Alperowicz's wife Tauba.
- Kobylnik Yizkor Book
- Kurenets / Kurenitz / Kurzeniac, Belarus
Ancestral home of the Alperowicz Family
- Kurenets Yizkor Book
- Pultusk, Poland
The home of Joseph Wintrob, cousin of Lena Berliner (Berlinski)
- Pultusk Yizkor Book
- Smorgon / Smarhon, Belarus
Home of Batia Alpert Ancelevich and Yankel Alperowicz
- Smorgon Yizkor Book
- Vileyka, Belarus
Home of Itke (Ida) Alperowicz and her father Yankiel Alperowicz before Ida left for the US.
- Vileika, Belarus
A translation of the Vileika Yizkor Book is not yet available. Here is a link to the original book in Yiddish at the NY Public Library
- Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania
The main city for learning and capital of the Vilna Gubernia (county) that once included parts of Belarus. Famed for its yeshiva and Great Synagogue, it was the "big city," that was likely familiar to our Alpert ancestors. Jews from the region are called "Litvaks" meaning Lithuanian Jew by geography or culture.
- Lithuania Yizkor Book
- Steve Morse Essential Search Engine
To search many immigration port databases, the U.S. Census, and for other terrific resources.
The place to go for all Jewish genealogy research.
- The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society
The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society was organized in October 1998 by a group of local individuals with and interest in perserving the unique history of Shenandoah; the heritage of its people, its coal mining history, the architectural design of downtown buildings, and other aspects of what makes this community an unique, valuable and thriving part of Schuylkill County. Both Martin Alpert and Lena Berliner lived here and this is where they met before moving to New York City and marrying in 1913.