Family History Resources

Robert L. Weinberg Family History Center

The family history collection at the Robert L. Weinberg Family History Center contains many primary source materials, including:

Note: These files are searchable by name on the JewishGen website: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/. Other websites with useful information on Baltimore Jewish burials and cemeteries are:

Fram Monument Company: http://www.frammonument.com/rules.html

Sol Levinson & Bros. Funeral Home: http://www.sollevinson.com/

Additional resources include: archival collections from several Baltimore-area synagogues; records of local Jewish agencies, institutions and businesses; personal papers of prominent individuals; profiles of individuals and families in A History of the Jews of Baltimore (Blum, 1910) and other locally-published books; biographical, institutional and subject files related to Baltimore and Maryland Jewry; and oral histories of Maryland Jews.  Periodicals that offer information on Maryland Jewry include the Baltimore Jewish Times (1919 to present), Jewish Comment (1895-1918), Jewish Chronicle (1875), Jewish Exponent (1887-1888), Sinai (1856-1860), Generations (1978 to present) and American Jewish Year Book (1899-1985).  We also maintain a photograph collection related to immigration, Jewish life in Maryland, and the many institutions of Baltimore Jewry.

Our library contains publications on Jewish genealogy, including Shtetl Finder, Where Once We Walked, A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames From the Russian Empire, Jewish Roots in Poland, and the periodical Avotaynu.  We also maintain a collection of publications and newsletters from genealogical societies across the nation.


 

Additional Resources

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