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The following Internet sites and books have been particularly helpful in compiling this site and may be interesting to those who wish to learn more about Jewish genealogy, the Jews of Poland, Galicia and the Holocaust:


Internet Sites by Subject
Genealogy Highlights
Ancestry Ship passenger lists, U.S. Census records, much more in huge collection. Most information requires subscription. Free access to Jewish Family History Collection, created in partnership with JewishGen and American Joint Distribution Committee.
Avotaynu Publishers of very useful genealogy books, journals, maps and CDs with useful list of recommendations. Free E-mailed magazine tracks developments in Jewish genealogy.
Gesher Galicia Community of researchers focusing on Galicia Jewish genealogy. Database of useful research and reference information. Other links to important resources, including maps.
Jewish Geneological Society of New York List of Jewish genealogical resources in New York. Database of known Jewish burial society cemetery plots in New York. Jewish cemetery information.
JewishGen Leading clearinghouse and contact center for Jewish genealogy. Family Finder (find other family researchers) and InfoFiles and Jewish Genealogy FAQ (essential "how to" essays), Yizkor Book Translation Project, Family Tree of the Jewish People, sign up for JewishGen Discussion Group newsgroup and search archives. Much more.
JRI-Poland Iindexes of more than 3.5 million Jewish birth, death and marriage records from nearly 500 towns now or formerly in Poland.
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group Links to information pages about former shtetls within 30 miles of Kolbuszowa, including Zolynia, Lancut, Lezajsk, Rzeszow and other places mentioned on this site.
Museum of Family History Steven Lasky's site has many interesting image essays, including Holocaust memorials in hometown association plots, postcards of Jewish families in Europe and more.
One-Step Webpages Stephen Morse's outstanding search tools make finding information in many well-known databases easier. Ellis Island passenger search forms, New York vital record indexes and language translation/transliteration tools especially useful. Links to maps, translations, other reference materials. Letter Writing Guide can help researchers write request letter in Polish.
H.E.A.R.T. Holocaust Education and Research Team has many essays, articles and images about a very wide range of Holocaust-related subjects, with many details hard to find elsewhere.
NYPL Yizkor Books New York Public Library online collection of Yizkor (memorial) books about former shtetls, published by hometown associations and others after the Holocaust. Books for Lancut, Lezajsk and Rzeszow were used extensively in preparing this site.
U.S. Holocaust Museum Holocaust Encyclopedia gives a detailed overview. Site is available in many languages.
Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims Names. Please consider submitting a Page of Testimony for known Jewish victims of Holocaust. Shoah-Related Lists Database of original documents. Online Photo Archives. Righteous Among Nations Resource Center. About the Holocaust education center.
Poland and Zolynia  
Gmina Zolynia Official web site of Gmina Zolynia. News and images. In Polish, but a summary page is available in English and rudimentary translations can be generated through Google Translate. The image gallery has many photographs of Zolynia today and in the past.
World War I  
First World War Huge collection of articles and photographs about another world war.



Books by Subject
General Reference Author or Editor  
A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery Joshuah L. Segal  
Immigration and Jews in the United States    
Jewish Hometown Associations and Family Circles in New York Hannah Kliger  
Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939 Daniel Soyer  
Poland and Galicia    
Antisemitism And Its Opponents In Modern Poland Robert Blobaum  
Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide Suzan F. Wynne  
Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages From the Past and Archival Inventories Miriam Weiner  
The Life of Jews in Poland Before the Holocaust: A Memoir Ben-Zion Gold  
Master of Lancut Count Alfred Potocki  
Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust (Revised Edition) by Gary Mokotoff & Sallyann Amdur Sack with Alexander Sharon  
Second World War and Holocaust (especially Galicia and Podkarpackie)    
Atlas of the Holocaust Martin Gilbert  
Contested Memories: Poles and Jews During the Holocaust and its Aftermath Joshua D. Zimmerman  
Fear: anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz Jan T. Gross  
The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War Martin Gilbert  
Holocaust Journey Martin Gilbert  
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland Christopher R. Browning  
Shtetl Eva Hoffman  
The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meanings James E. Young  
Three Homelands: Memories of a Jewish Life in Poland, Israel and America Norman Salsitz, with Stanley Kaish  
…And Heaven Shed No Tears Henry Armin Herzog  



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