Jewish History Resources
with Noteworthy Genealogical Collections and Services
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, has gathered genealogical records from all over the world. These records are made available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Church also maintains Family History Centers throughout the World. A list of Centers located in New York State is available in the Directory of Service Providers section of this guide.
- Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. Archives
208 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
The Institute collects material pertaining to Polish history and culture in the United States and Poland. Holdings include personal papers and organizational records relating to Polish and Polish-American history, economics, literature, political science, diplomacy, Polish political parties and their international connections, sociology, and related fields. Most of the material is from the 20th century. An appointment is necessary for extensive use of the collections. The Archives' hours are Monday - Friday 10-4:00, closed legal holidays.
- St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. Archives
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
The Archives maintains materials pertaining to the history of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, to individuals associated with the Church, and to the history of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The records of the Community Documentation Workshop, 1968-1981 include oral histories of residents of the Lower East Side. The ethnic backgrounds of the participants are Puerto Rican, Russian Jewish, Polish, and Japanese. Access to the Archives is by appointment only, Monday - Wednesday, 9-11:30. The Archives is closed legal holidays.
- United Nations.
New York, NY 10017
The Archives contains records of the U.N. Secretariat, including those of the Secretary-General, and of the U.N.'s many missions and commissions in other countries. Also included are records of organizations that are considered predecessors of the U.N., and records of related organizations. The collections include the records of the International Refugee Organization, Washington, 1946-1952, a non-permanent United Nations specialized agency established in 1948 to deal with the protection, transportation, repatriation, resettlement, and other needs of refugees and displaced persons of World War II. Access to the collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday 9-5.