JGSGB Research Library: Books and Maps

The Society maintains two research collections at different locations. The major collection of books and maps is kept at Temple Emanuel (TE) in Newton and is available for use during JGSGB programs held at Temple Emanuel.

The second, smaller collection consists of basic reference books and is kept at the American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives (AJHS), located on the fifth floor of the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library at 99-101 Newbury Street in Boston.

The reading room hours for the AJHS are Monday through Thursday, 9AM-5 PM, and Friday 9AM-2PM. Please make an appointment prior to your visit by emailing reference @ ajhsboston.org or calling 617-226-1245.

The reference books and maps cannot be borrowed at either location, though many of the titles are also available at local academic and public libraries.

Here is the current listing of materials in the non-circulating research collections maintained by the JGSGB. The books labeled (TE) are at Temple Emanuel in Newton and those labeled (AJHS) are at the American Jewish Historical Society in Boston.

Beginning Research and Specialized Guides
Cemetery Research
Dictionaries of Name Origins and Meanings
Family Histories
Genetics and Genealogy
Identifying Cities, Towns, and Shtetls
Immigration, Naturalization, and Passenger Lists
Photographic Research
Photograph Collections
Translation Guides
Writing, Citation, and Copyright Guides

Research by Country and City:
Argentina – Czech Republic
Eastern Europe – Germany
Hungary – Moldova
Poland – Russia
South Africa – United Kingdom
United States