What is the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)?

The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) is a compilation of surnames and towns currently being researched by over 80,000 Jewish genealogists worldwide.  It contains over 400,000 entries: 100,000 ancestral surnames and 18,000 town names, and is indexed and cross-referenced by both surname and town name.  

(The JGFF was created in 1982 by Gary Mokotoff, and is now maintained by JewishGen.) 

Researchers should check the JGFF for genealogists with similar research interests, and can then contact them for an exchange of information.  The JGFF is a networking tool, which is updated daily online. All genealogists are encouraged to participate in the JGFF. 

For more information, please view the frequently asked questions page here.

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