Using Public Libraries To Access Subscription Sites #general
Jan Meisels Allen
As you may know >from my postings I love "free" access to subscription sites.
Many public libraries have library edition subscriptions to many of the
subscriptions genealogists love to use: Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindmyPast and
more. Another subscription database is now becoming available in selected
public libraries, jewishdata.com .
I know that their database is available to those with library cards at the
following public libraries: Los Angeles (City) Public Library; Morristown
NJ, Library of Congress, Milwaukee WI, Mequon WI, Center for Jewish History
in NYC . Now I have been advised that all public libraries in Cobb County,
Georgia are making this database focused on Jewish History and Genealogy,
Jewishdata available https://jewishdata.com/
Like every public library one has to know that system's website to access
the databases. For Cobb County, go to http://www.cobbcat.org/ , click
"Research & Resources" , then click "Databases & Electronic Resources",
Click on "Resource Categories By Subject", click "Genealogy", then click
"jewishdata.com." You will be prompted to enter your library card and pin
number. For the Los Angeles Public Library (City not County Library system)
go to https://www.lapl.org click on research and homework (right side on
light blue stripe) under "browse" click on "J" and JewishData appears. You
must have a current LA (City) Public Library card to access >from home or at
the library. Anyone in California may obtain a library card >from the
Library. One has to show up in person to show your i.d. to obtain the
I have no affiliation with Jewishdata.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
Jan Allen noted that the website https://jewishdata.com/ may be accessed for
free at many public libraries.
It should also be noted that for those who live too far and therefore do not
have such access, the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) provides
that access as one of the benefits of membership. See our website for more
information on membership benefits.
President, Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc.