You can visit the center in New York City to access their collections, and you can search through some of their collection online. Some of the more interesting record collections that can be searched online include the Industrial Removal Office, the American Jewish Committee’s WWI questionnaires, Hebrew Orphan Asylum records, and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society records from Boston.
The CJH also houses the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute which offers assistance in doing genealogy, houses thousands of microfilms on permanent loan from the Family History Library, and even offers assistance online through live chat.
The archive is located on the Giv’at Ram campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
We are currently looking to copy and index several documents held by CAHJP related to Kańczuga. See our CAHJP Research Project.
In addition, the CZA holds the files of the institutions of the Jewish population in Palestine before the establishment of the State (the Archives of the National Council, the Archives of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA), the Archives of the Hadassah Medical Organization, etc.), of the offices of the World Jewish Congress in various countries, the remainder of the Archives of the Hovevei Zion and of some of the Zionist Federations around the world.
There were Zionist organizations in Kańczuga, and although we haven’t found records yet, it is possible the CZA holds information related to the Kańczuga Jewish community.
Some of the more important resources on Gesher Galicia include the All Galicia Database with almost 200,000 records from over 70 different sources, and their Map Room, which provides a large number of maps of the region and of specific towns (Kańczuga coming soon!)
some of the most important databases for anyone doing Jewish genealogy are found on the JewishGen website. Of primary importance is the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) which allows researchers to connect to other people searching for the same family name from the same towns across the globe. If you haven’t added your family names from Kańczuga to the JGFF yet, go do it now!
JewishGen also hosts the web sites and mailing lists of some other very important Jewish genealogy organizations, like Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland.
JRI-Poland has a complete listing of the towns they have records for, which includes Kańczuga. While the town listing shows which records will show up in their search engine (which is free), note that there are some indexing projects that won’t necessarily show up in their town pages, and to be sure what records exist for a given town, you should contact the town coordinator for your town to see what exists.
Currently, simply searching for the location ‘Kanczuga‘ returns 773 records. Searching other nearby villages also return results, such as Lopuszka Mala, Zuklin, Krzeczowice, Sietsz, Siedleczka, Pantalowice, Manasterz, etc. For some strategies on searching the names database, see this article.
Another very useful online resource of Yad Vashem is their Photo Archive. The search interface for the photo archive was built in conjunction with Google. Unfortunately there are no Kanczuga photos in the database, but try searching other towns or family names.