Resources & Services

Resources and Services

JGSLI Reference Collection

Our reference collection at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library is housed in a dedicated bookcase near the Reference Librarian's desk. The library is located at 999 Old Country Road, Plainview (516) 938-0077. Our holdings include the Arthur Kurzweil collection.

For directions and more information on the library, please see

Tips and Tricks

At every monthly meeting, a new tip or trick is announced. Members are free to share either at the meeting or on our Facebook site.

The Mishpocha Mavens are on hand before every meeting to help, and many members are active on our Facebook group.

Plainview Family History Center

The Family History Center, located at 160 Washington Avenue, Plainview (516) 433-0122, contains many city directories and microfilms of census data, ship's manifests, etc. Others can be ordered from Salt Lake City Utah. It is open Monday thru Thursday from 10AM to 2PM and 7PM to 9:30PM; and Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 2PM. The Plainview Family History Center holds 10 books specific to Jewish Genealogy (provided by the JGSLI). Ask about them when you visit.

For more information, please see

The Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County

The center, located at 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove (516) 571-8040, is open Monday thru Friday 9:30AM until 4:30PM and Sunday 11AM thru 4PM.

For more information, please see

Research Links

JewishGen - the premier Jewish genealogy site - Subscription site which is one of the largest online repositories of genealogical and historical records. Especially helpful for large-scale record collections such as census records, passenger records, etc.

Family History Library
 - This collection is going through a major digitizing project. The Plainview Family History Center is Family Search’s local office.

Stephen Morse's One-Step Webpages - A wide variety of free searching tools and databases, including immigration, census, vital records, transliteration tools, calendar converters and more!.