Ancestors in Central and Eastern Europe
JewishGen’s Shtetl Seeker
A tip from Ancestry.com’s latest newsletter: Whether you have Jewish roots or not, if your ancestors were from Central or Eastern Europe, JewishGen’s Shtetl Seeker is reported to be an excellent tool for locating towns and information.
Ancestry also suggests looking online and at local libraries for gazetteers that cover areas in which your ancestors lived. You may even be able to pick one up inexpensively through auction likes (eBay for example) or from an online used books dealer.