Alex Calzareth's Genealogy Pages

Eight old family photos taken between 1900 and 1950

I am based in New York City and have been researching my family tree since 1997. My ancestors originate from modern-day Czechia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Poland.
Below are links to my genealogy research and other genealogy activities that I have been involved with.

Please direct any comments or questions to me at .
(You can write to me in English, German, Italian or Spanish)

Information about my ancestors, their families and communities:

Online Family Tree - produced with SecondSite, contains detailed information on my genealogical discoveries

Oliveto Citra Immigrants - a page listing individuals originating from Oliveto Citra, Salerno, Italy that arrived at the port of New York between 1892 and 1924

Oliveto Citra Family History & Genealogy - my Facebook group with more than 500 members, all descendants of families that emigrated from Oliveto Citra or people who still live there

Example USCIS Records - Alien, Visa and Citizenship Files for extended family members. Records originally from the Immigration and NaturaTlization Service (INS), now held by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

General Resources:

Aufbau Indexing Project -  a project to index all the announcements of birth, engagement, marriage, death and other special occasions that appeared in the pages of Aufbau between 1934 and 2004.
The most current version of the index is now hosted on Search the database at
Background information on the project and an old, less complete search interface can be found at

Map of Bohemia and Moravia Jewish Vital Registers and Bohemian Familiant Records

AC's Genealogy Tips - Miscellaneous website instructions and useful links

Archived Sites

These sites have not been updated in many years but are provided for historical reference

Finding Missing Manifests in the Ellis Island Database- instructions on how to locate manfiests that are not properly linked in the EIDB

The Calzaretta Family - a site with information on various Calzaretta families in the United States which originated from Oliveto Citra, also with an Italian version 

The Baer Family - a site with information on the Baer family of Untergrombach, Weingarten, Bruchsal and other surrounding towns

Genealogy Organizations 

organizations in which I serve in a volunteer or leadership role

Reclaim The Records - not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates that obtain records though Freedom of Information laws
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
German Research Division at JewishGen

Map of My Ancestral Hometowns

Map Key:
Blue: Ancestors of my grandmother, Lorie Krieger, mostly in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Yellow: Ancestors of my grandfather, Alex Rafael, mostly in Czechia and Hamburg
Orange: Ancestors of my grandmother, Selma Michaels, in Southern Italy, Poland and Lithuania
Purple: Ancestors of my grandfather, Arthur Calzareth, in Southern Italy