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*[http://www.ajhs.org/ American Jewish Historical Society] books, photos, art and artifacts  
 
*[http://www.ajhs.org/ American Jewish Historical Society] books, photos, art and artifacts  
 
*[http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/ Cemetery Scribes] recording tombstone inscriptions in the UK  
 
*[http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/ Cemetery Scribes] recording tombstone inscriptions in the UK  
*Ancestry.com [http://landing.ancestry.com/jewishfamilyhistory/us/default.aspx Jewish Family History Collection] world's largest online
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*Ancestry.com [http://landing.ancestry.com/jewishfamilyhistory/us/default.aspx Jewish Family History Collection] world's largest online  
*[http://www.cjh.org/ Center for Jewish History] databases, collections, guides, events  
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*[http://www.cjh.org/ Center for Jewish History] databases, collections, guides, and events  
*[http://ellisisland.org/ EllisIsland.org] - The Ellis Island Foundation provides passenger lists for over 20 million immigrants.
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*[http://ellisisland.org/ EllisIsland.org] NY passenger lists of 20 million immigrants. See also:
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:*[http://stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=ny&firstkind=close&FNM=&lastkind=starts&LNM= Searching $ New York (all: 1820-1957) Passenger Lists in One Step]
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=== '''Helpful Guides'''  ===
 
=== '''Helpful Guides'''  ===

Revision as of 20:55, 5 February 2011

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Did you know?

  • Columbus took Jews with him in hopes they could translate Oriental languages.
  • Jewish births are sometimes listed in local church records.
  • Emma Lazarus, daughter of Sephardic Jews, wrote the famous poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..."
  • Jews are the oldest group with their national identity and cultural heritage intact.
  • Celebrities with Jewish mothers: Geraldo Rivera, Fiorello Laguardia, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, David Bowie, Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford.[1]

Key Internet Links

Helpful Guides

  • How Do I Start? Simple steps to begin your family history.
  • Finding Jewish Records New! In-depth guide to tracing Jewish ancestors from the U.S. to Europe between 1850 to 1930. Follow the steps to identify a birthplace or place of origin.
  • Jewish Genealogy Research Outline Revised as of Aug 2008!  Helpful guide to records and research strategies focusing on Jewish family history.
  • State Research Guides Individual guides to finding records and indexes in each U.S. state.

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Sources

  1. Joseph Aaron, "Fun Jewish Facts" in Jewish News Online at http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338 (accessed 15 August 2009).