The Knowles Collection

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''[[Jewish Genealogy Research|Jewish Genealogy&nbsp;]] &gt; Knowles Collection''<br>  
 
''[[Jewish Genealogy Research|Jewish Genealogy&nbsp;]] &gt; Knowles Collection''<br>  
  
The Knowles Collection is five databases that include records of the Jewish people. The five databases are:  
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The Knowles Collection is six databases that include records of the Jewish people. The six databases are:  
  
 
*[[The Knowles Collection: the Jews of the British Isles|Jews of The British Isles]]  
 
*[[The Knowles Collection: the Jews of the British Isles|Jews of The British Isles]]  
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*[[The Knowles Collection: Jews of Europe|Jews of Europe]]  
 
*[[The Knowles Collection: Jews of Europe|Jews of Europe]]  
 
*[[The Knowles Collection: Jews of The Caribbean|Jews of South America and The Caribbean]]  
 
*[[The Knowles Collection: Jews of The Caribbean|Jews of South America and The Caribbean]]  
*[[The Knowles Collection: Jews of Africa and the Orient|Jews of Africa and the Orient.]]
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*[[The Knowles Collection: Jews of Africa and the Orient|Jews of Africa and the Orient.]]  
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*Jews of the South Pacific
  
 
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The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over&nbsp;300,000 as of&nbsp;October 2011). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library, or from private archives or individuals.  
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The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 600,000 as of January 2013). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library, or from private archives or individuals.  
  
Current totals for the Knowles Collection (as of 3 Jan 2012)  
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Current totals for the Knowles Collection (as of 1 Feb 2013)  
  
*Africa and the Orient - 7,141 people  
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*Africa and the Orient - 15,936 people  
*British Isles -&nbsp; 124,666 people  
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*British Isles -&nbsp; 157,249 people  
*Europe -&nbsp; 49,698 people  
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*Europe -&nbsp; 158,015 people  
*North America -&nbsp; 105,759 people  
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*North America -&nbsp; 246,579 people  
*South America and the Caribbean - 6,578 people
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*South America and the Caribbean - 18,922 people  
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*South Pacific Islands - 18,707
  
 
Updates about the collection, and helpful clues for research can be found at [http://knowlescollection.blogspot.com/ knowlescollection.blogspot.com].  
 
Updates about the collection, and helpful clues for research can be found at [http://knowlescollection.blogspot.com/ knowlescollection.blogspot.com].  
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Search this collection through the [http://histfam.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Community Trees ]website. Look for the section on Knowles Collection. .  
 
Search this collection through the [http://histfam.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Community Trees ]website. Look for the section on Knowles Collection. .  
  
You can still download GEDCOM's of each part of this collection at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp%3FwhichResourcePage=Jewish classic FamilySearch site].
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A link to the Community&nbsp; trees website is also available at [[knowlescollection.blogspot.com|knowlescollection.blogspot.com]]<br>
  
If you don't have the PAF software, download it for free by clicking on[[PAF and Other Genealogy Software|PAF v5.2 (Personal Ancestral File)]]. If you have another genealogy software program, open the collection by clicking the Gedcom Format link.
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== How to search the record  ==
 
== How to search the record  ==

Revision as of 19:57, 4 February 2013

Jewish Genealogy  > Knowles Collection

The Knowles Collection is six databases that include records of the Jewish people. The six databases are:


The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 600,000 as of January 2013). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library, or from private archives or individuals.

Current totals for the Knowles Collection (as of 1 Feb 2013)

  • Africa and the Orient - 15,936 people
  • British Isles -  157,249 people
  • Europe -  158,015 people
  • North America -  246,579 people
  • South America and the Caribbean - 18,922 people
  • South Pacific Islands - 18,707

Updates about the collection, and helpful clues for research can be found at knowlescollection.blogspot.com.

Contents

This record contains

  • Surname and forenames (continually being added)
  • Links to ancestors
  • Dates where available
  • Places where available
  • Source citations where available
  • Notes where available

Before using this record know

  • Name of person to search for
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Where the person lived

Where to access the collection

Search this collection through the FamilySearch Community Trees website. Look for the section on Knowles Collection. .

A link to the Community  trees website is also available at knowlescollection.blogspot.com


How to search the record

  • Search by the name of your ancestor
  • View the sources
  • View the notes

Tips

It is possible that as families moved throughout the world they found themselves in the records of different countries. Therefore, it is wise to check multiple database for your ancestors.

The collection is constantly being added to, so it should be checked at regular intervals.



#REDIRECT The Knowles Collection: the Jews of the British Isles