The Knowles Collection: the Jews of the British Isles

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Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews from the British Isles. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 11,000 as of 1 August 2007). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library through a complex indexing system devised by the late Isobel Mordy whose collection forms the basis of the Knowles Collection.
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''[[Jewish Genealogy Research|Jewish Genealogy]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[The_Knowles_Collection:_the_Jews_of_the_British_Isles|Knowles Collection]]''<br>
  
== This record contains ==
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Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews from the British Isles. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 155,000 as of February 2013). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library through a complex indexing system devised by the late Isobel Mordy whose [[The Mordy Collection|Mordy Collection forms]] the basis of the Knowles Collection.
  
* Surname and forenames (continually being added)
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== This record contains  ==
* Links to ancestors
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* Dates where available
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*Surname and forenames (continually being added)
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*Links to ancestors
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*Dates where available  
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*Places where available
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*Source citations where available
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*Notes where available
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*Mordy number, where applicable
  
* Places where available
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== Before using this record know  ==
  
* Source citations where available
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*Name of person to search for
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Where the person lived
  
* Notes where available
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== Where to access the collection  ==
  
* Mordy number, where applicable<span></span><br />
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Search this collection through the [http://histfam.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Community Trees ]website. Look for the section on Knowles Collection.
  
== Before using this record know<br /> ==
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== How to search the record ==
  
* Name of person to search for
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*Search by the name of your ancestor
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*View the sources
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*View the notes
  
* Approximate year of birth
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== Tips  ==
  
* Where the person lived <br />
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There are three types of records in the British Isles collection:
  
== Where to access the collection ==
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#Those which were part of the Mordy collection.These have the original Mordy Index numbers included in the Custom ID field, e.g., ML 31.10.52. In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“General Notes”.
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#Original records which have been added by Todd Knowles.In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“Research Notes”.
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#Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.
  
* Online at www.FamilySearch.org  On the Home Page, click on the heading Jewish Family History Resources Scroll down to Knowles Collection.<span>  </span>
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{{Jewish|Jewish}}<br>  
  
* Select either <span>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/KnowlesCollection-jun07.paf PAF Format: Knowles Collection] or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/KnowlesCollection-jun07.ged Gedcom Format: Knowles Collection ]</span><span>(You can download PAF software for free by clicking on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp '''<span>PAF v5.2 (Personal Ancestral File)</span>'''] or view the collection on most genealogy software by clicking the Gedcom Format link.)</span><span> </span>
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[[Category:England]] [[Category:Jews|Knowles]]
 
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== How to search the record ==
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* Search by the name of your ancestor
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* View the sources
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* View the notes
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== Tips ==
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There are three types of records in the collection:
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# Those which were part of the Mordy collection.<span>  </span>These have the original Mordy Index numbers included in the Custom ID field, e.g., <span>ML 31.10.52. <span> </span>In the Notes field, each item is categorized under </span><span>“</span><span>General Notes</span><span>”</span><span>.</span>
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# <span>Those which have been added by Todd Knowles.<span>  </span>In the Notes field, each item is categorized under </span><span>“</span><span>Research Notes</span><span>”</span><span>.</span>
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# <span>Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.</span>
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Revision as of 16:34, 26 April 2013

Jewish Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  Knowles Collection

Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews from the British Isles. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 155,000 as of February 2013). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library through a complex indexing system devised by the late Isobel Mordy whose Mordy Collection forms the basis of the Knowles Collection.

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
  • Mordy number, where applicable

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.

How to search the record

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

Tips

There are three types of records in the British Isles collection:

  1. Those which were part of the Mordy collection.These have the original Mordy Index numbers included in the Custom ID field, e.g., ML 31.10.52. In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“General Notes”.
  2. Original records which have been added by Todd Knowles.In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“Research Notes”.
  3. Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.