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=== '''Helpful Guides'''  ===
=== '''Helpful Guides'''  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/32916_How_Do_I_Start.pdf How Do I Start?] Simple steps to begin your family history.  
*[[How to Start Your Family History|How to Start Your Family History]] Simple steps to begin your family history.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/Finding_Jewish_Records_07_2007.pdf 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.  
*[[United States#States|State Research Guides]] Individual guides to finding records and indexes in each U.S. state.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/Jewish_Genealogy_Research_08_2008.pdf Jewish Genealogy Research Outline ]Revised as of Aug 2008!  Helpful guide to records and research strategies focusing on Jewish family history.
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/24/Jewish_Genealogy_Research_Outline.pdf Research Outline Jewish Genealogy]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp State Research Guides]&nbsp;Individual guides to finding records and indexes in each U.S. state.<br>
=== Things you can do  ===
=== Things you can do  ===

Revision as of 16:35, 5 December 2012

Jewish Genealogy Research Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Original Records
Compiled Sources
Background Information
Finding Aids

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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

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Helpful Guides

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:


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