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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/32916_How_Do_I_Start.pdf How Do I Start?]<br>Simple steps to begin your family history.  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/32916_How_Do_I_Start.pdf How Do I Start?]&nbsp;Simple steps to begin your family history.
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/Finding_Jewish_Records_07_2007.pdf Finding Jewish Records] New!<br>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.  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/Finding_Jewish_Records_07_2007.pdf Finding Jewish Records] New!&nbsp;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.
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/Jewish_Genealogy_Research_08_2008.pdf Jewish Genealogy Research Outline ]Revised as of Aug 2008!<br>Helpful guide to records and research strategies focusing on Jewish family history.  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/Jewish_Genealogy_Research_08_2008.pdf Jewish Genealogy Research Outline ]Revised as of Aug 2008!&nbsp; Helpful guide to records and research strategies focusing on Jewish family history.
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp State Research Guides]<br>Individual guides to finding records and indexes in each U.S. state.<br>
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*[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>
  
 
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen]  
 
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*[http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies]  
 
*[http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies]  

Revision as of 20:15, 11 January 2011

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

Helpful Guides

  • 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.


 


Things you can do

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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).