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=== Did you know?  ===
 
=== Did you know?  ===
  
*Columbus took Jews&nbsp;with him&nbsp;in hopes they could translate Oriental languages.  
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*Columbus took Jews with him in hopes they could translate Oriental languages.  
 
*Jewish births are sometimes [[Jewish Records in Other Denominations|listed in local church records]].  
 
*Jewish births are sometimes [[Jewish Records in Other Denominations|listed in local church records]].  
*Emma Lazarus, daughter of&nbsp;Sephardic Jews, wrote the famous poem inscribed on the [[Jewish Emigration and Immigration|Statue of Liberty]], "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..."  
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*Emma Lazarus, daughter of Sephardic Jews, wrote the famous poem inscribed on the [[Jewish Emigration and Immigration|Statue of Liberty]], "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..."  
 
*Jews are the oldest&nbsp;group with their national identity and cultural heritage intact.  
 
*Jews are the oldest&nbsp;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.<ref>Joseph Aaron, "Fun Jewish Facts" in Jewish News Online at http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338 (accessed 15 August 2009).</ref>
 
*Celebrities with Jewish mothers: Geraldo Rivera, Fiorello Laguardia, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, David Bowie, Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford.<ref>Joseph Aaron, "Fun Jewish Facts" in Jewish News Online at http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338 (accessed 15 August 2009).</ref>
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=== '''Helpful Guides'''  ===
 
=== '''Helpful Guides'''  ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/32916_How_Do_I_Start.pdf How Do I Start?]&nbsp;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!&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.
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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!&nbsp; 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]&nbsp;Individual guides to finding records and indexes in each U.S. state.<br>
 
*[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]  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen]  
 
*[http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies]  
 
*[http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies]  
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
  
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Revision as of 19:20, 5 February 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

  • 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).