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=== Key Internet Links  ===
 
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*[http://www.iajgs.org/ International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies] over 75 groups  
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*[http://www.iajgs.org/ International Assoc. of Jewish Genealogical Societies] over 75 groups  
*[http://sephardim.com/ Sephardim.com] for Sephardic / Jewish genealogy research  
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*[http://sephardim.com/ Sephardim.com] for Sephardic genealogy / Jewish genealogy research  
*[http://www.yadvashem.org/ Yad Vashem] - Holocaust Museum and database  
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*[http://www.yadvashem.org/ Yad Vashem] - Israeli Holocaust Museum and database  
*[http://synagoguescribes.com/blog/ Synagogue Scribes] offers a unique and fully searchable database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, which began on 1st July 1837.
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*[http://synagoguescribes.com/blog/ Synagogue Scribes] London Ashkenazi Synagogue records database
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen] databases and tools to help those with Jewish ancestry find family members  
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen] databases and tools to help find family members  
*[http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies] fosters research there
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*[http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies] fosters research  
*[http://www.ajhs.org/ American Jewish Historical Society] access to books, photographs, and artifacts  
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*[http://www.ajhs.org/ American Jewish Historical Society] books, photos, art and artifacts  
 
*[http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/ Cemetery Scribes] recording tombstone inscriptions in the UK  
 
*[http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/ Cemetery Scribes] recording tombstone inscriptions in the UK  
 
*Ancestry.com [http://landing.ancestry.com/jewishfamilyhistory/us/default.aspx Jewish Family History Collection]  
 
*Ancestry.com [http://landing.ancestry.com/jewishfamilyhistory/us/default.aspx Jewish Family History Collection]  

Revision as of 20:24, 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

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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).