Jewish Genealogy Research

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Jewish Genealogy Research

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Did you know?

  • Christopher Columbus took Jews on his voyages in hopes they could translate Oriental languages.
  • Jewish births are sometimes listed in local church records.
  • Emma Lazarus, descended from 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 of any people on earth still around 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]

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  1. Joseph Aaron, "Fun Jewish Facts" in Jewish News Online at (accessed 15 August 2009).