Jewish Genealogy Research
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|Jewish Genealogy Research Wiki Topics|
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.
Key Internet Links
- 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:
- Joseph Aaron, "Fun Jewish Facts" in Jewish News Online at http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338 (accessed 15 August 2009).