Jewish Family History Research

Family Search made the following announcement this month:

“A valuable resource for Jewish genealogical research has expanded to include records from all over the world. The popular Knowles Collection from FamilySearch is a free database connecting Jewish records of 115,000 people in 30 countries. The combining of those records into one collection makes it easier for researchers to find family sources.”

“Knowles started the database in 2007 to help him find his own Jewish ancestry. The collection began with 6,500 records from the British Isles, but has now rapidly expanded into five geographically-based databases with more than 115,000 names:

The Jews of the British Isles — 82,000 names

The Jews of the Americas — 10,300 names

The Jews of Europe — 18,697 names

The Jews of the Caribbean — 2,200 names

The Jews of Africa and the Orient — 367 names

The Knowles Collection is compiled from more than 200 different sources that have been transcribed and combined by volunteers. There is also a complete list of where the original records can be found. The entire collection is now linked electronically as families and fully searchable on FamilySearch’s Community Trees project, found at histfam.familysearch.org. Researchers can also download GEDCOM versions of each collection from www.familysearch.org .”

For the full news release click here.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I have not received any compensation for writing this post from familysearch.org.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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