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W Todd Knowles
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Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland - Join Us 23 April 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Pikesville Library meeting room 1301 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, Maryland The Knowles Collection: What is it and How Do I Use It? Looking forward to see you there .

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British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986, 1992-1993
In the past this blog has written about some of the collections available at FamilySearch.org for Britsh Columbia . The databases tend to provide a lot of very valuable information for those researching their own families. Now FamilySearch has updated the  ...

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Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946
Recently, I have been looking into the records of a prominent Jewish family from the St. Louis, Missouri area. In many ways they were like so many other families who had settled in the United States looking for somewhere to raise their growing family withou...

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IAJGS 2017- Orlando, Florida, Registration is Now Open
The registration for the 2017 IAJGS Conference On Jewish Genealogy is now open. All of the information can be found at the conference website iajgs2017.org .

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Jews of Haiti
While today the Jewish community of Haiti is not large, the island has a very complex history of the Jewish people. It is believed that the first Jew to arrive in Haiti was Luis de Torres , who was travelling as an interpreter for Christopher Columbus , how...

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British Newspaper Archives, Onituaries
One of the newest collections to be updated at FamilySearch will be a great source for those searching for ancestors from the British Isles . The collection, British Newspaper Archive, Obituaries covers the 1800 - 1900 time frame. The obituaries included co...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jewish Quarter, Amsterdam Tomorrow, January 27, 2017 , has been recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day . The day was designated in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly, in hopes that all member nations would honor the memory of the ove...

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Knowles Collection Updated
With the beginning of the new year, the time has come to update the Knowles Collection . The collection, which consists of 6 databases that contain the genealogical records of the Jewish people, now contain almost 1.4 million people . The individual databas...

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Accessing the Knowles Collection
Over the last few weeks I have been asked to review how to access the records of the Knowles Collection. The collection continues to grow and will be updated in the next few days, so this seems like the appropriate time. Since March of 2016, the collection ...

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Happy Hanukkah 2016
As everyone around the world makes final preparations with their families, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a HAPPY HANUKKAH .
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