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W Todd Knowles
Attended Univesity of Utah
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IAJGS 2015 On Demand
The 2015 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference in Jerusalem is less than 2 weeks away. For those who can not attend in person, who can still participate by signing up for IAJGS On Demand. This can be done through the conferen...
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IAJGS 2015
Now only 2 months away, hope to see you there.
Now only 2 months away, hope to see you there.
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The Knowles Collection has moved
In the summer of 2007 , a new group of records appeared on the FamilySearch Community Trees Website . This database, The Knowles Collection , contained the records of a small section of  the Jewish people of the British Isles. That original set included les...
In the summer of 2007, a new group of records appeared on the FamilySearch Community Trees Website. This database, The Knowles Collection, contained the records of a small section of  the Jewish people of the British Isles. T...
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Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982
This database, which is really a mixture of a few different types of records is now available at FamilySearch . As of today their are over 160,000 images of cemetery transcripts, various military records and Church records. The original collection is the wo...
This database, which is really a mixture of a few different types of records is now available at FamilySearch. As of today their are over 160,000 images of cemetery transcripts, various military records and Church records. Th...
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Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
Slightly over a year ago in this blog, I wrote about the Kelly Street Historic Jewish Cemeteries of Indianapolis, Indiana . These cemeteries filled the need of the growing Jewish community in Indianapolis. That community, which  consisted of 8 different con...
Slightly over a year ago in this blog, I wrote about the Kelly Street Historic Jewish Cemeteries of Indianapolis, Indiana. These cemeteries filled the need of the growing Jewish community in Indianapolis. That community, whic...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day
For those who were killed for being Jewish, and those killed for helping try to save them. WE WILL NEVER FORGET Holocaust Remembrance Wall, Boston, Mass. Raoul Wallenberg Memorial  London, England
For those who were killed for being Jewish, and those killed for helping try to save them. WE WILL NEVER FORGET Holocaust Remembrance Wall, Boston, Mass. Raoul Wallenberg Memorial  London, England
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The Jews of Columbia
Like many countries, the first Jews to arrive in Columbia came from Spain. These Jews, who arrived in the 1500's practiced Christianity but were really "Secret Jews" having been forced to convert during the Inquisition. In the year 1636, many of these secre...
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South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006
This collection, the Estate Files of the Orange Free State, South Africa, 1951-2006 has over 3.8 million images of the estate files held by the Master of The Supreme Court in Bloemfontein, South Africa. This collection which is available free of charge at F...
This collection, the Estate Files of the Orange Free State, South Africa, 1951-2006 has over 3.8 million images of the estate files held by the Master of The Supreme Court in Bloemfontein, South Africa. This collection which ...
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New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950
In March of last year, I wrote about the New Brunswick Death records that were made available on the FamilySearch website. Now this past week the New Brunswick Provincial Marriages, 1789-1950 have also been added to FamilySearch. The collection , which as o...
In March of last year, I wrote about the New Brunswick Death records that were made available on the FamilySearch website. Now this past week the New Brunswick Provincial Marriages, 1789-1950 have also been added to FamilySea...
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Canadian Headstones
This past week FamilySearch has added another database of records supplied by a partner website. In this case the database is a name index to the headstone transcriptions made available by www.canadianheadstones.com . According to the CanadianHeadstones web...
This past week FamilySearch has added another database of records supplied by a partner website. In this case the database is a name index to the headstone transcriptions made available by www.canadianheadstones.com. Accordin...
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Knowles Collection Updated
The 6 databases that comprise the Knowles Collection have now been updated on the FamilySearch Community Trees site. The collection now contains genealogical records for over 1.15 million people. The databases and the number of people contained in each are;...
The 6 databases that comprise the Knowles Collection have now been updated on the FamilySearch Community Trees site. The collection now contains genealogical records for over 1.15 million people. The databases and the number...
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The Jews of Algeria
Even though the Jewish history of Algeria dates all the way to the first century of the Common Era , it wasn't until the 14th century that Jews really started arriving in the country. Those 14th century Jews were Sephardic Jews fleeing Spain and the persecu...
Even though the Jewish history of Algeria dates all the way to the first century of the Common Era, it wasn't until the 14th century that Jews really started arriving in the country. Those 14th century Jews were Sephardic Jew...
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Reference Consultant in the British Unit of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Familysearch.org, 1997 - present
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Reference Consultant in the British Unit of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Accredited in English Research with a specialty in Jewish Genealogy. Compiler of the Knowles Collection, 6 databases comprised of the genealogical records of over 800,000 Jewish people (as of Jul 2013).
  1. Jews of the British Isles
  2. Jews of North America
  3. Jews of South America and the Caribbean
  4. Jews of Europe
  5. Jews of Africa and the Orient.
  6. Jews of the South Pacific
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Awarded 2011 Roll of Honour by Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
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  • Univesity of Utah
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Jews of Bratislava
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The Jewish history of the area now known as Bratislava dates back well over 700 years ago. Now the capital city of Slovakia, it was until 19

The Ginger Jewish Genealogist
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The National Archives of Scotland Home Page
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Information about the National Archives of Scotland

The Knowles Collection: Jews of Kastoria, Greece
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Jews of Kastoria, Greece. As the Knowles Collection continues to grow, I am constantly amazed at how many of the Jewish communities of the w

The Knowles Collection: Jews of Cape Verde
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Jews of Cape Verde. The history of the Jews of Cape Verde is a most interesting story. Located off the western coast of Africa, the Republic

Childhood Memory Monday – TV Shows « The Ginger Jewish Genealogist
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Banai Lynn Feldstein keeps a blog as the Ginger Jewish Genealogist. Her research generally focuses on US, Eastern Europe, and Jewish genealo