New collection of wartime British Jewish newspapers released by TheGenealogist


31 July 2023
TheGenealogist has just released a 'significant' batch of 'The Jewish Chronicles' from the First World War and 'The Jewish Echo' covering years during the build up to the Second World War.

These newspapers offer the opportunity to study the pivotal moments that shaped the lives of the Jewish community throughout the war. Accompanying this new resource are the seatholders for the Crosby Street Synagogue in New York, with interesting details of how it came to be.

The records join the substantial holdings of Jewish records on TheGenealogist, including Seatholders of London Synagogues between 1920 and 1939, The Jewish Year Books from 1896 to 1939 and the Jewry Book of Honour (1914-1918).

Researchers can use these resources to find Jewish ancestors in the news, for example

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  • Learn what was happening from community notifications
  • Find Births, Deaths, Engagements, Marriages, Obituaries and Wills
  • Unearth dates for Bar Mitzvahs 
  • Track down when tombstones were to be set
  • Discover relatives that contributed to the many charitable funds supporting victims of the wars
  • Learn about ancestors’ military promotions and mentions in casualty lists

Explore the newspapers with a subscription at TheGenealogist.

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