The Knowles Collection: the Jews of the British Isles
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Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews from the British Isles. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 208,000 as of Jan 2015). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library through a complex indexing system devised by the late Isobel Mordy whose Mordy Collection forms the basis of the Knowles Collection.
This record contains
- Surname and forenames (continually being added)
- Links to ancestors
- Dates where available
- Places where available
- Source citations where available
- Notes where available
- Mordy number, where applicable
Major British Records Sets within this Collection
- Birth, Marriage and Death records from the Great Synagogue of London
- Birth, Marriage and Death records from Bevis Marks Synagogue
- Cemetery records from Willesden Cemetery in London.
- Cemetery records from Hoop Lane Cemetery in London.
- Cemetery records from Southern cemetery in Manchester.
Before using this record know
- Name of person to search for
- Approximate year of birth
- Where the person lived
Where to access the collection
How to search the record
- Search by the name of your ancestor
- View the sources
- View the notes
There are three types of records in the British Isles collection:
- Those which were part of the Mordy collection.These have the original Mordy Index numbers included in the Custom ID field, e.g., ML 31.10.52. In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“General Notes”.
- Original records which have been added by Todd Knowles.In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“Research Notes”.
- Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.