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''[[Jewish Genealogy Research|Jewish Genealogy&nbsp;]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Jewish_Records_in_the_FHL_Catalog|Records in&nbsp;the Catalog]]''<br>
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''[[Jewish Genealogy Research|Jewish Genealogy]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Jewish_Records_in_the_FHL_Catalog|Records in the Catalog]]''<br>  
  
The key to finding Jewish records in the Family History Library’s collection is the Family History Library Catalog. The catalog describes each of the library’s records and provides its call number. The catalog is available on compact disc (both DOS and Windows versions) as part of the FamilySearch computer program, on microfiche, and on the Internet at:  
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The key to finding Jewish records in the [[Family History Library|Family History Library’s collection]] is the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]]. The catalog describes each of the library’s records and provides its call number. The catalog is available on both microfiche, and as part of the FamilySearch computer program on the Internet at:  
  
*http://www.familysearch.org/
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:[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch.org<br>]
  
Click on Custom Search on the home page, then click on Family History Library Catalog.
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Both the fiche catalog and Internet catalog are available at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], most
  
Both the fiche and CD catalogs are available at the Family History Library, Family History Centers, and some other libraries and archives. You can also buy the Windows version at the Distribution Center (see "Introduction" for the address).  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]], and some other libraries and archives.  
  
Because there are several different versions of the catalog, including the one that is available on the Internet, there are several different ways to search. Be creative when using the catalog.  
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Because there are several different versions of the catalog, including the one that is available on the Internet, there are several different ways to search. Be creative when using the catalog. [[Image:FHL Catalog Search Buttons.png|right]]
  
The DOS version of the Family History Library Catalog has five types of searches:  
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The Internet version of the Family History Library Catalog has eight types of searches:  
  
*Locality Search  
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*Place Search  
*Locality Browse
 
 
*Surname Search  
 
*Surname Search  
*Film Number Search  
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*Keyword Search  
*Computer Number Search
 
 
 
The Windows version of the Family History Library Catalog has eight types of searches:
 
 
 
 
*Title Search  
 
*Title Search  
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*Film/Fiche Search
 
*Author Search  
 
*Author Search  
*Film/Fiche Search
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*Subject Search  
*Place Search
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*Call Number Search
*Surname Search
 
*Keyword Search  
 
*Call Number Search
 
*Subject Search
 
  
 
The Family History Library Catalog on microfiche is divided into four major searches:  
 
The Family History Library Catalog on microfiche is divided into four major searches:  
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*Surname Search  
 
*Surname Search  
 
*Author/Title Search
 
*Author/Title Search
 
The Family History Library Catalog on the Internet currently has five types of searches:
 
 
*Author Search
 
*Film/Fiche Search
 
*Place Search
 
*Surname Search
 
*Call Number Search
 
  
 
=== Subject Search  ===
 
=== Subject Search  ===
  
One of the most effective ways to locate Jewish records in the fiche catalog is by Subject Search. Many Jewish records are found under the subject headings Jewish History and Jewish Records. Other subject headings that should be searched include: Church Records, Civil Registration, Concentration Camps, Genealogy, Holocaust, Inquisition, and Minorities. All these records have geographical tracings, which enables you to choose the record by place that is appropriate to your research.  
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One of the most effective ways to locate Jewish records is by [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=subject Subject Search ]Many Jewish records are found under the subject headings '''Jewish History '''and '''Jewish Records'''. Other subject headings that should be searched include: '''Church Records''', '''Civil Registration''', '''Concentration Camps''', '''Genealogy''', '''Holocaust''', '''Inquisition''', and '''Minorities'''. All these records have geographical tracings, which enables you to choose the record by place that is appropriate to your research.  
  
The Windows CD version of the Family History Library also contains a Subject Search option.
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=== Place Search ===
  
=== Locality Search or Place Search ===
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Another effective way to locate Jewish records is by the&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search]
  
Another effective way to locate Jewish records is by the Locality Search. The Locality Search or Place Search lists records according to geographical area. The records are listed by the name of government jurisdictions from the largest to the smallest reference. Different countries refer to these levels by different names; however three levels are generally used in the Family History Library Catalog:  
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The Place Search lists records according to geographical area. The records are listed by the name of government jurisdictions from the largest to the smallest reference. Different countries refer to these levels by different names; however three levels are generally used in the Family History Library Catalog:  
  
 
'''Largest:''' Continents, regions, or countries  
 
'''Largest:''' Continents, regions, or countries  
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An exception to this system is the United States and Canada, where the state or province is listed on the largest level, the county on the middle level, and the town or township on the smallest level.  
 
An exception to this system is the United States and Canada, where the state or province is listed on the largest level, the county on the middle level, and the town or township on the smallest level.  
  
For example, in the Locality Search look for:  
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For example, in the Place Search look for:  
 
 
*The place where an ancestor lived, such as:
 
 
 
EUROPE (by continent)
 
 
 
GERMANY (by country)
 
 
 
AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES (by country, state)
 
 
 
FRANCE, BAS-RHIN, ROSENWILLER (by country, department, parish)
 
 
 
POLAND, GDANSK, GDANSK (by country, county, city)
 
 
 
CHILE, TALCA, MOLINA (by country, province, municipality)
 
  
Then choose the record type you want, such as:  
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*The '''''place''''' where an ancestor lived, such as:
  
JEWISH RECORDS
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:EUROPE (by continent)
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:GERMANY (by country)
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:AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES (by country, state)
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:FRANCE, BAS-RHIN, ROSENWILLER (by country, department, parish)
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:POLAND, GDANSK, GDANSK (by country, county, city)
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:CHILE, TALCA, MOLINA (by country, province, municipality)
  
CEMETERIES
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*Then choose the '''''record type''''' you want, such as:
  
CIVIL REGISTRATION or VITAL RECORDS  
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:JEWISH RECORDS
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:CEMETERIES
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:CIVIL REGISTRATION or VITAL RECORDS
  
 
For example:  
 
For example:  
  
EUROPE – EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION – INDEXES  
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:EUROPE – EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION – INDEXES  
 
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::This search by continent lists the Württemberg emigration index.
This search by continent lists the Württemberg emigration index  
 
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN – JEWISH RECORDS
 
 
 
This search by region lists the Isabel Mordy collection of Jewish pedigrees
 
 
 
UNITED STATES – CENSUS – 1890
 
 
 
This search by country lists the surviving 1890 census or population schedules
 
  
GERMANY, BADEN CENSUS
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:GREAT BRITAIN JEWISH RECORDS
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::This search by region lists the Isabel Mordy collection of Jewish pedigrees.
  
This search by country and state lists the 1939 non-Germanic minority census for that state
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:UNITED STATES – CENSUS – 1880
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::This search by country lists the surviving 1880 census or population schedules.
  
ILLINOIS, COOK, CHICAGO JEWISH RECORDS
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:GERMANY, BADEN CENSUS
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::This search by country and state lists the 1939 non-Germanic minority census for that state.
  
This search by state (United States), county, and city lists synagogue and other Jewish records in Chicago  
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:ILLINOIS, COOK, CHICAGO – JEWISH RECORDS
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::This search by state (United States), county, and city lists synagogue and other Jewish records in Chicago.
  
 
=== Keyword Search  ===
 
=== Keyword Search  ===
  
The Keyword Search, found only in the Windows version of the catalog, is an easy and effective way to search for Jewish records. This powerful tool allows you to search for records using keywords.  
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The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=keywords Keyword Search ]at FamilySearch. org is found only in the&nbsp;Internet version of the catalog, is an easy and effective way to search for Jewish records. This powerful tool allows you to search for records using keywords.  
  
For example, you may type in "Jews census" or "Census of Jews" to locate census records that are unique to the Jews. Circumcision records can be found using the keywords "Jewish records" or "circumcision." The key words "Church records Jews" locate synagogue records of Jews in Quebec, Canada, that were turned in as part of civil registration.  
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For example, you may type in '''Jews census''' or '''Census of Jews''' to locate census records that are unique to the Jews. Circumcision records can be found using the keywords '''Jewish records''' or '''circumcision'''. The key words '''Church records Jews''' locate synagogue records of Jews in Quebec, Canada, that were turned in as part of civil registration.  
  
You can also do a wildcard search using "Jew*." This search brings up all the records in the Library that have this word (including Jewish and Jews) in the title, in catalog notes, or in a catalog reference citation.  
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You can also do a wildcard search using '''Jew*'''. This search brings up all the records in the Library that have this word (including Jewish and Jews) in the title, in catalog notes, or in a catalog reference citation.  
  
 
Use several different keywords or combination of keywords in looking for specific record sources. The way they are listed or described in the catalog affects how you find them by Keyword Search.  
 
Use several different keywords or combination of keywords in looking for specific record sources. The way they are listed or described in the catalog affects how you find them by Keyword Search.  
  
Gray area shows the western area of the Russian Empire in which Jews were legally allowed to live. This ruling began with the first partition of Poland in 1772 and ended after World War 1.
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{{Jewish|Jewish}}<br>  
 
 
{{Jewish|Jewish}}<br>
 
  
[[Category:Jews|Jews]]
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[[Category:Jews|Records]]

Revision as of 02:43, 23 December 2011

Jewish Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  Records in the Catalog

The key to finding Jewish records in the Family History Library’s collection is the Family History Library Catalog. The catalog describes each of the library’s records and provides its call number. The catalog is available on both microfiche, and as part of the FamilySearch computer program on the Internet at:

FamilySearch.org

Both the fiche catalog and Internet catalog are available at the Family History Library, most

Family History Centers, and some other libraries and archives.

Because there are several different versions of the catalog, including the one that is available on the Internet, there are several different ways to search. Be creative when using the catalog.
FHL Catalog Search Buttons.png

The Internet version of the Family History Library Catalog has eight types of searches:

  • Place Search
  • Surname Search
  • Keyword Search
  • Title Search
  • Film/Fiche Search
  • Author Search
  • Subject Search
  • Call Number Search

The Family History Library Catalog on microfiche is divided into four major searches:

  • Locality Search
  • Subject Search
  • Surname Search
  • Author/Title Search

Subject Search

One of the most effective ways to locate Jewish records is by Subject Search Many Jewish records are found under the subject headings Jewish History and Jewish Records. Other subject headings that should be searched include: Church Records, Civil Registration, Concentration Camps, Genealogy, Holocaust, Inquisition, and Minorities. All these records have geographical tracings, which enables you to choose the record by place that is appropriate to your research.

Place Search

Another effective way to locate Jewish records is by the  Place Search

The Place Search lists records according to geographical area. The records are listed by the name of government jurisdictions from the largest to the smallest reference. Different countries refer to these levels by different names; however three levels are generally used in the Family History Library Catalog:

Largest: Continents, regions, or countries

Middle: Countries divided into administration areas such as states, provinces, counties, and departments

Smallest: Each administrative area divided into local areas such as parishes, municipalities, townships, towns, and cities

An exception to this system is the United States and Canada, where the state or province is listed on the largest level, the county on the middle level, and the town or township on the smallest level.

For example, in the Place Search look for:

  • The place where an ancestor lived, such as:
EUROPE (by continent)
GERMANY (by country)
AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES (by country, state)
FRANCE, BAS-RHIN, ROSENWILLER (by country, department, parish)
POLAND, GDANSK, GDANSK (by country, county, city)
CHILE, TALCA, MOLINA (by country, province, municipality)
  • Then choose the record type you want, such as:
JEWISH RECORDS
CEMETERIES
CIVIL REGISTRATION or VITAL RECORDS

For example:

EUROPE – EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION – INDEXES
This search by continent lists the Württemberg emigration index.
GREAT BRITAIN – JEWISH RECORDS
This search by region lists the Isabel Mordy collection of Jewish pedigrees.
UNITED STATES – CENSUS – 1880
This search by country lists the surviving 1880 census or population schedules.
GERMANY, BADEN – CENSUS
This search by country and state lists the 1939 non-Germanic minority census for that state.
ILLINOIS, COOK, CHICAGO – JEWISH RECORDS
This search by state (United States), county, and city lists synagogue and other Jewish records in Chicago.

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search at FamilySearch. org is found only in the Internet version of the catalog, is an easy and effective way to search for Jewish records. This powerful tool allows you to search for records using keywords.

For example, you may type in Jews census or Census of Jews to locate census records that are unique to the Jews. Circumcision records can be found using the keywords Jewish records or circumcision. The key words Church records Jews locate synagogue records of Jews in Quebec, Canada, that were turned in as part of civil registration.

You can also do a wildcard search using Jew*. This search brings up all the records in the Library that have this word (including Jewish and Jews) in the title, in catalog notes, or in a catalog reference citation.

Use several different keywords or combination of keywords in looking for specific record sources. The way they are listed or described in the catalog affects how you find them by Keyword Search.