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Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews who appear in the records of the countries of Europe. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over&nbsp;18000 for this database&nbsp;as of&nbsp;Jul 2010). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library or through individual archives or private individuals.  
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Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews who appear in the records of the countries of Europe. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 250,000 for this database&nbsp;as of February 2013). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library or through individual archives or private individuals.  
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Among the many sources in this collection are:
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*The synagogue records of Mattersdorf, Hungary and
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*The records of the Ventura family from the Spanish Inquisition.
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*The Jewish residents from the 1869 census of Hungary.<br>
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*The birth, marriage and death records of the Jews of Bratislava.
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*Some of the Jewish people buried at Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.<br>
  
 
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== Where to access the collection  ==
 
== Where to access the collection  ==
  
Link to this collection through [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp%3FwhichResourcePage=Jewish Jewish Family History Resources]. Look for the section on Knowles Collection. The database was created in Personal Ancestral File (PAF). Select either [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/KnowlesCollection-jun07.paf PAF Format: Knowles Collection] or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/docs/KnowlesCollection-jun07.ged Gedcom Format: Knowles Collection].  
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Search&nbsp;this collection through&nbsp;the [http://histfam.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Community ]Trees website. Look for the section on Knowles Collection.&nbsp;More information on the Knowles Colection can be found at [http://knowlescollection.blogspot.com/ knowlescollection.blogspot.com].<br>
  
If you don't have the PAF software, download it for free by clicking on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp PAF v5.2 (Personal Ancestral File)]. If you have another genealogy software program, open the collection by clicking the Gedcom Format link.
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== How to search the record  ==
 
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#Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.
 
#Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.
  
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Revision as of 16:43, 26 April 2013

Jewish Genealogy  > Knowles Collection

Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews who appear in the records of the countries of Europe. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 250,000 for this database as of February 2013). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library or through individual archives or private individuals.

Among the many sources in this collection are:

  • The synagogue records of Mattersdorf, Hungary and
  • The records of the Ventura family from the Spanish Inquisition.
  • The Jewish residents from the 1869 census of Hungary.
  • The birth, marriage and death records of the Jews of Bratislava.
  • Some of the Jewish people buried at Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.

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

Before using this record know

  • Name of person to search for
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Where the person lived

Where to access the collection

Search this collection through the FamilySearch Community Trees website. Look for the section on Knowles Collection. More information on the Knowles Colection can be found at knowlescollection.blogspot.com.


How to search the record

  • Search by the name of your ancestor
  • View the sources
  • View the notes

Tips

There are two types of records in the collection:

  1. Original records which have been added by Todd Knowles. In the Notes field, each item is categorized under“Research Notes”.
  2. Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.