Documenting Jewish Families in America: The Early Years 1654-1880

Ellen Kowitt
Sep 23, 2022
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Introduction
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Earliest Congregations
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Jewish Records
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FamilySearch
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Ancestry
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Jewish History Collaborative
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Newspapers
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JewishGen
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Strategies
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About this webinar

Strategies and resources to document the earliest Jews in America 1654-1880. Learn how to navigate early American secular records and Jewish institutional materials to create a successful research plan. Land, military, languages used, and historical collections will be featured. A timeline will help identify when to look for Jewish synagogue, burial, or other Jewish community documentation, and when only government-generated records will fill the gap.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ellen is National Vice Chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Jewish Task Force and member of the Lineage Committee Specialty Research Team. She serves as Director of JewishGen’s US Research Division and is a former Direct
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