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

Ellen Kowitt
Sep 23, 2022
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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 JewishGen USA Research Division Director and is a former Director-at-Large of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. She currently serves as Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Jewish Specialty Research
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    Melissa Frank
    2 years ago

    The word in the marriage record that you did not recognize was se’nnight (an abbreviation of seven night) meaning a week. This would mean that they were married Wednesday of last week.


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