Essential Sources for Jewish Genealogy Research

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Essential Sources for Jewish Genealogy Research

Learn how to research your Jewish ancestors and about their immigration waves to the United States.

What You Will Learn

Researching Jewish genealogy presents unusual challenges, not the least of which is that in a meaningful number of cases, Jews acted to hide their identities as Jews. Fortunately, there are a number of easily accessible sources which focus on these issues globally as well as locally in Kentucky. The presentation will discuss different waves of Jewish immigration to the United States, how each of these presents special problems, and the sources to which the researcher should go for information.


A Louisville native and fifth generation Kentuckian, Fred Joseph has worked in genealogy for more than 30 years, has served as President of the Kentucky Oral History Commission and a member of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. He currently serves as Chair of the Jewish Community of Louisville Archives Committee, in which capacity he has worked closely with the Filson Historical Society in establishing the Jewish Archives. He is a member of the Shelby County Historical Society and has published articles in The New History of Shelby County, Kentucky and the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.

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Essential Sources for Jewish Genealogy Research

28 May, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour

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If you are not a member, you can choose to join the Society and attend this webinar for free. You will also have free access to all webinars in the next year as well as access to all of our past webinars in the Learning Library.


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Whether you are just starting out in your journey or are so experienced that librarians and record clerks know you by name, we offer Kentucky resources and support you can’t get anywhere else.