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Term applied to the adherents of a religion (Judaism), the descendants of certain ethnic groups (Sephardim and Ashkenazim), or followers of cultural traditions associated with them.

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Slovakia, Bratislava, Reca - Jewish records

I would like to know if someone has any hints about finding Jewish records dated circa 1810 for the small village of Reca, Slovakia. My grandfather was born there in 1812 and moved to Vienna, but I ...
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Cantonist Records

Two of my ancestors were forcibly drafted into the Russian Army as part of the Cantonist decree. Where can I find the records of those draftees?
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Ancestors in Lemberg (Lviv) and Czyczkow/y

My great-grandfather was born in Lemberg, Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine). However, I am unsure how to proceed to further back in the family tree. I have written to the archives in Lviv which hold the ...
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Linking two brothers via gravestones

I am doing research about my great-grandfather who was Jewish and had a brother who survived the Holocaust in Ukraine. I've found a gravestone image via a website which documents Jewish genealogy ...
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Are there Naturalization records specific to displaced ethnic Jews?

From WW1-WW2, are there a set of records for Jews seperate from other naturalization records in the U.S., if so, where can they be accessed?
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How to trace my romanian grantparents ancestry?

Both of my grandparents on my father's side were Romanian. Both Jewish. My grandmother was born in Bucharest, but there's some discussion about my grandfather (the most he'd say about his birth town ...
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Where to find records of arrest in pre WW II Germany?

A German Jew I am researching was arrested in Germany some time around 1935. He was released some time thereafter, and emigrated to the United states in 1936. I am wondering where to look for such ...
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Trace my sister?

My father passed away almost 30 years ago at age 65. Prior to marrying my mother, he married another woman and had a daughter from her, then divorced around 1947-48.. He never really spoke about ...
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“Resolution” of DNA testing

What is the spatial/cultural "resolution" of DNA testing for genealogical purposes? How finely can it be used to estimate where a particular person's ancestors were from? I am interested in testing ...
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German jewish census records from the 19th century

I have been told that some censuses of the Jewish population of German towns were conducted in the first half of the 19th century. I am wondering if there is any systematic record of these censuses ...
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How do you determine how much of an ethnicity you are according to your ancestry?

My sister, cousins, and other relatives speculate that my mom's grandmother was Jewish (for various reasons). I've heard people say at times things like, for example, "I'm 50% German" or "I'm 25% ...
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How can I trace my ancestry in India?

I'm a Christian from Kundamkulam, Trissur, Kerala, India. It is said (there are no written evidences) that we once were Brahmins, got converted to Christianity in the 1st century AD (there are records ...
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What is the town in this census listing?

I'm trying to determine my (step-)grandparents' birth place from the 1916 Canadian Census. The relevant portion is this: For context, here is the entire record. The people in question are listed as ...
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Tracing Jewish ancestors in Germany before 1800

I have been able to trace my wife's ancestors to people born in the 1790s in the Pfalz region of Germany and in Alsace using civil records of births and deaths. Those records books were started in the ...
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Where can I find Jewish Historical Information Pre WWII in Europe?

I am looking for a site/records for information on Jewish History in Europe of pre WWII era. Mainly of birth and marriage records from Poland.