When it comes to researching your Jewish ancestry, it is not just a matter of researching your ancestors as it can be in other situations. Instead, you must have a working knowledge of different countries and their laws in regard to civil registration, military service and more. An understanding of where Jews were allowed to reside and how they were recorded is also necessary.
Like all genealogy, it is important to begin with yourself. Reach out to your family members and write down all the stories they remember. Armed with this information you can begin your search for your immigrant ancestors and perhaps identify where they come from.
Created by Rhonda R. McClure, Genealogist
Published: January 2023
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