Israel Compiled Genealogies

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Israel Wiki Topics
Flag of Israel.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Israel Background
Local Research Resources

Compiled Genealogies[edit | edit source]

The term compiled genealogy is used in this Wiki article to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are secondary sources of information, however, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.

Oral Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Oral genealogies are spoken lineages that are common in certain parts of the world. Oral Genealogies can be especially useful in localities where few if any written records exist and in some cultures are the main genealogical tool for researchers.

Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center[edit | edit source]

"The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center is the only center of its kind in the world. At the Center, visitors can search a computerized database containing thousands of genealogies of Jewish families from all over the world and can also register their own family trees.

Throughout history, Jewish families migrated from place to place, often leaving behind family heirlooms, memorabilia, and records. Documentation of their previous lives was often lost, preserved only in their memories. Today, families can record precious information and family history at the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center, preserving this vital material for generations to come.

Over 5 million individuals have already been recorded in the continuously expanding database. Visitors from all backgrounds can explore their ancestry, record and preserve their own family trees for future generations, thus adding their own “branch” to the family tree of the Jewish People.

Registering your family history at the Center has added benefits. Once your information is recorded, it may elicit connections with other registered users. In fact, you may discover unknown, exciting family ties with other people or families around the world." Source: Museum of the Jewish People

Family Trees[edit | edit source]

Digital Books[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Many family histories can be found on the FamilySearch Catalog by performing a surname search:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Surname link
  • Type in the search field the last name of the family that you are researching

OR to filter by location and surname:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Keyword link
  • Type in the search field the country of residence and last name of the family that you are researching

Oral Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Oral genealogies are spoken lineages that are common in certain parts of the world. Oral Genealogies can be especially useful in localities where few if any written records exist and in some cultures are the main genealogical tool for researchers.

There are not many oral genealogies online for COUNTRY, and therefore, interviewing likely family members of the deceased individuals may be more productive than searching for oral genealogies online.