Researching Ancestors who lived in the UK (plus UK Census update) #general


There have been several recent postings regarding UK research and resources.

Don't forget to check out the website of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Great Britain (JGSGB)
for useful tips and information.
In particular, the Useful Links and Information Sources page at

There is also now an e-mail based discussion group called Jewish Communities
and Records United Kingdom (JCR-UK). This is a joint project run by JGSGB
and JewishGen. To join this discussion group (which is free to join) use
the Special Interest Group sign-up page at
Note: At step 2, select United Kingdom: Jewish Communities and Records ( by
clicking on the circle to the left of the words).

If your interest or queries or information relates to UK genealogy then
please use the JCR-UK discussion group which is targeted at supporting your
research in this specific geographical area. We have several knowledgeable
members who try to reply to as many postings as possible.

The message archives >from JCR-UK can be searched by using the JewishGen SIG
Lists Archive search page at
and selecting Jewish Communities and Records UK >from the drop down list at
the Select SIG heading.

Later this year JCR-UK plan to launch a website and database.

By the way, the 1901 Online Census of England and Wales is now on limited
public testing at certain UK locations.

I plan to post further details about the availability of the UK Online
Census, and some tips for its effective use, on the JCR-UK discussion group -
so do join now (if you have not already done so) if you are interested in
this topic.

Laurence Harris
Middlesex, England
JCR-UK Co-ordinator

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