Does anyone have any experience with the nufus books (the books of
souls) of the Ottomans for Ottoman Palestine? I just came across them
from the Israeli State Archive. The information about them seemsextremely tantalizing.
I am primarily interested in them for my professional work in Israel
and secondarily for information about my family's relatives who lived
in the Yishuv during this period in Jerusalem. In particular, one of
my ancestors according to what has been found, lived in Jerusalem for
a period of 5 years >from 1879 to 1884 where he worked as an emissary
of the Beit El Yeshiva after taking leave of his position of Chief
Rabbi of Larissa. I would assume that I might find information about
him there if it exists.