Re: Seeking Surname SHEER Birth record Year 1901, difficulty finding birth records for Philadelphia #general

Phyllis Kramer

Beth Burnham posted: "My grandfather Manuel Jacob SHEER was born
11/05/1901 in Philadelphia
PA and in 1901, there were only 2 synagogues which could have kept any
records according to my searches on There is no easy way
to view the synagogue records. I've spent hours pouring through the 2
oldest synagogues Congregation Rodeph Shalom and Mikveh Israel Jewish
Congregation. I am unaware of any other place where it could have been
recorded.Birth records for PA did not go into effect until 1906, would it still
possibly be recorded with the state that late?"

Beth...according to rcn
( ) the
Births 1860-1915 are at the Philadelphia City Archives and also on LDS

I checked the LDS catalog at
and found that the birth indexes are online!
Jacob Maurice Sheer
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 05 Nov 1901
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Father's Name: Harry Sheer
Mother's Name: Sarah

note that the certificate images can only be viewed at a family
history center. To find the LDS family history center nearest to you,
go here:

happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
Researching (all Galicia)
...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna ...SCHEINER, KANDEL from
Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn ...STECHER, TRACHMAN from
Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla

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