JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Encyclopedia #general

Chaim freedman

Shirley Flaum's announcement about the Jewish Encyclopedia being on line
was most welcome news. It brought back memories of myself over 40 years ago
going through each volume to glean genealogical information, so difficult
to find then in Australia.

Of particular interest are the many genealogical tables, which can be found
using the site's *search*. A list appears under *pedigree*. This material
was sadly ignored when Encyclopedia Judaica was being compiled. Of course
we need to take care with this material, some of which may be superceded
by later research. Very useful also are the many biographies and
descriptions of communities.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel

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