JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: British-Jewish genealogy #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Evertjan." < exjxw.hannivoort@... > wrote on 16 jul 2005 in
soc.genealogy.jewish:

The American Jewish Archives website has a great genealogical resource
on the first Jewish American families.

Does anyone know if their is something similar for British Jewry?
The first Jewish families arived in Britain perhaps with the Phoenicians,
far more tha 2000 years ago, as Simon Goulden of the United Synagogue
writes here:

Daf Hashavua 23/9/2000 < http://tinyurl.com/7ts5n >

Or else they surely came with the Roman conquest, but even if they did
arrive with William the conqueror as late as 1066, your expectation of
great genealogical resources is not very reasonable. ;-}
Any suggestion in Simon Goulden's article is speculation - he is not a
historian.

It is only with the arrival of William Conqueror that there is a definite
record of rabbis and therefore an organised Jewish community.

See, for instance, http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/pre-1290/list_alpha.htm
"Jewish communities prior to 1290"

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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