Re: was my great-grandmother Jewish? #general

Judith Elam

Hi Rachel 

Was she born in the USA?  If so, you should be able to find her parents and see where they were born.  If immigrants, then there should be a passenger manifest for them which might list their race and language spoken.  Also, the census records might indicate her ethnicity.  What was her birth name?  And her surname?  These also might indicate if she was Jewish. 

And if you do a DNA test, it will show if you have Jewish DNA.  I recommend FamilyTreeDNA for the test.

So there are many ways to determine if she was Jewish or not.


Judith Elam

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