Primary records in Austria Hungary #events

Peter Heilbrunn


The JGSGB German Sig will meet from 2-5 pm GMT via Zoom on 5 December 2021 with invited Guest Speaker Christina Kaul who will be speaking to us about “Primary Jewish records in German speaking Austria-Hungary”.

Christina’s talk concerns Jewish records in Austria Hungary (Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, Hungary). The sources cover Jewish community books, Familianten books and Catholic control books on Jewish inhabitants’ as well as Jewish conscriptions and land records. The talk will focus on primary records rather than secondary databases like JewishGen and thus allow researchers and family historians to go back further in time; for example, the 1651 census in Moravia includes Jewish communities and that in parts of Moravia Jewish land records are digitalized going back as far as 1550.

Hopefully after that, we will also have time to discuss some of the new developments and recent discoveries in German-Jewish genealogy, and the meeting will end with an opportunity for you to ask any questions about your own family history research. It would be helpful if you could email me your questions in advance to  pheilbrunn@...

Register in advance to attend this paid for zoom meeting the cost is £5 for non-JGSGB German Sig members. Register at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have problems joining on the day, please email chairman@...  preferably in the 15 minutes before the meeting starts.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Convenor of JGSGB German Sig


Peter Heilbrunn

Amersham, England

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