Jewish Chronicle Archives #southafrica


Harold Arkoff <hbarkoff@...>
 

Interesting but I couldn't figure out how to get a free initial search for
"Cradock" for example. Can you tell me how to do that? Many thanks.
Harold Arkoff Researching LURIE, Cradock, S.A. and Somerset East.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Rabinowitz [mailto:annrab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:57 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] Jewish Chronicle Archives

The Jewish Chronicle Archives, http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx, can be a very

helpful resource for locating information on your South African Jewish
families.

Whilst many of the items of information provided by the Jewish Chronicle can

also be found in South African sources, these resources are not readily
available to most of us who live outside South Africa.

The Jewish Chronicle Archives provide the researcher with an easily
accessible means of viewing the actual page(s) of information on-line.
Initial searches can be conducted for free, although for the actual full
article there is a cost involved.

Among other things, there are birth, engagement, marriage, and death
announcements for South African Jews along with stories relating to them.

You can search by name, but also by South African town such as Port
Elizabeth and get numerous references to community events which list names
of families.

The September 16, 1898 issue of the Jewish Chronicle has a section entitled
"Jottings >from South Africa" and has info on Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port
Elizabeth and Pretoria and includes the names of granduates of UCT and much
about the new synagogue in Pretoria which was consecrated on August 17,
1898.

In addition, there are many articles which refer to travel and provide the
names of ships, itineraries and costs.

Further, there are articles which give info on the Jewish communities in
various towns such as the article on Port Elizabeth >from May 16, 1873, which

states that it has 20 Jewish families. In addition, it mentions the
circumcision on March 18, 1873, in Grahamstown, of the son of the Hon. S.
Jacobs, solicitor general of the Cape Colony, by Rev. S. Rapaport.

An interesting article >from July 16, 1875, discusses the appeal for funds
for a new synagogue in Port Elizabeth and the resulting outpouring >from the
Christian community to support this effort.

One can find a wealth of historic information about so many things in this
Archive and it is well worth taking advantage of.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

The Jewish Chronicle Archives, http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx, can be a very
helpful resource for locating information on your South African Jewish
families.

Whilst many of the items of information provided by the Jewish Chronicle can
also be found in South African sources, these resources are not readily
available to most of us who live outside South Africa.

The Jewish Chronicle Archives provide the researcher with an easily
accessible means of viewing the actual page(s) of information on-line.
Initial searches can be conducted for free, although for the actual full
article there is a cost involved.

Among other things, there are birth, engagement, marriage, and death
announcements for South African Jews along with stories relating to them.

You can search by name, but also by South African town such as Port
Elizabeth and get numerous references to community events which list names
of families.

The September 16, 1898 issue of the Jewish Chronicle has a section entitled
"Jottings >from South Africa" and has info on Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port
Elizabeth and Pretoria and includes the names of granduates of UCT and much
about the new synagogue in Pretoria which was consecrated on August 17,
1898.

In addition, there are many articles which refer to travel and provide the
names of ships, itineraries and costs.

Further, there are articles which give info on the Jewish communities in
various towns such as the article on Port Elizabeth >from May 16, 1873, which
states that it has 20 Jewish families. In addition, it mentions the
circumcision on March 18, 1873, in Grahamstown, of the son of the Hon. S.
Jacobs, solicitor general of the Cape Colony, by Rev. S. Rapaport.

An interesting article >from July 16, 1875, discusses the appeal for funds
for a new synagogue in Port Elizabeth and the resulting outpouring >from the
Christian community to support this effort.

One can find a wealth of historic information about so many things in this
Archive and it is well worth taking advantage of.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Harold Arkoff <hbarkoff@...>
 

Thanks, Ann. Do you have to subscribe or can you get a free search for
Cradock. I couldn't figure out how to do that. Thanks for your help. I'm
looking for Lurie references in Cradock or Somerset East.

Harold Arkoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Rabinowitz [mailto:annrab@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 10:25 PM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: RE:[safrica] Jewish Chronicle Archives

Go to the SEARCH box to the left of the screen and instead of putting a name

of a person put the name of the town in the field: KEY WORD(S).

Approximately 39 entries for CRADOCK will come up, not all of them for the
town.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Go to the SEARCH box to the left of the screen and instead of putting a name
of a person put the name of the town in the field: KEY WORD(S).

Approximately 39 entries for CRADOCK will come up, not all of them for the
town.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Mr. Arkoff, please follow my instructions >from the last posting .
The result of following the instructions is that you get the free bit which
is the date and short blurb for each reference for CRADOCK. These number
about 39 references, of course, not all for the South African town of
Cradock.

If you click on anyone of these dates which relate to a Jewish Chronicle
issue, a box will open instructing you on how to obtain a full version of
the referenced article by paying a fee.

You can get a guest membership which is also explained at that point.

That's about as clear as I can make the instructions on how to access this
information.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...