(Ireland-Israel) Records on Irish-Jewish Families Donated to National Library of Israel #announcements #israel #records

Jan Meisels Allen



Irish Genealogist Stuart Rosenblatt will donate Irish-Jewish family records to the National Library of Israel on December 19, 2022..  The records span over 70,000 individual names.


Mr. Rosenblatt is currently head of the Irish Jewish Genealogical Society, formed in 1999 as a division of the Irish Jewish Museum, and president of the Genealogical Society of Ireland.


“Many lineages go back 300 years but the oldest stretch as far back as 1555 (when most Irish Jews were of Spanish-Sephardic heritage). But today, most of their ancestry hails from Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews from Lithuania and neighboring nations who arrived in the 1870s.”


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Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing this information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee