Tracing Jewish Ancestry – Oxfordshire FHS Talk – 24 April 2017

On Monday, 24 April, Jessica Feinstein will talk to Oxfordshire FHS on:

Tracing Jewish Ancestry

How is tracing Jewish ancestry different? Where can Jewish records be found? What do you need to know? Using examples from her own research, Jessica will show you the wealth of resources available. The talk will be of interest to anyone who has already looked for Jewish records or who thinks that a branch of their family might be Jewish, and if time allows we will try to answer your research questions.

Jessica teaches family history locally and can be found once a month in Abingdon Library, helping visitors with their research. Jessica is a student member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists and edits the newsletter and journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. Jessica has researched Jewish ancestors in many countries, and is keen to pass on tips about research methods, resources and useful knowledge gained over many years of practice.

We meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with the talk starting at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be advisors offering computer and genealogy help, and tea and coffee will be available.

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  • Thanks David. I will contact you.
    Best wishes,

    By Jessica Feinstein (25 April 2017)
  • Unfortunately I missed the talk at Exeter Hall last night.

    I wonder whether Jessica Feinstein could contact me as I have been trying to trace my Jewish ancestry whom supposedly (according to what my grandmother told me in the 1950s) came to England with William of Orange in 1688.

    The earliest records in Wiltshire County record office list the family from the early 1700s they have Jewish sounding names and do so for several generation afterwards – they are all listed as living in Malmesbury Wiltshire, where my grandmother was born as I was too.

    Perhaps you could contact me if you think you could discover any leads linking and Jews with William of Orange’s ‘expedition’ to England with my ancestors listed in the early 1700 records.

    I would be willing to pay reasonable costs if research time was needed.

    david barnby

    Ph: 01993 704421 or 07929 770744

    By David Barnby (25 April 2017)

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