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Jewish American Ancestry

Trace your Jewish family history and discover the people behind names and dates on your family tree. Learn about the events that shaped your Jewish ancestors’ lives through the stories published in Jewish Newspapers. With a focus on their local community, these newspapers contain a wealth of Jewish genealogy records including:

  • Bar & Bat Mitzvah notices
  • Marriage & birth announcements
  • Obituaries
  • Photos & more

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Explore Your Jewish Genealogy Online & Discover Your Family History

Jewish newspapers captured the day-to-day lives of our Jewish ancestors. Learn more than just the names and dates on your family tree, discover the major life events that defined your ancestor’s. Search our exclusive online collection of popular Jewish newspapers including:

Jewish Immigration in the U.S.

Jewish immigrants came in large waves throughout history from Jewish communities in Europe. Early Jewish immigrants came to America for entrepreneurial opportunities, and then later, for refuge during the Holocaust.

Jewish Americans today are Americans who identify as Jew - whether it be by religion, ethnicity or nationality. As of 2012, 5.5 to 8 million Americans identified as Jewish American, about 2% of the population. Ashkenazi Jews make up the majority of the current Jewish population and descended from Central and Eastern Europe. Although it depends on religious definitions and population data, the U.S. one of largest Jewish communities in the world after Israel.


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