The Knowles Collection: Jews of Africa and the Orient

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Jewish Genealogy  > Knowles Collection

Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews of Africa and The Orient. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (43,682 names for this database as of May 2021). Until now, these records were available only at the Family History Library or through private archives or individuals.

This record contains[edit | edit source]

  • Surname and forenames (continually being added)
  • Links to ancestors
  • Dates where available
  • Places where available
  • Source citations where available
  • Notes where available

Major Record Types within this Collection[edit | edit source]

  • Synagogue, and Birth, marriage and death records from South Africa.
  • Burial records from the Altindag Cemetery, Ankara, Turkey.
  • 1931 and 1934 Censuses of Gibraltar.
  • Jewish Inhabitants of Gibraltar 1777, 1791-1792.
  • Cemetery records from Japan and China.

Before using this record know[edit | edit source]

  • Name of person to search for
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Where the person lived

Where to access the collection[edit | edit source]

More information on the Knowles Collection can be found at

How to search the record[edit | edit source]

  • Search by the name of your ancestor
  • View the sources
  • View the notes

Tips[edit | edit source]

There are ttwo types of records in the collection:

  1. Those which have been added by Todd Knowles. In the Notes field, each item is categorized under “Research Notes”.
  2. Items contributed to the site by others, who are acknowledged.