The Knowles Collection: Jews of The Caribbean

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Jewish Genealogy  > Knowles Collection

Use this record to find the genealogy of many Jews from the Caribbean nations. The great advantage of the Knowles Collection is that it links together into family groups, thousands of individual Jews (over 21,453 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 Collections within this Collection[edit | edit source]

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records from Barbados.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death records from Jamaica.
  • Births of St. Thomas, 1786-1954.
  • Portuguese Jewish Births and Burials, Curacao 1722-1831.

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]

Link to this collection through the FamilySearch Community Trees. Look for the section on Knowles Collection. 

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 two 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.