Would Jewish marriages be listed in the records?

The result of this was that Jewish congregations kept their own records of marriage. After 1837, Jewish marriages can be found in the civil registers.

How do I find Jewish records?

Where Can I Find Jewish Genealogy Records?

  1. Tracing Hebrew heritage. …
  2. Records Available on JewishGen.org. …
  3. Synagogue records. …
  4. Cemetery records. …
  5. Immigration records. …
  6. Resources for locating your ancestors’ shtetl. …
  7. Landsmanshaft records. …
  8. Yizkor books.

Does the Torah mention marriage?

Marriage is mentioned in the Torah and in rabbinic law many times. As Jews regard the Torah and rabbinic law as an important source of authority they believe in its guidance to marry.

How do I find out if my ancestors were Jewish?

More resources

  1. JewishGen.org is a genealogy website that features thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources.
  2. The American Jewish Archives is located at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and houses over ten million pages of documentation.

What are Jewish beliefs on marriage?

In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved. Though procreation is not the sole purpose, a Jewish marriage is traditionally expected to fulfil the commandment to have children.

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