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07 February 2011

Knowles Collection Update



The Knowles Collection continues to have incredible growth. In September of 2010 the collection was updated to include the records of 140,000 people. Today, the collection has again been updated to now include the genealogical records for more than 195,000 people.

The collection which is comprised of 5 individual databases has seen growth in all areas of the world. When it was first introduced on Familysearch.org in August of 2007 it held the records of less than 7000 Jews, almost all from the British Isles. Today over 60 different countries are represented and over 10,000 records are added monthly. The growth and support from the genealogical community has been wonderful. The individual databases are:

  • Jews of the British Isles 104,100 people
  • Jews of the Americas 53,000 people
  • Jews of Europe 33,200 people
  • Jews of the Caribbean 4,500 people
  • Jews of Africa and the Orient 800 people

The collection, which is freely accessible, can either be downloaded as a Gedcom or can be individually search. To find the links for doing this visit The Knowles Collection wiki page at Family Search Wiki, which is located at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/The_Knowles_Collection.

1 comment:

  1. Can You explain: why is it that when one downloads the latest the gedcom, only 10,000 people are listed and not 195,000 as you state above please.
    thanks Judy

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