08 April 2016
Knowles Collection is a collection of 6 databases that contain genealogical records of the Jewish people. The collection has continued to experience tremendous growth, both from new record sources being added as well as the donation of private family records. Because of the growth, the databases have been updated on the FamilySearch website. The collection now contains the records of over 1.3 million people.
The databases and the total number of people included is listed below.
Jews of the British Isles 224,008
Jews of North America 573,891
Jews of Europe 441.007
Jews of Africa, Orient and Middle East 40,457
Jews of South America and Caribbean 21,829
Jews of South Pacific 21,528
The Knowles Collection is available to search for free at Familysearch.org. About a year ago I posted in this blog the easiest way to access the collection. That post can be found by following this link.
I am very greatful to all those who have played a part in the continued growth of the collection.