Thursday 12 July 2012

JGSGB talk in London

Forthcoming talk from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain (

UK Jewish Records 1870-1930; Residents and Transmigrants
A talk by Laurence Harris

A talk on a period of mass immigration to the UK by Jews fleeing the pogroms and poverty of Eastern Europe between 1870 and 1930 is being given by Laurence Harris to the JGSB (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain) at the JGSGB Library, 33 Seymour Place London W1H 5AP from 2.30 to 3.50pm on Thursday 19th July 2012.

Some immigrants stayed in the UK and established new congregations; others – the transmigrants – moved on to the USA, Canada, South America, South Africa and Australia. In UK Records 1870-1930; Residents and Transmigrants, Laurence will identify available sources of civil, religious, and Jewish community records, during this period, covering births, marriages and deaths, synagogue, British naturalisation and military records, plus newspapers, charities, schools, trade directories, wills, censuses, passenger lists and alien registration.

All-comers are welcomed, with members of JGSGB and JHS admitted free. Non-members pay a modest charge of £5.00. For further information, email

Laurence Harris is a professional genealogist specialising in tracing Jews who migrated to or through, the UK. He has a detailed knowledge of UK record sources, especially those relating to the London Jewish community, and has researched a number of personalities with Jewish ancestry for the BBC TV series Who Do You Think You Are?. He was the JGSB’s Genealogical Enquiries Officer for several years and is a former Chairman of the Society. He is also a former member of the UK’s National Archives User Advisory Group.

(With thanks to James Taylor)


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