Warmest wishes to all JHGSWA members and supporters and visitors to this site, and your families, for happiness, good health, success and peace this New Year and long into the future.
May all your ventures succeed, may your family tree grow new leaves and reveal many branches from the past, and may we all experience the delight of making connections with new-found family.
JEWISH AND CHINESE - EXPLAINING A SHARED IDENTITY
Read an interview with Moshe Bernstein, former Director of Jewish Studies at Carmel High School, Perth, about the Jews of Kaifeng, their history, ethos and future.
IRISH CIVIL RECORDS AVAILABLE FREE
The General Record Office (GRO) of Ireland has made their civil registers of birth, marriage and death available on the website IrishGenealogy.ie state run website. See:
The records are available for free.
The Birth Records Indexes date from 1864 to 1914, the Marriage Records Indexes date from 1845 (1864 for Roman Catholic Marriages) to 1939 and the Death Records Indexes date from 1864 to 1964. There is an enhancement of the Marriage Indexes, with both parties to the Marriage now being shown from 1882 onwards.
Access is to the indexes to births 100 years or more old, the indexes to marriages 75 years or more, and the indexes to deaths 50 years old or over are available. You will no longer have to order an official certificate or visit the GRO of Ireland. Due to privacy reasons indexes that are earlier than the aforementioned years are not available to search.
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