The Leeds Database   ...and elsewhere

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More accurate dates of birth are now available, for some people, using information from the 1939 register. However, many people are still masked as "living" because we have no death dates for them or when their record was added they were not yet 100 years old.

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  Leylands School, Leeds 1902


The Leeds Database started as a project in 2000.
Originally, the intention was to gather data on Leeds Jewish families from the available censuses and absent voterís lists, plus various burial and marriage collections, not then on the internet.

Gradually, it grew and mutated as more and more became available. It started to include Jewish Chronicle notices, items from the London Gazette, naturalisations and the later censuses (1901 and 1911) as they were released. As with any work of this nature it started to go beyond the confines of Leeds and records on families were subsequently added from other areas.

There are undoubtedly errors. Some have come to light during the course of exchanges with list members and non list members about Leeds families. Despite checking of records it is VITAL that you check all records for errors before accepting any data given here.

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MORE   About the Database.
Background on how it all began and how it turned out.

MANHAM   The Manham Family.
Theresa Stewart shares some of her research stories on this fascinating family.

RAISMAN   The Raisman Family.
John Raisman writes about his family history, plus a book review by Naomi Barnett.

LANDA   The Landa Family.
Sherry Landa has written numerous pieces about her own family history research which was the precursor of the Leeds Database .

IMMIGRATION   To Leeds from Lithuania & Latvia.
Angie Elfassi shares a momentous trip.

MORE   On Engagements, Betrothals & Forthcoming Marriage Announcements.
How many announcements in the press, were actually followed up with a marriage? Not as many as you might think according to this article by Sherry Landa.

JOSEPH   Jewish Genealogy in Leeds-from Abroad.
The story of Jonny Joseph's research journey.


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