Research in the rest of the United Kingdom. These are
links to sites that will help your own family research. Please let me know
if these are of interest
There has been a very healthy Jewish population in these cities and there is much to research from local facilities. These are some links that will be updated when we get the relevant information:
This is a PDF File that can be downloaded and printed out or saved to your documents folder.
Greater Manchester County Records Office, Marshall Street, Manchester for a tour and a talk on the resources for research offered by them. The full scope of the GMCRO can be seen at http://www.gmcro.co.uk/ In addition to the standard archive records, there are complete sets of newspapers for The Guardian, Manchester Evening News and the Manchester Evening Chronicle etc
Publications: "They Came from the Haim" - the pictorial history of Manchester published by the Jewish Social Services. As a point of interest, this wonderful book contains photos and illustrations dating from the 1860s up to 1995.
Prestwich Library (Longfield Centre, Prestwich Village) now has a Heritage Museum and they have an excellent Jewish section in the library. The current exhibition is "Prestwich at Prayer" - a fascinating exhibition celebrating the diversity of religions within the Prestwich community. Local history display of photographs, artefacts and information regarding the wide range of places of worship and religious belief in the area, with the items in the Jewish section being provided by the Manchester Jewish Museum.
Information form The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
The definitive book on the development of
the Jewish community in the Manchester area is Bill Williams, The Making
of Manchester Jewry, 1740-1875 (296.094273 WI). The same author has also
produced Manchester Jewry a Pictorial History, 1788-1988 (q942.733 WI),
and a biography entitled Sir Sidney Hamburger and Manchester Jewry
(296.094273Ha), which looks at a leading figure in the 20th century
Jewish community. A potted history of Manchester Jewry by Bill Williams
can be found on the Moving Here web site at