Nearly 100,000 records of London synagogue seatholders have just been released online.
TheGenealogist has announced the release online of 99,500 records of London synagogue seatholders spanning the years from 1920 to 1939, and says:
“The release covers the records of 18 synagogues around London, with those of many connected guilds, societies, charities, etc. Additional information found in the records includes the names of gentlemen eligible for office, life members of the council, women who were seatholders in their own right, and seatholders who were not eligible to vote. The information has been extracted from various years of Seatholders for Synagogues in London.
“Those with Jewish ancestors from London will welcome this fascinating new release revealing details of positions held by forebears. Researchers will be able to track ancestors who became wardens, council members, or served on committees of their synagogue, as well as seatholders in synagogues from around the capital city.
“These fully-indexed records allow family historians to search by name, keyword, synagogue and address and with one click see an image taken from the pages of Seatholders for Synagogues in London. The records include some synagogues that are no longer in existence: for example, the Great Synagogue that once stood at Duke’s Place and was destroyed in the Blitz.”