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Offline EJM526

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« on: Friday 02 October 20 00:23 BST (UK) »
Is it possible to find siblings of Jewish Bohemian ancestors, mid 1700s, when they seemed to have only listed their first born son?

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Re: Bohemia
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 October 20 11:48 BST (UK) »
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Re: Bohemia
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 October 20 15:33 BST (UK) »
Sorry, Maggsie, but I have to contradict you. Your search will only yield Christian records, not Jewish records.

I assume, EJM526, that you have done some background reading about the general history of the Jews in Bohemia, the Familianten law and the establishment of vital records. You may have already visited these three sites:

https://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/czechguide.html
https://cgsi.org/jewish-records-czech-republic
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Czech_Republic_Jewish_Records





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Re: Bohemia
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 October 20 16:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Justin!
I believe you are the one who had generously helped in my Jewish Bohemian research. Would you be willing to check something out for me, if I emailed you?

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 October 20 17:08 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Yes, it was me who helped you out.

I meant to write more on my previous reply. Jewish communities did not establish vital record registers until the early 19th century, so for the 18th century you're left with censuses and tax records. Searching for siblings is made all the more difficult because there were very few families with fixed surnames prior to the edict of 1787. Moreover, the Familianten Law of 1726, which limited the right to marry to the first-born son of each family, triggered significant immigration to Hungary and elsewhere.

From the online collection of Familianten Books, I have managed to establish a few more facts:

Kopelman Bondy was the son of Abraham Bondy and Rachel Ullmann
(see here http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/2098/reprodukce/?zaznamId=401560&reproId=582534)

Isaak Gärtner was the son of Herschel Gärtner and Veronika Grotte
(see http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/2098/reprodukce/?zaznamId=401578&reproId=582973)

Fire over an email with your query and I'll see what I can do.