14 volumes of genealogical lists of Irish-Jewish families presented to Dublin City

Fourteen rare volumes of genealogical lists of Irish-Jewish families in Ireland will be presented to Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 25th August at 5pm.

The volumes will be gifted by Stuart Rosenblatt, President of the Genealogical Society of Ireland and will be accepted by An tArdmhéara, Críona Ní Dhálaigh on behalf of the citizens of Dublin.

Deir an tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh “Tá mé thar a bheith sásta a bheith anseo inniu chun glacadh leis na himleabhair ghinealais fánacha seo ó Stuart. Is mór an t-éacht atá déanta aige, don phobal Giúdach agus do Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath araon, agus na torthaí seo, ó bhreis is scór bhliain de dhiantaighde a bhronnadh ar na leabharlanna. Níl áit ar bith eile ar domhain go bhfuil taighde agus taifead chomh críochnúil agus cuimsitheach déanta ar an phobal Ghiúdach”. ( “I am delighted to be here today to accept these very rare genealogical volumes from Stuart. He has done both the Jewish community and the city of Dublin a huge service by presenting the results of over twenty years detailed research to the city of Dublin. Nowhere else in the world has a Jewish community been so thoroughly researched and documented”.)

“For the first time Ireland, after 20 years of pain taking research, now has a comprehensive detailed record of Irish Jewry which will endure as a living memory of those of past and present who passed through this beautiful island of Ireland. It is an honour to present to Dublin City Library and Archive this fitting memory” said Stuart Rosenblatt, President of the Genealogical Society of Ireland.

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Notes to the Editor:

Stuart is president of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, his term of office is from 2014 to 2019. He runs the Jasonia Irish-Jewish Genealogical Society, and names can be checked on his website at:

http://www.irishjewishroots.com/names/

The set of 14 volumes presented by Stuart to the people of Dublin at Dublin City Library & Archive, is one of only five sets, and therefore is of immense rarity.

Using records of births, marriages and deaths, census returns, school registers, graveyard inscriptions, alien registration 1914-1922, and many other resources, Stuart has brought together over 300 years of Jewish families residing in Ireland and enriching Irish life. At present he has over 52,000 names on his database http://www.irishjewishroots.com/names/ dating from 1700.

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