Jewish Records

In the years 1881 to 1890 the Jewish population of Ireland which had resided in the cities were added to by the arrival of Russian and Polish Jews (North-Eastern Ashkenazic).

Many of these settled in the south side of Dublin, and formed a Jewish Quarter.

Examples of Jewish settler surnames given by Matheson are:

Coplan, Fridberg, Greenberg, Hesselberg, Maisell, Matufsky, Rabinovitch, Rossin, Statzumsky, Stuppel, Wachman, Wdedeclefoky, Weeeiner, and Winstock.

Jewish surnames in Europe may be classified as either Ashkenazic (Yiddish speaking Jews and their descendants), or Sefardic (the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula and their descendants), but this division is not always absolute.

There is a further division into Western Ashkenazic referring to speakers of Western Yiddish, and Eastern Askenazic referring to speakers of Easter Yiddish.

The boundary between them being the old Geman-Polish border. Eastern Yiddish is further subdivided into North-Eastern, Central, and South-Eastern.

Irish Jewish Museum

The Irish Jewish Museum is located at 3/4 Walworth Road, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.

This Museum contains registers of births, marriages and deaths. It is open from 11 a. m. to 3.30 p. m., Monday, Wednesday and Sunday from May to September and from 10.30 a. m. to 2.30 p. m. on Sundays from October to April.


Ireland's Jews

The Jews of Ireland Genealogy Page

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

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