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list pd people who coverted to being jewish

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Michelle

Michelle Report 16 Dec 2012 18:19

Hi my daughter needs to know if my mother was jewish,
I didnt know my mother so would not know.
is there a way of finding our if she converted after she married.
I can ask her or my father as they are both deceased and I do not have any other realiatives to ask.
My fathers mother was named morgunstern form birth so if she was jewish that would maybe make my father jewish, but I dont know any more.
Any help with with this would be great
Thanks
Michelle

Penny

Penny Report 16 Dec 2012 20:15

I dont think such a list exists- you can change your faith daily!

patchem

patchem Report 16 Dec 2012 20:15

Do you know where and when she was buried, as that might give a clue as to religious ceremony performed?

Michelle

Michelle Report 16 Dec 2012 20:32

no Patchem she was buried in a porpers grave I think but in a church yard, but \i think they just put everyone there who has no money
Thanks for your replies both of you.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 16 Dec 2012 21:25

Hi Michelle,

To be honest, it isn't as easy to convert to Judaism as it is to swap say, between being a Methodist or being an Anglican.

It's worth googling to see the difficulties involved.


If she did convert, then it's highly unlikely she would be buried in a Christian churchyard - those of the Jewish faith have their own cemeteries or allocated areas within cemeteries.

Reggie

Reggie Report 16 Dec 2012 23:11

If your father's mother was Jewish, he most certainly was. The Jewish system is matriarchal

Where did your parents marry?

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Dec 2012 10:11

You could try searching for synagogues in the locality that they lived and see if they hold records. They’d probably be willing to look through them for your mother’s name.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain might be able to advise.
http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/

Although a child born to a Jewish woman is Jewish by heritage, I’m not sure that those born before her conversion are considered so.

As Reggie says, it’s a matriarchal system.
My grandmother was Jewish, so my father was.
My mother wasn’t so that means that neither am I!



Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 12:18

You have three female Morgunsterns in your tree......which was your grandmother?

Incidentally, there is not one entry on freebmd of the spelling you quote

There are, however, entries for Morganstern/Morgenstern.

As you have the birthplace recorded only for Louisa, I'm guessing that she is your 'line'.

Is THIS her marriage?

Marriages Sep 1911 (>99%)
Childs Emma M W. Ham 4a 378
Heath William W.Ham 4a 378
Morgenstern Louisa W. Ham 4a 378
Payne Charles W W.Ham 4a 378

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 15:58

Obviously not the right person's marriage.........no sons

Births Sep 1912 (>99%)
Heath Louisa E Morgenstern W.Ham 4a 298

Births Dec 1914 (>99%)
HEATH Clara A Morgenstern W. Ham 4a 338

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 16:01

The simplistic answer is that if your mother was Jewish.........so also are you.....and your daughter.