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DoJR Record Type Taxonomy

for Jewish Genealogy

DoJR (a project of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide) has created a new research tool, the DoJR Record-Type Taxonomy for Jewish Genealogy, a by-product of its construction of JCat, an online, first-ever master catalog of all record collections holding Jewish genealogically relevant data. This Taxonomy tool provides a comprehensive list of all record types useful for Jewish genealogical research.

Long overdue, the Taxonomy helps beginners learn what sources exist, while experienced researchers can use it as a comprehensive checklist for defining their research needs and plans.


Public Comment Period

The IAJGS encourages the entire genealogical community familiar with researching Jewish ancestry to review the Draft DoJR Record Type Taxonomy for Jewish Genealogy and provide comments.

Monday 5 July – Sunday 18 July

The comment period is open for 2 weeks. Comments will be incorporated into the Draft Taxonomy. The resultant Baseline V1.0 DoJR Record Type Taxonomy for Jewish Genealogy will be published at the 41st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on 5 August 2021.

Review the Record Types


Step 1.

Download the Graphic

Download the Definitions

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Step 2.

Tell Us

✔︎  Add a Record Type

✔︎  Suggest a Clarification or Correction

✔︎  Provide Language or Country Variants


Step 3.

Tell Others

✔︎  Post on Social Media

✔︎  Encourage Others to Add What They Know

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