Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jewish records in Milwaukee

Guest Post by Lisa Grayson

A reader on the JewishGen Discussion Groups recently asked about finding information on relatives who lived in Milwaukee years ago.

The Jewish Museum of Milwaukee has a wonderful resource, an index of obituaries published in the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, 1921-1996, which can be accessed by clicking here.
The museum will charge you $10 per obituary copy; you need to indicate the person's full name, plus the date of the Chronicle issue and the page number given in the index. The index page contains a link to ordering copies by e-mail.
You can visit in person with an appointment:
1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 390-5730

Please note that the Chronicle did not publish general death notices, so only a small percentage of Wisconsin Jews will have obituaries -- but it's definitely worth checking. I found a living relative from information provided in a 1955 obituary.
Best wishes,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

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