Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Temporary home for key Jewish archive

From the Jewish Chronicle

Archives documenting the history of Manchester's Jewish community have been moved from the central library as part of a four-month transfer of one million books, cleared from over 20 miles of shelves. The process, [completed in August] included the moving of 300 metres of shelves of Jewish documents, which contain burial records dating back to 1798, and records from four Jewish schools and the Great Synagogue dating from the 1850s.

But in a major effort to keep access open to academics - and dozens of Jewish genealogy enthusiasts researching their Manchester roots - the entire archive will be temporarily stored at the Greater Manchester County Record Office in the city centre.

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