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Genealogies

There are so many Danish Jewish genealogies, that this survey will be updated - and expanded with more information, index of names and illustrations/portraits - from time to time. The titles will be given in the original language. The genealogies will be listed chronologically.

At the end of the 19th Century the first few Jewish genealogies are printed by individual researchers, but from 1901 and for many years ahead, it was - almost solely - the works of Josef Fischer that dominated the picture.


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Josef Fischer's diligent research and many published genealogies have set an example for genealogists in Denmark.

Josef Fischer’s name was inscribed in February 2000 on JewishGen's "Wall of Honor" in honor his immeasurable inspiration - and importance - for Jewish genealogy and history.

Josef Fischer
The Nestor of Jewish Genealogy in Denmark

Stamtavlen Eichel
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1914. This was the first printed genealogy by Josef Fischer. It is a printed family tree -- not an ancestor or descendants' report.
   
"Simon Lazarus og hans Efterkommere"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript at the request of Poul Hertz. Copenhagen, 1911. More than 1,300 descendants in 8 generations on four continents from Vilna to Argentina, USA, Australia but most of them in Denmark and Sweden. (Poul Hertz later published a family history, "En Bogtrykkerslægt", Copenhagen, 1928. With contributions by Josef Fischer.)
   
"Hartvig Philip Rée og hans slægt"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1912. The text is both in Danish, French and German. The pedigree is in Danish. First ancestors from c. 1650, from i.a. Hamburg, Altona, Glückstadt.
Hartvig Philip Rée (1778-1859) Index of names
"Baruch Israels Efterkommere"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1913.
   
"J. C. E. Michelsens og Hustrus Forfædre"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1913.
   
"Slægten Levin-Fredericia"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1916. In Danish. First ancestors from 1734, immigrated to Fredericia from Rendsburg.
Jette Levin, née Goldschmidt (1789-1858) Index of names
"Simon Isac Kalkar og Hans slægt"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1917. In Danish. First ancestors from c. 1680, from i.a. Hamburg, Altona, Glückstadt.
Simon Isak Kalkar (1754-1812) Index of names
"Abraham Elias og hans Efterkommere (Familien Abrahamsen)"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1918. It goes back to the 17th Century.
   
"Stamtavlen Melchior"
Written by Albert Hecksher in 1884, revised and updated by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1920.
   
"Famlien Philipsen i Pilestræde - Ancestors and Descendants"
by Josef Fischer & Th. Hauch-Fausbøll. Copenhagen, 1920.
An "Addendum" published in Copenhagen, 1922.
   
"Jacob Simonsen og Hustru Rose født Hahn og deres Forfædre"
by Josef Fischer. Published 100 years after Jacob Simonsen's birth. Copenhagen, 1923.
Revised edition: "Professor D. Simonsens Vorfahren" printed in "Festskrift i Anledning af Prof. D. Simonsen's 70-aarige Fødselsdag" (~ "Festschrift at the occasion of Prof. D. Simonsen's 70-years Anniversary"). Copenhagen, 1923.
   
"Slægten Salomonsen (Nyborg)"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1927.
   
"Joel Levin Nathansons Optegnelser om Familien Hausen"
by Josef Fischer. Published in "Tidsskrift for jødisk Historie og Litteratur" ( ~ "Journal for Jewish History and Literature") I, Copenhagen, 1917-20, p. 51-459, p. 174-181 and p. 230-235.
   
"Meïr Goldschmidts Stamfædre"
by Josef Fischer. Published in "Tidsskrift for jødisk Historie og Litteratur" ( ~ "Journal for Jewish History and Literature"). Copenhagen, 1920-21, II: p. 35-52, 1921-1925: III: p. 225-244 and p. 436-451.
   
"Medlemmer af den portugisiske Menighed i 1811"
by Josef Fischer. Published in "Tidsskrift for jødisk Historie og Litteratur" ( ~ "Journal for Jewish History and Literature"). Copenhagen, 1921-1925: III: p. 125-128 and p. 184-196.
   
"Levin Marcus Hartvigs Efterkommeres. Stamtavle over Slægten Hartvig"
by Michael Hartvig. Levin og Munksgaards Forlag, Copenhagen, 1928.
   
Genealogical surveys by Josef Fischer in the 2nd Edition of "Dansk Biografisk Leksikon" ( ~ "Danish Biographical Lexicon") (1933-1943) for a number of Jewish families: Bendix, Dessau, Goldschmidt, Hannover, Henriques, Hertz, Jacobson, Kalkar, Levin, Mariboe, Melchior, Meyer, Michaelsen, Nathonson (Nansen), Philipsen, Rée, Salomon, Salomonsen, Simonsen, Trier, Warburg, Wessely and Wulff.
   
"Efterkommere af Slægten Margolinsky fra Filipove i Danmark og SVerige"
by Julius Margolinsky. Stockholm, 1944.
   
"Slægten Lucas"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1948.
   
"En Nakskov Slægt (Philip)"
by Josef Fischer. Printed as manuscript. Copenhagen, 1949.
   
"Stamtavlen Henriques 1725-1948"
by Julius Margolinsky - a revised and updated edition of Ernest Henriques' . "Stamtavlen Henriques" from 1903. Copenhagen 1949.
   
"Skræddermester Salomon Grüns efterslægt"
by Julius Margolinsky. Based on Josef Fischer's "Slægten Salomonsen (Nyborg)" 1927), revised, updated. Pritned as manuscript, Copenhagen 1951.
   
"Slægten Wulff fra Fredericia og Randers"
Published by Michael Hartvig after Josef Fischer's death. Copenhagen, 1953.
  Index of names
"Mine Forfædre. Deres liv og færden."
by Hans Metzon. Printed as manuscript. Skive, 1956. Based on thorough research in archives in Denmark and abroad.
   
"Den ikke offentliggjorte del af Legatstamtavlen Eibeschütz"
by Hans Metzon.
   
READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW AND REVISED EDITION!
"Forgotten Fragments of the History of an old Jewish Family"
by Louis & Henry Frænkel, assisted by Josepf Fischer. In English. 2 volumes. 2. edition, edited and revised by lecturer Georg Simon. Copenhagen, 1999. An astonishing masterpiece of internatioanl Jewish genealogy covering much of Europe and dating back to the 17th century. Printed in an exquisite quality with numerous illustrations and portraits. 10 huge genealogical tables.
Sorry:
No index -
there are
too many
surnames!
(c. 75 pages!)


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