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The Boston Jewish Advocate Wedding Announcements Database

Compiled by David Rosen

This database is an index of 27,418 wedding announcement notices appearing in the Boston Jewish Advocate, compiled by David Rosen.  This index covers the entire run of the Jewish Advocate, 1905 thru Dec 2008.  For each entry, the index contains the full names of the bride and groom, the date of issue of the Boston Jewish Advocate in which the announcement appeared and, if given, the names of the parents, and home towns.   The original wedding announcements are often accompanied by a photo, brief bios of the couple, reference to grandparents, and may identify other wedding party members.  Copies can be obtained from microfilmed issues of the Jewish Advocate.

The Boston Jewish Advocate is published weekly.  To view the actual wedding announcements which this database indexes, consult back issues of the Jewish Advocate on microfilm. Microfilms of the back issues (110+ reels) are available at several libraries, including:  Boston Public Library (Boston, MA): [AN2.M4J4];  Hebrew College Library (Newton, MA);  Lamont Library, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA): [Film NC 497];  Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA): [AJHS Depository];  New York Public Library (New York, NY): [*ZAN-*P41];  Library of Congress (Washington, DC): [96/4713].

For more information on research in Massachusetts, see Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area.


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