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The Connecticut Jewish Ledger Obituary Database

Compiled by Howard Siegel

The Connecticut Jewish Ledger is a weekly Jewish newspaper for the state of Connecticut.  It started in 1929.

In 2001, I started indexing the obituary notices appearing in back issues of The Connecticut Jewish Ledger at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven's archives.  The archives' holdings for the years 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972 and 1974 are incomplete, but I have indexed the issues that they do have.  The archive's holdings of the newspaper are complete from 1975 to present.

This database currently contains indexes for Jan-June 1975, 1988 and 1989, and 1998 through 2002.  At this time the index contains almost 5,000 entries.

Fields recorded in this database are: Last Name, First Name, Maiden Name, Issue Date and Page, Date of Death, Place of Residence, and Former Place of Residence.

Information which may be present in the obituaries, but is not included in this index, includes: where died, survived by or predeceased by, and if there was more than one prior residence or marriage.

A copy of the original obituary can be obtained from The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven.  Please contact them via mail or telephone; there is no data on their website.  The Society offices are normally open Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM until noon (EST).

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven
P.O. Box 3251
New Haven, CT  06515-0351
Tel.: (203) 392-6125 or (203) 392-5860

Howard Siegel,
New Haven, CT

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