At the 1997 Annual Conference of Jewish Genealogy Professor Dov Cohen presented in Paris a list of names of 7,300 Brides and Grooms from the Jewish community of Izmir. The names were extracted from several Izmir community notebooks currently preserved at the CAHJP. These notebooks were written in the Sephardic solitreo script which Professor Cohen, one of the few academics still able to read solitreo, transcribed into latin alphabet.
The marriages took place between 1820 and 1933 in Izmir.
The database presented here is an enlarged version
containing 11,280 names
provides the following data elements:
Surname, and their alternatives, Given Names and Aliases, Year of the marriage, and Sex of the individual.
Some names appear several times. On the one hand the names may be homonymous (more than one individual bearing the same name), but it could also be the case of a remarriage of the same person after divorcing or being widowed.
For those who need to view the originals, the records from which the data was extracted are at the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People under TR/Izmir 257, 672-683.
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