The National Library of Israel located in Jerusalem has an online Database dedicated to ketubot (marriage
contracts) from all over the world at: http://web.nli.org.il/
. This database includes the marriage contracts from its
own collection but also from various Israeli institutions such as the Ben Zvi Institute, Museum of Israel, etc as well as from
large collections from outside the country such as the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York), the Dahan Collection (Brussels) etc.
The present index includes 786 ketubot from all over the country, including large
as small communities The period covered by these ketubot begins in 1561 and ends in 1946. Some 3,200
persons have been indexed.
For each ketuba, the researcher will find its url in order to be able to immediately view it as well as the surnames of the groom and bride, their given names and their fathers' names.
Special efforts have been made to bring the surnames according to their original Italian spellings, it is possible we failed for some of them. In such a case, look for a simple transliterated spelling. The given names are spelled according to transliteration rules except when they are of Hebrew origin.
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