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 402 ketubot from all over the country, including very small southern communities The period covered by these ketubot begins in 1771 and ends in 1956 and includes some 2,900 persons. This high number of individuals indexed here is due to the fact that many grooms and brides are cited together with their forefathers, a chain reaching sometimes 12 and more generations.
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.
The surnames are here spelled according to their usual forms as they were written in French. The given names are spelled according to transliteration rules.
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