of Holy Land (XIX century)
Censuses of the Jewish inhabitants of the Holy Land, together with those of Alexandria, Sidon and Beirut, were compiled by Sir Moses Montefiore during his visits to the region in 1839, 1840, 1849, 1855, 1866 and 1875. The details recorded include personal and family particulars, occupations and countries of origin, together with surveys of Jewish religious institutions. Taken together, these censuses constitute a unique sociological and genealogical record of Jewish life in this area at that time.
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