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Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Jewish Welfare Board, Military Chaplaincy Records, 1917–1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: National Jewish Welfare Board Military Chaplaincy Records, 1917–1984. I-249. New York, New York: American Jewish Historical Society.

About U.S., Jewish Welfare Board, Military Chaplaincy Records, 1917–1984

This database contains questionnaires and other documents related to Jewish chaplains in the U.S. military. The forms can contain a wide variety of details, including the following:

  • name
  • place of birth
  • date of birth
  • residence/address
  • citizenship information
  • spouse’s name
  • date of marriage
  • children’s names, birth dates
  • service details (branch, posts, ranks, awards, serial number)
  • ordination date
  • rabbinical positions held
  • biographical sketches
  • education/degrees
  • languages
  • organizations affiliated with
  • photograph

Only the main questionnaire forms have been indexed, so once you find a record, browse forward and backward to see all the documents in a person's packet.