Find Jewish wedding records online
Those with Jewish kin may be interested in a section of the United Synagogue database ( theus.org.uk/category/find-marriage-record), which contains marriages that occurred under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi from 1880 to 1901.
Navigate to the webpage above and enter the details of the individual you are researching – for example, Isaac Bernstein marrying in 1895. The great thing about these records is that they often contain more details than GRO marriages, so could provide extra vital clues.
Press ‘Search’ and all relevant hits will appear. In this example there is only one option for the correct marriage – Isaac Bernstein to Lottie Saul. A precise date is also given – 24 February 1895 – along with the synagogue they married in (the Great Synagogue of London).
To obtain a copy of the marriage record, click on ‘order’ and enter your address details. Although it’s free to search the index, a copy of the marriage record will cost £15 for members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and £20 for non-members.
Records of British Jewish marriages between 1880 and 1901 are available
on the United Synagogue database