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COLTON, Rabbi J. L. = Registration books.

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Collection
COLTON, Rabbi J. L. = Registration books.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
34 notebooks.
Fonds No.
P0167
Scope and Content
34 notebooks organized alphabetically by year; recording the names of the boys circumcised in Montreal and small Quebec towns in the surrounding region, including the Laurentian foothills. The notebooks also include the records of a small number of marriages performed by Rabbi Colton as well as gir…
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Collection
COLTON, Rabbi J. L. = Registration books.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
34 notebooks.
Scope and Content
34 notebooks organized alphabetically by year; recording the names of the boys circumcised in Montreal and small Quebec towns in the surrounding region, including the Laurentian foothills. The notebooks also include the records of a small number of marriages performed by Rabbi Colton as well as girls' births recorded by him. The notebooks can be used in order to find civil record folios containing additional information
Date
1917-1953.
Fonds No.
P0167
History Biographical
Rabbi Colton was the primary mohel (ritual circumciser) for Montreal and the surrounding area during the late 1910s to the early 1950s. His handwritten registration books thus provide a key to locating birth and other vital records recorded in greater detail in civil archives.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Annette Colton and Fay (Colton) Magid, daughter-in-law and daughter of Rabbi Colton. The initial contact was made through the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal. Copies of the books have been made by the society prior to donation.
Notes
P99/06.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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