Welcome toThe Rothschild Archive'swebsite

Sources for business history: catalogues of bank files

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

Am I a Rothschild?

The Rothschild Archive London receives many enquries from people around the world who bear the name 'Rothschild', or who believe their ancestors were connected to the Rothschild banking family.

The Rothschild Family Tree

The Rothschild family featured on this website is descended through the male line from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) who was born in Frankfurt, Germany. His five sons established a network of banks across Europe. To search for names on the Rothschild family tree please visit The Rothschild Geneaology »

The most recently published detailed genealogy of the Rothschild banking family is Le Sang des Rothschild by Joseph Valynseele and Henri Mars (Paris: ICC Editions, 2004. 549pp.) and there is also a family tree reproduced in The World's Banker: the history of the house of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998. 1309pp.)

Rothschild was by no means a unique name and there were many other families called 'Rothschild' originating in Frankfurt and many other unrelated families bearing the name 'Rothschild' exist around the world.

Tracing Ancestry

There are several good resources available on the internet to help with tracing Jewish ancestry, for example, www.jewishgen.org which may be able to help you trace your family history.

The Five Rothschild brothers by Raunheim

The Five Rothschild brothers by Raunheim