The Rothschild Archive is responsible for maintaining the family tree of the male lines of the Rothschild banking family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), and the Archive also keeps records of the female lines.
Note: Rothschild was by no means a unique name and there were other (unrelated) families called Rothschild originating in Frankfurt, and other (unrelated) families have adopted the name (or versions of it) over the years.
The Rothschild Family Index
The online Rothschild Genealogy has been developed from The Rothschild Family Index, compiled in 2000.
The link will open in a new window. There are two ways in which you can interact with the genealogy:
- You can manually browse around the genealogy by clicking and dragging with your mouse to move around the area of the tree.
- You can search by typing (e.g. Nathan) into the box that appears at the top of the genealogy. Matching searching results will be returned in a list. You can then click on any of the entries and the tree will automatically move to that person.
Once at an entry on the tree, you can view more detail about that person by clicking on their box. You can then automatically traverse across to other people in the tree by clicking on their generation/position number (e.g. 3.1). This number denotes generation (top-to-bottom) and position (left-to-right) within the genealogy. For example, 3.1 means 3rd generation (as measured from Mayer Amschel) and 1st position chronologically within that generation.