Jewish geneology

Jewish geneology

Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy


Part 0 -- Introduction
Foreword: Genealogy as a Spiritual Pilgrimage
How to Use This Book

Part I -- The Essentials of Jewish Genealogical Research
Getting Started: Strategies for Finding Jewish Ancestors
Getting Information From Living People
Organizing and Documentation: What Do I Record?
   Printed Forms
   Genealogical software
   Brick Walls
   Citing Sources
Organized Jewish Genealogy
   Special interest Groups
   Jewish Genealogical Societies
Jewish Naming Practices
   Given names
Shtetl Geography: The Changing Face of Europe
Jewish Laws and Customs and Genealogy

Part II -- Topical Section
Israel Archives and Repositories
20th Century Research
Additional Sources
   Cemeteries and Burial Records
   Compiled Genealogies
   Court Records
   Military Records
   Orphanage Records
   Passport Applications
   Social Security
   School Records
   Synagogue Records
   Voter Registration

Part III -- U.S. Research
Vital Records
Passenger Arrival and Immigration
Archives and Repositories
   American Jewish Archives
   American Jewish Historical Society
   LDS Family History Library
   Leo Baeck Institute
   Library of Congress
   National Archives
   YIVO Institute
The Jews of...
New York City Research
Colonial/Federal Period Research

Part IV -- Researching Country of Ancestry
Austro-Hungarian Empire
Prussian Empire
Russian Empire
Ottoman Empire
Specific Countries
   Central America
   Czech Republic
   France (including Alsace Lorraine)
   New Zealand
      Prussian Poland
      Russian Poland
      Galician Poland
   Zimbabwe, Zambia (formerly Rhodesia)
   South Africa
   South America (other)
   United Kingdom
   Yugoslavia (former) Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia

Part V - Appendices, Glossasry, Bibliography, Index
Appendix A: Alphabets (Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, Old German)
Appendix B: Inscriptions on Jewish Tombstones
Appendix C: Hiring a Professional Genealogist
Appendix D: Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex System
Appendix E: List of Contributors

Bibliographic Index
Subject Index

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