Jewish geneology

Jewish geneology

Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy

Contents

Part 0 -- Introduction
Foreword: Genealogy as a Spiritual Pilgrimage
Introduction
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
Methodology
   Brick Walls
   Evidence
   Citing Sources
Organized Jewish Genealogy
   Avotaynu
   JewishGen
   Special interest Groups
   Jewish Genealogical Societies
Jewish Naming Practices
   Given names
   Surnames
Shtetl Geography: The Changing Face of Europe
Jewish Laws and Customs and Genealogy

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

Part III -- U.S. Research
Vital Records
Passenger Arrival and Immigration
Naturalization
Census
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
   Algeria
   Argentina
   Armenia
   Australia
   Austria
   Belarus
   Belgium
   Bulgaria
   Canada
   Caribbean
   Central America
   China
   Czech Republic
   Denmark
   Egypt/Sudan
   Estonia
   France (including Alsace Lorraine)
   Georgia
   Germany
   Greece
   Holland
   Hungary
   Iraq
   Iran
   Ireland
   Israel
   Italy
   Latvia
   Libya
   Lithuania
   Mexico
   Moldova
   Morocco
   New Zealand
   Poland
      Prussian Poland
      Russian Poland
      Galician Poland
   Portugal
   Zimbabwe, Zambia (formerly Rhodesia)
   Romania
   Russia
   Scotland
   Slovakia
   South Africa
   South America (other)
   Spain
   Surinam
   Switzerland
   Syria
   Tunisia
   Turkey
   Ukraine
   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

Glossary
Bibliographic Index
Subject Index


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