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Featured Books

Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery
by Rabbi Joshua L. Segal
A comprehensive guide to understanding Jewish cemeteries as a genealogical resource. Presented in a way simple enough that it can be understood by those with the most minimal exposure to Hebrew. $18.00  [Order now]
Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy
edited by Sallyann Amdur Sack and Gary Mokotoff
The definitive guide to Jewish genealogical research. Written by more than 60 authors, each an expert in their own field. Its more than 100 chapters cover all important aspects of the rich body of information available to do Jewish genealogical research.
$85.00 [Order now]

Where Once We Walked: Revised Edition
by Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack with Alexander Sharon
The award-winning Where Once We Walked (WOWW) identifies more than 23,500 towns where Jews lived before the Holocaust. Includes 17,500 alternate names,  soundex index and "nearby town" index.
$85.00 [Order now]
A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames
by Lars Menk
Provides information about more than 13,000 Jewish surnames from the area that was pre-World War I Germany including etymology, alternate names and where name appeared. $89.00 [Order now]

Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary
by Jordan Auslander
Information about more than 12,000 towns in the 19th- century Kingdom of Hungary that today comprises regions of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and  Slovak Republic. $46.00 
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Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel
by Mathilde Tagger & Yitzhak Kerem
Reveals the wealth of resources on Sephardic history and genealogy in Israel i archives. Organized by country of origin..
$45.00 [Order now]

Beginners Guides

Translating Documents

Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy
by Gary Mokotoff & Warren Blatt
Primer on Jewish genealogical research written by experts. Perfect as a getting-started book.
$11.00 [Order now]
Sephardic Genealogy
by Jeffrey S. Malka
Award-winning comprehensive guide to doing Sephardic research.
$45.00 [Order now]
Following the Paper Trail:
A Multilingual Translation Guide

by Jonathan Shea & William Hoffman
Guide to translating genealogy records of 13 European languages.
$29.00 [Order now]
Documents of Our Ancestors
by Michael Meshenberg
Includes samples of documents that recorded our U.S. ancestors and how to order copies of original documents.
$19.95 [Order now]
In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide -- Russia
by Jonathan Shea & William Hoffman
Detailed guide to translating Russian documents.
$35.00 [Order now]

 Jewish Names

 Holocaust 
Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names
by Alexander Beider
Magnum opus describes origin and evolution of 15,000 given names.
$85.00 [Order now]
DJSG ImageDictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia
by Alexander Beider
Latest work of Dr. Beider identifies 35,000 surnames from the region.
$85.00  [Order now]
Chinese Exile
by Horst "Peter" Eisfelder
German Holocaust survivor recounts experiences as teenager in Shanghai/Nanking during World War II.
$25.00 [Order now]
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland
by Alexander Beider
Award-winning compilation of 32,000 surnames.
$69.50 [Order now]
Beider Trilogy
All 3 books.
$40.50 discount. Only $199.00
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German Minority Census of 1939
by Thomas Kent Edlund
Guide to the holdings of Family History Library for this record group.
$9.50 [Order now]
Russian-Jewish Given Names:
Their Origins and Variants

by Boris Feldblyum
Comprehensive collection of Jewish given names from czarist Russia.
$19.95 [Order now]
Jewish Personal Names
by Shmuel Gorr
Roots of more than 1,200 Jewish given names showing Yiddish/Hebrew variants with English transliteration.
$15.00 [Order now]
Polish OfficersJews-Officers in the Polish
Armed Forces 1939-1945

by Benjamin Meirtschak
Identifies nearly 5,000 Jews who served as officers in the Polish Army during WWII.  $30.00 [Order now]
DicionarioDictionary of Sephardic Surnames: Second Edition
by Guilherme Faiguenboim, et al
17,000 surnames from more than 24 countries where Sephardim lived.
$50.00 [Order now]
A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames
by Lars Menk

More than 13,000 surnames from pre-World War I Germany.
$89.00 [Order now]

Ancient Ashkenazic Surnames:
Jewish Surnames from Prague (15th-18th Centuries)
by Alexander Beider
Short work identifies 700 surnames.
$8.25 [Order now]


     
Lands and Towns of Our Ancestors
American Genealogy
DubnowHistory of the Jews in Russia and Poland
by Simon Dubnow
One of the great histories of the Jews of Eastern Europe. Originally published in 1918. Republished by Avotaynu.
$69.50 [Order now]
Polish Sources at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
Annotated list of the inventory of this important archives for interwar Poland.

$25.95 [Order now]
Your Guide to the Family History Library
by Paula Stuart Warren and James Warren
Definitive guide to the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library and the Salt Lake City area. $19.99 [Order now]
Guide to Jewish Genealogical Resources in Israel by Sallyann Amdur Sack and Israel Genealogical Society
Definitive work on genealogical resources in Israel.
$21.00 [Order now]
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life
edited by Shmuel Spector
Guide to 6,500 towns in Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust
$99.00 [Order now]
NaturalizationGuide to Naturalization Records of the United States
by Christina Bentley
Identifies repositories of naturalization records, state by state, city by city.
$30.00 [Order now]
Jewish Bialystok and Its Surroundings
by Tomasz Wisniewski
History and illustrations of 30 towns in the vicinity of this important pre-Holocaust Jewish city.
$12.95 [Order now]
Kaminits-Podolsk and Its Environs
trans. by Bonnie Schooler Sohn
Describes life in this major western Ukrainian city in early 20th century.
$35.00 [Order now]
Library Resources for
German-Jewish Genealogy

by Angelika Ellmann-Krueger
Concise directory of library sources in Germany and the Internet.
$20.00 [Order now]
Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry: 1909-1914
by Lawrence Tapper
Births, bar mitzvahs, marriages, deaths and other records of Canadian Jewry.
$15.00 [Order now]

Between Galicia and Hungary:
The Jews of Stropkov

by Melody Amsel
Yizkor book for Stropkov, Slovak Republic
$35.00 [Order now]
Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary
by Jordan Auslander
Information about 12,000 towns of this vast area. $46.00 [Order now]
 
Jews of Schneidemühl: From 1641 to the Holocaust
by Peter Cullman
History of the Jews of this town (now Piła, Poland
$46.00 [Order now]
Jews of Kopcheve
by Dorothy Leivers
History of the Jews of Kapciamiestis, Lithuania,
$35.00 [Order now]
Taking Tamar
Taking Tamar
The experiences of a noted genealogistbringing up her adopted daughter who has Down syndrome. Described are her battles with officials and even the birth family, but more importantly the incredible accomplishments she and her daughter achieved in maximizing the girl's potential. $19.95 [Order now]
Grandeur and Glory: Volume 1
by Rabbi Meir Wunder
Information about Eastern Galician towns starting with the letter A-O
$45.00 [Order now]
Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835
by Edward David Luft
Identification of Jews naturalized during that period.
$34.95 
Immigration/Emigration
 Attention Litvaks!!
Overseas Emigration and Family Research. Proceedings of symposium held in Hamburg in 2000. $15.00 [Order now]  They Came in Ships
by John P. Colletta
Passenger arrival records, books and articles about immigrants discussed by a recognized expert on the subject.
$12.95 [Order now]
Jews of Lithuania
by Masha Greenbaum
First history in English of this remarkable community from the 14th century.
$29.95 [Order now]
Ships of Our Ancestors
by Michael J. Anuta
Pictures of the ships that transported our ancestors from Europe to the new country. $34.95 [Order now] 

Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists....in the Lithuanian Archives
by Harold Rhode & Sallyann Sack
Inventory of Jewish records in the Lithuanian State Archives.
$35.00 [Order now]
     
Compiled Genealogies U.S.Cities
Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories
by David Zubatsky & Irwin Berent
Reference to family trees of more than 10,000 Jewish surnames.
$35.00 [Order now]
The Lurie Legacy
by Neil Rosenstein
History and genealogy of the Lurie/Luria family. More than 50 family trees, 60 illustrations.
$85.00 [Order now]
Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia
by Harry Boonin
History and guide to the immigrant quarter describing Jewish life and sites. Many photographs.
$29.95 [Order now]
The Unbroken Chain
by Neil Rosenstein
Identifies more than 25,000 descendants of Rabbi Meir Katzenelnbogen. Includes numerous famous people.
$79.95 [Order now]
Eliyahu's Branches
by Chaim Freedman
More than 20,000 descendants of the Vilna Gaon with analysis of the early descendants of this great scholar.
$69.50 [Order now]
Chicago and Cook County:
A Guide to Research

by Loretto Dennis Szucs
A comprehensive guide to the vastly complex records of a major urban area.
$24.95 [Order now]
Diaries of Bernhard Cahn
by Arline Sachs
19th century German-Jewish life in Kastel, Hesse, Germany.
$29.00 [Order now]
Legacy:The Saga of a German-Jewish Family Across Time and Circumstance
by Werner L. Frank
350-year family history of a German-Jewish family from Baden.
$49.00 [Order now] 
Genealogical Resources in New York
edited by Estelle M. Guzik
A comprehensive guide to resources in New York City and Albany.
$35.00 [Order now] 


The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark
by Alice Perkins Gould
History of Jewish presence in this New Jersey city through its cemeteries..
$19.00 [Order now]
     

 Sephardic Genealogy

Gazetteers
Sephardic Genealogy
by Jeffrey S. Malka
Award-winning comprehensive guide to doing Sephardic research.
$45.00 [Order now]

Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel
by Mathilde Tagger & Yitzhak Kerem
Resources on Sephardic history and genealogy in Israel i archives. Organized by country of origin..
$45.00 [Order now]
Where Once We Walked: Revised Edition
by Gary Mokotoff & Sallyann Amdur Sack
   with Alexander Sharon
Award-winning gazetteer of Central and Eastern Europe.
$85.00 [Order now]
DicionarioDictionary of Sephardic Surnames: Second Edition
by Guilherme Faiguenboim, et al
17,000 surnames from more than 24 countries where Sephardim lived.
$50.00 [Order now]

German Name-Change Gazetteer
by Otto Kredel & Franz Theirfelder
Name changes of towns after World War I formerly in Germany and Austria-Hungary.
$89.00 [Order now]
     
Jewish Reference
Methodology
Avnei Zikaron: Stones of Remembrance
by Neil Rosenstein
Pre-WWI Eastern European epitaphs from 51 communities with 21 genealogical charts. Includes a CD.
$59.95 [Order now]
Jewish Book of Why
by Alfred J. Kolatch
Answers hundred of questions about Jewish life and traditions, rituals, practices and superstitions.
$48.95 [Order now]
Evidence!
by Elizabeth Shown Mills
Describes the proper way to cite the sources of the information you gather for your family history.
$16.95 [Order now]
Latter Day Leaders Sages and Scholars
by Neil Rosenstein
Bibliographic index of more than 5,500 rabbis from 18th-early 20th century.
$19.95 [Order now]
Roots and Remembrances
by Bill Gladstone
Articles about Jewish genealogy from the pages of the Canadian Jewish News
$27.00 [Order now]
Producing a Quality Family History
by Patricia Law Hatcher
Best guide to publishing a family history book. Step-by-step description of the process.
$19.95 [Order now]
New Encyclopedia of Judaism
by Skolnik, Himelstein, Wigoder, Eds.
Comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia of Jewish history. More than 1,200 entries. Richly illustrated
$60.00 [Order now]
Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemeteries
by Rabbi Joshua L. Segal
A comprehensive guide to understanding Jewish cemeteries as a genealogical resource.  $18.00 [Order now]
 

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