This issue is a special edition devoted to Avotaynu commercial activities.
Take advantage of these special offers
Google Your Family Tree
We were overwhelmed by the number of orders for this book which was announced in the last issue of Nu? What's New?. All orders made through last Thursday will have been shipped by tomorrow (Monday).
Other reviewers have parroted my comments about the value of this book. Dan Taggert, co-founder of Ancestry.com, stated, "This
is a must read for anyone using the Internet—for family history
or any other reason!" Maureen Taylor of "The Photo Detective" says "If
you thought you knew how to use Google, think again. Lynch's book
will teach even experienced Google genealogists new tricks. It's a
must-have for any family historian (and anyone else) who wants to find
Google Your Family Tree excites me because it
has relevance to
applications other than genealogy. A more appropriate title might have
to Use Google with Examples from Genealogy.” As noted by the other reviewers above, whoever uses
Google must get this
book, whether you are a genealogist, a student with a homework
assignment, or a
cooking buff looking for a recipe.
One might ask, “What is there to Google beyond learning how
keywords?” Google Your Family Tree
author Dan Lynch uses the
first 28 pages to rigorously demonstrate how to select and apply
the next 296 pages teach the reader about many of the other
Google including: Language Tools, Google Books, Google News Archives,
Images and Videos, Google Alerts and Google Maps. At this point, we are
half done with the book. There are additional chapters on Blog Search,
Earth, Google Notebook, Google Toolbar and Other Tips and Tricks.
You can purchase Google Your Family Tree at
Avotaynu’s web site for
$34.95. For a limited time—through December 22—if
you purchase a copy, we will
include at no additional cost a Google Your Family
Tree Quick Reference
Card which normally sells for $6.95. Ordering information
can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Google-Your-Family-Tree.htm.
on Avotaynu Products Through December 22
As a Chanukah gift, this year we are making a discount offer to
What’s New? subscribers as well as AVOTAYNU
Until the first day of Chanukah, December 22, we are offering all
to AVOTAYNU or Nu?
• 10% discount on purchases of
• 15% discount on purchases of
• 20% on purchases of $200 or
can include any products we sell—books, maps, CDs or video.
When you place an order, just indicate in the comment section that you
are an AVOTAYNU
subscriber or Nu? What’s New?
subscriber. Excluded is Google Your Family Tree. By arrangement with its publisher, we are not permitted to discount the book.
The books we offer, shown by category, can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/allbooks.htm.
Our complete catalog can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/catalog.htm.
Gifts for Yourself, Friends and Favorite Library
Take the Discount Above
There is no finer gift that you
can give yourself to
advance your knowledge of Jewish genealogical research than Avotaynu
Guide to Jewish Genealogy. This 624-page tome is the ultimate
Jewish genealogical research. Written by more than 60 authors, all
their own field, the list of authors is a veritable "Who's Who in
Genealogy." Its more than 100 chapters cover all important aspects of
rich body of information available to do Jewish genealogical research.
chapter in "Researching by Country of Ancestry" typically has (1)
history of the Jewish presence in the country, (2) what records are
(3) how to access records, (4) addresses of repositories and other
institutions, (5) bibliography, and (6) Internet addresses. This book
immense value to both the novice or the experienced researcher. $85 (less 10% discount above)
can see the complete Table of Contents plus a sample chapter at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/guide.htm.
For friends. Every
Has a Story would make a great
Chanukah gift to a friend or relative who enjoys reading books and
doesn’t get why we all do family history. The book consists
of 71 articles that
appeared in AVOTAYNU that are about the human side of genealogy; how
research affected people, both the researcher and the people found.
I gave a copy to a cousin and this was her response. “Thank
you for the book -
I am fascinated by the stories - but also at the enthusiasm and
all you genealogists who spend hours and hours tracking down
information - and
providing history to which we can all relate.”
Every Family Has a Story costs
Buy an additional book from Avotaynu for at least $13.00 and get the 10% discount above. Order the
book at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/EveryFamily.htm.
of Jewish Life Before and During
the Holocaust would make a great Chanukah gift for a personal
institutional library. This remarkable three-volume, 1,824-page work
information about more than 6,500 communities, primarily in Continental
where Jews lived before the Holocaust. Through special arrangements
publisher, we are offering it for only $99.00 plus shipping less the 10% discount above. It
originally sold for $325. Ordering information plus a complete list of
can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/encyclopedia.htm.