Nu? What's New?
The E-zine of Jewish Genealogy From Avotaynu

Gary Mokotoff, Editor

Volume 10, Number 23 | November 15, 2009

This edition is going to 8,561 subscribers

Every government puts value on preserving its history. That is why we have national archives. Genealogy preserves history; the history of a family. It cannot be done without access to records, just as historians cannot preserve a nation's history without access to records. It is a greater good than the right to privacy. It is a greater good than the risk of identity theft.
Special Edition
Treat Yourself to a Chanukah Present

Here is a chance to get the genealogy book you always wanted. For the rest of November only, our Chanukah present to those readers of Nu? What's New? who are AVOTAYNU subscribers is discounts on various products we sell that will enhance your ability to do Jewish family history research. They include:
   • 20% discount on AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM
   • 15% discount on Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy, Where Once We Walked and Every Family Has a Story
   • 10% discount on all other books

You must use the special website set aside for this offer:

This offer is to AVOTAYNU subscribers only.

Not an AVOTAYNU subscriber? AVOTAYNU at 50% off during November. Those readers of Nu? What’s New? who do not subscribe to AVOTAYNU can get a 2009 subscription for half-price: $19.00 in the U.S. and Canada and $23.00 elsewhere. Discover why more than 2,000 subscribers get our highly acclaimed journal. We will send you the Spring and Summer issues, which have already been published, and the Fall and Winter issues when they are available. Of course this will make you eligible for all the discounts described. Subscribe now!

AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM. For the past 25 years, AVOTAYNU has developed a reputation as a must-read publication for those doing Jewish family history research. All the issues for the first 24 years (1985–2008) are available on CD: 93 issues, 5,700 pages, 4 million words, all accessible with a full-word search engine that will locate all articles that include the keyword(s). Our Chanukah offer to you is to make it available at a 20% discount. Works on Windows only (including Vista and Windows 7). Buy it now!

Guide, WOWW at 15% discount. Our award-winning books Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy and Where Once We Walked are available at a substantial discount during this period. The Guide is the definitive work on how to do Jewish genealogical research. Written by more than 60 authors, all experts in their own field., the Guide has more than 100 chapters covering all important aspects of the rich body of information available to do Jewish genealogical research. WOWW is a gazetteer that identifies more than 23,500 towns in Central and Eastern Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust. Included are 17,500 alternate names for these towns. Also gives latitude/longitude, Jewish population before the Holocaust and cites as many as 50 books as references. Buy it now!

Every Family Has a Story at 15% discount. The perfect gift for a relative or friend to make them aware of why you have a passion for genealogy. This book will not tell them how to do genealogical research. Instead, it will describe how genealogical research affected the lives of the researchers and the people they discovered. Every Family Has a Story: Tales from the Pages of AVOTAYNU consists of 72 articles that have appeared in our journal, AVOTAYNU, each story focusing on the human side of genealogy—how genealogists have been personally affected by their research and how the research of genealogists has affected others. Buy Every Family now!

All other books at 10% discount to AVOTAYNU subscribers. Since 1991, Avotaynu has published nearly 60 books to assist people in Jewish family history research. Those still in print are being offered at a 10% discount until November 30. Also available are the few selected books by other publishers. (Exception: Offer does not apply to maps or Google Your Family Tree.) Get 10% discount now!

Europeans: Take advantage of the exchange rate. Subscribe to AVOTAYNU for about €15,50 (£14); purchase AVOTAYNU on CD-ROM for less than
€54 (£48) or Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants for less than €18 (£16) or Sephardic Genealogy: Second Edition for about €27,30 (£24.40). Take advantage now!

Unusual offer: First edition of Sephardic Genealogy. Avotaynu recently published a revised edition of “Sephardic Genealogy” by Jeffrey Malka. It is a significant update to the first edition published in 2003. We still have 42 copies of the first edition in stock and decided, rather than throw them out, we would offer them at only $20.00. That’s a discount of more than 50%! If you have no direct interest in Sephardic genealogy but would like to know more about the subject, the first edition should be sufficient. The offer is open to the first 42 people who order the book. Buy the First Edition now!

Sorry. The 10% discount offer does not apply to maps or Google Your Family Tree, which, by agreement with the publisher cannot be discounted.

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Offer ends November 30, 2009

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