Index to the First Twenty-four Volumes of AVOTAYNU

AVOTAYNU maintains an index to selected articles that have appeared in the first eighteen volumes (19852008) of the publication. Only shown are major articles and some excerpts from the sections "From Our Contributing Editors" and "From Our Mailbox." Not shown is the "U.S. Update" column, which is a digest of articles that appeared in publications of the Jewish genealogical societies and special interest groups. The articles in Volume III, Number 4 and many in Volumes IV-XXIV, Number 4, were human interest features and, therefore, are not part of the index. Each entry is the title of the article followed by the volume/number/page. Back issues can be purchased for $10 each ($12 outside North America) from Avotaynu, Inc., 155 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621. Note: Most earlier back issues are available in photocopy version only. All back issues from 19852008 are available on CD-ROM for $99.95 plus shipping. An annual subscription to Avotaynu is $38.00. Subscribe now!

Volume/Year: I/1985, II/1986, III/1987, IV/1988, V/1989, VI/1990, VII/1991, VIII/1992. IX/1993, X/1994, XI/1995, XII/1996, XIII/1997, XIV/1998, XV/1999, XVI/2000, XVII/2001, XVIII/2002, XIX/2003, XX/2004, XXI/2005, XXII/2006, XXIII/2007, XXIV/2008

Methodology
Proposal for a Jewish soundex code I/1/05
Genealogical research by mail II/1/17
Jewish soundex--A revised format II/1/19
Is it really luck? V/2/15
Cemeteries: information source about the living V/4/22
A proposed standard for identifying Jewish months in genealogical data bases VIII/3/64
Hiring a professional genealogist: A genealogist's view IX/2/44
Hiring a professional genealogist: A client's view IX/2/45
Prenumeraten as a source for Jewish genealogists X/2/42
Seven guiding principles for family research X/4/44
The soundex problem of false positives XI/1/19
Luzer Isn't Layzer XI/1/19
Researcher's bane: The "misspelled" name XII/2/11
More about Jewish family names: A cautionary tale XII/2/17
Using photographs to solve family puzzles XII/4/48
Evidence! XIV/3/87
Living Vertically: Urban Research Methods XIV/4/6
Holistic Geography XV/1/16
Conducting One-Surname Research: An Introduction XV/3/33
A Blueprint for Conducting One-Surname Research XV/3/35
Converting Hebrew Dates on Tombstones XV/3/71
Genealogical Research in Its Historical Context:
Tracing My Family Back Eleven Generations XV/4/17
Corrects Tombstone Inscription Article XV/4/66
Common Hebrew Abbreviations on Tombstones XVI/1/29
More About Reading Jewish Tombstones XVI/1/31
Genealogy: The Great Paper Chase XVI/1/35
The Art of the Interview XVI/4/31
Twelve Steps from the Past to the Present XVI/4/33
Searching for Eve: A Methodological Lesson XVII/2/40
Genealogical Records: Should We Believe What We Read? XVII/2/45
Pinkassim of Those Called to the Torah as a Source for
Historical and Genealogical Study XVII/4/23
How to Find Your Relatives or How to Let Them Find You XVII/4/33
Researching Public Archival Collections and Indexing Personal Family Papers XVIII/2/11
Two Major Errors on a Gravestone--Or Just One? XVIII/4/28
Given Name Analysis: A Tool for Single-Surname Research and Very Large Families XVIII/4/62
Beware of Both Documented and Oral Histories XX/2/24
Revisit Your Old Research XXI/1/62
A Template for Evaluating Evidence XXI/2/10
Creating State or Country Databases of Jewish Births, Marriages and Deaths XX/3/45
Creation of Widespread Use of Compound Artificial Jewish Family Names XX/3/17
Brothers, Cousins--or Both: A Family Brainteaser XX/4/09
The Virtue of Persistence: A Story of Discovery and Some Rules Learned Along the Way XX/4/41
A Scientific Approach to the Etymologies of Jewish Surnames XXI/1/09
Looking for a Book or Periodical Article Online at a Library Research Facility XXI/1/18
Guidelines for Converting Documents Written in Hebrew and Yiddish into English XXI/2/19
Using GenMerge to Analyze the Jews of Pusalotas XXI/2/17
Reconstituting the Destroyed Communities of Europe    XXII/2/07
Clues to Determining Whether and How a Female Branch Without a
Family Name is Related     
XXII/3/07
A Proposed Standard for Classification of Relatives   XXII/3/24

Evaluating Circumstantial Evidence  XXII/4/36

Preponderance of Evidence: The Curious Case of Jakob Mokotowicz   XXII/4/42

Some Issues in Ashkenazic Name Searches   XXIII/1/03

Guidelines for Respecting Privacy in Jewish Genealogy XXIII/1/19

Constructing a Town-Wide Genealogy: Jewish Mattersdorf, Hungary, 1698–1939    XXIII/1/30

How to Locate a Hard-to-find Library Holding    XXIII/2/36

Finding the Genealogy Tree in the Sherwood Family Forest    XXIII/2/40

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries   XXIII/2/57 

Comments on People Who Do Not Know Their Parentage    XXIII/3/64

Tombstone
Identification through Database Merging     XXIV/1/08
A Method of Deducing Unknown Surnames and First Names of Female Ancestors     XXIV/1/33

Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching: An Alternative to Soundex with fewer False Hits     XXIV/2/12

A Proposed Standard for Names, Dates and Places in a Genealogical Database    XXIV/3/3

How Do You Handle Spelling Variants of Names?   XXIV/3/59

Lessons Learned in Finding the Chajkielson Family of Suwalki      XXIV/4/37

Comments on Proposed Standards      XXIV/4/81
Moldova (see also Russia, USSR)
Record Searcher Available in Moldova XIII/2/67
Travel to Bukovina and Moldova XV/4/42
Jewish Genealogical Research in Moldova XVI/3/22
Bukovina Cemeteries, Archives and Oral History XVIII/3/9
Moldovan Ancestry Research XIX/1/09

Morocco Jewish surnames III/2/23 Civil records of Algeria and Morocco VI/1/29 Books about Spanish Jews of Morocco VII/2/26 Sources of information VIII/2/37 About the Jews of Morocco, Algeria and Libya X/3/38 Sephardic genealogical research in Morocco X/3/40 Bibliography for Jewish genealogy in Spanish Morocco X/3/42 Reports address of Moroccan Jewry source XI/1/67 Moroccan rabbis XI/4/55 Moroccan given names XII/1/44 Moroccan rabbis XIII/3/49 Moroccan community in Buenos Aires XIII/4/79 European Refugees Who Found Shelter in Morocco During World War II XX/3/47
Moroccan Jews in Latin America XX/3/47
Jews of Tetuan XXI/1/47
Sack of Fez in 1912 XXI/1/47
New Zealand History of Jews of New Zealand I/2/13 Tracing relatives in New Zealand II/2/20 First workshop on genealogy III/2/24 Book review: Not Strictly Kosher--Pioneer Jews in New Zealand V/3/26
Book on Auckland Jewry VII/1/28
Alexander Turnbull Library VIII/2/41
Books on local Jewry IX/1/41
Jewish oral archive established X/2/52
Book review: The Standard for the People: The 150th Anniversary of the Wellington
Hebrew Congregation, 1843-1993
XII/1/65
Book Review: Mixed Blessings: New Zealand Children of Holocaust Survivors XIX/1/41
Holocaust Remembrance Day in Auckland XIX/2/54
Jews of New Zealand XX/4/62

North Africa (see also Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) North African Jewry V/3/25 Consular records of the Levant and North Africa XIV/3/69

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