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

United States
Book review: The Source I/1/16
Russian consular records to be indexed I/2/04
Addresses and publications of United States societies II/2/27
HIAS--Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society II/3/02
HIAS--New York II/3/03
HIAS--Philadelphia II/3/06
HIAS--Boston II/3/10
HIAS--Baltimore II/3/11
List of Jewish genealogical societies throughout the world III/1/33
HIAS offices, continued III/2/18
Search publishes research guides to many cities III/2/26
Recent acquisitions at YIVO Institute III/2/29
Book planned--Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy III/2/34
Lesser known resources at the U.S. National Archives IV/1/07
A network of people finders IV/2/11
USSR/US archival exchange takes initial step IV/2/15
American Jewish Yearbook: A genealogical resource IV/3/16
Naturalization and Visa records at U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service V/1/12
National Archives branches acquire additional microfilms V/1/22
Book review: Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area V/1/29
Search . publishes resource guides V/2/24
Planning continues for Polish-Jewish archives at University of Connecticut V/3/15
AJHS acquires early printed American Judaica V/4/06
Holocaust material at the American Jewish Archives V/4/08
INS success story V/4/22
Public access to U.S. Naturalization index sought VI/1/06
More on Sean Ferguson legend VI/1/42
Mokotoff appointed to FGS Board of Directors VI/2/39
Miriam Weiner wins columnist award VI/2/39
Book review: The Library of Congress VI/3/32
Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy to make debut VI/3/37
Jewish Genealogical Family Finder now available on 11 bulletin boards VII/2/16
SAGAS update VII/2/38
Map resources...at the U.S. Library of Congress VII/4/43
Texas company offers computerized tracing services VII/4/65
History of the US-USSR Archival Exchange Program VIII/1/03
New microfilms available from U.S. National Archives VIII/1/36
Leo Baeck Institute resources await seminar attendees VIII/1/39
Greater access to U.S. naturalization records VIII/1/41
Social Security Death Index new genealogical resource VIII/1/42
Book review: The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research VIII/1/55
Corrections to microfilming of Russian Consular Records completed VIII/1/57
Expands on Library of Congress map article VIII/1/58
AJGS plans to assist Russians looking for American relatives VIII/1/58
AJGS to maintain list of European researchers VIII/2/06
Klau Library and the American Jewish Archives VIII/2/30
Book review: First American Jewish Families VIII/2/53
The elusive Russian Consular Records VIII/3/13
Balch Institute to publish Russian arrivals 1880-87 VIII/3/56
Book review: Ancestry's Red Book VIII/3/63
Book review: State Census Records VIII/4/62
Library of Congress catalogues genealogies VIII/4/64
U.S. Holocaust Museum Archives and Library to open April 23 IX/1/03
Mark Twain: On the Jews IX/1/0
Recent acquisitions of the LDS (Mormon) Family History Library IX/1/11
The Social Security Death Index IX/1/13
RAGAS inquiries producing results IX/1/16
Some guidelines on completing the new RAGAS forms IX/1/18
Clarifies FAST prices IX/1/67
Book review: American Passenger Arrival Records IX/2/60
Russian Consular Records microfilm to be available at regional archives IX/2/66
Death of Berl Kagan represents serious loss to Jewish scholarship IX/2/67
AROS staff to visit Washington, available for JGS meetings IX/2/67
U.S. historical societies as genealogical resources IX/3/05
AJGS plans to index Jewish cemeteries IX/3/06
New sources at the U.S. Holocaust Museum archives IX/3/07
AROS archivists visit U.S. IX/3/42
Russian Consular Records revisited IX/3/45
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern (1915-1994) IX/4/03
A conversation with the LDS Family History Library's "Jewish expert"--Daniel M.
Schlyter IX/4/05
Database of names at Holocaust Museum IX/4/17
Romanian records at the Holocaust Memorial Museum; Research strategies for records
still held in Romania IX/4/18
Book review: Sephardim in America IX/4/65
Why it takes so long to get answers from RAGAS IX/4/70
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern--His associates remember him X/1/24
Report from Salt Lake City, Utah X/1/10
Searching for World War I draft registration records X/1/33
Book review: They Came in Ships X/1/63
Division of still photographs at the U.S. National Archives is a genealogical resource X/1/65
Reports AJGS cemetery project has computer X/1/67
Using U.S. visa records to find post-World War I immigrants X/2/35
A report about RAGAS X/2/46
New sources at the U.S. Holocaust Museum X/2/47
Jewish sources for genealogy at the U.S. Library of Congress X/3/21
Aerial reconnaissance photographs in the National Archives X/3/27
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as a genealogical resource X/3/28
Researching post-1906 naturalizations in Washington, DC X/3/30
JGSGW indexes more State Department records X/3/37
Book review: Bridges to An American City: A Guide to Chicago's Landsmanshaften,
1870 to 1990
X/3/64
AJGS cemetery project update report X/4/59
Book review: The Concise Dictionary of American Jewish Biography X/4/75
Book review: An Index to Publications of the American Jewish Historical
Society
X/4/77
Book review: A Guide to U.S. Military Records X/4/79
List compiled of 1920 residents of Hebrew Orphan Asylum X/4/80
Citizenship records of drafted WWI soldiers who were aliens located in Maryland
Archives X/4/82
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections XI/1/27
Book review: Vom Shtetl an Die Lower East Side: Galizische Juden in New
York
XI/1/65
Using U.S. archival records to locate a residence before immigration XI/2/15
Using non-microfilmed records at the U.S. National Archives XI/2/35
Roots-Key wins national award XI/2/52
Book review: Judaica Americana XI/2/62
Has Database of Sullivan County (NY) Jewish Cemetery Information XI/2/65
AJHS Responds to Complaint About Access to Child Care Records XI/2/65
Finds List of Galveston Jews XI/2/67
Cites Veteran Administration records as good genealogical sSource XI/2/67
Seminar held in Washington attracts 628 attendees XI/3/08
The Golden Door: Genealogical research in New York City XI/3/11
New and future acquisitions at the Leo Baeck Institute XI/3/21
Genealogical resources at the American Jewish Historical Society XI/3/33
Genealogy resources in the Boston Area XI/4/17
A treasure at the American Jewish Historical Society XI/4/20
New York Orphan Asylum holdings at the American Jewish Historical Society XI/1/28
Interpreting U.S. Immigration Manifest Annotations XII/1/10
Library of Congress needs published catalogs of foreign archives XII/1/67
New edition of Guide to National Archives Records planned XII/2/50
Locates Lower East Side voter registration lists XII/2/67
Research on-line or in person at the Library of Congress XII/3/41
Book review: Genealogical Resources in the Atlanta Area XII/3/70
in the National Capital Area XII/3/70
Book review: Capital Collections: Resources for Jewish Genealogical Research in
Washington, DC, Area
XII/3/70
Book review: Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area XII/3/70
Book review: San Francisco Bay Area: Gold Mine for Jewish Genealogical
Research

XII/3/71
Second YIVO shipment arrives in New York XII/4/70
Certificates of Arrival and the Accuracy of Arrival Information Found in U.S.
Naturalization Records XIV/2/18
The Location of U.S. Naturalization Records XIII/1/36
Index to Georgia's Federal Naturalization Records to 1950 XIII/1/64
The Jewish Year Book 1997 XIII/1/64
The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy XIII/1/64
AJHS Reviews Books on Jewish Communities XIII/2/63
Interview with the Archivist of the United States XIII/3/10
U.S. Immigration Records to Be Indexed XIII/3/37
Patterns of Migrations, 1850-1914 XIII/3/63
Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia XIII/4/98
NARA Federal Records Guide Published XIII/4/98
How to Find a Post-1906 U.S. Immigrant Ancestor XIV/1/41
Freedom of Information Request to INS XIV/2/65
An Analysis and Guide to Beider's Sources in the United States XIV/3/33
A Tip for Locating Pre-1906 Immigrants to the United States XIV/3/42
Jewish Given Names in Eastern Europe and the U.S. XIV/3/9
Green Card Applications Accessible XIV/3/90
U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Genealogy XIV/3/90
Crypto-Jews of the U.S. Southwest XIV/4/31
Oswego, New York: Wartime Haven for Jewish Refugees XIV/4/46
They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins XIV/4/85
Genealogical Resources in New York City Abound for 19th Annual Conference XIV/4/9
Oswego, New York, Refugee Comments on Article XV/1/66
American Jewish Historical Society Library and Archives Close Temporarily XV/2/46
Book Review: The Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia XV/2/65
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Plans to Create
Searchable Index to Naturalization Records XV/3/3
By Way of Canada: U.S. Records of Immigration across the
U.S.-Canadian Border, 1895-1954 XV/3/4
Jewish Salt Lake City of the Past XVI/1/37
A Proposal to Improve Service for Genealogists at INS XVI/2/29
Jewish Genealogical Research in Florida XVI/3/9
Yes, Lobby for Open Access to Archives--But Why Not in the U.S. Too? XVI/3/47
Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Database 98 Percent Complete XVI/4/3
WWI Draft Records Provide Lead XVI/4/29
Vermonter May Have Come Through Canada XVI/4/89
Book Review: The American Census Handbook XVII/1/73
Strategies for Using the Ellis Island Database XVII/2/3
Mexican-U.S. Border Crossing Records XVII/2/18
Baltimore Immigrant Lists Available XVII/3/40
Genealogy Institute at Center for Jewish History Provides Workshops and Group Visits XVII/3/61
Between the Lines: Morris Citron and the Early INS XVII/4/5
The Ellis Island Database: From the Micro to the Macro Level:
The Cases of Lechovich and Baranovich XVII/4/8
Using the American Jewish Year Book XVII/4/in Family History Research XVII/4/17
Bibliography of Books about North American Jewish Communities Now Online XVII/4/70
World War II U.S. "Old Mens" Draft Registration XVIII/1/10
"Likely Public Charge" XVIII/1/67
Subtleties in Using the One-Step Ellis Island Website XVIII/2/6
Using The New York Times Online Backfile XVIII/2/22
Subtleties in Using the One-Step 1930 Census Website XVIII/3/3
Wills and Probate Estates in the United States XVIII/3/36
HIAS Location and Family Service XVIII/4/5
HIAS Boston Individual Arrival Cards, 1882-192 XVIII/4/7
U.S. National Archives II Highlights XVIII/4/17
Center for Jewish History Offers Genealogy Fellowship XIX/1/08
Book Review: Going Greek: Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945 XIX/3/65
Pacific Crossings: Europe to America Via the Trans-Siberian Railroad XIX/3/18
A Day at the Center for Jewish History XIX/4/03
Who Rests in the Philadelphia Cemetery? A HIAS/INS Case Study XIX/4/06
Persecution or Immigration Politics? Esther, Max and President Wilson XX/1/19
Secret Jews of the American Southwest XX/1/29
Children Under 16 Unaccompanied by a Parent: The Family Zuser XX/2/43
Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Archives XX/3/15
New Acquisitions at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum XXI/1/13
U.S. Courthouse Records Hold Valuable Genealogical Information XXI/2/15
The Port of New York Before Ellis Island XXI/3/27
Researching Philadelphia in Israel  XXII/1/30
Book Review:
To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico    XXII/1/69
U.S.
State Department Records: A Little Known Source  XXII/2/23
Finding the Location of Someone Whose Exact Address is Not
Shown in the 1860 U.S. Census      XXII/3/38

Finding an Elusive Ancestor in the United States      XXII/4/12

Coming to America through Hamburg and Liverpool XXII/4/15

Project Preserves Historic Newspapers     XXII/4/65

Book Review: The Grandees of New Jersey: Narr, Balz, Peixotto, Pretto & Seixas Families      XXII/4/72

Finding Immigrant Ancestors in Historical Newspapers  XXIII/1/24

Long-awaited Genealogy Program Opens at U.S. Immigration Service  XXIII/2/25

Using the 1890 New York City Police Census to Find Family Records
XXIII/3/28
Finding Emigrants Who Sailed Under a Different Name  
XXIII/3/36
Pittsburgh
Jewish Newspapers Online       XXIII/3/64
Three Manhattan Databases: Using Newspapers to Find
Bankruptcy Cases Leading to Court Cases      XXIII/4/17

A Window into the Galveston Immigration Plan at the Central Zionist Archives  XXIV/1/17

Coming to America through Hamburg and Liverpool Part II: Crossing the Atlantic      XXIV/1/28

Researching Old U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Correspondence and Case Files  
XXIV/1/35
“Deported—Likely to Become a Public Charge”         XXIV/1/36

Looking for Information on Grandfather in New York    XXIV/1/53

Jewish Newspaper Research in Philadelphia XXIV/2/25

U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Service Opens Fee-for-Service Genealogy Program    XXIV/2/35
Identifying Benjamin W. Cohen of New York and New Orleans   XXIV/4/23

About Elmer’s Genealogy Library     XXIV/4/81

How to Find Maryland Death Records XXIV/4/81

Writing to USCIS; Galician Surnames and Civil Marriage      XXIV/4/81
Venezuela
Venezuelan Jewry: A Brief History                                                   XVIII/3/42

Zimbabwe
Jews of Zimbabwe XIX/2/54

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