Table of contents for From generation to generation : how to trace your Jewish genealogy and family history / Arthur Kurzweil ; foreword by Elie Wiesel.


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Acknowledgments
Foreword by Elie Wiesel
Introduction
1	Climbing Up My Family Tree: Jewish Genealogy as a Spiritual Pilgrimage
2	Getting Started: How to Begin Your Search
Introduction
Getting Started
Gathering Your History
Collecting Stories
Family Legends: Are They True?
Ten Common Family Myths-or Truths!
What Questions Should You Ask?
Oral History Questions and Topics
Tips on Interviewing Relatives
Observations on Those Who Don't Appreciate Genealogy
	Following Leads Like a Detective
Taking Notes
Visiting Relatives and Others
Family Photographs
Writing Letters
Final Tips on How to Begin
3	Are You Ready To Check The Records
Prepare Yourself
Phone Books
Vital Records
Census Records
Census Records (State)
Tips on Dealing with Government Agencies
City Directories
Synagogue Records
The National Archives
What If You Were Adopted?
Canadian Research
A Few Important Canadian Resources
Cardinal Rules When Dealing with Libraries,
Archives and Other Institutions
Tips on Dealing with Librarians
Publishing Your Family History
4	How Is Jewish Genealogy Different From All Other Genealogy?
Introduction
Yizkor Books
Are There Memorial Books For Your Towns?
The Yizkor Book Project
Other Places To Look For Yizkor Books
How To Obtain Copies For Yourself
The Yizkor Book SIG (Special Interest Group)
Two Traditional Sources: Mohel Books and Ketubot
Mohel Books
Ketubot
Archives, Libraries, and Organazations
American Jewish Archives
The Center For Jewish History
A Conversation With Robert Friedman
YIVO Institute For Jewish Research
A Conversation With Zachary Baker
The Leo Baeck Institute
The American Jewish Historical Society
Jewish Historical Societies
The Central Archives For The History of The Jewish People
A Conversation With Dr. Sallyann Admur Sack
Jewish Genealogical Societies
Jewish Genealogical Societies Around The World
The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogical Center
LDS Family History Library
Other Valuable Jewish Sources
Toledot: The Journal of Jewish Genealogy
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy
Encyclopedia Judaica
First American Jewish Families
My Generations: A Jewish Genealogical Textbook
Other Jewish Genealogical Publications
Professional Genealogical Assistance
A Conversation With Ladislau Gyemant
A Conversation With Miriam Weiner
Ten Commandments For Jewish Genealogists
5 Avotaynu: The Premier Publisher In The World of Jewish Genealogy
Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy
Index To The First Eighteen Years (1985-2002) of Avotaynu
Books From Avotaynu
A Conversation With Gary Mokotoff
6 JewishGen.org: Jewish Genealogy In Cyberspace
Introduction
A Few Basics
A Guide To The Site
Learn
JewishGen FAQ
JewishGen Info Files
JewishGen Tools
Research
JewishGen Family Finder
JewishGen Databasis
The Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP)
Discussion Groups
JewishGen Discussion Group
JewishGen Special Interest Group (SIG) Mailing Lists
Projects and Activities
Hosted Organazations
Contributions and Fundraising
7 Don't Be Surprised If Your Ancestors Were Great Rabbis
Rabbinic Descent
Rabbinic Dynasties
Rabbinic Sources
Rabbinic Texts
Hebrew Subscription Lists
A Conversation With Dr. Neil Rosenstein
8 The Names In Your Family
A Good Name Is Rather to Be Chosen than Great Riches
From Where Do We Get Our Surnames?
Patronymics
Place Names
Vocational Names
Descriptive Names
Names from Abbreviations
Matronymics
Some Jewish Surnames and Their Meanings
Personal Names
For Whom Were You Named?
What If Your Name Was Changed?
Names Can Help You With Dates
Last Names From the Maternal Side
Hebrew, Yiddish, and English Names
What Does Your Name Mean?
Some Additional Research Suggestions
A Conversation With Alexander Beider
Some Final Thoughts About Jewish Names
9	Holocaust Research: Changing Numbers Into Names
Six Million Jewish People Is One Jewish Person-
Six Million Times
Holocaust Research: The Search for Victims and Survivors
The International Tracing Service
The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center
Yad Vashem
Sending Information To Yad Vashem
Obtaining Information From Yad Vashem
An Indispensible Guidebook
Memorial Books as Sources for Learning About
Holocaust Victims
Locating Survivors
Survivor Lists
JewishGen.org's Holocaust Database
How Can These Lists Serve You?
The Jewish Agency Search Bureau for Missing
Relatives in Israel
HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Location Services
The Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
Deportations from France During the Holocaust
Mauthausen Death Books
Other Death Books
Pre-Holocaust European Phone Books
10	Your Immigrant Ancestors
When Did Your Family Arrive In America?
Immigration to The United States
Immigration to Canada
Aliyah Israel
Who Were Your Immigrant Ancestors?
Landsmannschaften
Tracing the Journey
How to Find the Ship that Brought Your Ancestors
to America
How to Find the Steamship Passenger Lists with
Your Ancestors on Them
A Useful Website
Ellis Island Records On-line
Hamburg Passenger Lists (1850-1934)
Helpful Avotaynu Articles Concerning Immigration Records
Canadian Immigration Records
How to Obtain Photographs of Your Ancestors' Steamships
Naturalization Records: An Important Genealogical Source
Sending for Family History Documents Is Legitimate
These Are the Generations
11	The Old Country
Discovering the Old Country
Where Once We Walked
The JewishGen ShtetlSeeker
The Central Archives For The History of the Jewish People
Encyclopedia Judaica
Locating Landsmannschaften
Sources For Landsmannschaften Records
Your Shtetl or Town During The Holocaust
The Blackbook of Localaties
How To Locate Your Shtetl
Soundex Systems
Genealogical Sources in the Old Country: How to Do
Research Long Distance
Visiting the Old Country
How to Plan Your Trip
Advice Before Traveling to Eastern Europe and the
Former Soviet Union
12	Jewish Cemeteries
The History of Your Family Is Chiseled in Stone
Cemeteries as Family Bonds
A Walk Through a Jewish Cemetery
Visiting Jewish Cemeteries
Tombstones
Cemetery Plots
Tombstone Transcribing
How to Read a Jewish Tombstone
Tombstone Rubbings
Photographing Tombstones
Locating Cemeteries
International Jewish Cemetery Project
Death Certificates
Wills
Obituaries
European Jewish Cemeteries
Other Valuable Jewish Cemetery Sources
Appendix
Relationship Chart: How Are We Related?
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Jews Genealogy Handbooks, manuals, etc, Kurzweil family, Jews Genealogy