Student's Guide To Jewish American Genealogy

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-In addition to being a comprehensive treatment of genealogy as a subject, this impressive work offers an in-depth survey of Jewish history as a framework for exploration. The author stresses the time-consuming and costly realities of a genealogy project. There are sections on the challenges presented for adoptees and for the children of single-parent families. Valuable information on tracing Holocaust victims is included. All of the chapters are followed by well-chosen lists of annotated resources, containing books, organizations, and on-line services. Black-and-white photographs and a full-color section entitled "A Jewish American Photo Album" lend poignancy to the text. The chapter "In the Beginning..." suggests that Moses may have been an Egyptian, a decidedly nonmainstream view. This title is a worthy complement to "must have" books on Jewish genealogy written for adults, such as Arthur Kurzweil's From Generation to Generation (HarperCollins, 1994).-Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897749770
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/10/1996
  • Series: Oryx American Family Tree Series
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The son of Jewish immigrants, author JAY SCHLEIFER grew up in New York City and is now a writer and editor in the Midwest. He has written more than 40 books for young readers.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Box in the Closet 1
Ch. 2 In the Beginning... 16
Ch. 3 The Jewish Diaspora 29
Ch. 4 Coming to America 42
Ch. 5 Never Forget, Never Again 67
Ch. 6 Two Promised Lands 79
Ch. 7 Genealogical Ground Rules 87
Ch. 8 Gaining Knowledge from Family Members 114
Ch. 9 Searching for Records 128
Ch. 10 Research on the Holocaust and Your Ancestors' Roots 147
Conclusion 154
Glossary 162
Index 164
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