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Finding Our Fathers A Guidebook to Jewish Genealogy Paperback – January 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0806311517 ISBN-10: 0806311517

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 423 pages
  • Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806311517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806311517
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #770,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rottenberg offers advice on tracing the roots of Jewish families and supplies the names and addresses of organizations that could aid the search. He includes a long list of names with genealogical information (LJ 5/1/77).
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Another Bookworm on October 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
What's the best thing about this book?
The Judaica section, where it talks about Jewish history/genealogy?
The Etymology section, with its fascinating secrets revealed about common Jewish surnames?
The Various Country Biographies?
The Jewish Genealogical Societies, complete with short biographies and research tips?
Or is it the massive Surname index in the back- over 3,000 names, I believe?
No, I think the best thing about this book is summed up in the introduction. It's a book FOR US. For Jews, about Jews, explaining the History of Jews in Europe and other places, and how we can find out about them.
So nu, buy a copy! It's worth it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrew B. Hopper on July 24, 2002
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This book is extremely useful and readable. Not only does it provide plenty of specific Jewish genealogical information, it's a fabulous history lesson. Very useful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rjtoviah on December 18, 2006
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I have a few books on Jewish geneaology and I rate this one to be one of my favorites. What I enjoyed was the thorough information showing how to conduct your own family research, along with information about family surnames at the back of the book.
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By Kevin Todd Clepps on April 23, 2014
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This is very good book.it tells a lot about Jewish genealogy especially among the Sephardi Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish communities
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