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Finding Our Fathers A Guidebook to Jewish Genealogy

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ISBN-10: 0806311517
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Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

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.

About the Author

MALCOLM H. STERN is Staff Genealogist of the American Jewish Archives and a lecturer in Jewish History at Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, where he also serves as Field Work Counselor.

Dan Rottenberg is the editor of Family Business magazine. He is the author of seven books and has written for Town and Country, New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Civilization, TV Guide, and Rolling Stone.
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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 (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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Well written and informative. If you study genealogy, it is a must for your library. It opened several avenues for me, even though I believed that my ancestors were not Jewish. However, I had come to a road block, and it may turn out that one line were Christian Jews. Either way, I believe you will find this book interesting and worth the money.
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Happily receiving this book. It is great for searching Jewish last names and their histories.. The book is in Great Shape! Great Condition Overall. I am very excited to start reading it.
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