From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History

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Wiley, Apr 7, 2004 - Religion - 400 pages
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"A Must For Every Jewish Family"
-Elie Wiesel

"No other book takes the novice's hand and leads him or her so carefully and patiently through the intricacies of Jewish family history research."
-Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy

Since it was first published in 1980, From Generation to Generation has inspired thousands to pursue the unique challenges and rewards of Jewish genealogy. Far more engaging than a mere how-to reference guide, this landmark book is also part detective story and part spiritual quest. As Arthur Kurzweil takes you along on his own fascinating journey through his family's past, you'll learn about the tools, techniques, and the step-by-step process of Jewish genealogical research-including the most current information on using the Internet and the newly accessible archives of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. But even more, after reading this fully updated, revised, and beloved classic, you will undoubtedly be inspired to embark on a genealogical quest of your own!

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Contents

How to Begin Your Research
36
Collecting Stories
44
What Questions Should You Ask?
50
Copyright

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Arthur Kurzweil is a leader in the world of Jewish genealogy. Kurzweil helped launch the first Jewish Genealogical Society more than twenty-five years ago, was awarded a "Lifetime Achievement" award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and has spoken about Jewish genealogy before hundreds of synagogues and Jewish organizations. He has served as director of the Jewish Book Club and editor-in-chief of Jason Aronson Publishers.

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