Bibliography of

North American Jewish Community Books

USA - Overall


(Including regional area books and general genealogical “How to” books)


  1. A student's guide to Jewish American genealogy – Jay Schleifer, Phoenix, AZ, Oryx Press, 1996
  2. American Jewish genealogy: an annotated bibliography of books of Jewish local history and other subjects of use to genealogists – Janice Mendenhall Regenstein, Wichita,KS, Family Heritage Institute, 1981
  3. Early American Jewry The Jews of New York New England and Canada 1649-1794 & the Jews of Pennsylvania and the South 1655-1790 – Marcus Jacob Rader, Philadelphia, PA, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1953
  4. FAQ: frequently asked questions about Jewish genealogy – Warren Blatt, Teaneck, NJ, Avotaynu, 1997
  5. Finding our fathers: a guidebook to Jewish genealogy – Dan Rottenberg, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986
  6. First American Jewish families, 600 genealogies, 1654-1988 – compiled by Malcolm H. Stern, Baltimore, MD, Ottenheimer Publishers, 1991
  7. From generation to generation: how to trace your Jewish genealogy and family history – Arthur Kurzweil, New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1994
  8. Getting started in Jewish genealogy – Gary Mokotoff and Warren Blatt, Bergenfield, NJ, Avotaynu, 1999
  9. How to trace your Jewish roots: discovering your unique history – Jo David, Secaucus, NJ, Carol Pub. Group, 1999
  10. Index, Jewish applicants for emergency U.S. passports, 1915-1924 [microform] – U.S. Department of State records, Washington, DC, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, 1991
  11. Jewish genealogy beginner's guide – Irene Saunders Goldstein, compiled by Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Vienna, VA, The Society, 1991
  12. Jewish genealogy resources: Mid-Atlantic states – Julian H. Preisler, Apollo, PA, Closson Press, 1999
  13. Jews in the South –Leonard Dinnerstein and Mary Dale Palsson, Baton Rouge, LA, Lousiana State University Press, 1973
  14. Mountain West pioneer Jewry: an historical and genealogical source book, from origins to 1885 – Hynda L. Rudd, with an introduction by William M. Kramer, Los Angeles, CA, W. Kramer, 1980
  15. My generations: a course in Jewish family history – Arthur Kurzweil, New York, NY, Behrman House, 1983
  16. My Jewish roots: a practical guide to tracing and recording your genealogy and family history – David Kranzler, New York, NY, Sepher-Hermon Press, 1979
  17. Sourcebook for Jewish genealogies and family histories – David S. Zubatsky and Irwin M. Berent, Teaneck, NJ, Avotaynu, 1996
  18. The Encyclopedia of Jewish genealogy – Arthur Kurzweil and Miriam Weiner, Northvale, NJ, J. Aronson, 1991
  19. Tracing your Jewish roots – Malcolm H. Stern, Cincinnati, OH, American Jewish Archives, 1977