Publications

The following is a list of guidebooks published by Jewish Genealogical Societies, members of IAJGS, including beginner’s guides, handbooks, workbooks, manuals, etc. You will find the title of the publication, the author or editor, which JGS published it, the year/edition, a brief description, how to order it and the cost.

  • Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories by The Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto)
  • A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death Records) by Judith R. Frazin (Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois)
  • San Diego Jewish Burials (1871-1995) by Roberta Wagner Berman (San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society)
  • Tracing Your Jewish Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians by Rosemary Wenzerul
  • Capital Collections: Resources For Jewish Genealogy in the Washington, D.C. Area by Marlene Bishow (the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington)
  • Genealogy Workbook – Sources for Research of Your Ancestry (f/k/a Beginners and Intermediate Genealogical Workbook) by Sylvia Furshman Nusinov (Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County)
  • Genealogical Resources In New York by Estelle M. Guzik (Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York City))
  • Genealogical Resources within the Jewish Home and Family by Rosemary Wenzerul (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • Getting Started In Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook For Beginners With Supplementary Information For Advanced Research by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor (Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon)
  • A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria by Thea Sktye and Randol Schoenberg (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia by Arlene Beare (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in the United Kingdom by Rosemary Wenzerul (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania by Sam Aaron (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • A Guide to Reading Hebrew Inscriptions and Documents by Rosemary Wenzerul (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • A Guide to Organising your Family History Records by Rosemary Wenzerul (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
  • Jewish Genealogy Basics and Resource Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area by Jeremy Frankel, Dana Kurtz, Rosanne Leeson (San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society)
  • Jewish Memorial (Yizkor) Books in the United Kingdom – Destroyed European Communities by Cyril Fox and Saul Issroff (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)

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