LIBRARY

The JGSS has assembled an outstanding library of Jewish history and genealogy-related books, video tapes, and other media, including journals and newsletters from around the world. All of these materials are available for checkout by members during our monthly meetings.

The chart below is a sampling of the extensive collection in the JGSS library, and updating is underway to present a complete list of our holdings.

TITLE AUTHOR TOPIC
Finding Your Canadian Ancestors… Bourrie; Doris Canada
Researching Canadian census records Bourrie; Doris B Canada
Researching Canadian Vital Statistics Records–: Births Marriages and Deaths Murphy; Sharon L. Canada
A Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry 1909-1914: From the Canadian Jewish Times Tapper; Lawrence F. (Editor) Canada
Canada’s Jews: A People’s Journey Tulchinsky; Gerald Canada
The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collection Altschuler; David (Editor) Czechoslovakia
Jewish Surnames in Prague: (15th-18th Centuries) (15th-18th Centuries) Beider; Alexander Czechoslovakia
A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names : Their Origins Structure Pronunciations and Migrations Beider; Alexander Dictionary
Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin Derivation and Diminutive Forms Gorr; Shmuel Dictionary
German-American Business Biographies: High Finance and Big Business Haller; Charles R. Dictionary
The Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Ethnic DNA Origins for Family History: How Ashkenazi Sephardi Mizrahi & Europeans Are Related to Everyone Else Hart; Anne DNA
A Dictionary Of Jewish Surnames From Galicia Beider; Alexander Galicia
Remembering Ottynia Spiegel; Philip Galicia
The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia 1772-1918 Suzan; F. Wynne Galicia
Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide Wynne; Suzan F. Galicia
Research Guide to German-American Genealogy Bellingham; Mary Germany
The German Minority Census of 1939: An Introduction and Register (Avotaynu Monograph Series) Edlund; Thomas Kent Germany
Library Resources for German-Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu Monograph Series) Ellmann-Kruger; Angelika G. Germany
The Jews of Germany : A Historical Portrait Gay; Ruth Germany
Jews in Germany: From Roman Times to the Weimar Republic Gidal; Nachum Tim Germany
Finding Your German Ancestors : A Beginner’s Guide [ILLUSTRATED] Hansen; Kevan M Germany
A Dictionary Of German-Jewish Surnames Menk; Lars Germany
The German research companion Riemer; Shirley J Germany
Auswandererhafen Hamburg : = Emigration port Hamburg Schmoock; Matthias Germany
Overseas Emigration and Family Research (Veroffentlichungen Aus Dem Staatsarchiv Der Freien Und Hansestadt Hamburg Bd. 18.) Sielemann; Jurgen (Editor) Germany
Jewish Ancestors?: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria Skyte; Thea Germany
Atlas of the German Empire 1892 Thomsen’s Genealogical Center Germany
How to Trace Your Family Tree in England Ireland Scotland and Wales Chater; Kathy Great Britain
Family Roots: Discovering the Past in the Public Record Office Colwell; Stella Great Britain
Broughton and Cheetham Hill in Regency and Victorian Times Dobkin; Monty Great Britain
Tales of Manchester Jewry and Manchester in the Thirties Dobkin; Monty Great Britain
The Jewish Immigrant in England 1870-1914 Gartner; Lloyd P. Great Britain
A Beginner’s Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Great Britain and Ireland Wenzerul; Rosemary Great Britain
Manchester Jewry A Pictorial History 1788 – 1988 Williams; Bill Great Britain
Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews Hoffman; Eva History
William Alexander Leidesdorff – First Black Millionaire American Consul and California Pioneer Palgon; Gary History
Konin : One Man’s Quest for a Vanished Jewish Community Richmond; Theo History
The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent Rosenstein; Neil History
Yearning to Breathe Free: The Story of the Vinik Mason and Gatkin Families Cohen; Shirley Mason History – Genealogies
The Oreckovsky family =: Orekhovskaia sem§ia : from Russia to America Traubman; Len History – Genealogies
Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors 2000 Given; No Author Holocaust
French Children of the Holocaust: A Memorial Klarsfeld; Serge (Editor) Holocaust
Denying the Holocaust Lipstadt; Deborah E. Holocaust
The Unwanted : European Refugees in the Twentieth Century Marrus; Michael R. Holocaust
How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust: Documenting Victims Locating Survivors (Avotaynu Monograph) Mokotoff; Gary Holocaust
Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust Mokotoff; Gary Holocaust
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust Spector; Shmuel (Editor) Holocaust
Gathering the Generations – A guide to Family Reunions Better Homes and Gardens Family Network How to
Help ! There’s A Skeleton in my Closet Bourrie; Doris How to
Organizing Your Family History Search: Efficient & Effective Ways to Gather and Protect Your Genealogical Research Carmack; Sharon How to
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors : Special Strategies for Uncovering Hard-To-Find Information About Your Female Lineage Carmack; Sharon Debartolo How to
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage (Genealogist’s Guides to Discovering Your Ancestor…) Carmack; Sharon DeBartolo How to
Genealogy Online 5th Edition Crowe; Elizabeth Powell How to
How to Trace Your Jewish Roots: Discovering Your Unique History David; Rabbi Jo How to
Managing a Genealogical Project Updated Edition Dollarhide; William How to
The Handy Handbook for Genealogists Everton; George. B.; Sr. (Editor) How to
Scattered Seeds: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy Freedman-Morris; Mona How to
How to Locate Anyone Anywhere: Without Leaving Home Gunderson; Ted L. How to
Where to Find Your Arab-American or Jewish Genealogy Records : Also: Mediterranean Assyrian Iranian Greek & Armenian Hart; Anne How to
Your Guide to the Federal Census: For Genealogists Researchers and Family Historians Hinckley; Kathleen How to
Locating Lost Family Members & Friends : Modern Genealogical Research Techniques for Locating the People of Your Past and Present Hinckley; Kathleen W. How to
International Vital Records Handbook (International Vital Records Handbook) Kemp; Thomas Jay How to
How Healthy Is Your Family Tree? A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family’s Medical and Behavioral History Krause; Carol How to
From Generation to Generation : How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History Kurzweil; Arthur How to
Cite Your Sources: A Manual for Documenting Family Histories and Genealogical Records Lackey; Richard S. How to
Doing Research at the Library of Congress: A Guide to Subject Searching at a Closed Stacks Library Mann; Thomas How to
Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy Mokotoff; Gary How to
Guide to genealogical research in the National Archives of the United States No author How to
Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research Parker; J. Carlyle How to
Keeping Family Stories Alive: A Creative Guide to Taping Your Family Life & Lore Rosenbluth; Vera How to
Finding our fathers: A guidebook to Jewish genealogy Rottenberg; Dan How to
Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States Schaefer; Christina K. How to
Guide to Jewish Cemeteries Schlossberg; Bruce Cemeteries
Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide Shea; Jonathan D. How to
In Their Words . . .: A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish< German Latin and Russian Documents: Russian Shea; Jonathan D. How to
Genealogical Resources in Northern California Smith; Lester (Editor) How to
Protect Your Precious Documents St Denis; Louise J. How to
Tracing Your Jewish Roots Stern; Malcolm H. How to
Birthright : The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees Birthparents and Adoptive… Strauss; Jean A. S. How to
Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family History Through America’s Gateway Szucs; Loretto Dennis How to
Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records Szucs; Loretto Dennis How to
American Passenger Arrival Records A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Tepper; Michael How to
Making the Most of your Research Trip to Salt Lake City Warren; Paula Stuart How to
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy: Sources in the United States and Canada (Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy) Weiner; Miriam (Editor) How to
Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories Zubatsky; David S. How to
Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary Auslander; Jordan (Editor) Hungary
Guides to the Archives in Israel Volume 1 Alsberg; P.A. (Editor) Israel
A Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel Sack; Sallyann Amdur Israel
A guide to Jewish genealogy in Latvia and Estonia : no. 3 in series – a guide to Jewish genealogy Beare; Arlene Latvia – Estonia
The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance Vol. 1-3 Cohen; Rose Lerer and Issrof; Saul Lithuania
Jewish Vital Records: Revision Lists And Other Holdings In The Lithuanian Archives (Avotaynu Monograph Series) Rhode; Harold (Compiler) Lithuania
Preserving Our Litvak Heritage – A History of 31 Jewish Communities in Lithuania Rosin; Josef Lithuania
Vilniaus getas: Kaliniu sarasai Lithuania
Czechoslovakia -    The East Central Provinces: Bohemia Moravia & Silesia 1844 M8 Unknown Maps
Czechoslovakia – The Kingdom of Bohemia with Silesia Moravia &  Lusatia 1794 M19 Unknown Maps
Poland 1799 M28 Unknown Maps
Poland Between the Wars Unknown Maps
Russia in Europe 1845 2 sheets X10 Unknown Maps
Russia in Europe West 1835 M29 Unknown Maps
South-West Russia 1860 M30 Unknown Maps
The Austrian Empire 1875 2 sheets M21 Unknown Maps
The Baltic States 1845 M7 Unknown Maps
The German Empire  1875  2 sheets X11 Unknown Maps
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland Beider; Alexander Poland
Polish Roots Chorzempa; Rosemary A. Poland
A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents: (Birth Marriage and Death Records) Frazin; Judith R Poland
Russian Language Documents from Russian Poland Shea; Jonathan Poland
From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry United States Holocaust Memorial Musuem (Corporate Author) Poland
Polish Jews Vishniac; Roman Poland
Sources On Polish Jewry At The Central Archives For The History Of The Jewish People Volovici; H. Poland
The Lands of Partitioned Poland 1795-1918 (History of East Central Europe) Wandycz; Piotr S. Poland
Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories Weiner; Miriam Poland
Jewish Bialystok And Surroundings in Eastern Poland Wisniewski; Tomasz Poland
Finding Home: In The Footsteps Of The Jewish Fusgeyers Culiner; Jill Romania – Transylvania
Evreii din Transilvania în epoca emancipæarii : 1790-1867 = The Jews of Transylvania in the age of emancipation : 1790-1867 Gyemant; Ladislau Romania – Transylvania
Evreii din Transilvania. Destin istoric/The Jews of Transylvania: A Historical Destiny Gyemant; Ladislau Romania – Transylvania
The Wayfarers Tower; Stuart Romania – Transylvania
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire: Revised Edition (volumes 1 and 2) Beider; Alexander Russia
History of the Jews in Russia and Poland: From the Earliest Times Until the Present Day Dubnow; S. M. Russia
Russian-Jewish Given Names Feldblyum; Boris Russia
Migration from the Russian Empire Lists of Passengers (all volumes) Glazier; Ira A. (Editor) Russia
JEWS IN RUSSIA (The Struggle for Emancipation) (Studies in the Life of Women) Greenberg; Louis Russia
Russia Eurasian States and Eastern Europe 1997 (28th ed) Shoemaker; M. Wesley Russia
Dicionário Sefaradi De Sobrenomes/Dictionary Of Sephardic Surnames: Inclusive Cristaos-Novos Conversos Marranos Italianos Berberes E Sua Historia Na … Christianized Jews Converso Faiguenboim; Guilherme Sephardic
To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico Hordes; Stanley M. Sephardic
Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World Malka; Jeffrey S. Sephardic
Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel Tagger; Mathilde A. Sephardic
The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs : 193 Views 1897-1927 Miller; William H.; Jr. Ships
Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals For the Years Morton; Allen Ships
Ocean Liners of the 20th Century Newell; Gordon Ships
Some Archival Sources for Ukrainian Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu Monograph Series) Kronik; Aleksander (Editor) Ukraine
Jewish Cemeteries Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Ukraine
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories Weiner; Miriam Ukraine
The Genealogist’s Companion & Sourcebook (Genealogist’s Companion & Sourcebook) Croom; Emily Anne United States
Ancestry’s Red Book: American State County and Town Sources 2nd Edition Dollarhide; William United States
From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America Grunberger; Michael W. (Editor) United States
State Census Records Lainhart; Ann S. United States
We Lived There Too: In Their Own Words and Pictures Pioneer Jews and the Westward Movement of America 1630-1930 Libo; Kenneth United States
Who was Who in America With World Notables: Index 1607-1985 Marquis Who’s Who United States
Uncle we are ready!: Registering America’s men 1917-1918 : a guide to researching World War I draft registration cards Newman; John J United States
National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors No Author United States
Western Jewish History Center: Guide to Archival and Oral History  Collections Rafael; Ruth Kelson United States
Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West Rochlin; Harriet United States
American Jewish Yearbook Vol. 41 Schneiderman; Harry  (Editor) United States
American Jewish Year Book 1991 Singer; David United States
United States Military Bases during World War II and as of 1947 Williams; Dorothy Lazelle United States
Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area Blatt; Warren United States – Boston
A Traveler’s Guide to Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries of the California Gold Rush Morris; Susan United States – California
Pioneer Jews of the California Mother Lode 1849-1880 an annotated bibliography Sara C. Cogan United States – California
The Jewish Settlement in Sacramento: A Pictorial History Wyatt; Brett United States – California
Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research Szucs; Loretto Dennis United States – Chicago
New York State Censuses and Substitutes Dollarhide; William W. United States – New York
New York State Census Records 1790-1925 Douglas; Marilyn United States – New York
Genealogical Resources in New York Guzik; Estelle M. (Other Contributor) United States – New York
Aid to Finding Addresses in 1890 New York City Police Census Jensen; Howard M. United States – New York
Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area Jewish Genealogical Society of New York United States – New York
New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist’s Guide to Testate and Intestate Records Remington; Gordon Lewis United States – New York
New York Genealogical Research Schweitzer; George K. United States – New York
Hadassah Austin TX 1990 Yearbook of Known Jewish Families Austin Chapter of Hadassah United States – Texas
How to Organize and Operate a Small Library Bernard; Genore H.
Zelig’s Odyssey Camiel; Shimon
Searching for your Pre-1800 Ancestor Carter-Walker; Fran
Ancestry’s Guide to Research: Case Studies in American Genealogy Cerny; Johni
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia Channon; John
California Holocaust Memorial Week Book Cohn; Rebecca; ed.
They Came in Ships: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record Colletta; John Philip
Shaking Your Family Tree: A Basic Guide to Tracing Your Family’s Genealogy Crandall; Ralph
Long-Distance Genealogy Crawford-Oppenheimer; Christine
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists Croom; Emily
Skeletons in Your Closet: Deciding the Fate of Family Secrets Earnest; Russell
Military Records at Ancestry.com Esther Yu Sumner
Who’s Where In Your Genealogical Records: A Filing and “Finding” System Gobble; J. R.
The Official Guide to Rootsweb.com [ILLUSTRATED] Gormley; Myra Vanderpool
Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor Groene; Bertram H.
The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events Grun; Bernard
Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary Guggenheimer; Heinrich W.
First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins & Meanings Hoffman; William F.
Capital Collections: Resources for Jewish Genealogical Research in the Washington DC Area JGS Greater Washington
Poyln: Jewish Life in the Old Country Kacyzne; Alter
Professional Techniques and Tactics in American Genealogical Research Kirkham; E. Kay
Jewish Hometown Associations and Family Circles in New York: The WPA Yiddish Writers’ Group Study Kliger; Hannah
The Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names Kolatch; Alfred J. Names
Discovering Your Jewish Ancestors Krasner-Khait; Barbara How to
Langenscheidt Universal Russian Dictionary Langenscheidt Language
A guide for the organization and management of genealogical societies Luebking; Sandra Hargreaves
Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries Menachemson; Nolan Cemeteries
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Mendelsohn; Daniel
Documents of Your Ancestors: A Selection of Reproducible Genealogy Forms and Tips for Using Them Meshenberg; Michael J. How to
Publishing a family history with a computer: A five step guide Miller; Ilene Chandler How to
Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian Mills; Elizabeth Shown How to
Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor Neagles; James C. How to
Learn Russian the Fast and Fun Way Ph.D.; Thomas R. Beyer Jr.
Polish-English English-Polish Dictionary: With Complete Phonetics Pogonowski; Iwo Cyprian (Editor)
Latter Day Leaders Sages and Scholars : Bibliographical Index Rosenstein; Emanuel
Forgotten few Schwartz; Cora T Transnistria
A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery Segal; Joshua L. Cemeteries
Focus on the past: A genealogists guide to photography Smith; Kenneth L
First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies : 1654-1988 Stern; Malcolm H.
The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy Szucs; Loretto Dennis (Editor)