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Eastern Europe

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Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide
Wynne, Suzan F.

Amazon

Family Tree Guide Book to Europe: Your Passport to Tracing Your Genealogy Across Europe
Nevius, Erin (Ed.)
Amazon
From a Ruined Garden
Kugelmass, Jack and Boyarin, Jonathan
(Eds./Translators)
Avotaynu
In Search of Your European Roots
Baxter, Angus
Amazon
Shtetl Finder
Cohen, Chester G.
Amazon
Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe Yesterday and Today
Gruber, Ruth Ellen
Avotaynu
Where Once We Walked
Mokotoff, Gary and Sack, Sallyann Amdur
Avotaynu
WOWW Companion: A Guide to Communities Surrounding Central & Eastern European Towns
Mokotoff, Gary
Amazon

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Family Histories

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
Eliyahu's Branches: The Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His Family
Freedman, Chaim

Avotaynu

Minis Family of Georgia
Koyle, Kaye
Amazon
The Oreckovsky Family
Traubman, Len
Amazon
The Unbroken Chain
Rosenstein, Neil
Avotaynu
Writing the Family Narrative
Gouldrup, Lawrence K.
Amazon

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Georgia

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
Georgia Naturalization Records Index
Frankel, Meyer and Geiger, Linda
National Archives
Genealogical Resources in the Atlanta Area
Palgon, Gary
Amazon
Images of America: Fort Benning, GA
Thomas Jr., Kenneth H.

Amazon

Postcard History: Columbus, GA
Thomas Jr., Kenneth H.
 

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Germany

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
Essential Gedenkbuch (Memorial Book): A Translation
Kouchel, Bernard I., Hoffman, William F.
 
The German Minority Census of 1939: An Introduction and Register
Edlund, Thomas Kent
Avotaynu
Germanic Genealogy: A Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns
Brandt, Edward R.; Cutkomp, Kent; Bellingham, Mary; Frye, Kermit E.; Lowe, Patricia
Amazon

 

Hamburger Judische Opfer Des Nationalsozialismus
Sielemann, Jurgen and Flamme, Pa
Amazon
Library Resources for German-Jewish Genealogy
Ellmann-Krüger, Angelika G.

Avotaynu

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How-To Books

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems Amazon
Celebrating the Family: Steps to Planning a Family Reunion
Brown, Vandella
Amazon
Cite Your Sources
Lackey, Richard S.
Amazon
Computer Genealogy: A Guide to Research through High Technology
Pence, Richard A.
Amazon
Do People Grow on Family Trees: Genealogy for Kids And Other Beginners
Wolfman, Ira

Amazon

Documents of Our Ancestors: A Selection of Reproducible Genealogy Forms And Tips for Using Them
Meshenberg, Michael J.
Avotaynu
Evidence: Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian
Mills, Elizabeth Shown
Avotaynu
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Jewish Genealogy
Blatt, Warren

Amazon

First Steps in Genealogy
Allen, Desmond Walls 
Amazon
Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide
Shea, Jonathan D. and Hoffman, William F.
Avotaynu
Genealogist's Address Book (Third Edition)
Bentley, Elizabeth Petty
Avotaynu
A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors: Special Strategies for Uncovering Hard-to-Find Information about Your Female Lineage
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo 
Amazon
The Genealogist's Question and Answer Book: Solutions and Advice for Maximizing Your Research Results
Melnyk, Marcia Yannizze 
Amazon
Grave Intentions: A Comprehensive Guide to Preserving Historic Cemeteries in Georgia
Van Voorhies, Christine
Amazon
The Handy Book for Genealogists: United States
Everton, George B.
Amazon
How to Tape Instant Oral Biographies
Zimmerman, William
Amazon
International Vital Records Handbook (New Third Edition)
Kemp, Thomas J.
Amazon

 

Managing a Genealogy Project
Dollarhide, William
Amazon
Netting Your Ancestors
Howells, Cyndi
Amazon
The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms
Fleming, Ann Carter
Amazon
Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site
Howells, Cyndi
Amazon
Producing a Quality Family History
Hatcher, Patricia Law, CG
Avotaynu
The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research
Croom, Emily Anne
Amazon
Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs
Taylor, Maureen
Amazon
Unpuzzling Your Past: The Best-Selling Basic Guide to Genealogy
Croom, Emily Anne
Amazon
Your Guide to the Family History Library: How to Access the World's Largest Genealogy Resource
Warren, Paula Stuart; Warren, James W.
Amazon

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Immigration/Emigration

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
American Passenger Arrival Records - Updated
Tepper, Michael
Amazon
Hamburg Passengers from Kingdom of Poland and Russian Empire: Indirect Passage to NY 1855-1873
Moser, Geraldine and Silverman, Marlene
Amazon
Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York
Glazier, Ira A. (Ed.) (6 volumes)
Amazon
Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals
Allan, Morton
Avotaynu
They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record
Colletta, John P.
Avotaynu
Where Did Your Family Come From? A Book About Immigrants
Berger, Melvin
Amazon

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Jewish Genealogy

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy
Sack, Sallyann Amdur and Mokotoff, Gary
Avotaynu
A Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry 1909-1914
Tapper, Lawrence F.
Avotaynu
A Corner of the Tapestry : A History of the Jewish Experience in Arkansas, 1820s-1990s
Lemaster, Carolyn Gray
Amazon
Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy Volume 1: Sources in the United States and Canada
Kurzweil, Arthur and Weiner, Miriam
Rowman & Littlefield
First American Jewish Families
Stern, Rabbi Malcolm H., FASG
Amazon
A Guide to Jewish Genealogical Resources in Israel: Revised Edition
Sack, Sallyann Amdur and the Israel Genealogical Society
Avotaynu
Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors  
Discovering Your Jewish Ancestors
Krasner-Khait, Barbara
Avotaynu
Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish Genealogy
Rottenberg, Dan
Amazon
From Generation to Generation
Kurzweil, Arthur
Avotaynu
Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy
Blatt, Warren and Mokotoff, Gary
Avotaynu
Guide to the YIVO Archives
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Staff; Web, Marek  (Editor); Fruma, Mohrer  (Editor)
Amazon
How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust
Mokotoff, Gary
Avotaynu
Jewish Genealogy Beginner's Guide
Goldstein, Irene Saunders (ed.)
 
Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 - Syllabus from the 20th International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Latter Day Leaders Sages and Scholars
Rosenstein, Neil
Avotaynu
My Jewish Roots: A Practical Guide to Genealogy and Family History
Kranzler
Amazon

 

A Traveler's Guide to Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries of the California Gold Rush
Morris, Susan 
Amazon
Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area
Blatt, Warren
Amazon
Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories
Zubatsky, David  and Berent, Irwin
Avotaynu
Third to None, a history of the Jews of Savannah  

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Names

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Ancient Ashkenazic Surnames: Jewish Surnames from Prague (15th 18th Centuries)
Beider, Alexander
Avotaynu
The Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names
Kolatch, Alfred J.
Avotaynu
A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names: Their Origins, Structure, Pronunciations, and Migrations
Beider, Alexander
Avotaynu
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames From the Kingdom of Poland
Beider, Alexander
Avotaynu
A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames From the Russian Empire
Beider, Alexander
Avotaynu
Jewish Family Names and their Origins
Guggenheimer, Heinrich W. and Eva H.
Amazon
Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and Diminutive Forms
Gorr, Shmuel and Freedman, Chaim
Avotaynu
Russian-Jewish Given Names: Their Origins and Variants
Feldblyum, Boris

Avotaynu

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North America Specific

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area
Guzik, Estelle M. (Ed.)
Amazon
Guide to Genealogical Resources in the National Archives  
The Graveyard Shift: A Family Historian's Guide to New York City Cemeteries
Inskeep, Carolee
Amazon
Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States
Schaefer, Christina K.
Amazon
The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy
Greenwood, Val D.
Amazon
State Census Records
Lainhart, Ann S.
Avotaynu
They Became Americans: How to Discover Your Family or Ancestors in Naturalization Records
Szucs, Loretto Dennis
Avotaynu
Your Guide to the Federal Census: For Genealogists, Researchers, and Family Historians
Hinckley, Kathleen W. 
Amazon

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Poland

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
In Their Words: A Genealogists Translation Guide -- Polish
Shea , Jonathan and Hoffman, William F.
Avotaynu
Jewish Bialystok and Surroundings
Wisniewski, Tomasz
Avotaynu
Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories
Weiner, Miriam
Amazon
Poland - A Historical Atlas
Pogonowski, Iwo Cyprian
Amazon
Polish Sources at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
Volovici, Hanna (ed.)
Amazon
Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews
Hoffman, Eva
Amazon

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Russian Empire

Title/Author (click for description) Purchase
The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry
Oshrey, Rabbi Ephraim
Amazon
Jewish Documentary Sources in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: a Preliminary List
Sallis, Dorit and Web, Marek (Eds.)
(see details)
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova
Weiner, Miriam
Amazon
Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists And Other Jewish Holdings In the Lithuanian Archives
Rhode, Harold and Sack, Sallyann Amdur
Avotaynu
The Jews of Lithuania: A History of a Remarkable Community 1316-1945
Greenbaum, Masha
Avotaynu
Lithuanian Jewish Communities
Schoenburg, Nancy and
Schoenburg, Stuart
Rowman & Littlefield
Some Archival Sources for Ukrainian-Jewish Genealogy
Kronik, Aleksander and Sack, Sallyann Amdur
 
Vilniaus Getas (Vilnius Ghetto): Lists of Prisoners
Guzenberg, Irina
 

Other

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Purchase
Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900
Severa, Joan L.; Rexford, Nancy; Kidwell, Claudia Brush
Amazon
Trace Your Roots with DNA
Smolenyak Smolenyak, Megan  and Turner, Ann
Amazon
Wills and Other Probate Records
Grannum, Karen , and Taylor, Nigel 
Amazon