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Rottenberg, Dan

Published by Random House, 1977
ISBN 10: 0394406753 / ISBN 13: 9780394406756
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Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition


First edition. Very good. D/j is very good, slightly frayed. 401pp. 'A Guidebook to Jewish Genealogy' (loc 654/1+1). Bookseller Inventory # 005862

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Synopsis: Most American Jews believe they can only trace their families back for two or three generations. In this work Dan Rottenberg proves that they are wrong and shows how to do a successful search for probing the memories of living relatives, by examining marriage licenses, gravestones, ship passenger lists, naturalization records, birth and death certificates, and other public documents, and by looking for clues in family traditions and customs. Supplementing the "how to" instructions is a guide to some 8,000 Jewish family names, giving the origins of the names, sources of information about each family, and the names of related families whose histories have been recorded. Other features included a country-by-country guide to tracing Jewish ancestors abroad, a list of Jewish family history books, and a guide to researching genealogy in Mormon records and in Israel.

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