JGSWS Library

JGSWS has a large collection of books and maps, which you can use at our monthly meetings or by appointment. Selected books are now available for members to borrow. Please see the library lending rules below.

LIST OF BOOKS (as of January 2014)

Library of Congress Number Title Author Donated By
Not catalogued at LOC The 1846 Enumeration of the Jews of Fraustadt, Prussia Judith Allison Walters Judith Allison Waters
Not catalogued at LOC 25th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Edited by Hal Bookbinder Rabbi Doug Slotnick
F5.R62 Abandoned New England: Its Hidden Ruins and Where to Find Them William F. Robinson  
47-030941 American Jews in World War II: The Story of 550,000 Fighters for Freedom (Volume Two) Compiled by Dr. Louis I. Dublin and Dr. Samuel C. Kohs  
CS47.N49 1998 American Naturalization Records 1790-1990: What They Are and How to Use Them John J. Newman  
CS59.S75 1971 Americans of Jewish Descent: A Compendium of Genealogy NOTE: A listing of genealogies and family trees of early Americans written by the "Father of Jewish Genealogy" Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern  
PC4813.7 .A75 2000 And the World Stood Silent: Sephardic Poetry of the Holocaust Isaac Jack Levy  
DS 135 L53.O83613 1995 Annihilation of Lithuania Jewry Rabbi Ephraim Oshry Translated by Y. Leiman from the Yiddish "Churbin Lita" Myra Rothenberg
Not catalogued at LOC Archive in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Österreich under der Schweiz: Herausgegeben vom Verein deutscher Archivare 15th Edition
NOTE: Listing, in German, of the archives in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Edited by Hermann Rumschöttel Ernest and Doris Stiefel
  Atlas of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - 1892 Reproductions (enlarged) of maps published by Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Leipzig and Vienna    
  Atlas of the German Empire 1892 extracted from th eoriginal map reproductions published by Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts    
G1030.G45 1993 The Atlas of Jewish History Martin Gilbert  
CS21.G85 2003 Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy (3 copies) Edited by Sallyann Amdur Sack and Gary Mokotoff Patricia Zulauf - 1 copy
Not catalogued in the LOC Beyond the Basics VIII: A Genealogical Seminar
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Memorial Seminar
1547-1462 Beginners and Intermediate Genealogical Workbook    
Not Catalogued in the LOC Beginnings and Endings: Home of Peace Cemetery Inscriptions (Tacoma, WA) Compiled by Deborah K. Freedman Deb Freedman
Not Catalogued in the LOC The Bones and the Book Jane Isenberg Jane Isenberg
NB 1880.U38G63 2000 Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale Gershon Hundert and David Goberman Rabbi Doug Slotnick, Doris Minor, and the JGSWS Library Committee
PF3640 .B83 1906 Cassell's New German Dictionary: German-English and English-German Karl Breul  
CS15.5.W64 2002 Climbing Your Family Tree: Online and Off-Line Genealogy for Kids Ira Wolfman Ira Wolfman
E184.E17B56 1981 Coming to America Shirley Blumenthal Rabbi Doug Slotnick and Doris Minor
  Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner  
UB433 .C65 2003 The Congressional Medal of Honor: The Names, the Deeds (Complete Civil War Through Somalia) Harley Stuart Shane and Michael Stuart Shane  
  Coronet (contains "Terror in Bucharest") David A. Smart  
Not catalogued in the LOC Deutsch-fremdsprachiges (fredmsprachig-deutsches) Ortsnamenverzeichnis: Im Auftrage de Brakischen Ubteilung der Deutschen Akademie in Munchen (German foreign language place names), Vol. 1 & 2 (2 copies of both volumes) Otto Kredel and Franz Thierfelder  
CS3010.F35 2003 Dicionário Sefaradi de Sorbrenomes [Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames]/Inclusive Cristăos-novos, Conversos, Marranos, Italianos, Berberes e sua História na Espanha, Portugal e Itália [Including Christianized Jews, Conversos, Marranos, Italians, Berbers, and their History in Spain, Portugal and Italy], 2nd Edition Revised 2003
NOTE: A dictionary of 16,000 Sephardic surnames edited by Brazilian scholars, in Portuguese and English.
Guilherme Faiguenboim, Paulo Valadares, and Anna Rosa Campagnano Nancy Adelson
CS3010.B18 2001 A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names: Their Origins, Structure, Pronunciation, and Migrations (2 copies) Alexander Beider JGSWS, in honor of Cheryl Stern
CS3010.Z9G37 2005 A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames Lars Menk  
DS115.W49 1991 Dictionary of Jewish Biography (2 copies) Geoffrey Wigoder  
CS3010.Z9G353 2004 A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia Alexander Beider  
CS3010.B419 1996 A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland (2 Copies)
NOTE: Compilation of more than 32,000 Jewish surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Included are the variations of the spelling of each name and descriptions of the respective origins.
Alexander Beider  
CS3010.B43 1993 A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire
NOTE: Compilation of 50,000 Jewish surnames from the Russian Pale of Settlement (except the Kingdom of Poland). Included are the variations of the spelling of each name and descriptions of the respective origins.
Alexander Beider  
CS3010.B43 2008 A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire: Revised Edition (Vol. 2) Alexander Beider  
  DNA and Genealogy Colleen Fitzpatrick and Andrew Yeiser  
  DNA and Tradition Yaakov Kleiman  
Not catalogued in the LOC Documents and Charts Relating to Certain Jewish Families: In particular Grynszpan, Kmiotek, Melcer, Mycenmacher, Pyszna, Rozen, & Weyntrop in the Towns of Przasnysz & Ciechanow, Warsaw, Poland Judith Allison Walters Judith Allison Waters
CS24.M47 1996 Documents of Our Ancestors: A Selection of Reproducible Genealogy Forms and Tips for Using Them Michael J. Meshenberg  
ISBN 9627872059
Not catalogued in the LOC
Emigranten Adressbuch Fuer Shanghai Mit Einem Anhang Branchen Register    
CS21.E53 1991 Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy Volume 1: Sources in the United States and Canada (3 copies) Edited by Arthur Kurzweil and Miriam Weiner Arlene Schuster, Jerry Becker, and Suzanne Weisfeld
DS135.E8E45 2001 The Encylopedia of Jewish life: Before and During the Holocaust
Vol. 1 (A - J), Vol. 2 (K - Sered), and
Vol. 3 (Seredina-Buda - Z)
(2 copies of entire set)
Editor-in-Chief Shmuel Spector, Consulting Editor Geoffrey Wigoder  
Not cataloged in LOC How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers Lisa Louise Cooke  
Not Catalogued in the LOC Hebrew-English Dictionary Efros, Kaufman, & Silk  
Not catalogued in the LOC English-Polish/Polish-English Dictionary J. Stanislawski  
E184.J5F34 1997 Facing the New World: Jewish Portraits in Colonial and Federal America Richard Brilliant  
CS16.S98 1998 Family History Made Easy Loretto Dennis Szucs  
F900.J5C66 2003 Family of Strangers: Building a Jewish Community in Washington State Molly Cone, Howard Droker, and Jacqueline Williams Howard Droker
CS21.B53 1997 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Jewish Genealogy Warren Blatt  
ISBN 0976405717 A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery: A Spiritual Journey to the Past, Present and Future (3 copies) Rabbi Joshua L. Segal Nancy Adelson
CS878.G35W96 1998 Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide Suzanne F. Wynne  
CS14.S54 1994 Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide (2 copies) Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman  
2005902190 Forensic Genealogy Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD Colleen Fitzpatrick
DS135.F83K43313 1996 French Children of the Holocaust: A Memorial Serge Klarsfeld  
CS21.K87 1994 From Generation to Generation (Revised Edition) - (2 copies) Arthur Kurzweil Arlyn Kerr
CS21.K87 2004 From Generation to Generation (Updated 2004 Edition) Arthur Kurzweil  
DS135.P6F77 1983 From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry Translated and Edited by Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin
Index and Bibliography by Zachary M. Baker
ISBN 9781587366096 The Galitzianers/The Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918 Suzan Wynne  
DB904.G387 2004 Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary Compiled by Jordan Auslander  
ISBN 0-9621863-1-7
Genealogical Resources in New York (3 copies) Revised and Edited by Estelle M. Guzik  
CS14.C38 1998 A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors Sharon DeBartolo Carmack Suzanne Weisfeld
Z7553.C3E34 1996 The German Minority Census of An Introduction and Register Compiled by Thomas Kent Edlund  
ISBN 0-9661713-7-3 Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic (out of date) Bruce Buzbee  
CS21.M65 1999 Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy Gary Mokotoff and Warren Blatt  
Not catalogued in the LOC Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced Research Dr. Ron D. Doctor JGS of Oregon
DS135.I85 V422613 1987 The Ghetto of Venice Riccardo Calimani  
F548.42 .G66 1979 The Great Chicago Fire: In Eyewitness Accounts and 70 Contemporary Photographs and Illustrations David Lowe  
E184.J5 K77 1986 Guess Who's Jewish in American History Bernard Postal and Lionel Koppman  
CS21.G85 2003 Guide to Jewish Genealogy (2 copies) Edited by Sallyann Amdur Sack and Gary Mokotoff  
Z6374.B5S23 1995 A Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel (Revised Edition) Sallyann Amdur Sack and Israel Genealogical Society  
CS49.S28 1997 Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States Christina K. Schaefer  
CS21.T34 2005 Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel Mathilde A. Tagger and Yitzchak Kerem  
CS16.E85 1981 The Handy Book for Genealogists, 7th Edition Edited by George B. Everton, Sr.  
E184.J5 K168 1985 Haven and Home: A History of the Jews in America Abraham J. Karp  
D804.3 .R6625 1994 Hiding to Survive: Stories of Children Rescued from the Holocaust Maxine B. Rosenberg  
D811.5 .T427 1971 The Hiding Place Corrie ten Boom  
G1881.S1M32 2002 Historical Atlas of Central Europe, Vol. 1: Revised and Expanded Edition Paul Robert Magocsi Phyllis Grossman
G1797.21.E29H5 1995 Historical Atlas of the Holocaust US Holocaust Memorial Museum  
DS135.R9D78 1975 History of the Jews in Russia and Poland: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Vol. 1: Beginning until Death of Alexander I (1825)
Vol. 2: From Death of Alexander I until the Death of Alexander III (1815-1894)
Vol. 3: From the Earliest Times until the Present Day
S. M. Dubnow
Translated from the Russian by I. Friedlaendar
Vicki Katz
E184.J5 P38 History of the Jews in America Deborah Pessin Rabbi Doug Slotnick
ISBN 9780785329633 The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Word and Pictures Louis Webber  
Not catalogued in the LOC The Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (brochure) Holocaust Exhibitions Office  
N6537.C48A4 1993 Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light Judy Chicago  
HV6762.U5G86 1989 How to Locate Anyone Anywhere Without Leaving Home Ted Gunderson  
CS21.D38 1999 How to Trace Your Jewish Roots Rabbi Jo David Rabbi Doug Slotnick, Doris Minor, and the JGSWS Library Committee
F1289.J5H58 1979 How We Lived: A Documentary History of Immigrant Jews in America 1880-1930 Irving Howe and Kenneth Marek Rabbi Doug Slotnick, Doris Minor, and the JGSWS Library Committee
  The illustrated atlas of Jewish Civilization Josephine Bacon  
HQ796 .F7635 Immigrant Kids Russell Freedman Nancy Adelson
Not catalogued in the LOC Impact: a Hidden Child of the Holocaust Tells His Story Peter Metzelaar Pete Metzelaar
CS403.B39 1985a In Search of Your European Roots Angus Baxter Suzanne Weisfeld
ISBN 978-0-9631579-6-6 In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents
Vol. 2: Polish
Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman  
CS844.S49 2002 In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin, and Russian Documents
Vol. 2: Russian
Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman Nancy Adelson
DS118 .D54 1971 The Indestructible Jews Max I. Dimont  
ISBN 9780140102442 Jerusalem, Jerusalem: A Memoir of War and Peace, Passion and Politics Lesley Hazleton  
E184.J5H655 1995 The Jewish American Family Album Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler  
ISBN 0-9537669-1-8 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria Thea Skyte, Randol Schoenberg, and Rosemary Wenzerul  
ISBN 0-9537669-9-3 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia Arlene Beare  
ISBN 97809551023-2-5 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania, 2nd Ed. Sam Aaron  
ISBN 978-0-9551023-0-1 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Poland Susan Fifer  
ISBN 97809551023-1-8 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in the United Kingdom, 2nd Ed. Rosemary Wenzerul  
ISBN 0-9537669-4-2 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Organizing Your Family History Records Rosemary Wenzerul  
ISBN 0-9537669-6-9 Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Reading Hebrew Inscriptions and Documents Rosemary Wenzerul  
DS112.L76 2000 The Jewish Cultural Tapestry Steven M. Lowenstein  
Not cataloged in LOC Jewish Day School Year Book, 2010   Nancy Adelson
Not catalogued in the LOC The Jewish Experience in Washington State: A Chronology, 1845-2005 Washington State Jewish Historical Society  
CS3010.G67 1992 Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation, and Diminutive Forms (2 copies) Rabbi Shmuel Gorr
Edited by Chaim Freedman
DS 135.G7 L38 1989 Jewish Rhodes: A Lost Culture Isaac Jack Levy  
CS877.J4W45 1998 Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories (2 copies) Miriam Weiner Suzanne Weisfeld (1 copy) and Lyn Blyden (1 copy)
DS135.U4W37 1999 Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova Miriam Weiner Suzanne Weisfeld
CS8796.R48 1996 Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists, and Other Jewish Holdings in the Lithuanian Archives (2 copies) Compiled by Harold Rhode and Sallyann Amdur Sack Jerry and Dorothy Becker (1 copy)
DS115.2 J49 1998 Jewish Women in America: An historical Encyclopedia Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore, Editors  
72-93070 Jews and Synagogues/The Jews in Italy: The vicissitudes, their rites, the synagogues, the ghettos Umberto Fortis  
E184.J5B73 1986 Jews in Amerca Today Lenni Brenner  
E184.J5L574 1969 Jews in American Life Tina Levitan Vicki Katz
DS135.L32L543 2001 Jews in Liepaja, Latvia: 1941-1945 / A Memorial Book (2 copies) Edward Anderson and Juris Dubrovskis Jerry and Dorothy Becker
DS135.E83 M4 The Jews in the Soviet Satellites Peter Meyer, Bernard D. Weinryb, Eugene Duschinsky, Nicolas Sylvain  
DS125.G54 2001 Jews in the Twentieth Century Martin Gilbert Rabbi Doug Slotnick, Doris Minor, and the JGSWS Library Committee
DS135.L52K375 2006 Jews of Kopcheve, Lithuania Dorothy Leivers  
DS135.L5G73 1995 The Jews of Lithuania: A History of Remarkable Community, 1316-1945 Masha Greenbaum  
DS135. G72 R482 Jews of Rhodes: The History of a Sephardic Community Marc D. Angel  
HV6194.J4 A76 2008 The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim Ron Arons Ron Arons
  A Journey into Our Ancestry: Chronicles of the Hyman (Yuka) & Goldman (Goldenberger) Families, Vol. 2 Cissie Eppel Cissie Eppel
DS135.U42K3613 1998 Kaminits-Podolsk & Its Environs: A Memorial Book of the Jewish Communities in the Cities of Kaminits-Podolsk, Balin, Dunivits, Zamekhov, Zhvanets, Minkovitz, Smotrich, Frampol, Kupin, and Kitagorod Annihilated by the Nazis in 1941 (2 copies) Translated from the Hebrew by Bonnie Schooler Sohn  
CS21.R574 1997 Keeping Family Stories Alive Vera Rosenbluth Rabbi Doug Slotnick, Doris Minor, and the JGSWS Library Committee
PC4813.4K64 2000 Ladino-English/English-Ladino Concise Encyclopedic Dictionary (Judeo-Spanish) Dr. Eli Kohen and Dahlia Kohen-Gordon Nancy Adelson
E184.J5 F455 The Land That I Show You: Three Centuries of Jewish Life in America Stanley Feldstein  
GT146 .L28 1976 The Last of Old Europe: A Grand Tour with AJP Taylor AJP Taylor  
ISBN 0-9610578-0-7 Latter-Day Leaders, Sages, and Scholars: Biographical Index, Volume 1 Compiled by Emanuel Rosenstein and Neil Rosenstein  
Z6373.G3E55 1998 Library Resources for German-Jewish Genealogy Angelika Ellmann-Krüger with Edward David Luft  
DS112.Z37 1952 Life is With People: The Culture of the Shtetl Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog Myra Rothenberg
CS68.N42 1986 Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor James C. and Lila Lee Neagles Suzanne Weisfeld
CS16.C78 2000 Long-Distance Genealogy Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer  
E159 .G72 Lost America: From the Mississippi to the Pacific Edited by Constance M. Greiff  
CS409.L87 2004 The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent Dr. Neil Rosenstein  
88-80781 Managing a Genealogical Project William Dollarhide Suzanne Weisfeld
R123.J47 2006 A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists Dr. Jeanette L. Jerger  
Not catalogued at LOC Memorial Volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the Neighboring Villages: Rubeziewicz, Derewno, Nalybok Edited by Nahum Hinitz  
TR147 D37 2011 More Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929    
78-65163 Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals (2 copies) Morton Allan  
80-51029 Mountain West Pioneer Jewry: An Historical and Genealogical Source Book from Origins to 1885 Hynda L. Rudd  
ISBN 0-87441-383-4 My Generations: A Course in Jewish Family History Arthur Kurzweil Myra Rothenberg
ISBN 9780578039114 My Personal Brush with History Kurt Mayer Kurt Mayer
D804.3.F753 2006 Nazi Germany and the Jews 1939-1945: The Years of Extermination Saul Friedlander  
Not catalogued at LOC A New York City Boy Myron Arthur Grayson and Nancy Jo Grayson Adelson Nancy Adelson
Not cataloged in LOC On Your Own: How to Design and Construct a Family History Book to Inform and Captivate Readers Elayne and Stephen Denker  
ISBN 9789085865292 One Foot in America: The Jewish Emigrants of the Red Star Line and Eugeen Van Mieghem (2 copies) Eugeen Van Mieghem Foundation Nancy Adelson
F596.3J5R63 1983 Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West Harriet and Fred Rochlin Nancy Adelson
F1089.7.J4 L46 Pioneers, Pedlars and Prayer Shawls: The Jewish Communities in British Columbia and the Yukon Cyril Edel Leonoff Rabbi Doug Slotnick
G1951.S1 P34 Poland: A Historical Atlas Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski Rabbi Doug Slotnick
93-77159 Polish Roots Rosemary A. Chorzempa Suzanne Weisfeld
F289.9J5.S3 1967 Portal to America: The Lower East Side 1870-1925 (2 copies: one really damaged) Edited by Allon Schoener  
DS135.G33R55 2001 Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside Emily C. Rose Ernest and Doris Stiefel
DS135.P6K323 1999 Poyln: Jewish Life in the Old Country Photographs by Alter Kacyzne
Edited by Marek Web
Rabbi Doug Slotnick
BM712.M48 2006 A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries Nolan Menachemson  
Not catalogued at LOC - ISBN 0-9764749-0-1 Preserving Our Litvak Heritage: A History of 31 Jewish Communities in Lithuania Josef Rosin
Edited by Joel Alpert
TR465 .T35 P74 2010 Preserving Your Family Photographs Maureen A. Taylor  
CS49 .R44 Red book: American State, County & Town Sources Edited by Alice Eichholz, PhD, CG Rabbi Doug Slotnick
CS47.G73 1990 The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy Val D. Greenwood Suzanne Weisfeld
Not catalogued at LOC - ISBN 0-9764749-0-1 The Researcher's Handbook (2 copies) Rose Lerer Cohen  
CS3010.F45 1998 Russian-Jewish Given Names Boris Feldblyum  
PR9619.3.K46 S3 1982 Schindler's List Thomas Keneally  
CS21.M35 2002 Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World Jeffrey S. Malka  
GN289.S94 2001 The Seven Daughters of Eve Bryan Sykes Myra Rothenberg
DS135.P62B694 1997 Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews Eva Hoffman Rabbi Doug Slotnick
Doris Minor
PJ5191.E8S53 1989 The Shtetl: A Creative Anthology of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Joachim Neugroschel Myra Rothenberg
Not Catalogued at the LOC - ISBN 1-55613-248-4 Shtetl Finder: Jewish Communities in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries in the Pale of Settlement of Russia and Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Galicia, and Bukovina with Names of Residents (2 copies) Chester G. Cohen Jerry and Dorothy Becker
DS135.G4H468 2005 Some Jewish Families of Hesse and Galicia (2nd Ed.) Nathan M. Reiss  
84-70206 The Source: A Guide Book of American Genealogy Edited by Arlen Eakle and Johni Cerny Suzanne Weisfeld
Z6373.P7V65 2004 Sources on Polish Jewry at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
NOTE: Based on the 1988 edition edited by Adam Teller. Also, this volume references information from archives in Poland, France, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Copies of those archives are contained in the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem.
Compiled and Edited by Hanna Volovici, Witold Medykowski, Hadassah Assouline, Benyamin Lukin Nancy Adelson
Z6374.B5Z83 1996 Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories David S. Zubatsky and Irwin M. Berent Suzanne Weisfeld
92-72944 State Census Records Ann S. Lainhart  
CS873.R67 1999 Stones of Remembrance (Avnei Zikaron) Neil Rosenstein and Dovberish Weber  
PJ5113 .K37 2008 The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-mosh of Languages Saved the Jews Neal Karlen Rabbi Doug Slotnick
DS 135P6.S8 Studies on Polish Jewry 1919-1939: The Interplay of Social, Economic and Political Factors in the Struggle of a Minority for its Existence
NOTE: Papers about Inter-War Jewish Poland in both English and Yiddish.
Edited by Joshua A. Fishman Phyllis Grossman
84-161418 Sweet Bucovina Ion Miclea Vicki Katz
Not Catalogued at LOC Survivors: Testimones of the Holocaust (Windows 95/98 Software) Steven Spielberg  
Not Catalogued at LOC Syllabus of the 15th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston, Massachusetts    
Not Catalogued at LOC Syllabus of the 19th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New York, New York
NOTE: Be sure to check out Section BH in the Lecture Handouts for the listing of available lecture tapes.
Not Catalogued at LOC Syllabus of the 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake City, Utah (2 copies)   Ernest and Doris Stiefel
Not Catalogued at LOC Syllabus of the 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in London, England   Ernest and Doris Stiefel
ISBN 9780984623419 Tacoma's Twenty-One Tales Every Student Should be able to Tell Deb Freedman and Tacoma Historical Society Deb Freedman
E184.J5 M46 1976 Taking Root: Jewish Immigrants in America Milton Meltzer Nancy Adelson
DS135.L52E36 1998 There Once was a World: 900 Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok Yaffa Eliach Rabbi Doug Slotnick
CS47.S97 1997 They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins (2 copies)
NOTE: Information on how to discover your family and ancestors in naturalization records.
Loretto Dennis Szucs  
93-26835 They Came in Ships (2 copies) NOTE: Guide to finding your immigrant ancestor's arrival records - a "how and where to search" book. John P. Colletta  
CS31 .R67 1990 The Unbroken Chain, Revised Edition: Biographical Sketches and Genealogy of Illustrious Jewish Families from the 15th-20th Century (Volumes 1 & 2) Neil Rosenstein  
DS135.E8G78 1994 Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today Ruth Ellen Gruber  
ISBN 0-8032-3012-5 We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust Ellen Cassedy Ellen Cassedy
ISBN 0-7884-1654-5 What Did They Mean By That? A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms Old and New Paul Drake, J.D.  
DS135.E83M65 1991 Where Once We Walked (aka WOWW)
NOTE: Great reference book that lists more than 21,000 towns in Eastern Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust. It gives exact location by latitude and longitude.
Gary Mokotoff  
DS135.E83M65 2002 Where Once We Walked (Revised Edition) Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack with Alexander Sharon  
DJ.K6M65 1995 Where Once We Walked Companion: A Guide to the Communities Surrounding Central and Eastern European Towns
NOTE: Guide to locate towns near the same latitude and longitude listed in WOWW.
Gary Mokotoff  
E159 .L33 2006 Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home - The American Home from 1775 to 1840 Jack Larkin  
DS135. E8 Y578 2008 The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe David Gershon Hundert, Editor  


MAP The Austrian Empire, 1875 (plastic sleeve)
MAP The Baltic States 1845 (plastic sleeve)
MAP The Carpathians, Roumania and Par of the Balkans: 1916 (laminated)
MAP The East Central Provinces: Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia 1844 (Plastic sleeve)
MAP The German Empire 1875 - East Sheet - Prussia, Saxony, Mecklenburg... (plastic sleeve)
MAP The German Empire 1875 - West sheet - Rhenish Prussia, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Alsace-Lorraine, Beden-Wurtemburg, Bavaria, etc. (plastic sleeve)
MAP Isle of Marmara 2006
MAP Jewish Eastern Europe 1830-1914 (Mounted )
MAP The Kingdom of Bohemia with the Dutchy of Silesia and the Marquisates of Moravia and Lusatia 1794 (Plastic Sleeve)
MAP Mapa Galicyi (Mounted )
MAP A new map of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1799 (Plastic sleeve)
MAP Ostsee-Leander und Inneres Russland (mounted)
MAP Pale of Settlement including the Kingdom of Poland (plastic sleeve)
MAP Pale of Settlement including the Kingdom of Poland (laminated)
MAP Rhodes / Rhodos
MAP Russia in Europe (West Russia) 1835 (plastic sleeve)
MAP Russia in Europe 1845 (Southern Sheet) (Plastic sleeve)
MAP Russia in Europe 1845 (Northern Sheet) (Plastic sleeve)
MAP South-West Russia 1860 (plastic sleeve)
MAP Western Turkey



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