Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

New 3rd Edition of JGSO's Handbook is Available

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Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced Research;  Third Edition, November 2002,  Compiled by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor.

Packed with 170 pages of useful information (up from 100 in the 2nd Edition)

Spiral bound, 8-1/2 x 11 inches, with heavy stock front and back covers. 

Detailed Table of Contents guides you through the Handbook.

Greatly expanded section on Jewish genealogy on the Web. 

New sections on Selecting Genealogy Software and Preparing for and Traveling in the Old Country.

Extensive Bibliography for further research.

Price 

non-members $18

paid up members $12

FREE to new members, with paid membership

All proceeds go to JGS Oregon and are used to support member services. The Handbook is available at all JGSO meetings and functions. For mail orders, add $3 to the price for shipping/handling.

To order, make out your check to JGSO and send it to:

 
JGSO
P.O. Box 19736
Portland, Oregon 97280

For more information e-mail Ron Doctor.

           Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy


            Table of Contents to the 3rd Edition

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
    Why do we do genealogy?
    What do we do when we do genealogy?
    What activities, tools, and resources are available to us?
    Some basic tips
JEWISH NAMES
    Surname adoption
    How did we get our surnames?
    Given names
HOW TO BEGIN
    Begin at the beginning
    Interviews and oral histories
    Beyond family interviews
    Immigrant research — Finding your ancestral town
    The National Archives
JEWISHGEN WEB SITE AND DISCUSSION GROUP
    Discussion groups
    Special Interest Groups (SIGS), research groups, & shtetlinks
    Jewishgen databases
TYPES OF RECORDS
    Family name and ancestral places databases
        JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
        Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP)
        Jewish Resources Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland)
        Ellis Island Database (EIDB)
        Consolidated Jewish Surname Index (CJSI)
        JGS New York’s Naturalization Indexes
        Hamburg Emigration Index
        Yad Vashem Hall of Names database
    Vital Records
        U.S. Vital Records
        Eastern Europe Vital Records
        Tips for Using Vital Records
    Immigration and Naturalization
        Passenger Ship and Immigration Records
            US Passenger Ship Lists at the National Archives
            Canadian Immigration and Passenger Lists
            Ellis Island Database (EIDB)
            Galveston Immigration Database
            Hamburg, Bremen & Rotterdam Departure Lists
            Computerized Indexes to Passenger Lists
            Other Published Indexes to Passenger Lists
        Naturalization
            The Naturalization Process
            Finding and Obtaining Naturalization Records
        World War I Draft Registration Records
        Alien Registration Records
        Passport Records
    Census records
    City Directories
        Using City Directories – An Example
    Jewish orphanage records
    Cemetery, death, and burial records
        Social Security Death Index
        Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
        New York Times Historical Database
        Onsite Research at Synagogues and Cemeteries
    Records from Eastern Europe
        JewishGen Eastern European Databases
        LDS Family History Center microfilms
        JRI-Poland
        Cemeteries and Other Records in Eastern Europe
    Holocaust Research
        Yad Vashem
        Other Information about Holocaust Survivors
        Yizkor Books (Memorial Books)
    Other records
COMPUTERS AND GENEALOGY
    Selecting genealogy software
    Using e-mail discussion groups
PREPARING FOR AND TRAVELING IN THE “OLD COUNTRY”
    Picking a guide, setting an itinerary
    Getting a Ukrainian visa
    Medical issues
    Odds and ends
    A note about Ukraine, its people and its archives
KEY REFERENCES

ATTACHMENTS
    Attachment 1 - Activities, Tools & Resources
    Attachment 2 - Sephardic genealogy web sites
    Attachment 3 - Interviewing family members
    Attachment 4 - Family relationships (cousins) chart
    Attachment 5 - Soundex coding
    Attachment 6 - Genealogy forms
        Pedigree chart
        Family Group record
        Family and home information sources checklist
        Research log
        Immigration and Naturalization Service form G-639
    Attachment 7 - Jewish genealogy on-line
        Names – Searchable databases
            General Names Databases
            Country & Area Specific Names Databases
            Immigration & Naturalization Names Databases
            Holocaust Names Databases
            Other US Names Databases
        Other Searchable Resources
            Gateways and Collections
            Country & Area Specific Information
            Education, Methodology & Communication
            Tools, Reference Sites & Publications
            US Records
            Genealogy Organizations
            Genealogical Software
    Attachment 8  -  U.S. Census Data
    Attachment 9  -  Jewishgen Databases
    Attachment 10 - Current LDS microfilm projects in Eastern Europe
    Attachment 11 - Avotaynu databases in Consolidated Jewish Surname Index
    Attachment 12 - Genealogy clues in census records, 1850-1930
    Attachment 13 - Given names: Hebrew & Russian and their transliterations
 

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