Beginning and Specialized Research Guides (See the Research by Country Section for Guides to Specific Countries)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.  Sample Documents for Genealogical Research.  NY: JDC Archives – New York Collections, 2006. (TE)


Arons, Ron. Mind Maps for Genealogy: Enhanced Research Planning, Correlation, and Analysis. Oakland, CA: Criminal Research Press, 2014. (TE)

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. The Genealogist’s Address Book. Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1998. (TE)
Listing by states and countries of genealogical societies, libraries, research centers, and religious organizations.

Blatt, Warren. Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area. Boston: Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, 1996. (TE, JHC)

Dollarhide, William.  Census Substitutes & State Census Records. 2nd ed. Orting, WA: Family Roots Publishing, 2016.  3 vols.  (TE)

Goodwin, Aaron. New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2016. (TE)

Krasner-Khait, Barbara. Discovering Your Jewish Ancestors. North Salt Lake, Utah: Heritage Trust, 2001. (TE, JHC)


Kurzweil, Arthur. From Generation to Generation: How to Trace your Jewish Genealogy and Family History. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. (TE, JHC)

Kurzweil, Arthur, and Weiner, Miriam, eds. Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy: Sources in the United States and Canada. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1991. (TE)
Detailed summary of North American record repositories and their holdings.

Lynch, Daniel M. Google Your Family Tree: Unlock the Hidden Power of GoogleProvo, UT:, Inc., 2008. (TE)


Malka, Jeffrey S. Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World. 2nd ed. Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2009. (TE)

Massachusetts Archives. Researching Your Family’s History at the Massachusetts Archives. Boston: Secretary of the Commonwealth, 2009. (TE)  Web-based version

Meshenberg, Michael J. Documents of Our Ancestors: A Selection of Reproducible Genealogy Forms and Tips for Using Them. Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, 1996. (TE)

Mokotoff, Gary, and Blatt, Warren. Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2016.  (TE)

Mohrer, Fruma and Web, Marek. Guide to the YIVO Archives. NY: YIVO Institute for JewishResearch, 1998. (TE)
Online Guide to YIVO Archives

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.
New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2015. (TE)

Pfeiffer, Laura S. Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places. Orem, UT: Ancestry Publishing, 2000. (TE)

Rottenberg, Dan. Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish Genealogy. New York: Random House, 1977. (TE, JHC)


Sack, Sallyann and Gary Mokotoff, eds. Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy. Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2004. (TE, JHC)

Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Matthew Wright. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records.
Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2002. (TE)