Family Histories, Correspondence, and Genealogies



Armstrong, Diane. Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations. Sydney, Australia: Random House, 1999. (JHC)

Barron, Carl F. The Barron Family Tree: A History of the Barron and Schwartz/Cohen Branches. Cambridge, MA: Carl F. Barron, 2007. (TE)

Barron, Carl F. The Franks: A Family Tree History of the Frank, Novachovich & Levitan Branches. Cambridge, MA: Carl F. Barron, 2008. (TE)


Cassedy, Ellen. We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. (TE)

Chameides, Leon. Strangers in Many Lands: The Story of a Jewish Family in Turbulent Times. Leon Chameides, 2012.

Cohen, William N. and J. Philip Goldberg, eds. Letters to Shlayme: Correspondence Received by Samuel and Esther Goldberg From Family Members in Europe During the Early Years of the Twentieth Century. William N. Cohen, 2004. (TE)

Friendly, Natalie B. The Friendly Family: The Descendants of the Freundlichs of Bavaria. Boston, MA: Newbury Street Press, 1998. (JHC)

Greenberg, Naomi Schubin, comp. & ed. A Genealogical History of an Extended Family with Rabbinical Ancestry.  The Kornfeld Family Tree with the Erteschik, Klein and Schubin Families the Racker and Pencak Families and the Greenberg and Weil Connections.  Naomi Schubin Greenberg, 1981.  (TE)

Greenebaum, Linda S. Elizer’s Troupe: Scheins in America 1890-1999. Amherst, MA: Commonwealth Printing, 1999. (JHC)

Jacobi, Paul J.  Edited by Emanuel Elyasaf.  The Jacobi Papers: Genealogical Studies of Leading Ashkenazi Families.  New Haven: Avotaynu, 2019.  4 vols.  (TE)
Surname Index to the 4 volumes.

Jaffe, D.J. The Jaffe, Solsky, Stohn, Belgard, Davis, Wagner, Gommermann, Pelzer, Flores, Salazar, Sanchez, Alper, German, Kanow, Bressler and other families related to Dominique, Danielle and Bosco. New York, NY: D.J. Jaffe, 2007. (JHC)

Katz, Stephen Robert. The Kaplans of Ware, Massachusetts, 1898-1964.   West Conshohocken, PA:  Infinity Publishing, 2013. (TE)


Kravetz, Nancy R. Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History. Nancy R. Kravetz, 2010. (TE)


Laskin, David. The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. New York: Viking, 2013. (TE)

Mendelsohn, Daniel. The Lost: The Search for Six of Six Million. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. (JHC)

Plaut, Elizabeth S. The Guggenheim/Wormser Family: a Genealogical 300-year Memoir. Hoboken, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, 1996. (JHC)

Plaut, Elizabeth S. The Gumprichs of Munster/Westphalia: A Tale of Two ContinentsAbbeyfield Publishers, 2000. (JHC)


Rosenstein, Neil. The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent. Bergenfield, N.J.: Avotaynu, 2004. (JHC)
Documents the continuous history of an ancient and distinguished Ashkenazi family that claims descent from King David and traces its origin back to medieval France.

Rosenstein, Neil. The Unbroken Chain: Biographical sketches and genealogies of illustrious Jewish families from the 15th-21st centuries – MaHaRaM of Padua and MaHaRaL of Prague. Third edition. Elizabeth, NJ: JAMRY Publishing, LLC, 2017.  4 volumes. (TE)
Table of Contents – Volume 1    
Table of Contents – Volume 2
Table of Contents – Volume 3
Table of Contents – Volume 4
Name Index – Volume 1
Name Index – Volume 2
Name Index – Volume 3
Name Index – Volume 4

Rosenstein, Neil and Charles B. Bernstein. A Rothschild Saga: From King David to Baron David. Elizabeth, N.J.: The Computer Center for Jewish Genealogy, 1989. (JHC)

Rothstein, Natalie.  An American Family.  Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1999.  (TE)

Saffir, Joyce Dessen, compiler and editor. These are the Generations of the Daughters of Reyzl and Yehuda Lev Tertl: Rivka Dessen, Hinda Krakusin and Bracha Wexler.
Glencoe, IL: Joyce Dessen Saffir, 1990. (TE)

Schwartz, Ed. An Immigrant’s Story & Letters from the Holocaust. Arlington, Mass.: Ed Schwartz, 1999-2000. (JHC)

Schwarz, Tess. The First of Forty Families. Victoria, Australia: Makor Jewish Community Library, 2001. (TE)
An account of Tess Schwarz’s family’s escape from Russia and how forty related families were brought to Australia as a result of their efforts.

Scroggin, Linda Golubchin.  History of the Descendants of Mickel Moshe Golubchin & Related Families. (Privately printed). (TE, JHC)
The story of one family, with Boston roots, that includes many indexed surnames, with special emphasis on Golubchin, Gollub/Golub, Perlin, Schumitzky, Turetsky and Zlatnikov.


Steiner-Van Rooyen, Deborah. Dove on a Barbed Wire. NY: Devora Publishing, 2010. (TE)


Zubatsky, David S., and Berent, Irwin M. Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories. Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, Inc., 2005. (TE) (JHC has 1996 ed.)
Lists Jewish genealogies and family histories, both published and unpublished, for over 10,000 family names.