"Given the extent of the Jewish Diaspora and the devastation of the Holocaust, it has always been a difficult proposition to trace one's Jewish genealogy. First published in 1980, From Generation to Generation provided invaluable information and research tips for Jews interested in plumbing the depths of their family history. In this latest edition, Kurzweil incorporates the most recent technological advances and innovations into his information-gathering guide. Using the Internet as a resource, it is now easier and less time-consuming to gather documents, cross-check references, and peruse government records. Although much of the information provided can be applied to any ethnic group, the author painstakingly outlines how Jewish genealogy substantially differs from all other genealogy. Brimming with worthwhile advice and handy shortcuts, this handbook will have immense appeal for a limited audience. "
Booklist Margaret Flanagan
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"This is the only definitive guide to Jewish genealogical research, providing clear information on gathering details on family history from both family papers and memories and official records around the world. Recently discovered sources are included in this revised, updated edition, making it of ongoing value to both newcomers and those familiar with a previous edition." 
Midwest Book Review

 

“…highly recommended as a primer for novices and a reference book for the experienced…”
Family History Monthly, September 2004
 

"No other book takes the novice’s hand and leads him or her so carefully and patiently through the intricacies of Jewish family history research."
Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy