Our library, situated in Raanana, is rich with interesting books and a wide variety of resources. We have a collection of many of the most important and up-to-date books on genealogy published by Avotaynu and other leading genealogy book publishers. The library is accessible for members before every Raanana lecture. Other opening times can be arranged by request.

This page offers an inventory of our books so that members will know what is available.

No.
Title
Author
Topic/Region
Year
Publisher
84Aaronsohn Saga, The Katz, Shmuel 2007Gefen
81Aliyat Ha'gdolot mei Artzot Ha'Mizrach (H) (The Big Immigrations [to Israel] from the Eastern Countries) A series of bookletsBen-Oren, Gershon Syria and Lebanon, Georgia, Bukhara, India, Ethiopia1999Ben-Zvi
0AVOTAYNU 1990 - 2006 (inclusive) - Spring, Summer, Fall, WinterAvotaynu
26Avotaynu Guide to Jewish GenealogySack, Sallyann Amdur, and Gary Mokotoff, eds.General2004Avotaynu
82Be'machteret me'artzot Ha'Islam (H) (In the Underground Organizations from the Islamic countries)Sadon , Chaim and Yoel Refel eds.
78Beginners' Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Great Britain, AWenzerul, Rosemary ed.UK2000Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
20Bnai Yona: Toldot Mishpacha Ehad BeYisrael [Heb.; 2 copies] Bemeshech100 Shana, 1859-1959 "Hist. Of Ehad Family in Israel over 100-yr. Span"Levai, AbrahamFamily history1992
76By the Grace of Strangers: Two Boys' Rescue during the HolocaustMermall, Gabriel and Norbert J. YasharoffHolocaust Memoirs2006Yad Vashem
08Chaikins [Heb./English] חיקיניםCain, Ehud Menachem ZviBelarus2000
07Chaikins Zichorim LeTov [Heb] חיקוניםCain, Ehud Menachem ZviIsrael[2006]
89Commemoration Book of the Gathering of Holocaust Survivors in Sydney, Australia 1985.Halm, Albert ed.Australia, Holocaust Memoirs1989Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
60Dachau Review Dachauer Hefte / History of Nazi C.Camps Vol 1Benz, Wolfgang & Barbara Distel Holocaust2008Daucheur Hefte
21Darchai Yehudim: Hahistoria shel Hayehudim"The Ways of Jews to the Russian Empire" [in Rus.] Oksman, AaronRussia1999
18Davon Haben Wir Nichts Gewusst [Ger.]Roettger, Germany, Riga ghetto
44Deliverance: the Diary of Michael Maik, a True StoryBen-Dov, Avigdor (ed.), trans. from the Hebrew by Laia Ben-DovHolocaust2004Keter
87Diary of Aaron Wilf, The: the Blood-Soaked Saga of SkoleVilf, Aharon, tr. Raphael Posner1994
51Diaspora Story, The: the Epic of the Jewish People among the NationsComay, Joan General1994, c1981Steimatzky In association with Bet Hatefutsoth
43Dicionario Sefaradi de Sobrenomes, Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames: Including Christianized Jews, Conversos, Marranos, Italians, Berbers, and their History in Spain, Portugal and Italy. English and PortugueseFaiguenboim, Guilherme and Paulo Valadares, Anna Rosa CampagnanoSephardi2003Sao Paola, Brazil; Fraiha
35Documents of our Ancestors: a Selection of Reproducible Genealogy Forms & Tips for Using ThemMeshenberg, Michael J. General1996Avotaynu
47Don't Wave Goodbye: the Childrens' Flight from Nazi Persecution to American FreedomJason, Philip K. and Iris Posner, eds. Holocaust2004Praeger
05Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in AustraliaRutland, Susan D.Australia1988Holmes & Meier
39Eliyahu's Branches: the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his FamilyFreedman, Chaim Lithuania1997Avotaynu
49Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, 3 vols.Spector, Shmuel, Editor in Chief and Consulting Editor Geoffrey Wigoder Holocaust2001Yad Vashem and New York University Press
69Family Orchard, TheEve, Nomi Family Saga2000Virago
42Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: a Resource GuideWynne, Suzan F. Galicia1998Avotaynu
72Fire and the Light, TheKahan, Herman, as told by Knut M. HanssonHolocaust Memoirs2006Yad Vashem
28Following the Paper Trail: a Multilingual Translation GuideShea, Jonathan and William F. Hoffman General1994Avotaynu
54Forgotten Millions, The: the Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands Shulewitz, Malka HillelGeneral1999Cassell
04From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family HistoryKurzweil, ArthurFamily history1996Harper
46Genealogical Resources within the Jewish Home and Family.Wenzerul, Rosemary General2002Federation of Family History Societies
29Getting Started in Jewish GenealogyMokotoff, Gary and Warren BlattGeneral2000Avotaynu
66Grandees of New Jersey, TheRosenstein, NeilNew Jersey, United States2006Computer Center for Jewish Genealogy
61Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria, ASkyte, Thea ed., Randol Schoenberg, Rosemany WenzerulJewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain2001
45Guide to Organising Your Family History Records, AWenzerul, Rosemary General2004Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain
23Hazan Genealogy - Aaron de Yosef Hazan, Izmir 1600-2000Hazan, Gizel EnderTurkey (Izmir)[2000?][Izmir]
58Hidden History of the Kovno GhettoU.S. Holocaust MusuemLithuania1998Little Brown
62History of Bukovina, Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina, 2 volsGold, HugoRomania1962Olamenu
50History of the Jews in Canada. Vol. I.: from the Earliest Beginnings to the Present DaySack, Benjamin G. Canada1945Canadian Jewish Congress
40History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, from the Earliest Times until the Present Day Dubnow, Simon M., tr. from Russian by I FriedlaenderRussia, Poland2000, c1918Jewish Publication of Society of America, Philadelphia, 1918. Republished by Avotaynu, 2000
85History of the Pietersburg (Polokwane) Jewish Community, The Charlotte WienerSouth Africa2006University of South Africa
25How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the HolocaustMokotoff, GaryHolocaust1995Avotaynu
64Indestructible Jews, The: Is there a Manifest Destiny in Jewish History Dimont, Max I. General1973W. H. Allen
53Israelis, The: Founders and Sons Elon, Amos Israel1981Holt, Rinehart and Winston
22Istorija evreev v Rossijskoj imperii i Sovetskom Sojuze, "History of the Jews in Russian Empire & USSR"Oksman, AaronRussia1996Jerusalem
11Jewish Community in Poland: Historical EssaysLewin, IsaacPoland1985Philosophical Library
33Jewish personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and Diminutive FormsGorr, Shmuel; ed. by Chaim FreedmanGeneral1992Avotaynu
32Jewish Surnames in Prague 15th-18th Centuries.Beider, Alexander Czech Republic1995Avotaynu
31Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the Lithuanian ArchivesRhode, Harold and Sallyann Amdur Sack, comp.Lithuania1996Avotaynu
52Jewish World, The: Revelation, Prophecy and HistoryKedourie, Elie, ed.General1979Thames and Hudson, London
88Jews of Khaifeng - Exhibition Catalogue1984Beit Hatesfutsoth
70Jews of Lithuania, The: a History of a Remarkable Community 1316-1945Greenbaum, Masha Lithuania1995Gefen
55Konin: a QuestRichmond, Theo Poland1995Vintage
41Legacy: the Saga of a German-Jewish Family Across Time and CircumstanceFrank, Werner L. Germany2003Avotaynu
34Library Resources for German-Jewish GenealogyEllmann-Krüger, Angelika with Edward David LuftGermany1998Avotaynu
77Linking the Threads: a Tribute to a Litvak TailorRudick, Carole Hilary Lithuania2005
15Litvaks: a Short History of the Jews in Lithuania, The Levin, DovLithuania2000Yad Vashem
59Lurie Legacy, The Rosenstein, Neil Family History2004Avotaynu
01Maasaf Letoldot Yahadut Polin-Vol. 1 [Heb] "GAL-ED: The History of the Jews in Poland" journalMishkinsky, MoshePolandUniversity of Tel Aviv
80Mama Made MinksSandberg, Sara USA1964Doubleday
74Mama, It will be Alright: a Story of SurvivalSilberzweig, Sol, ed Lilian Gillard and Ingrid RockbergerHolocaust Memoirs2005Yad Vashem
24Memorable Dates of Jewish HistoryDeutsch, GotthardGeneral1904Bloch
09My Sixteen: A Self-help Guide to Finding Your 16 Great-Great-GrandparentsMarlin, Robert W.General1996Land Yacht Press
48Of Folktales and Jewish Folk in Australian HistoryRosenberg, Louise Australia2004Printworthy
75On the fields of LonelinessAltman, HerschHolocaust Memoirs2006Yad Vashem
68Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries, AMenachemson, Nolan 2007Avotaynu
36Russian-Jewish Given NamesFeldblyum, Boris Russia1998Avotaynu
16Safe Haven: Records of the Jewish Experience in AustraliaTurnbull, Malcolm J.Australia1999National Archives of Australia,
65Saul Wahl: Polish King for a Night or Lithuanian Knight for a LifetimeRosenstein, Neil2006Computer Center for Jewish Genealogy
83Seeing the Newborn, Biography of Professor Isaac Halbrecht (H)Halbrecht, Isaac with Eli NetzerMedicine1999Kibbutz Dalia Marachet
13Sefer Dukshitz, Dokszyc-Parafianow book, [Heb./Yiddish Yizkor Book] Sztokfiszz, DavidPoland1970Irgun Yotzei Dokszyc-Parafoanow b'Israel v' b'Tfutsot
37Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and their WorldMalka, Jeffrey S. Sephardi2002Avotaynu
56Seventy Years of South African Aliyah: a Story of AcheivementGillon, Philip South Africa1992Adar
10Shalom Argentina: tracing Jewish Settlement [Span./Eng.]Kapszuk, ElioArgentina1999Ministerio de Turismo
38Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family HistoriesZubatsky, David S. and Irwin BerentGeneral1996Avotaynu
30Sources on Polish Jewry at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish PeopleVolvovici, Hanna et alPoland2004Avotaynu
57South Africa's 800: the Story of South African Volunteers in Israel's War of BirthKatzew, Henry, comp. Maurice and Marcia Ostroff, ed. Joe WoolfSouth Africa2003South African Zionist Federation
67Spring in Eternity: a family sagaHirshfeld, OraFamily history2006Docostory
86Their Father's House - Studies and Sources in Family History Nos. 3-41992IGS
79They Docked at Newcastle and wound up in GatesheadDonbrow, Millie UK1972Rubin Mass
06Tracing Your Family History in Australia: A Guide to SourcesVine-Hall, Nicholas JohnAustralia2000Rigby
27Where Once We Walked: a Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust, Revised editionMokotoff, Gary and Sallyann Amdur Sack with Alexander Sharon, Eastern Europe2002Avotaynu
14Yemay Chaldi [Heb.; 2copies]Livai, AvrahamIsrael1983A. Livai
71Yizkor Book (Hebrew) My Town KonskieKonskie Survivors Assoc. Tel-Aviv
73Youth Writing behind the Walls, A: Notebooks from the Lodz GhettoCytryn, Avraham tr. from Hebrew by Chaya NaorHolocaust Memoirs2005Yad Vashem