Susan Weinberg  
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My blog, Layers of the Onion, deals with issues related to family history, research, travel and artwork.  Below are some genealogy articles that you may find of interest.  They are culled from my blog and address issues I've encountered in my own family research.

At the Boston IAJGS genealogy conference I attended a session by Ellen Cassedy and Lois Ogilby Rosen on how literature, both fiction and nonfiction, can inform our genealogy research.  You can read about the session below under Books That Inform Your Search.  That discussion inspired me to combine my reading list focused on Jewish genealogy, both fiction and non-fiction, with the list that was provided by the speakers and other readers.  You can download a copy of it.

You can also download the
handout that I provide at talks on Jewish genealogy. A separate listing of websites and books that I find helpful is available as well. 


Books That Inform Your Search
Informing Your Search Through Literature

Genealogy Searches
Principles of Genealogy Searches
Using Multiple Sources to Unravel the Mystery
Cracking the Code
Research in the Midst of Change
A Mystery to Unravel
Validating Instincts

Where Did They Come From?
Finding Your Family's Ancestral Town I - early 1900s
Finding your Family's Ancestral Town II - 1800s

Understanding Historical Context
History of the Pale of Jewish Settlement
Family History in the Context of World History
Family Ties to Zionism

Using the Utah Family History Library
Using the Utah Family History Library part 1
Using the Utah Family History Library part 2

Searching at the DC Holocaust Museum

Researching in Polish Archives
Records from the Polish Archives
Researching at the Polish Archives part 1
Researching at the Polish Archives part 2

Researching Family in Great Britain
Finding My British Family part 1
Finding My British Family part 2
A Discovery in Scotland
Prior Research Solves the Mystery - More Scottish Discoveries
Obtaining Data from Scotland

Finding Family in a Belarus Cemetery
Linking Family to a Belarus Cemetery part 1
Linking Family to a Belarus Cemetery part 2

Researching in Newspapers
Jewish Newspapers Through Proquest

Researching Probate Records
Probate: An Often Forgotten Source

Finding Distant Living Relatives
Searching Through Holocaust Records

Searching in the Census
Searching in the 1940 Census

Available Research Databases
Researching at the Joint Distribution Committee

Organizing Your Records
Making Sense of Genealogical Clutter






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