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Tracing your Jewish Ancestors - Second Edition (ePub)

A Guide For Family Historians

Family History

By Rosemary Wenzerul
Imprint: Pen & Sword Family History
Series: Tracing Your Ancestors
File Size: 20.1 MB (.epub)
Pages: 188
Illustrations: 100 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9781526712974
Published: 30th April 2014


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This fully revised second edition of Rosemary Wenzerul's lively and informative guide to researching Jewish history will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to find out about the life of a Jewish ancestor. In a clear and accessible way she takes readers through the entire process of research. She provides a brief social history of the Jewish presence in Britain and looks at practical issues of research – how to get started, how to organize the work, how to construct a family tree and how to use the information obtained to tell the story of a family. In addition she describes, in practical detail, the many sources that researchers can go to for information on their ancestors, their families and Jewish history.

As seen in The Herts Advertiser and Hertfordshire Life Magazine.

The latest edition of this book by Rosemary Wenzerul enlightens readers on the entire processof research, aided by a brief social history of the Jewish presence in Britain.

Discover Your History Magazine

'Tracing Your Jewish Ancestors' not only informs beginners how to get started and the practicalities associated with discovering more about their family but it is a boon to those experienced enough to want to know where they can look to find out even more about their own historical past.
The guide goes a long way to answering many of the questions that family historians researching their Jewish ancestors will naturally have.
Congratulations to Rosemary for this contribution to genealogy and for putting Jewish genealogy in the forefront of historical research.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

A comprehensive easy to follow reference book which is a 'must' for Jewish Ancestry research whether you are just beginning or have already made some progress.

Essex Family Historian

The author's expertise shines in the later sections, such as the chapter on Public Records and the discussion on naturalization records, when she outlines the information contained in naturalization papers and shows the novice the ropes.
Individuals doing genealogical research [in England] will certainly find new avenues to explore from perusing this book.

International Review of Jewish Genealogy

As seen in the St Albans Review.

St Albans Review

[An] excellent publication on Jewish genealogical research.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine
 Rosemary Wenzerul

About Rosemary Wenzerul

Rosemary Wenzerul is passionate about family history and has traced her family back to c.1750 in England and c.1725 in Holland.
For many years she was a council member and trustee of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and played an active role in its educational and family history work. She was the author/editor of most of the Society's 'Jewish Ancestor' series of Guides on Family History which, in 2008 the Society won the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society's Outstanding Publications Award for this series.

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