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Genealogy Research: First American Jewish Families

Dedication & Acknowledgements from the 3rd edition | First American Jewish Families


To Louise,

Adored and adoring,
whose loving help
had brought this
and so much else
to joyous reality.


The publication of this book has been made possible by the generosity of many individuals--dear ones and friends. The compiler expresses his gratitude to them, with special thanks to the following.


The Littauer Publication Fund of the American Jewish Historical Society, a beneficiary of the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Harry Starr, President.

The Central Conference of American Rabbis, honoring the compiler's completion of ten years as Director of Rabbinic Placement, and establishing the CCAR Genealogical Fund as the repository for gifts toward this publication.

Malcolm H. and Louise B. Stern.


Leonard N Simons, Southfield, Michigan

Paul Uhlmann, Jr., Kansas City, Missouri


Leon L. Berkowitz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, South Carolina

Congregation Emanu-El, New York, New York

Mrs. Roger A. Horne, Norfolk, Virginia

Robert C. Nusbaum, Norfolk, Virginia

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Edward L. Stern, Plantation, Florida

For the production of this work, the following deserve special gratitude: Wesley Cullen Davidson and Nancy E. R. Opperman for typing and layout of the charts; Gary Mokotoff, leader in genealogy and creative computerizer, and with Rose Ciecierski of Data Universal, Inc., of Teaneck, NJ, for their diligence in the immense task of computerizing the 50,000-name index; Allan T Hirsh, Jr., Chairman of Ottenheimer Publishers of Baltimore, avid genealogist, for offering republication of this work. My beloved wife, Louise, gave countless hours of her editorial expertise to proofreading the index. Dr. Jacob R. Marcus, mentor, teacher, and friend, who inspired and endowed my original effort, has graciously yielded the copyright owned by the American Jewish Archives to the publisher of this update edition.

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Dedication and acknowledgements from the 3rd Edition

Foreword to the 3rd Edition by Jacob Rader Marcus

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