FW: Jewish Genealogical Research at the DAR Library
A basic collection of materials for Jewish research is available at the DAR Library.
In the Library's General/Religion section are various sources such as collected family genealogies, research guides, histories of Judaism in the United States, and major genealogical and historical journals. For the latter, the Library owns a largely complete set of the periodical Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society/American Jewish Historical Quarterly/American Jewish History (with indices), as well as an incomplete run of American Jewish Archives between volumes 6 (1954) and 47 (1995).
In other sections of the Library, researchers will encounter studies of Jewish participation in the American Revolution and on Jewish communities around the United States, particularly those which date from the colonial period. Histories of Jewish settlements in specific states are also available. In the General/Names section are several recent and important volumes on the origins of Jewish family names.
Lynna Kay Shuffield