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The most useful booksfor the genealogist researching Egypt are:
Fargeon, Maurice, ed.:Annuaire des Juifs d'Egypte et du proche orient. Cairo: La Societe des Editions Historiques Juives d'Egypte, 1942, 1943. Similar to U.S. city directories.
Malka, Eli :Jacob's Children in the Land of the Mahdi. The Jews
of the Sudan.Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Univ Press, 1998.
The appendix includes a listing of all Jewish marriages in the Sudan. Since these Jews were, with rare exceptions, from Egypt, the missing link to many family histories can be found here.
Juifs d'Egypte, Images et Textes. : Paris: Les Editions du Scribe, 1984. 2nd. ed. Compendium of photographs and images compiled by Jews from Egypt.
Kramer, Gudrun.: The Jews in Modern Egypt, 1914-1952. Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 1989. This is the most comprehensive study of that period.
Laskier, Michael.: The Jews of Egypt, 1920-1970. New York: New York University Press, 1992. Excellent review.
Patai, Raphael.: The Vanished Worlds of Jewry. New York: Macmillan, 1981.
Les Noms des Juifs du Maroc.
Institut Montano, Madrid, 1978.
Although out of print, this book is essential to consult for any Sephardic research. It contains a huge listing of family names, their origins and meanings and notable persons who carried these names with documented sources for further research. Invaluable.
A listing of names compiled by Abensur can be found on the ETSI website
A listing of names compiled by me can be found in the "Names" section of this website.
Aciman, Andre.: Out of Egypt. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994, 1995. About an Alexandrian Jewish family.
Alhadeff, Gini.: The Sun at Midday. Tales of a mediterranean family. Pantheon Books, NY 1997.
Perera, Victor. : The Cross and the Pear Tree. New York: Knopf, 1995. The author relates his search for his ancestors, some of whom lived in Alexandria, Egypt.
However there are many others that are of interest to a researcher of Egyptain Jewry. For a more complete list go to my "Book" section .
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