I won't try to claim that name changes pose a greater challenge to Jewish family historians than those of other groups -- although I'm convinced they do. I just don't have a sufficient basis for comparison to prove it. Unique Genealogical Circumstances I can, however, assert that those searching for Eastern European Jewish ancestors will face some unique challenges.
Jewish name changes
...walk into a bar. Just kidding. But that title cried out for it. The Reboot I had a wake up call recently, thanks in part to a comment by guest poster and Viktor Frankl biographer Anna Redsand. Who are all these people you're writing about? she asked. You need a scorecard -- or at least a family tree -- to keep them straight. Only she put it far more