This site describes the book that I recently published about my family history.
It is the result of about 40 years of research, includes over 9,000 persons, is over 1,100 pages
in length and is printed in a high-quality, hard-cover 8 1/2" x 11" format. It includes hundreds
of photos, maps and diagrams, as well as biographical information about family members,
where available. The book also includes extensive historical information about the Jewish communities
of the various ancestral towns, and about the Jews of Germany and Galicia.
The following are the major family groups and their associated communities covered in the book:
From Hesse (now in Germany):
REISS (Ulrichstein), GOTTLIEB
(Grebenau), STRAUSS (Grebenau, Lauterbach, Storndorf), BAUM (Lichenroth), GOLDSCHMIDT,
HESS, LEVI-KANN (Heubach, Sterbfritz, Uttrichshausen, Züntersbach), LILIENSTEIN,
STERN (Gossfelden), GRIESHEIM (Beuern), EDELMUTH (Beuern and Reiskirchen), MEYERFELD/MAYERFELD
(Beuern, Treysa, Ziegenhain, Kirtorf, Bielefeld, Beverungen, Crumstadt, Biebesheim), LIPPMANN
(Bauschheim), MAY (Rossdorf, Gräfenhausen, Ober-Ramstadt),
METZGER (Weisenau, Mainz).
From Galicia (now in Poland):
DYNER, FREYLICH, GOLDBLUM, JAKUBOWICZ, MOSKOWICZ, TOBJASZ, MELLER (MELER), SZLAMOWITZ
(Olkusz), KRIEGER (Oswiecim, Malec, Osiek, Kety).
Please click on the links at the top of this page to determine whether names and towns of interest to you are mentioned
in the book, and for information about how to purchase copies.