Middle Eastern Toolkit

By Brad Crawford Premium


Web Sites

Ancestry Community: Middle East


Arab-American Historical Foundation


Arab Immigrant Experience


Cyndi’s List: The Middle East


The Golden Who’s Who of Lebanese Emigrants in the World


Eastern Catholic Churches


Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon


Hebrew University: Jewish National and University Library


Middle East GenWeb


Opus Libani: Churches of Lebanon



Pennsylvania’s New Immigrants: Arabs


Perry-Castarleda Library: Middle East


Republic of Turkey: Guide on the General Directorate of State Archives


Researching Your Lebanese or Syrian Ancestry



Arab-American Almanac, 5th edition, edited by Joseph R. Haiek (News Circle)

The Arab-Americans: A History by Gregory Orfalea (Olive Branch Press)

The Arab-American Experience in the United States and Canada by Michael W. Suleiman (Pierian Press)

Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience by Alixa Naff (Southern Illinois University Press)

Bint Arab: Arab and Arab-American Women in the United States by Evelyn Shakir (Praeger)

Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property, and Gender edited by Beshara Doumani (State University of New York Press)

My Lebanese Ancestors: The History of Bshele & Salima Lebanon by Steven Beshelany (Pagefree Publishing)

Syrians in America by Philip K. Hitti (Gorgias Press)

Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab-American Experience edited by James Zogby (ADC Reports)


American Druze Society

2239 Merton Ave., Eagle Rock, CA 90041, (323) 255-1455, <>

Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, Ml 48126, (313) 582-2266, <>

Arab Educational Institute

Milk Grotto Street, #96, Box 681, Bethlehem, Palestine, +972 (2) 274-4030, <>

Center for Arab American Studies

University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2200 SSB, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Ml 48128, (313) 583-6334, <>

Immigration History Research Center

University of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen Library, Suite 311, 222 21st Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 625-4800, <>

Palestinian Heritage Foundation

Box 531, West Caldwell, NJ 07007, <>

From the February 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine.