Middle Eastern Toolkit

Middle Eastern Toolkit

These sources will help steady your Middle Eastern search.

 

Web Sites

Ancestry Community: Middle East

<boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/localities.mideast>

Arab-American Historical Foundation

<www.arabamericanhistory.org>

Arab Immigrant Experience

<arabworld.nitle.org/texts.php?module_id=9″reading_id=33″sequence=1>

Cyndi’s List: The Middle East

<cyndislist.com/mideast.htrn>

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

<rootsweb.com/~lbnwgw/whoiswho>

Eastern Catholic Churches

<maryourmother.net/Eastern.html>

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

<www.usamaronite.org>

Hebrew University: Jewish National and University Library

<jnul.huji.ac.il/eng>

Middle East GenWeb

<rootsweb.com/~mdeastgw>

Opus Libani: Churches of Lebanon

<www.opuslibani.org.lb/newdioceses/ant>

Palestine-Family.net

<www.palestine-family.net>

Pennsylvania’s New Immigrants: Arabs

<www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=99>

Perry-Castarleda Library: Middle East

<www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_middle_east/atlas_middle_east.html>

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

<www.byegm.gov.tr/statearchives/index.htm>

Researching Your Lebanese or Syrian Ancestry

<genealogytoday.com/family/syrian>

Books

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)

Organizations

American Druze Society

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

Arab American National Museum

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

Arab Educational Institute

Milk Grotto Street, #96, Box 681, Bethlehem, Palestine, +972 (2) 274-4030, <www.aeicenter.org/aei/genealogy/about>

Center for Arab American Studies

University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2200 SSB, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Ml 48128, (313) 583-6334, <casl.umd.urnich.edu/caas>

Immigration History Research Center

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

Palestinian Heritage Foundation

Box 531, West Caldwell, NJ 07007, <www.palestineheritage.org>

From the February 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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