Sallyann Amdur Sack

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Sallyann Amdur Sack
Born (1936-03-13)March 13, 1936
Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation Genealogist, Psychologist
Nationality American
Education PhD
Alma mater Harvard University, George Washington University
Subject Jewish history, Jewish genealogy
Notable works Where Once We Walked, Avotaynu Magazine

Sallyann Amdur Sack is an American genealogist and psychologist, and editor of Avotaynu Magazine, a journal of Jewish Genealogy and scholarship. Sack is the only genealogist listed in Jewish Women in America.[1] She was instrumental in founding the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (currently chairperson of the board), Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington[2] (founding president), International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and Avotaynu.[3] Sack has chaired or co-chaired seven of the annual conferences on Jewish genealogy, authored seven books of use to genealogists and has consulted on numerous projects. A recipient of IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award, she resides in Bethesda, Maryland, where she is a clinical psychologist in private practice, having received her degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University.

Published works

  • Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy[4]
  • Where Once We Walked, a Guide to Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust. Winner of Best Reference Book of the Year of the Association of Jewish Libraries.[5]
  • Jewish Genealogical Research in Israel[6]
  • Russian Consular Records Index and Catalog[7]
  • Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the Lithuanian Archives[8]
  • Some Archival Sources for Ukrainian Jewish Genealogy[9]
  • Search for the Family[10]


  1. ^ "Jewish Women in America: SALLYANN AMDUR SACK". Retrieved 14 July 2013.
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  3. ^ "INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE for JEWISH GENEALOGY and PAUL JACOBI CENTER: Officers, Sallyann Amdur Sack". Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy". Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ Mokotoff, Gary; Sack, Sallyann Amdur (1991). Where once we walked : a guide to the Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust (1. print. ed.). Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu. ISBN 0962637319.
  6. ^ Sack, Sallyann Amdur (1987). A guide to Jewish genealogical research in Israel. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co. ISBN 080631186X.
  7. ^ Google Books Record for The Russian consular records index and catalog. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  8. ^ Google Books Record for Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the Lithuanian Archives. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  9. ^ Some Archival Sources for Ukrainian Jewish Genealogy. ISBN 188622305X.
  10. ^ Google Books Record for Search for the Family. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

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