When Scotland Was Jewish

DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots

When Scotland Was Jewish

The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non–Celtic influence on Scotland’s history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland’s history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland’s identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried. The authors’ wide-ranging research includes examination of census records, archaeological artifacts, castle carvings, cemetery inscriptions, religious seals, coinage, burgess and guild member rolls, noble genealogies, family crests, portraiture, and geographic place names.

Caledonian Jews

A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland

Caledonian Jews

This is the first full history of the Jews in Scotland who lived outside Edinburgh and Glasgow. The work focuses on seven communities from the borders to the highlands: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Greenock, and Inverness. Each of these communities was of sufficient size and affluence to form a congregation with a functional synagogue and, while their histories have been previously neglected in favor of Jewish populations in larger cities, their stories are important in understanding Scottish Jewry and British history as a whole. Drawn from numerous primary sources, the history of Jews in Scotland is traced from the earliest rumors to the present.

Book of Jewish and Crypto-Jewish Surnames

Book of Jewish and Crypto-Jewish Surnames

From unlikely places like Scotland and the Appalachian Mountains to the Bible and archives of the Spanish Inquisition, this valuable resource published in 2018 is the first to cover the naming practices of Conversos, Marranos and secret Jews along with more familiar Central and Eastern European Jewries. It includes Joseph Jacobs’ classic work on Jewish Names, a chapter on Scottish clans and septs, thousands of Sephardic and Ashkenazic surnames from early colonial records and Rabbi Malcolm Stern’s 445 Early American Jewish Families. Appendix A contains 400 surnames from the Greater London cemetery Adath Yisroel. Appendix B provides a combined name index to the indispensable When Scotland Was Jewish, Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America and The Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales, all by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman and Donald N. Yates. It contains 276 pages and has an extensive index and bibliography. “Up-to-date and valuable research tool for genealogists and those interested in Jewish origins.” —Eran Elhaik, Assistant Professor, The University of Sheffield

Secret Genealogy III

From Jewish-Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians

Secret Genealogy III

Do you ever wonder if you have Jewish ancestry? Do you have a Sarah, Rebecca or Joshua in your family tree? The third book in Suellen Ocean's genealogy series, "Secret Genealogy III, From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians," is a how-to for uncovering ancient Jewish ancestry. From Babylonia to Brooklyn, this book will have your curiosity up in no time.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Genealogy and Social History of a Southern U.S. Family; the Story of the Native American-English Yates Family, from Colonial Virginia to Twentieth-century Florida, with Sketches of Pioneer Life and Traditional Stories, including an Account of James & Elisabeth Yates of Heard County, Georgia, together with an Appendix about Southern Language, Numerous Photographs, Charts and Illustrations, not without an Index, viz. of Persons of Surname Bondurant/Bundren, Cooper, Denn(e)y, Fawcett/Fossett, Gates, Goble, Graben, Kimball/ Kimble /Kimbrell/ Kimbrough, Kitchens, McDonald, Mitchell, Redwine, Shankles, and Yates/ Yeat(e)s of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North & South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

This genealogy classic, written in the bad old days of shoe leather and courthouse basements before the Internet, tells of a Southern man's discovery of his Native American ancestry in the 1990s. Among fascinating regional and local stories, you'll discover how the Yateses of Virginia coped on the frontier…how some Cherokees escaped the Trail of Tears…what the Southern drawl really means…where The Tree That Owns Itself is…how Elisabeth Yates stole her cattle back from Gen. Sherman. Out of print for years and accessible only in electronic form, this sought-after family history is now available in both epub form and an exciting audiobook version.

On the Trail of Europa

Travels through Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey

On the Trail of Europa

Journal by Donald N. Yates of travels through Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey in the summer of 2011, with photographs of Rome, Venice, Verona, Ephesus and other sites. The author comments on the emerging society of the European Union and takes notes on ancient ruins of the Mater Magna or Great Goddess cult. The author and his wife spend time with an Italian friend at her remote farmhouse in Soave wine country and take a cruise from Venice to Greece and Turkey with ports of call in Dbrovnik and Bari.

Old Souls in a New World

The Secret History of the Cherokee Indians

Old Souls in a New World

What if the history of America's largest Indian nation is actually a polite modern fiction, one invented by "anthropologists and other friends"? In this sweeping revisionist study of the Cherokee Indians, a scholar trained in classical philology and the new science of genetics discloses the inside story of his tribe. Combining evidence from historical records, esoteric sources like the Keetoowah and Shalokee Warrior Society, archeology, linguistics, religion, myth, sports and music, and DNA, this first new take on the subject in a hundred years guides the reader, ever so surely, into the secret annals of the Eshelokee, whose true name and origins have remained hidden until now. The narrative starts in the third century BCE and concludes with the Cherokees' removal to Indian Territory in the nineteenth century, when all standard histories just begin. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Jews, Romans and Phoenicians have long departed from the world stage. The Cherokee remain after more than two thousand years and are their heirs.

Los Lunas Mystery Stone and Other Sacred Sites of New Mexico

Los Lunas Mystery Stone and Other Sacred Sites of New Mexico

ON THE EDGE of the Isleta Indian Reservation in New Mexico lies Los Lunas Mystery Stone, inscribed with a version of the Ten Commandments in Phoenician Hebrew characters. The Indians, Spanish and Americans knew of its existence, which they considered of time immemorial. Recently, it has been the subject of intense controversy. For the first time, in this unique monograph, its true origin is elucidated in a connection to a forgotten eighth-century Jewish colony in the American Southwest known as Calalus. If you are interested in Christianity, Judaism, Native American traditions, Southwest history or archeology, this book will fascinate you!

Cherokee Clans

An Informal History

Cherokee Clans

This unique book introduces the reader to the seven Cherokee clans, found in no other American Indian tribe. They are Wolf (Ani-Wahiya), Bird (Ani-Tsiskwa), Deer (Ani-Kawi), Twister (Ani-Gilohi), Wild Potato (Ani-Gotegewi), Panther (Ani-Sahoni) and Paint (Ani-Wodi). In each section of notes appear the etymology of the Cherokee name, synonyms and related clans, the clan's in-born strengths and character, mitochondrial DNA types, symbols and iconography, famous people, ceremonies, art and monuments. Illustrated and solidly documented, this down-to-earth guide is the first and last word on an ancient matriarchal kinship system that began in the dawn of human history and lives on in contemporary times.