The Auerbach Surname Study
The goals of the Auerbach Study are as follows:
To demonstrate the validity of the concept of yiches in rabbinic research- that there is a connection between rabbinic Auerbach families and that the stories of yiches handed down throughout generations can be verified.
In addition, to accomplish the following:
1. scientifically link Auerbach families
2. link these families to the rabbinical research
3. attempt to determine a place or places of origin for the families