Sept. 9th JGS (NY) meeting #general

Harriet Mayer <mayharri@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society invites you to attend its next meeting
- "The Next Generation - Genealogical and Archival Databases: Retooling
the Tools."

Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY

Speakers: Miriam Weiner and Michael Glickman

This program is a joint presentation by Miriam Weiner, President of the
Routes to Roots Foundation (RTRF), and Michael Glickman, Chief Operating
Officer of the Center for Jewish History (CJH), featuring a visual
presentation of the new collaboration between RTRF and CJH.

The RTRF website includes a comprehensive searchable archive database
covering document holdings relevant to Jewish life in five countries (and
portions of two others) in Central and Eastern Europe, an image database,
and several searchable name databases for various localities.

The CJH website features its Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) which
integrates the holdings of CJH's five partners into one searchable database,
as well as separate pages for each of the five partners and a page for the
Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute.

The lecture will be the first public viewing of the new OPAC database with
the integration of the RTRF archive and image databases, thereby expanding
access to valuable historical and genealogical material >from both
collections. This collaboration is the first of several which are in process
at CJH. Mr. Glickman will also discuss the robust efforts underway to expand
access to digital material and the collections of the CJH partners.

The program is free to members of JGSNY and CJH; there is a $5 charge for

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open at
11:00 A.M. with access to research materials and computers.

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
Vice President, Programming
JGS, Inc. (NY)

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