JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Upcoming Jewish Genealogy Events at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit

Family History Today: Events at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street (btw. 5th and 6th Aves.) New York, NY 10011
November 1 - December 14, 2015
The Center for Jewish History's landmark Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy
Institute will showcase its vast resources and host expert speakers on
specific genealogy topics throughout November and December in an ongoing
event series called "Family History Today." Whether visitors are just
beginning their family history searches or are expert genealogists, all
are welcome to join in the following free programs.
2015 Final Events:
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm
JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) and the Importance of
Jewish Burial Records Jewish headstone inscriptions and burial records can
provide crucial information to genealogists. Hebrew name inscriptions, based
on patronymics, can link together two generations of Hebrew names unlike any
other source document. This can be especially helpful when trying to link
first generation American ancestors to their European families. Through
photographic examples and case studies, this event will discuss how the
information and symbols found on stones can help to create your family tree.
Nolan Altman, Vice President for Data Acquisition and Coordinator of the
Online Worldwide Burial Registry project for Jewish Gen, will be the featured
Free and open to the public. Reservations required:
Monday, December 14, 6:30pm
Jewish Populations in Europe, 1750 - 1950: Maps for Your Research With the
frequently changing borders of European countries in the 18th - 20th
centuries, it can be a challenge to understand the locations of Jewish
communities of interest within those countries. On behalf of the International
Institute for Jewish Genealogy, Sandy Crystall developed a series of digital
maps that show the populations of as many as 700 Jewish communities, along
with the contemporaneous boundaries of countries and smaller administrative
units (provinces), serving as snapshots of the geopolitical context of Jewish
demographics over the course of this tumultuous period. This presentation will
provide information about the creation of these digital maps and how they can
be used to assist in genealogical research. Sandy Crystall has a
post-baccalaureate certificate in Geographic Information Systems and has been
an amateur genealogist for more than 25 years.
Free and open to the public. Reservations required:

Moriah Amit
New York, NY

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