JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Greater Philadelphia - February Meeting #general
JGS Greater Philadelphia - February Meeting
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Linda Levi, Executive Director of JDC's Global Archives.
Program: The History of the Joint and What We Have to Offer Jewish
"The Joint" has borne witness to the most pivotal events of twentieth-century
Jewish history. The JDC Archives documents JDC operations and activities
overseas, serves as a record of life in Jewish communities throughout the
world, and testifies to JDC's mission of providing rescue, relief, and
rehabilitation services to global Jewish communities and individuals in need
worldwide. Its extensive holdings include eyewitness accounts, correspondence,
reports, logs, passenger lists, emigration cards, and much more, including an
astonishing collection of approximately 100,000 photographs, which document
the organization's global activities.
The presentation will focus on the Joint's work over the last century and
provide sample documents, film clips, and photos of interest to Jewish
genealogists. Participants will learn how the Archives are organized, view
examples of rich genealogical records, and discover how to conduct research
in its repositories. Learn about the JDC Archives website
www.archives.jdc.org and the treasures that await researchers.
Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 PM until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.
JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.
We can also be found on Facebook.
Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership
Lois Sernoff [[JGSGP]