Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic IAJGS 2006 - Resource Room #rabbinic


Gloria Berkenstat Freund <resources@...>
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print,
microfilm, and human resources to assist attendees with their
research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857-2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library's
collection of online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records
normally available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation's
Visual History Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage
licenses by bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed
in Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the
Russian army killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100+ books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish
and New York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research,
rabbinic research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes
on Jewish Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a
variety of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large microfilm collection of Jewish interest usually housed at
the Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg
Emigration Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish,
Hebrew, Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in
using that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation,
available for consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm> for details, additional
items, and updates. If you have material to share, please contact us
at <resources@...>.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

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