Romania SIG #Romania Intro to Jewish Genealogy, Center for Jewish History, NYC #romania

Robert Friedman <rfriedman@...>

The Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute
Fall 2004 Workshop Schedule

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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
October 12
November 11
December 8

A one-hour presentation covers general principles and procedures of
family history research, with ample time allowed for questions and answers.
Beginning steps include oral history, "family archives" containing treasured
photographs and documents, and selected Internet sites. Most information,
however, must still be gleaned >from source documents such as the US census,
immigration and naturalization papers, vital records, cemetery and funeral
home records, newspapers, city
directories, and telephone books. Special topics to consider while searching
for relatives include the origins of Jewish surnames, language and spelling
variations, the accuracy and completeness of records, and the historical
context in which various records were created and used.

LIMITED ENROLLMENT -- Pre-registration recommended

Center for Jewish History Box Office
15 W. 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute collaborates with the
CJH partners--the
American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation,
the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research--to provide access to family history
reference materials, answer questions
about family history research, orient family history researchers to the
collections at CJH, and offer programs on family history research.

Robert Friedman, Director

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