IGRA Upcoming Free Webinar and Zoom Meeting #events
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will be broadcasting
a free webinar and a “Show and Tell’ free Zoom meeting next week.
The Zoom “Show and Tell” meeting in English will be broadcast on May
4th at 9pm Israel Time, 2 pm (EDT). The topic is “Reuniting Sisters”.
Nitai Elboim will describe the use of clues, MyHeritage technology and
logic culminating in the reunion of sisters after 70 years.
There is no need to register in advance. The meeting will be open to
those who connect to ZOOM with the following link and meeting code.
Meeting ID: 734 3325 1958
“Using the JDC Archives Website and Online Databases for Family
Research”, a webinar in English, will be broadcast on Thursday, May
7th at 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm (EDT). The lecturer will be Jeffrey
The JDC Archives online database includes material of great interest
to Jewish genealogists. This webinar will present the lists, index
cards, and other documents that have been indexed, with an emphasis on
material from the Shoah era, and will introduce both basic and more
advanced Names Index search options.
Jeff Edelstein is the digital initiatives manager at the JDC Archives,
where his responsibilities include management of the collections
database and website, the digitization of text collections, and the
JDC Archives Names Indexing Project. Prior to his arrival at JDC in
2013, he had a long career in academic reference publishing,
culminating as project director of The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in
Eastern Europe. He has presented on digital resources of the JDC
Archives at numerous conferences and workshops, including IAJGS, the
Association of Jewish Libraries, the Association of Jewish Studies,
EVA Minerva, and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
(EHRI). Publications include articles in Jewish Culture and History,
Metropolitan Archivist, and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
Edelstein holds a BA from Amherst College, an MA from Columbia
University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the
Registration in advance is required. There are a limited number of
seats available. Entrance will be according to those arriving first.
Reminders will be sent out closer to the date of the webinar. To
register go to the link below.
Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair