The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State presents "RESEARCHING NEW YORK CITY RESOURCES REMOTELY" on Monday, 10/11/21, 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time #usa #jgs-iajgs #announcements #events #education

Karen Campbell

From Karen Campbell, President/Programs/Publicity, JGSWS

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State proudly presents


presented by Jordan Auslander, Author/Writer/Lecturer/Gameshow Host.


DATE: Monday evening, October 11, 2021,

from 5 - 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, via Zoom (note earlier than usual start time)


This free online meeting will be open between 4:30-5 p.m. PDT for networking.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. PDT with a welcome and the featured presentation.
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Registration for this meeting is required:


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As the cosmopolitan gateway to the United States, New York City continues to appeal to those who dream of a better life. Between 1820 and 1920, over 82 percent of immigrants to the United States came through the port of New York. Even if they migrated elsewhere, over 100,000,000 Americans have an ancestral paper trail that involves New York City (of them about 40 million have roots in Brooklyn). Learn how to trace your New York ancestors, whether they were passing through or called it home, as well as find resources to help you reconnect with family that remained elsewhere. While on-site research is the optimal approach to research, this is not always convenient or feasible. Nevertheless, much can be accomplished in advance or in lieu of physical travel. Components of New York City family history can be identified without setting foot on Broadway using a broad array of free and subscription internet sites as well as some conventional and other sources.



Jordan Auslander is a former transportation planner, now New York based genealogical researcher, lecturer, and expert witness. His BA in History, experience in applying title search, and his related real estate background contributed to various literary projects and other work he has conducted. Jordan has pursued cases across the United States, Europe, and Israel; translated, created, and published an index to vital records in the Slovak State Archive system, Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary, and articles including the history and documentation of US participants in World War I.


Jordan got into genealogy, like everyone else - too late. His interest in family history grew while stuck with sorting through bales of material his paternal grandmother had accumulated. He joined the New York Jewish Genealogical Society in 1988, serving on its board 1994-96. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. Jordan has applied his theatrical writing and acting pretensions as "Heir Jordan, Extreme Genealogist. " He is a past Telly award winner for and the "reliably inappropriate" host of Gameshow Nights, one of the highlights of the annual IAJGS conferences.




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