JGS of Tampa Bay virtual meeting: New York Public Library Resources, Wednesday, May 18 #announcements #jgs-iajgs
Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
New York Public Library Resources
Presentation by Amanda Seigel
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, using Zoom.
· Date: Wednesday, May 18
· Time: Zoom sign in – 2 pm; Program – 2:30 PM
· Place: Zoom website – RSVP to jgstb-res@... to receive sign-in instructions.
· Program (Webinar): Jewish Genealogy Collections in the New York Public Library
· Speaker: Amanda Seigel librarian, Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library holds one of the largest and most publicly accessible Judaica and general research collections in the world. Amanda Seigel, a librarian for instruction and outreach in the Dorot Jewish Division of the library, will demonstrate how to find and use sources such as yizkor books, registers, family histories, historical newspapers and other biographical and genealogical materials in the collection. She will give participants the tools to begin or continue their genealogy research and share insider tips on how best to utilize the NYPL's collection, its staff expertise and other free resources, from afar.
As a veteran research librarian specializing in Yiddish Studies, Seigel has fielded countless genealogical inquiries and presented on genealogy topics for the Association of Jewish Libraries, JewishGen, and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island. Seigel’s book projects include “Jews in New York: From New Amsterdam to the Yiddish Stage”, and the forthcoming “Women on the Yiddish Stage”, as well as several other scholarly articles on Yiddish theater and music research.