Reminder!!!MNJGS will host Risa Daitzman Heywood on October 23, 11AM CDT speaking on The Industrial Removal Office: Scattering Jews Throughout the United States #announcements #records #events


The Industrial Removal Office: Scattering Jews Throughout the United States


Ever wonder how your family got to mid-America? Risa Daitzman Heywood will help you solve that family mystery. The answer may lie with the Industrial Removal Office, a little-known organization in operation from 1900 to 1922, created to help alleviate overcrowding in the Jewish areas of New York City. Its agents scoured the U.S. for businesses in need of skilled workers and matched them with immigrants in need of a job. With a job offer in hand, the immigrant received a one-way ticket to their new city. Learn how to access this information and perhaps trace your family's journey.


Risa Daitzman Heywood is a professional genealogist specializing in Ashkenazi Jewish genealogy research. She loves helping her clients solve their genealogy puzzles, especially finding that elusive shtetl name. Risa has been involved with Jewish genealogy for over 25 years. She holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, is a past-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado and served as co-chair of JewishGen’s original Belarus SIG. Risa currently splits her time between Arizona and Lisbon, Portugal.



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Liba Casson-Nudell
Minneapolis, MN
Researching: NOTKIN from Minsk, Hlusk, Gomel, Zlynka and CASSON/CHAZANSKI from Nemencine, Vilnius

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