Oct. 7: Zoom program on donating your family papers #announcements #events

Moriah Amit

Family History Today: Donating your Family Papers - How, When, Where, and Why?
Presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute
October 7, 4 PM ET

Karen Franklin, Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute, is donating her voluminous family papers to LBI, providing her a unique dual perspective on the donation process as both a donor and a recipient. This session will address what you can do to organize and prepare your collection for donation to ensure that the material will be accessible and meaningful to future researchers. Karen will cover topics including the types of collections that are accepted, what to do with difficult and personal information, and requesting access restrictions. She will also share a few of the many family secrets she uncovered in the process of preparing her donation!.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at /tickets/family-history-today-2020-10-07 to receive a link to the Zoom program

PLEASE NOTE: Our system cannot currently handle registrations from outside the U.S. For international registrants only: please send an email to programs@... with your name, email address and the name of the program for which you would like to sign up. We will register you manually and send you the Zoom link for the program. This is a free program, but donations are welcome at

This program is supported, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, as well as by funding from The New York Community Trust's NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>

I live in Israel. I would like to join the Zoom program but it is in the middle of a holyday week. Not all family history papers are suitable for donation and who would be interested in hand written notes anyway? It took me years to get documents and I have dozens of file folders filled with family history and misc. trees and fotos.What does Leo Baek do with them?
Avigdor Ben-Dov