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Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute

Free Events for Genealogists of All Levels

The Center for Jewish History invites people of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Participants will explore the world of family history research with the guidance of expert genealogists, become familiar with local and online resources, and learn how to present and share their family history. The series will provide an entry point for individuals…

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Family History Today 2016

Free Events for Genealogists of All Levels May 15 – 24, 2016 The Center for Jewish History invites family historians of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Participants can learn how to begin family history research with the guidance of expert genealogists, delve into federal records and safely store family photos, documents and digital files….

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The Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage.The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The Center’s experts…

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In NYC? Want StoryCorps to Record Your Family History on June 11th/12th?

Have you heard StoryCorps’s riveting recordings of people with fascinating tales to tell? On June 11th and 12th at the Center for Jewish History, we’ll give you a chance to preserve your family history on professionally produced audio. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to work with this revolutionary oral-history project! There are just a few recordings each day. To request a spot, please email gievents@cjh.org…

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Free Events June 8-22: “Family History Today” at the Center for Jewish History

From June 8 to June 18, the Center for Jewish History is hosting a myriad of workshops and events for everyone interested in tracing their roots and capturing family memories. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. We also invite visitors to help us celebrate the newly renovated Ackman & Ziff Genealogy Institute, which provides limitless access to cutting-edge research…

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Above: Delegates to National Jewish Youth Institute, held at Emma Kaufmann Camp, circa 1950. Image: National Jewish Welfare Board Records, courtesy of American Jewish Historical Society. Apply now to be a Junior Scholar at the Center for Jewish History this July! Space is limited. The Junior Scholars Program at the Center for Jewish History is a free, two-week program open to any high school student who…

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Celebrating Archivesby Susan Woodland, Senior Archivist, American Jewish Historical Society October is Archives Month, and the archives community in metropolitan New York celebrated the week of October 7th with an extensive list of repository tours, programs, exhibits, a symposium on Disaster Recovery inspired by last fall’s superstorm Sandy, and an award ceremony. See the website of the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York (ART)…

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Conducting Research on Jewish Fighters, WWIIWith a Focus on Ukraine, Belarus and Russiaby J.D. Arden, Reference Services Assistantwith assistance from Aurora Zinder, Volunteer, and David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History Above image: Kniga Pamiati Voinov-Evreev and Biographical Dictionary of Jewish Resistance In the Lillian Goldman Reading Room here at the Center for Jewish History, you can explore Hebrew-language…

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Reuniting Familiesby Sarah Ganton, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History A few days ago, the Senate passed a major overhaul of immigration policy. The bill, should it pass in the House of Representatives, would offer a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, enhanced legal avenues for immigration, and a greater emphasis on reuniting families separated in the immigration process. The bill is…

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Reflecting on Memorial Dayby J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History Above image: National Jewish Welfare Board Records, 1952, Passover in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Starr, 1575 Federal. Pfc. Morton Gutstadt of Fitzsimons Army Hospital tried out the gefilte fish of Mrs. Starr. From the Collections of the American Jewish Historical Society. Honoring the memory and sacrifice…

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