Monday, May 13, 2013

Announcement: JGS, Inc. (NY)

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (NY) presents

New York Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in memory of Steven Siegel. 

Sunday, May 19th, 12:30 to 5:30
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

Program:
Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American Jewish History, Columbia University.
--Destructive Creators: Jewish Immigrant "Bankers", the Business of Mass Migration, and New Sources for Family History

Anthony W. Robins, Architectural Historian.
--The Genealogy of Brick and Stone: Tracing the History of New York Buildings

Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Michigan State University.
--From Sonnenshein to Sunshine: Jews and Name-Changing in NYC in the 20th Century

Robert J.Friedman, Avrum Geller and Joan Koster-Morales, Professional Genealogists and JGS members.
--Under the Radar: a Panel Discussion on Valuable Lesser-Known Records for Family History Research in NYC Libraries and Archive

Steven Siegel, who died in 2012, was a founding member and past president of JGS NY. He was active in many genealogical, historical and archival organizations.

Register on our website www.jgsny.org where you will find the complete program.

Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications

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