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New York City Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel

  • Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, Manhattan
New York City Family History Research:
An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel


On Sunday, May 19th, the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. in partnership with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and the Jewish Historical Society of New York will present “ New York City Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel”.

Join us for a program featuring leading genealogists and historians speaking about the pursuit of their research interests in the archives and libraries of New York City. The program honors the memory of the late Steve Siegel, founder and past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society.


12:30 – Welcome and a tribute to Steve Siegel
Roni Seibel Liebowitz, President, Jewish Genealogical Society; Robert J. Friedman, President, Steps to the Past LLC

12:50 – 1:50 Destructive Creators: Jewish Immigrant “Bankers”, the Business of Mass Migration, and New Sources for Family History

Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American Jewish History, Columbia University

2:00 – 3:00 The Genealogy of Brick and Stone: Tracing the History of New York Buildings
Anthony W. Robins, Architectural Historian

3:15 – 4:15 From Sonnenshein to Sunshine: Jews and Name Changing in New York City in the 20th Century
Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Michigan State University

4:25 – 5:30 Under the Radar: A panel discussion on valuable lesser known records for family history research in NYC libraries and archives
Professional Genealogists Robert J. Friedman, Avrum Geller and Joan Koster-Morales


Location: The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, Manhattan

Time: From 12:30 to 5:30. Light refreshments will be served mid-afternoon

Cost: $15 for members of all sponsoring organizations; $20 for nonmembers

Advance registration is recommended: please visit our website www.jgsny.org
questions? communications@nycarchivists.org
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