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Have you recently started exploring your family’s history or want to begin? If so, you'll want to register for an upcoming four-week genealogy workshop that will be held Tuesday, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Alan Steinfeld,The first session will look at why to study one's ancestry, how to begin gathering and organizing information (including working with computer programs) and working with primary and secondary resources.
In session two, we will examine how to interview family members and record their information and look more deeply into sources of information other than family memory. We'll examine U.S. and state censuses, directories, and phone books, social security records, and documents associated with immigration and naturalization. We'll conclude with a look at vital records (birth, marriage, and death) and discover what we can learn in cemeteries.
Having learned what records might be of help to us in our research, session three will look at where these records can be found. No, not everything is on the internet, so we will look at what you can learn from visiting local and national archives and yes, even the library. Our final session will be devoted to way of presenting and preserving what you have gathered. We'll look at ways to protect the documents you have gathered and how to share all you've learned with family members and, if you wish, the larger public.
Our final session will be devoted to way of presenting and preserving what you have gathered. We'll look at ways to protect the documents you have gathered and how to share all you've learned with family members and, if you wish, the larger public.
Dr. Steinfeld has been exploring his family’s genealogy for over 40 years. A native of New York City, he traces his ancestry to Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His studies have turned up over 2500 relatives and have stimulated a book on the subject as well as a family newsletter, now in its 30th year. His support of the larger genealogy community includes participation in the indexing of records for the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry and the American Jewish Historical Society.
Registration is required. Participants are encouraged to attend all four weeks. Register before October 1st at our online calendar here or by calling (914) 422-1480.