Researching Your Ancestors’ World War I Military and Civilian Experiences at the Center for Jewish History, Nov. 12

cjhThe Center for Jewish History in New York City is offering a special program this Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 6:30pm. This program delves into their unique holdings focused on Jewish experiences in World War I and its aftermath. The Center’s partner collections include extensive holdings of memoirs, personal and family papers, Jewish community and organization records, newspapers, photographs, and more that bring to life the active role Jews played in all sides and aspects of the conflict. Documentation of the service of individual soldiers includes registers of Jewish war casualties, Jewish veterans association newsletters, and an extensive set of questionnaires completed by American Jewish veterans. Orphan adoption records, family search requests, refugee aid requests, and more will come primarily from the records of Jewish immigrant aid organizations to tell the personal stories of the conflict’s immeasurable impact on Europe’s Jewish civilians.

This program will be lead by Moriah Amit, who specializes in Jewish genealogy at the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute.

The program is free, but space is limited. RSVP recommended to gievents@cjh.org. The program is held at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City. Directions and more information can be found on the Center’s website, here.

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