Moriah Amit will speak on Online Genealogy Collections from the Center for Jewish History’s Archives
The Center for Jewish History houses the largest archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel, illuminating the history and culture of Jewish communities around the world. Among the Center’s collections are many items that can provide information about your ancestors and ancestral towns, a significant portion of which can now be viewed online. In this session, Moriah Amit will highlight the online collections of greatest value to Jewish genealogists -- including the records of New York orphanages, American soldiers in World War II, immigrant aid organizations, and German-Jewish families -- and demonstrate how to access them.
Moriah Amit is the Senior Reference Services Librarian at the Center for Jewish History's Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. For more than nine years, Moriah has provided on-site and remote reference service to thousands of family history researchers. For the past seven years, she has coordinated the Institute’s operations, public programming, and outreach. In addition, Moriah is the creator and manager of the Institute’s New York Historical Synagogues Map (synagoguemap.cjh.org), a free online tool for Jewish genealogy that was awarded the IAJGS’ John Stedman Memorial Grant in 2019.