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"Yikhes": Researching Your Roots in the Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 02:00pm - 04:30pm
Contact info@jgsny.org
Miryem-Khaye Seigel Publicity photo 2012 (1).jpgSpeaker: Amanda Seigel, Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library
Co-Sponsored by JewishGen at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

 The Dorot Jewish Division is one of the world's great Judaica collections, freely accessible in The New York Public Library (NYPL). We serve researchers from around the block and around the world, and genealogy is one of the most popular research topics.Together with our colleagues in the Milstein Division of Local History, U.S. History and Genealogy, and throughout NYPL, we have a wealth of resources available for your genealogical research. This talk will provide an overview of the Dorot Jewish Division, explore how to utilize our physical and digital collections for genealogical research, and showcase some of the diverse and unexpected research sources that can help you better understand your own yikhes (lineage).
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel, MSLIS, is a librarian in the Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library, where her research specialties include Yiddish language and culture and American Jewish history. She is co-author (with Dr. Stephen D. Corrsin and Kenneth Benson) of the NYPL book "Jews in America: From New Amsterdam to the Yiddish Stage", as well as frequent research blogs and articles in English and Yiddish. She completed advanced Yiddish studies at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where she also received the Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship for her research project "The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater". In her own parallel career on the Yiddish stage, she has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally, releasing her first CD, "Toyznt tamen=A thousand flavors", in 2015.
Location : Museum of Jewish Heritage