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Jewish Immigrants in Urban America
Sunday, September 11
Jewish Immigrants in Urban America  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Members Only Free Progam
A century ago, eastern European Jews made up one of the largest immigrant groups in the United States. Unlike other immigrants, who spread out across the United States, eastern European Jews concentrated in America's cities, especially on the East Coast. This lecture will look at why so many Jews came to the United States in the early twentieth century, what their lives were like in America's biggest cities, and compare their experiences to those of America's biggest immigrant groups today. 
 
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Info & Links in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) 
 
Speaker:  Tyler Anbinder is an emeritus professor of History at George Washington University in Washington D.C.  He has published three books on immigrant life and anti-immigrant sentiment, most recently City of Dreams (2016), a history of immigrant life in New York City from the first Dutch settlers to the present. He is currently finishing a book on the Great Famine and the Making of Irish New York.
 



What's New in GenealogyIndexer.org?
Sunday, October 2
What's New in GenealogyIndexer.org?  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Members Only Free Progam
GenealogyIndexer.org is a free website for searching 2 million+ pages of historical European directories (business, address, telephone), yizkor books, Galician secondary school reports, military documents, and more. Containing many millions of personal names – often with towns, street addresses, and occupations, and sometimes with vital dates or patronymics – most of the 4,000+ sources are not searchable elsewhere. This talk will provide an overview of all sources, with a focus on additions since the speaker's last visit to JGSGW (2014) and search techniques. The use of directories in the Warsaw property restitution process will also be discussed briefly.
 
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Info & Links in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) 
 
Speaker: Logan Kleinwaks is JewishGen's Research Director for Danzig/GdaƄsk, a former Board Member of Gesher Galicia, and creator of online genealogy research tools. His website GenealogyIndexer.org received the IAJGS 2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product, and was one of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites for 2015-2021.