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International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Coming in August!
The 33rd Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming to Boston August 4th through 9th, 2013 at the Park Plaza Hotel. AJHS New England Archives is pleased to participate in the Share Fair on Sunday, August 4th and the Resource Room, which will be open all week. Have you registered yet? For more information, visit the conference website.
A fully searchable, online finding aid for the Records of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Boston, Massachusetts (I-96.) The process of re-foldering and listing each individual case file took us three years to complete! Once again, we could not have done this without the steadfast assistance of our volunteers and interns: Benjamin Owen, Kelsey Sawyer, Mary Chen, Sarah Amtower, Myrto Barth, Rebecca Simon, Leah Ellenbogen, Jessie Xu, Richard Rosen, Lael Dalal and Sarah Raykhtsaum. A remarkable resource for genealogists, the revamped HIAS finding aid is the first time individual case files have been listed out by name and date, making it easier to locate relatives that may have immigrated through the Port of Boston and received assistance from HIAS.
New sessions of our popular event, Wednesday Night Jewish Genealogy with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, have been scheduled. Mark your calendars for April 17, May 1, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10, and July 31 from 6-8 PM. Genealogists will be available at our 5th floor reference desk to help those who are just starting out to those who have hit a “brick wall” in their research. Sessions are free to attend but you must RSVP in advance by calling 617-226-1245 to reserve a space.
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NEW TO AJHS BOSTON!
New Video Online
Our “Haven to Home” video can now be viewed online. You can see it here!