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Experts at The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute offer “Coffee Break”

Previously, individuals studied their genealogy at the Center. Now you can do it online.

NEW YORK CITY – You’ve completed your New York City skyline jigsaw puzzle twice, binge-watched your favorite shows, and baking banana bread has lost its appeal. What do you do next? You could take a “Coffee Break.”

With help from the experts at The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History, you can uncover your family history while learning tips for online research. Readers are invited to  a  “Genealogy Coffee Break” on Facebook Live at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Questions are answered by genealogy librarians for free.

Librarians are available to assist via: E-mail reference (, Scheduled workshops via Zoom to organizations, weekly Facebook Live sessions on various genealogy topics

The Center for Jewish History illuminates Jewish history through archival preservation, public engagement, and digital access to the largest archive for the Jewish experience in the world outside Israel. The collections of the Center’s five in-house partner organizations – the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research – comprise over five miles of archival documents in dozens of languages and alphabet systems, over 500,000 volumes of books, 6 million digital items, and thousands of artworks, ritual objects, textiles, and recordings, all spanning 5,000 years. The Center opens these collections to the public and activates the stories they hold,;


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