Issues in Judaism: How to Research and Document Your Family History: A Tale of Two Families

Join us for the second lecture of the Fall 2017 Issues in Judaism Lecture Series,  How to Research and Document Your Family History: A Tale of Two Families. The vast majority of our Jewish ancestors came to the United States during one of two great migrations: German Jews during the period 1820-1880 and a larger migration of Eastern European Jews between 1880 and the early 1920s. Starting with information that you know about yourself and your immediate family, our goal is to discover our ancestors’ history both from the time our family came to the United States and back in the “old country.” Nolan Altman will discuss resources available to assist in trying to find information on family members who did not come to America or information that may have been lost during the Holocaust. Topics to be discussed include naming practices, vital records, passenger manifest records, Holocaust resources, and genealogy and your computer.

Speaker: Nolan Altman
Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island (JGSLI)
Vice President, JewishGen’s Holocaust Database
Adjunct Professor, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Funding for these lectures has been provided, in part,  by the Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Admission: Free

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or

Wednesday, November 08, 2017





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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Phone: 516-463-5669
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