Understanding Archives: Resources for Genealogical Research
at the Ontario Jewish Archives
Speaker: Donna Bernardo-Ceriz
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
470 Glencairn Avenue
Entrance: North (parking lot) doors
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Donna Bernardo-Ceriz is an archivist and the Managing Director, Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, a department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Donna will discuss the role of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA) in the community, as well as its collections and specific resources available for genealogical research. From rabbis’ records to immigration case files to social service reports to jubilee books, the OJA holds a wealth of historical records to help fill in the blanks in your family tree and provide context for your ancestors’ lives and experiences.
Donna will also briefly speak about the core concepts and theories that underpin the work of archivists including provenance, reliability, authenticity and original order. A discussion on how archives are acquired, arranged, described, and preserved will aid in your search for information and provide you with valuable tips on how to house and preserve your historical records.
Members: Free Guests: $5
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