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27 March 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


So many of our immigrant ancestors began their American journey by living in New York City. Many families started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn. Their children may have moved further afield to Queens, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.

In this talk Ellman will identify resources such as vital records, naturalization, probate, property, and newspapers. Many will be available online but we'll note which can only be found on-site at various archives and repositories.

About the Speaker
Barbara Ellman is a GSBC Trustee and Programming Chair. She is an expert in Jewish genealogy and has researched her maternal family back to the mid-1700s in Drohobych, Ukraine. Barbara is a computer systems analyst and assists JerishGen with various website projects and databases and is a frequent speaker.

About the Photo
Above: New York, May 16, 1908. "Italian festa. Mott Street decorated for religious feast." Courtesy of the Library of Congress Bain Collection.
Below: Delancey Street expansion circa 1908. New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Records, digital collections.


Important Parking Notice
The Ridgewood Police Department will begin tougher enforcement of the one-hour street parking on N. Maple Avenue in front of the Library. Parking limits are in effect Monday–Saturday, 7am–9pm. Parking tickets run $30 for each hour over the one-hour allotment. If you are joining us for a meeting, please use the parking lots behind the Ridgewood Public Library, next to the sports field.