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Donating your Family Papers? How, When, Where and Why  and New Strategies in German Jewish Research
Sunday, October 10 through Sunday, October 10
Donating your Family Papers? How, When, Where and Why  and New Strategies in German Jewish Research  (Programs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM Event



Karen S.  Franklin




Sunday December 19 2021 10 AM  to 12 PM Mountain Standard Time

On Zoom

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share

Program starts promptly at 10 AM


Donating your Family Papers? How, When, Where and Why 

How do you select an appropriate home for your family papers? The session provides an introduction to the Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute, a description of LBI collections, and gives suggestions for the process of donation. The Center recently reopened its doors to researchers in person and began accepting donations. Like many other institutions, it is inundated with new collections. Learn how to prepare your papers, work with archivists, and take advantage of the new research material.



New Strategies in German Jewish Research 

In this talk, Karen not only takes a closer look into the LBI collections--including methodologies for exploring women's stories--but also identifies other resources available to family historians, including the GermanJewish DNA group, Facebook groups, the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP), databases on JewishGen, the Obermayer Awards, and new web sites.



Karen S. Franklin is Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and a consultant to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.  She has served as President of the International Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), and Co-Chair of the Board of Governors of  She is a past Chair of the Council of American Jewish Museums and the Memorial Museums Committee of the International Council of Museums. She currently serves on the boards of the Southern Jewish Historical Society and National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis. A Co-founder of the Obermayer German Jewish History Award, Karen is the recipient of the IAJGS 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.  


Free for members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado/Zoom link will be emailed to you


$5 cost for guests / non-members. Go here to program tickets to register