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Sun, Dec 12


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Mining the Manifest

After 1906, immigration manifests offer a wealth of information, but what do you do if your family came over prior to that time? And how did they get from New York to Minnesota?

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Mining the Manifest
Mining the Manifest

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

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About The Event

The Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) will host artist, writer, and professional genealogist Susan Weinberg presenting Mining the Manifest. Her presentation will focus on the period prior to 1906 when immigration manifests offer the researcher less information. She will work backwards from later documents, trace the person who immigrants were going to through the NY vital records and follow those who found their route through Canada. Once in New York, she will explore how you can follow an immigrant's journey to the central United States. Using a case approach this presentation will explore some of the search challenges associated with immigration in the 1800s and early 1900s while building on the information in the manifest.  


Susan Weinberg serves as President of MNJGS and is on the board of IAJGS and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. She is the author of We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Stories, a book based on the stories of Jewish elders in Minnesota. Her research has taken her to archives and ancestral towns in Poland, Belarus, the Ukraine and Lithuania as well as to Holocaust records in Germany. As a volunteer with, she creates websites on ancestral towns and can often be found photographing tombstones in the overgrown cemeteries in Eastern Europe. 

Registration is free for MNJGS Members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Click here to view the flyer and here to contact MNJGS.

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