Dr. Elana Broch, Assistant Population Research Librarian at Princeton University, presents how to use the resources at the United States Holocaust Museum for genealogy research.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the preeminent institutions for Holocaust-era research. Known worldwide as a museum, it is also invaluable to genealogists. This talk will cover strategies for using the Victims and Survivors database, the International Tracing Service Inventory Search, and the museum's archival holdings (particularly those that are available online) of artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, and personal stories. Methods in which the print collection in Washington, DC may be used will be described. Dr. Broch will cover some fundamental differences between archives and libraries and tips for researching archives via available finding aids.