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The Industrial Removal Office – Virtual
May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter: Risa Daitzman Heywood
The Industrial Removal Office – How a little-known program scattered Jews throughout the United States. The Industrial Removal Office, a little-known organization in operation from 1900 to 1922, was created to help alleviate overcrowding in the Jewish areas of New York City. Its agents scoured the U.S. for businesses that needed skilled workers and matched them with immigrants in need of a job. After accepting the job offer, the immigrant would receive a one-way ticket to their new city. Learn how to search this organization’s records and they may help you solve the family mystery of why your family ended up in Cheyenne, Chattanooga or some other unexpected place across the United States.