Galicia I course begins April 1 #ukraine
Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two part course is designed for
those relatively new to Galician research, but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, continue with surname
research via vital records using four major websites: Routes to Roots,
Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may continue by researching
directly in the Polish archives websites.
We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact list of who is researching your
surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to connect with
fellow researchers and professionals.
Course Material will include an
online, downloadable textbook. Please note: We do not research US or
UK records; you need to
know the immigrants name and town >from prior research.
Galicia II (2020)will cover the historical background, the Polish
Archives, over 50 different source websites
(census, military, directories etc), Holocaust, languages, hiring a
researcher and more!
This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one
ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work
one-on-one with the instructor to research vital records for your
branch and ask your
questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as our students are
international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.
It is imperative that you read the full description at
please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen www.jewishgen.org/education