Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician Research: JewishGen's newest course begins Nov. 2 #galicia
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,
using four major sources: Routes to Roots, JRI-P, Gesher 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) who is researching your surname
or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to connect with fellow
researchers and professionals.
Galicia I (November 2018) will cover researching town information and
vital records on the 4 major websites. Course Material will include an
online, downloadable textbook. Galicia II 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 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
then please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen