Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galicia I course begins April 1 #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 who are 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,
JRI-Poland, 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) 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
immigrant's 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
It is imperative that you read the full description at
then please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
VP, Education, JewishGen