New to genealogy? Not sure how to begin? How to organize? What JewishGen has to
offer? Best websites?...well consider JewishGen’s Basic Jewish Genealogy course,
which consists of 8 lessons, delivered online twice weekly. Lessons are PDFs or,
upon request, Word documents, and can be downloaded or read online.
The lessons will cover using genealogy formats, assembling trees, organizing and
tracking information, interviewing, Jewish naming conventions, Internet Genealogy
Resources, U.S. Vital Records, U.S. Census and U.S. passenger manifests (Ellis
Island) and two lessons will be devoted to JewishGen's web site and its many
databases. It will also contain hints and tips on how to best use your computer
and the Internet.
We feature an online Forum where students can post their ancestral information,
documents and photographs, and get answers and suggestions >from the instructor
and fellow students.
The tuition for Basic Genealogy is $36, however, if you qualify for the value
added services by virtue of a $100 annual donation, you are welcome to enroll at
no additional charge (to get the waiver don't enroll just yet, instead send a
note, with your JewishGen ID, to Jewishgen-Education-Support@...).
For more information and to enroll online, go to www.jewishgen.org/education
and read the description. Students should be comfortable browsing the internet
and have 3-5 hours per week available to read the lessons, sample the websites,
and interact with the Forum.
This is our fourth class and has been very well received. Registration is limited
to 60 and once the class is full, registration will be closed.
Hope you can join us
Phyllis Kramer, VicePresident