JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Galicia I course begins April 1 #general
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,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 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