JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Course for Galician Research - Sept 6-28 #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, and continue with surname
research via vital records using four major websites: Routes to Roots,
JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen.
We 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. Please note: this course does not include
research in US or UK records; you need to know the immigrants name and
town >from prior research.
Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook.
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.
Registration is open to 15 students.
Please re-read the full description at
To register, scroll down to the course at www.jewishgen.org/education
and click enroll;
for questions, please mail me,
Phyllis Kramer, Director, Education, JewishGen