Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.
If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.
We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.
I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education