There are many interesting research possibilities in the Big Apple and
JewishGen's next online Course will focus on them - beginning June 1.
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 complex documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
sometimes via local archival research.
We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online FORUM
to 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. This course will be especially useful to those who
live in or plan to visit NY; we'll have suggestions on where to
research, where to wander and how to get there. And we will schedule a
field trip to a New York archive. 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