Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Announcing Our Third Course: Using JewishGen to Research Ancestral Roots #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer

Basic Jewish Genealogy (1) focuses on your immigrant ancestors
lifetime in the United States. The online text lessons begin with data
collection, organization and search techniques, and focus on
researching census, vital records and Ellis Island passenger arrivals;
there is a section on Computer Basics for Genealogy. If you are a
Value Added member of JewishGen, you can enroll at no charge. (next
class begins January 15)

The Intermediate Course (2), Breaking Brick Walls in the United States
is right for you if, despite basic online research, you have not yet
found the Hebrew names, approximate birth year or former European
residence for your U.S. immigrant ancestors as this course covers more
complex U.S. topics such as naturalization, military and governmental
records, and local archival research (next class begins September 20).

Using JewishGen to Bridge Ancestral Roots (3) begins with an
introduction to Jewish History, Culture and Naming Patterns, moves
into Finding your Shtetl, using JewishGen Researcher and Country
Databases and Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-P), and includes practical
hints on translation, finding a researcher and Holocaust research.
This course creates a bridge between the American Family data and
those left behind in Europe, between records available on JewishGen
and related sites and hiring a researcher. If you are an experienced
researcher, familiar with everything JewishGen has to offer, and/or
have already found your family in European databases, this course
would be too elementary (next class begins November 1).

All three courses feature a personal mentoring program using our
online FORUM where students are encouraged to post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor(s). Courses open for enrollment 2 weeks before their
starting dates. Remember that the courses do not include research
beyond what is available online and in United States libraries and
archives. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements on
before enrolling in any course.

We look forward to interfacing with every student.
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education

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