JewishGen Education 2015 #austria-czech

Phyllis Kramer

We are delighted to offer 'genners four courses in the first quarter of

1. Research Your Roots on JewishGen Jan 1-29
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. Jan 16-Feb 10
3. Complex Genealogical Research in the U.S. March 2-30

These 3 courses focus on your immigrant ancestors and include online
text lessons and our unique FORUM, our personal mentoring program,
where students are encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their
research and work interactively with the instructor to research that

Consider the beginning course for organization and basic research
skills (census, vital records, manifests) then move on to the Complex
U.S. course (which covers naturalization, military and governmental
records, and local archival research)

The third Course, Research Your Roots begins with an Introduction
to Jewish History, Culture and Naming Patterns, moves into Finding
your Shtetl, explores the JewishGen Researcher and
Country Databases, Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-P), and includes
practical hints on translation, finding a researcher and other
advanced topics. 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 (consider the next Independent
Study class).

4. Basic 1: Search Strategies for Genealogy Jan 2-16
this two week class emphasizes efficient use of the Internet for
genealogy. The class is taught in a forum setting open 24/7 with daily
tasks and assignments
that should take no more than an hour a day. Each lesson includes
illustrative quick search problems using Google. This class is free to
Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage you to look at the course details, instructor's
credentials and student requirements (time, fee, prerequisites) on Course Registration opens two or three weeks
before the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page,
you have some questions, please email

and thanks for "listening"
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education,
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager

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