A reminder that the second half of 2020 brings a variety of JewishGen
classes to meet the research challenges for those who are new, those
that want to renew skills and those who have reached brick walls or
want to publish their research.
Skilled teachers offer interactive genealogy courses, featuring a
personal mentoring program tailored to your research projects. JewishGen
education classes are offered in a private online FORUM open 24/7.
Students post an ancestral branch, set goals for their research, and
work one on one with the instructor.
Advanced Research in Belarus: The course explores records on JewishGen
Research Divisions for shtetls and towns within the modern boundaries of Belarus.
This includes parts of the former Lithuania, parts of Latvia and parts
of Poland. This course open for enrollment (scheduled Aug 23).
Using JewishGen to Research Ancestral Roots begins with an Introduction
to Jewish History, Culture and Naming Patterns, moves into Finding your
Shtetl, examines and 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 (scheduled for winter 2020).
Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise and with the agreement of
the instructor. The course may include United States research or the
country of immigrant origin for one branch, one surname studies, or
holocaust information searches. In order to qualify for this class and
to ensure you can make progress, we ask that you submit an application.
Details are on the Education Page (scheduled for October 2020).
East Prussia and the Baltic States with an emphasis on Kaunas, Latvia
and Kaliningrad this class traces the migration patterns of Jews who
moved from the Hamburg, Konigsberg area into Kaunas and Courland
(scheduled for November 2020).
There are also many VAS classes offered "free" with a contribution in
the past 12 months to the JewishGen General Fund. We also offer Home
Study Classes at a minimal fee which are self-paced downloadable lessons.
Take a look at our fall schedule www.jewishgen.org/education
For each course students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the
lessons, search online and interact with the instructor. Courses are
open 24/7 to meet the needs of international students. Courses will open
for enrollment 2 weeks before the starting date. Tuition is $150. PLEASE
read the course descriptions and requirements on
www.jewishgen.org/education before enrolling in any course, and where
required, complete the application.
We look forward to interfacing with every student
Director of Education