JewishGen Offers Education November Class: Prussia and the Baltic States #general #education


Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Offers Education November Class: Prussia and the Baltic States
Nov 1 to Nov 22, 2020

This course will cover the land of the Baltic Prussians whose German
heritage dominated the area of the Baltic Sea. Jewish identity was tied
to regional wars, famine, trade and treaties. Mighty rivers ran from
interior Russia to the Baltic, formed the changing national borders, and
determined the lives of Jews and the Old Prussian descendants of the
Teutonic tribes.


Jews lived in East Prussia from the 1500s and migrated into the northern
Baltic: Kaliningrad (formerly Koenigsberg), Klaipeda (formerly Memel),
Lithuania Minor (currently Kaunas), Latvia and Estonia during the period
before the partitions of Poland. Many countries ruled these nation-states
over the centuries. The fate of the Jews was in the hands of rulers who
periodically welcomed them and closed their borders to them.

If your ancestral roots were in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - in the German speaking areas of the
Baltic Sea, we will work in the Jewish and Lutheran records still in
existence for these areas.


Requirements: Students must feel comfortable with computers. Classes
are open 24/7. Please send the instructor an application, a brief
summary of your research project, to see if it fits within the scope of
this class.

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40222

Format: This is a personal mentoring program which features an online
Forum where you'll be encouraged to post one ancestral branch: here you
can ask any question you have. This personal mentoring process is unique
to JewishGen education. Out classes have no scheduled times as our
students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at
leisure.

Tuition for this class is $150. 

To register: https://www.jewishgen.org/education/
For questions please email the instructor

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
nholden@...

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