JewishGen Course Announcement - Sharing Your Stories – Writing Short Family Narratives – March 2021 #JewishGenUpdates #announcements #education

Marion Werle

You’ve been working on your family history for years. Doing a complete family history can be overwhelming, so let’s start by writing a short family narrative. Your report can focus on an individual, a family story, your ancestral town, an immigration experience, a family photo, or other topic of your choosing. The objective of this class is to provide the opportunity to write a report of limited scope that you can complete within a short timeframe. The course will offer tips on how to add interest to your chosen story, using context and description, and will cover the mechanics of writing and genealogical best practices to create an effective report. This is a four-week class. The first week will be used to assist you plan and bring focus your story. Please have a topic in mind prior to registration, and be sure that your supporting research is as complete as possible. Spend some time reviewing and organizing your research before class starts. Please write a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of your project to discuss during our first session.

The course has been revamped to take advantage of the in-person Zoom sessions that we have all grown accustomed to during quarantine. We will meet weekly to discuss the lessons and answer any questions. After you enroll, please email the instructor to indicate your time zone and the best time for class meetings. Enrollment is limited to ten (10) students. See the JewishGen Learning Center Schedule for a full description and enrollment instructions.

The class begins on March 1, 2021 and final papers will be due on March 31, in consideration of the Passover holiday. . Please send any questions to course instructor Marion Werle.

Marion Werle

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