JewishGen Education offers a Mentored Study Group
The Immigrant Journey April 11 - 25
This study group aims to theoretically answer how your ancestors travelled from their shtetl/village/town (their last residence) to their final destination? By what process did they get to the port of departure and onto the ship, to the port of arrival and from there to their first permanent residence.
This course is intended for students who love a mystery, are willing to research a topic together and post their finds to the group. We will start with your personal mystery. For example "How did the BEIER family from Melitopol travel to Boulogne Sur Mer to sail on Holland-Amerian line out of Rotterdam, embark at Hoboken and from there travel to New Britain, CT?" Using your family story, JewishGen, Google and Google Earth we will map your ancestor's journey and learn the borders that were crossed, which routes were viable, learn about smugglers, border guards, and the part taken by shipping companies.
Requirements: The ship manifest for the journey of interest.
Students must feel comfortable with computers, with database research and with posting to the JewishGen private education forum. Class is open 24/7. Cost is $60. for two weeks.
For information, please email the instructor, Nancy Holden.
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Director of Education