The Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research is an award-winning course that provides serious adult students with the skills and knowledge to research their Jewish family origins. The course includes relevant world history and geography, research methodology and strategies and guidance in using worldwide resources and online sites. It is taught by experts from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.
Dates: The course is taught on eight consecutive Monday evenings from Feb. 3 to March 31, 2014, except Presidents Day, Feb. 17.
- Methodology: Basic Principles, Strategies and Skills
- Technical Tools and Online Resources for Genealogy
- History of Jewish Migration, the Diaspora and Changing National Borders
- Identifying Your Immigrant Ancestors: Methods and Resources for Researching Family Members in the United States
- Using Social Networking Tools
- Finding Your Ancestors in European Records and Learning About Their Lives
- Using the Family History Library (Mormon Archive)
- Identifying Holocaust Victims and Survivors
- Finding Family Members Living in Israel
- Using Your Research and Publishing Your Findings
The course includes individual help sessions and a hands-on introduction to Internet research for beginners. Students must have basic computer skills.
Tuition is $250, payable to Hebrew College. Enrollment is limited to 24 students.
The course website will carry lecture materials (audio recordings and PowerPoint slides) for those who miss a class and as a resource for all students.
Questions? Contact email@example.com, call 866-611-5698 or visit to www.course.jgsgb.org
The course is co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and Hebrew College. In 2009, it received the Outstanding Program Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.