“Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress”
“My uncle was born in Austria, married in Poland, and
died in Russia—without ever leaving town!”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) received the Outstanding Program Award for 2009 for creating this course from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) at its 29th annual international conference held in Philadelphia. .
This award-winning course will provide serious adult students with a strong foundation in Jewish genealogy to enable them to research their family origins.
The course will include introductions to relevant world history, geography, methodology and world-wide resources. It will be taught by Instructors from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB). Students must have basic computer skills.
Eight Monday evenings: January 30 – March 26, 7 – 9 PM
- 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 U.S.
- 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
There will be individual help time for all students and a hands-on introduction to Internet research for beginners.
Course dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26.
Website: The course website will carry lecture materials (audio and PowerPoint) for those who miss a class and as a resource for all students.
Enroll at www.hebrewcollege.edu/events.
Tuition is $250 payable to Hebrew College. Enrollment is limited to 24 students.
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The course is made possible with the generous support of Harvey Krueger of New York.