Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History

Registration is now Open!

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This annual course will take place remotely this year from November 3, 2021 through January 12, 2022, on 8 Wednesday evenings with breaks for holidays.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston teaches an award-winning course on how to research your Jewish family history. The course is designed both for beginners and for those who have started their family research. Class size is limited to permit student participation. Students will need to know how to do basic Internet searches, log into websites, and use Zoom. Tuition is $250.

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“Terrific course. Lots of great info useful to all levels of researchers… All the lecturers were well-prepared, engaging and stimulating… I loved having the slides and handouts in advance.” (Student Evaluations) (Pre-Covid photographs.)

Classes are taught by experts from the JGSGB and cover:

  • Basic research strategies & skills
  • Major online resources & software
  • Jewish migration history & changing European borders
  • Jewish names & traditions
  • Finding immigrant ancestors in U.S., European, & Israeli records
  • Identifying Holocaust victims & survivors

Lectures are accompanied by individual help sessions and hands-on workshops on using online resources and genealogy software programs. Students will have free access to Ancestry and MyHeritage for the duration of the course.

The course will meet remotely on eight Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM, starting November 3, 2021, and running through January 12, 2022, with breaks for holidays.

For those who miss a class and as a resource for all students, the course website provides audio recordings of lectures, PowerPoint slides, and class handouts.

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Questions? Contact or 866-611-5698.

Winner of the Outstanding Program Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies for 2009.