Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History

8 Wednesday Evenings, March 6 to May 8, 2019

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston teaches an award-winning course on how to research your Jewish family history. The course is designed for beginners and for those who have started their family research.

The course will be held at Hebrew College in Newton from 7:00 to 9:30 pm on eight Wednesdays between March 6 and May 8, 2019.

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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)

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
  • Organizing & sharing your research

Lectures are accompanied by individual help sessions and hands-on workshops on using online resources and genealogy software programs. Students should have experience using the Internet and are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to class.

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

Questions? Contact course @ or 866-611-5698.

To reserve a place before registration officially opens in January 2019, write to course @

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