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Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

at Hebrew College


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. See a flyer here.

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. Tuition is $250. Open to all. Register at register.jgsgb.org.

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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 will have free access to Ancestry and MyHeritage for the duration of the course and are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to class.

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.

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

Sign Up? Registration is now open at register.jgsgb.org.

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


March 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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Newton Centre, MA United States
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