This Basic Genealogy Course is a Four Week Course focusing on your immigrant ancestors and their immediate families in the United States.
This Beginners' BASIC Class includes 5 lessons (about 15 pages each), delivered online, an introduction to data collection, techniques for organizing your data, techniques for image collection and manipulation, evaluation of software programs and genealogical subscriptions, as well as a concentration in how to use census, passenger arrivals, vital records, cemetery databases, and State and local library/archive collections.
The course is a collaborative, personal mentoring program which features an online FORUM. Students post an ancestral branch (one surname), set objectives for their research, and work one-on-one with the instructor.. The BASIC course does not include research beyond what is available in United States libraries, archives, and other local sources. Once you have found names and dates and former country of residence for your immigrant ancestors, you will be ready to take the Intermediate and Advanced courses.
Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest students have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor on the Forum.
Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80, This fee is waived if you qualify for the Value Added Services having made a $100 donation to JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months. You are welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and will not ask for a credit card). Registration will open July 19, 2012; please make a note on your calendar as the class fills quickly.
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