JewishGen education

New York Research

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City…they started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn; their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

Sure we have the census from Ancestry and vital records from ItalianGen but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents our ancestors generated …naturalization, probate, landsmanshaften, voters registration, newspapers, court cases... and we will note which documents will only be found on-site at various archives. This class will be useful to those who want to visit the NY Archives; we’ll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and how to get there. We'll schedule a field trip to selected archives. Students will have the opportunity to select a branch to research and receive suggestions from the instructor. (Students can also research any major US city)

This will be an intermediate/advanced level genealogy course with 8 text lessons you can download; there are no specific times for the course; students interact with the instructor though a 24/7 FORUM, in a query and answer format. To see a short video on how our courses work, close this window then click on the video at the very bottom of the page.

Requirements: Students must feel comfortable browsing the web and downloading files; have 5-10 hours available each week and should select a family where census and vital records are already documented. Tuition is $100 (there are no waivers for this course); registration is open and will close when the class is full.

For questions,please email the instructor by clicking the link below. Born and bred in NYC, Phyllis Kramer, VP of Education, will lead you through it.

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