JewishGen offers a class where you decide what you would like to study. This may include United States research or the country of immigrant origin. An instructor will work with you to narrow the scope so that you can make progress in the course. We ask you to limit your search to One Surname or One family; you can include a second surname if the couple married came from the same European town.
Each Research project has a special collection of questions about how or where to research, who to ask and how to gather missing details.
This class is taught using a private Forum with one-on-one instruction via our internet
Forum, open every day.
In order to qualify for this class and to ensure you can make progress, we ask that you submit an application. Please create a paragraph which includes
This will be a Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be posted according to your research needs.
- Names, dates and places for the one surname you want to research.
- What part of the project depends on outside sources (relatives, other researchers, outside consultants, databases or archival records etc.) so that the instructor can provide resources, as some records may take over 6 weeks to process!
- What you have already searched and the data already collected, so that the instructor can make a research plan for your project,
- and finally complete this sentence: At the end of three weeks I would like to have found...
Administration: Tuition is $200 to be paid after acceptance to the class. Enrollment is limited (10 students). This class has students worldwide, thus there are no set times; the Forum is open 24/7.
Send your questions or qualifying application to Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager,
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