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..and we'll schedule a field trip to selected archives. Students will have the opportunity to select a branch to research and receive daily advice and suggestions from the instructor.

This will be an intermediate level genealogy course with 8 text lessons you can download; there are no specific times for the course as students are international; you will interact with the instructor though a 24/7 FORUM, in a query and answer format.

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 $150; registration will open 2 weeks before class. For questions, or to get an enrollment reminder, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer, , JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC, she will lead you through it.

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