The course is open to those who completed part I. If you have not taken the pre-requisite, but have thoroughly researched your ancestral town's vital records using RTR, JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen, you may apply by emailing the instructor by clicking here.
We will continue to focus on the methodology for foreign research, including: (1) the Family Document (2) the Research Table (3) Your ToDo list, (4) others researching your surname or shtetl, and (5) connecting with fellow researchers and professionals.
Galicia I covered researching history, town information and vital records on 4 key websites: JewishGen, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, GesherGalicia and RTR Foundation.
Galicia II will cover the historical background of Galicia, naming conventions, how to use the the Polish Archives-what is online and what is not, census, military, directories, Holocaust research, languages, hiring a researcher and more!
Format: This is a personal mentoring program which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work one-on-one with the instructor to research your branch; here you can ask your questions. This personal mentoring process is unique to JewishGen education.
Course Material is part II of the Galician Research Manual, delivered online (which you can download). Our classes have no scheduled times as our students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.
Please select a branch for which you have the immigrants name, key town and approximate year of birth. To best utilize this course, we suggest you have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, research online and interact with the FORUM. Our experience has been that those students who are able to spend the time, reap the rewards.
Tuition for Galicia II is $150. Registration opens 2 weeks before class begins and will be limited to 15 students. Students will receive an email with first lesson by feb 15.Galicia I is a prerequisite to Galicia II; if you havent taken Galicia I please email me, for the application or consider the April Galicia I course. Click here: Phyllis Kramer", Vice President, Education, JewishGen