JewishGen education

Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen

JewishGen - The Essential Jewish Resource

Want to learn to navigate your way through the maze of Jewish data collections?

This course is a series of exercises that will take you on a guided tour of the paths and byways that make up JewishGen's massive website. You will visit the links that connect the composite databases, projects, SIGs and open up the wonders of JewishGen.

Newbies, dabblers and serious researchers can benefit by using these guided pointers .

If it works for you consider the JewishGen track: Basic (this course), then JewishGen 2: Researching Your Roots on JewishGen, then one of the Eastern European courses. It is important to note that this Basic class introduces you to JewishGen, while Researching Your Roots on JewishGen is a 4 week personal mentoring course, where you will work with your instructor to use JewishGen to research a family branch.

This Basic course is not how to do your personal family research. For those of who you who want to begin family research, we strongly suggest you explore the Genealogy Track: Beginning Jewish Genealogy (organizing and Researching Online), then Intermediate (Complex or New York Genealogy), then Brick Walls and Advanced JewishGen.

Requirements: a knowledge of computers and an hour a day.

Tuition for Basic 1 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email the instructor). Registration will open two weeks before class begins.

For questions please email the instructor by clicking here:
Nancy Holden
, Instruction Manager

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