JewishGen education

Sharing Your Stories - Writing Short Narratives

This course is intended to showcase the student’s research. Writing a complete family history can be overwhelming, so let’s start by writing a short family narrative. The report can focus on an individual, a family story, an ancestral town, an immigration experience, a family photo, or other related topic. The objective of this class is to provide the opportunity to write a report of limited scope within a short timeframe.

This four-week course will offer tips on how to add interest to the chosen story, using context and description, and will cover the mechanics of writing and genealogical best practices to create an effective report. Weekly Zoom sessions to discuss the lessons and answer any questions.

The course covers the following modules: Getting Started (topics and scope), Crafting Your Story, Nonfiction Writing Techniques, and Editing.


Tuition for this course is $150. Registration is now open. Class size is limited and enrollment will close when course is full.

Please submit a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the project to the instructor prior to enrolling; we will also be discussing our topics during our first session.

Send your questions and/or sample topic to Marion Werle, Instructor, JewishGen Education.

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