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Basic 3: Organizing Your Genealogical Research

Drowning in Paper?

Time to finally get your genealogical projects in order? JewishGen provides a workbook course with 10 simple lessons. It teaches you how to organize your files and folders, manage your media files, prepare for publishing, and much more.

Course Outline

  1. Let's Get Organized
    • Introduction
    • Getting Started
    • Files and Folders
  2. More Files and Folders
    • Indexing Behind the Scenes
    • Understand Files and Folders
  3. Forms and Charts
    • Forms and Charts
    • Under the Hood

Skills you will learn

What to do when you find a record on the internet you want to save; what to do when you have lots of information on one person; what to do when you want to document a married couple and their information; how to create a chart; how to re-find what you file.


This workbook is self paced lessons with assignments. You will need an electronic connection to download lesson from JewishGen Education and open selected hyperlinks in the lessons.

There is no one-on-one instruction or feedback.


These lessons are written for all levels of experience, especially for those who are just beginning or those interested in reorganizing past work.


The price is $50.00. The fee will be discounted to $32.00 if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months.

Contact Information

For any questions, email the instructor at

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