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Research Your Roots Using JewishGen

JewishGen should be one of your "go-to" websites to research your Jewish ancestors. This class shows you how to use JewishGen's databases and communication tools with a focus on guiding your personal research and learn more about your Jewish ancestors.

Course Outline

  • Structure of JewishGen Website
  • JewishGen's Research Divisions
  • JewishGen's partner websites
  • This class focuses on using JewishGen's databases and resources, including partner websites, to further your personal research into the lives of your Jewish ancestors

Discover what JewishGen has to offer!

Skills you will learn

  • to navigate JewishGen's website and databases
  • to locate and research your town
  • to communicate with fellow researchers using JewishGen communication tools
  • to explore JewishGen Research Divisions
  • to access JewishGen hosted organizations via JewishGen's website ((JRI-P, Litvak SIG, Gesher Galicia, Yad Vashem & Steve Morse)
  • to explore Jewish history, Geography and Naming practices
  • to research a single surname of your family using JewishGen tools and databases (if desired)


Personal mentoring. This class includes 7 lessons for download.

Our classes have flexible, hours, allowing you to participate 24/7, regardless of your location or time zone. The instructor may host Zoom meetings to provide guidance on how to use the private forum, help you analyze your data, develop effective search strategies.


In this class you will be using JewishGen exclusively and no paid genealogy sites.


Part of the Fundamentals Series. Each class $150 / VAS $132. Any other class after the first class is discounted to $132.

Contact Information

For any questions, email the instructor at


Barbara Rice

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