JewishGen education

Independent Study
This is a three week class.

JewishGen offers a class where you decide what you would like to study. Looking for records? Hit a brick wall? Want to write a newsletter? Hire a researcher? An instructor will work with you to narrow the scope of your independent project so that you can make progress in three weeks.

We ask you to limit your search to One Surname or One family; you can include a second surname if the couple married came from the same European town.

Each Research project has a special collection of how-tos and its own set of questions about how or where to research, who to ask and how to gather missing details.

This will be a Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be posted according to your research needs.

Administration: Tuition is $125. Enrollment is limited (10 students). This class has students worldwide, thus there are no set times; the Forum is open 24/7. I suggest you write to the instructor before enrolling with your project ideas. Just to see if it will yield results in the 3 weeks of class time.

Send your proposed project and/or questions to Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager,


You may create any type of geneaological project: shtetl-based, one surname study, a variety of reports or book. Let your in imagination create a project around your research interests.

If your project is family-based research

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