JewishGen offers Independent Study where you write your own project and work one-on-one with an instructor. 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 project so that you can make progress in three weeks.
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 Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online instruction. Individual readings will be posted according to your research needs.
Students must feel comfortable using a computer and searching databases online.
Registration: This course requires an application. Tuition is $150. Enrollment is limited (10 students). This class has students worldwide; the Forum is open 24/7. To utilize this course, we suggest you have 8-10 hours per week to research online and interact with the forum.
Application: Please write to the instructor before enrolling with your project ideas to see if it will yield results in the 3 weeks of class time. You may create any type of genealogical project: shtetl-based, one surname study, a variety of reports or book. Let your imagination create a project around your research interests. If your project is family-based research, choose one surname only.
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Format: We are proud of our unique personal mentoring courses which feature an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work one-on-one with the instructor. Our forum has no scheduled times as our students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure. Class members will be invited to participate in ZOOM sessions to discuss using the forum, search strategies and record analysis.
Send your proposed project and/or questions to Nancy Holden, Director of Education, JewishGen.
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