By: Phyllis Kramer
JewishGen's online "Basic Genealogy" course consists of 8 *text* lessons, provided online twice weekly, which you can download and read at your own pace. Topics include organizing and tracking information, interviewing, Jewish naming conventions, U.S. vital records, U.S. Census, Ellis Island passenger manifests, and theJewishGen website and databases.
The course includes hundreds of links to genealogy web sites, and computer hints and tips on how to best use your computer and browse the Internet. All classes offer individualized help through an online Forum where you can post your family information and photographs and get suggestions and answers to your questions.
The tuition for "Basic Genealogy" is $50, however, if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services by virtue of a $100 donation (to our General Fund, within the last 12 months), you are welcome to enroll at no additional charge (to do so, do not enroll, but instead, send a note with your JewishGen ID to us by clicking here and you'll receive instructions for the waiver).
To enroll and pay online, click here and select the Basic Jewish Genealogy Course (registration is limited to 60 students and will close when the class is filled, usually within a week). Read the details of the course, background of the instructor and the requirements, then enroll by clicking on the "enroll link". You will be able to pay for the course online by credit card at our secure server or by check drawn on a U.S. Bank.
Once registered you will receive a confirmation email. The first lesson will be posted on April 1 -- to access it, visit: www.jewishgen.org/education and click on "enter class".
Hope you can join us!
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.