Thursday, October 15, 2009

Online Jewish Genealogy Class

Posted by Phyllis Kramer 

Not sure what JewishGen has to offer? What are the best websites? Organize your information better? Get personalized help?

Well consider JewishGen's Basic Jewish Genealogy course, which consists of 8 text lessons, delivered online twice weekly, which you can read online or download at your own pace.

The lessons cover using genealogy formats, organizing information, Jewish naming conventions, Internet Genealogy Resources, U.S. Vital Records, U.S. Census and U.S. passenger manifests (Ellis Island); two lessons will be devoted to JewishGen's web site and its many databases. 

It will also contain hints and tips on how to best use your computer and the Internet.  We feature an online Forum where students can post their ancestral information, documents and photographs, and get answers and suggestions from the instructor and fellow students.

The tuition for Basic Genealogy is $60, however, if you qualify for the Value Added Services by virtue of a $100 donation to JewishGen's general fund within the past 12 months, you are welcome to enroll at no additional charge (to get the waiver don't enroll just yet, instead send a note, with your JewishGen ID, to Jewishgen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org and we'll send you the instructions to register with the waiver).

For more information, go to www.jewishgen.org/education and read the description. Students should be comfortable browsing the internet and have 5-8 hours per week available to read the lessons, sample the websites, and interact with the Forum. For questions email Jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Hope you can join us
Phyllis Kramer
phylliskramer1@att.net
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.

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