Boston: Jewish genealogy course starts Feb. 8

Serious adult students who desire a strong grounding in Jewish genealogy can register for “Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research,” a course offered jointly by Hebrew College and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)

The course meets from 7-9pm Mondays at Hebrew College (160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre) from February 8-May 3. Instructors are experienced JGSGB genealogists under the leadership of president Heidi Urich and former co-president Jay Sage.

Subjects include methodology, knowledge of resources, relevant world history, geography and DNA research.

Topics include:

— Methodology: Basic Principles, Strategy and Skills
— Technical Tools and Online Resources for Genealogy
— History of Jewish Migration, the Diaspora and Changing National Borders
— Identifying Your Immigrant Ancestors: Methods and Resources for Researching Family Members in the US.
— Finding Your Ancestors in European Records and Learning about Their Lives
— Identifying Holocaust Victims and Survivors
— Finding Family Members Living in Israel
— DNA Research: The Next Frontier in Genealogy.
— Using Your Research and Publicizing Your Findings
— Individual Help Time

Enrollment is limited to 24 students. Tuition is $250. Students must have basic computer skills. Register on-line. For more information, send an email.

Visit the JGSGB site for more information, directions and future programs.


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