ONLINEGetting Started in Jewish Genealogy

Top Pick Next Event: March 23, 2022 $115.00
2014-07-31 (9) old orchard maine richard winer papers
(Courtesy: JHC Archives/Richard Winer Family Papers)

Today, there are an estimated 7.6 million Jewish Americans living in the country, the majority of whom descend from diaspora Jewish populations from Central and Eastern Europe. Learning how to trace your Jewish ancestry is not without its challenges: changing surnames, locating your ancestor’s home village or shtetl and access to overseas records are just the tip of the iceberg.

This four-week online seminar will provide you with the key records, repositories and strategies for making real headway in your family history research. We will look at the historical context of your ancestor’s arrival in the United States, strategies for uncovering your ancestor’s exact origins using American records, an overview of key records and websites of the old country and, finally, researching family who perished in or survived the Holocaust.

This course includes four 90-minute classes, exclusive access to handouts and recordings of each presentation and in-depth Q&A sessions with the instructors—James Heffernan, Carolyn Kohlman, JGSGB, Rhonda R. McClure and Melanie McComb.

Students don’t need to attend the sessions live, but in registering you register for the whole program.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Every week on Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmLast event on March 23, 2022
$115.00 per person

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE

More From...

More In...