Tue, Nov 01
Tue, Nov 01


10-session classes run from November 2022 through January 2023
Section 1: Tuesdays at 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. ET beginning November 1, Instructor: Moriah Amit, or:
Section 2: Fridays at 10 - 11:15 a.m. ET beginning November 4, Instructor: J.D. Arden

Ready to take a deep dive into your family history?

Join the staff of the Center for Jewish History for this 10-week online genealogy course, suitable for beginner and intermediate researchers. You will benefit from the unique experience of one-on-one mentoring from our expert genealogy librarians and enjoy access to digitized archival material found in the collections of our onsite partner organizations, which include the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, and American Sephardi Federation. This course will be relevant and applicable to all areas of the Jewish diaspora—Sephardi, Mizrahi, and Ashkenazi—and will touch on numerous topics, including family tree building, DNA and endogamy, search strategies, common genealogy myths, Holocaust records,Landsmanshaftn, Jewish orphanages, and much more, with a particular focus on collections housed at the Center. By the end of the 10 weeks, you will have compiled a basic family history portfolio and will be equipped with a strong foundation for further explorations.

Students are encouraged to participate live but are welcome to watch or review class recordings as needed.

Read what some of the participants of last spring's session had to say about the class:

"The instructor is very knowledgeable, organized, and engaging in the virtual format."

"Clear instructions, questions answered immediately, open class participation."

"The information and guidance provided helped me to launch my genealogy research in an effective way."

"The course gave me terrific resources to use in the future and demonstrated how to use the resources. It was terrific to listen to the progress of others and how they reached their goals."

Ticket Info: $300 general, $275 CJH members (members are those who have donated $50 or more to the Center in the past year)
Register for Tuesday 4:30 p.m. here
Register for Friday 10 a.m. here

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