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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

Today, an estimated 7.6 million American Jews live in the country, the majority of whom are descended from diaspora Jewish populations of Central and Eastern Europe. Learning to trace your Jewish ancestry is not without difficulties: changing your family name, locating the village of origin of your ancestor or shtetl and access to foreign archives are only the tip of the iceberg.

This four-week webinar will provide you with key materials, repositories, and strategies to make real progress in your family history research. We’ll 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 from the ancient country, and , finally, the search for the family who perished or survived the Holocaust.

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

Students do not need to attend the live sessions, but by signing up you are signing up for the entire program.

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