Genealogy Classes at the Center

All in the Mishpocheh: Intro to Jewish Genealogy at CJH

10-session classes run from April through June 2023

Fridays, 10:00-11:15 am ET, April 21 – June 30

Join the staff of the Center for Jewish History’s Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute for this 10-week online genealogy course, suitable for beginner and intermediate learners. Topics include: family trees, online search strategies, immigration, DNA, Holocaust, finding your ancestral towns, name changes, obtaining records from other countries, and much more. By the end of this course, you will have a portfolio of new documents and information on your ancestors' lives ready to share with your family.

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


Can I contact the instructor outside of the class time?
One unique aspect of this course is that our librarian instructors not only permit, but encourage, their students to reach out to them beyond the class time – via email, video chat, or in-person visits. Former participants say this one-on-one availability was instrumental in their personal research progress, providing the tailored guidance they needed to chart their research path or break through longstanding “brick walls.”

Will I get personal feedback?
You will definitely receive personal feedback to your questions either during or between classes. Your fellow students may also offer their advice during class or in the What’s App chat group, which has been an invaluable asset to students’ learning.

How many people will be in the class?
Class sizes have ranged from about 20-30 students, with an average of 10-15 always participating live on Zoom and others watching some or many of the classes non-synchronous to the Zoom class time.

Read reviews of past participants!

"Absolutely take this class if you are interested in genealogy or just curious."

"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."

"You have opened the door to an endless journey."

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