I will be conducting a genealogy introductory series of interactive one-hour webinars. These will include lectures with slides on the introductory sources for a variety of topics, but will also include live examples done through screen sharing. I will always try to use examples provided by attendees to show how we can go about researching a new problem in real-time.
To sign up for classes, head to the Register page.
Information about fees for classes, including packages, is available here.
All classes are on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
United States Research Intro Series
United States Research Basics 1 - Databases and Federal RecordsSeptember 16, 2020
Introduction to the primary databases for United States genealogical research. Introduction to federal records research, including federal censuses, federal court naturalization (citizenship), military records and the Social Security Death Index.
United States Research Basics 2 - State ResourcesSeptember 30, 2020
Introduction to state research, including vital records (birth, marriage, death records), state censuses and state court naturalization (citizenship). Introduction to the FamilySearch catalog for discovering additional resources and records.
United States Research Basics 3 - Local ResearchOctober 14, 2020
Introduction to local research, including burial records, grave images, newspaper records, yearbook records and the US Public Records Index.
Jewish Genealogy Research Intro Series
Jewish Research Basics 1 - Where to LookSeptember 23, 2020
Introduction to the most important databases for Jewish genealogical research and how to make the most out of your searches. Discussion of general commercial databases, specific Jewish databases, burial databases, Jewish newspaper collections and more.
Jewish Research Basics 2 - What's in a Name?October 7, 2020
Introduction to Jewish naming practices and how names changed when coming to English-speaking lands. We will touch on the "Ellis Island myth" and explore how to find an ancestor's "original" name through records research, including naturalization records, gravestones and ship records (there will be a separate future session on ship records).
Jewish Research Basics 3 - The Old CountryOctober 21, 2020
Introduction to locating where your ancestors came from in Europe. Background discussion on European historical borders and how they have shifted through time. Exploration of the best sources to use in order to locate what town in Europe your family came from, and where to turn next once you have located that information.
Country-specific research will be covered in subsequent sessions
General Research Intro Series
United States Immigration Records
New York City Research
Puerto Rico Research
Jewish Research Intro Series
Galicia (Austria/Poland) Research
Russian Empire Research