Upcoming Classes

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.

Upcoming Classes

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 Records

September 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 Resources

September 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 Research

October 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 Look

September 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 Country

October 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

Future Classes

General Research Intro Series

United States Immigration Records

New York City Research

Italy Research

France Research

Mexico Research

Puerto Rico Research

German Handwriting

Jewish Research Intro Series

Germany Research

Galicia (Austria/Poland) Research

Hungary Research

Romania Research

Israel Research

Vienna Research

Russian Empire Research

Tunisia/Algeria Research

Holocaust Research