02 April 2010

New York: Beyond the basics, April 11

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will present "Basics and Beyond," an afternoon family history seminar, on Sunday, April 11.

The program will run from 1-5pm, at UJA-Federation of New York 130 East 59th Street, 7th floor, Manhattan.

Experienced genealogists will present two tracks - for beginners and those more experienced.

Beginners’ Track:
-- How to get started
-- Tracing your family in the US
-- Finding/interpreting census/vital records
-- Crossing the pond: Finding/interpreting passenger arrival/naturalization records

Advanced Track:
-- Organizing, goal-setting, record-keeping
-- What’s new in computer research
-- Researching European records at home

Tracks run simultaneously; participants may attend sessions in either or both tracks

Topics include:

-- Finding and interpreting census and vital records
-- Passenger arrival and naturalization records
-- Computer research
-- Research organization
-- Record-keeping and goal setting
-- Searching European records from home.

Advance registration required, no on-site registration. For more information and registration, click here.

Fee: JGSNY members, $18; others, $25. New member special: $40, includes 2010 JGSNY membership (annual membership alone is $36).

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