31 August 2010

Los Angeles: Jewish genealogy course set

A beginning Jewish genealogy course - Jewish Genealogy 101 - begins in October at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors lived? What kind of work they did? When they came to the US? How many siblings were in the family? The class will help participants find the answers, and to start creating a family tree.
It is more than a class – it is an adventure. An adventure into your family history. We will explore what types of records exist, what they can tell you about your family members, and where these records can be found. We will discuss doing research using books, an introduction to microfilms, and help you to look for your family on the Internet.

Join us on this exciting adventure and begin the process of creating a family tree for yourself, your children and your grandchildren.
The class - taught by Barbara Algaze - will run on three Tuesdays, October 12-26, from 10am-noon. The cost is $80.

Algaze is a member of (and librarian for) the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and serves as librarian for that group. She has also taught beginning genealogy at the Los Angeles Family History Library for more than 10 years.

She has been researching her own German-Jewish and her husband’s Sephardic roots since 1983, when she began interviewing family members on both US coasts. Since then, she has discovered - and visited - relatives in Germany, England, Israel, Australia and Istanbul.

For more information and registration for Jewish Genealogy 101, click here.

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