19 October 2009

Colorado: Jewish Family Tree Initiative

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado received a Rose Community Foundation Grant to develop an innovative program to help start Jewish family history research.

The grant covers development and publicity costs.

The eight-session Jewish Family Tree Initiative: Workshop and Mentoring Series will be held at Denver's Temple Sinai.

If you've never started tracing your family history, this is for you.

If you've started before but stalled and got sidetracked, this is also for you.

The one-time fee of $18 includes a book and materials, and a one-year membership in the JGS of Colorado. Mentoring assistance outside of class is available as part of the program, which is open to everyone.

Participants may attend every session or pick and choose according to their interests and schedules. Each two-hour session includes an instructional lecture and a hands-on workshop to assist with the creation of family trees and historical research utilizing genealogical resources and techniques.

The first session (Sunday, October 18) covered "Family History Starts with Family: Interviewing Techniques Offline, Online and On Tape."

The second session - mark your calendars now - will be Sunday morning, November 22 - will be "What’s Jewish about Jewish Genealogy: Naming Patterns, Calendar, Gravestones and Lifecycles."

For more information, visit the JGSColorado website.

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