Interested in doing your genealogy but don’t know where to start? Ken Bravo, Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and Immediate Past President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, will present a program to meet your needs. The program consists of 6, 2 hours sessions. Each session will be a lecture followed by the opportunity for you to research your roots using the resources discussed during the lecture.
Topics will include:
- How to get started
- Suggested online programs such as Ancestry, FamilySearch, etc.
- Locating your family in the US census which is done every 10 years and extracting information from those census records
- Using obituaries; death certificates; headstones and cemetery records; probate records; and marriage records
- Locating and using newspaper stories, not only about life cycle events, but also the many events of daily living that newspapers report
- What is DNA and what are its uses and limitations in genealogical research
Participants must bring a laptop computer or tablet and know how to log onto the internet and download .jpg images. Attendees should have a current Cuyahoga County Library card and have the password to log into the library remotely using that account.