I consider this course Jewish genealogy back-story. The classes provide context to understand our ancestors lives in the Old World: how they survived, why they may have emigrated, and their experiences during immigration to the United States. We’ll also delve into some records that may serve to document one’s ancestors’ lives: why those records were created and whether they may be deemed reliable sources of information about one’s family.
Course enrollment is now open. The course fee is $180, which includes the cost of course materials (i.e., Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish Genealogy by Dan Rottenberg). Register online. For further information, see http://jewishstudies.clas.asu.edu/adult-ed .