06 December 2006

Teen genealogy fellowships available

Many of us are concerned about how to convey the importance of genealogy to young people. The Center for Jewish History in New York has an excellent summer genealogy program for students in grades 9-12.

The Samberg Family History Program, co-sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society, is seeking outstanding high school students to receive attendance fellowships, with full scholarships, for this academic summer program to run July 2-27.

No previous genealogical experience is required. Among featured benefits for participants, says program manager Beth Bernstein, is learning while having fun, standing out on college applications, embarking on a personal journey from past to future, visiting the city's historic institutions, creating personal family trees and learning about Jewish history.

For more information, e-mail samberg@cjh.org, or apply online

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