Who We Are

JGSWS helps our members find their Jewish family roots. We hold monthly meetings with guest lecturers, and we sponsor workshops. We offer programs for beginners as well as seasoned researchers. Recent topics included immigration records, Jewish given names, forensic genealogy, genealogical research on the Internet, how to find an ancestral town, and how to create a family health portrait.
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What's New

  • MEETING LOCATION: Most JGSWS meetings are held at the LDS Factoria Building in Bellevue, with easy access from I-90 and I-405. The address is 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue.
  • This year's RootsTech conference will be held as a free, virtual event online. RootsTech Connect 2021 will be held February 25-27, 2021. To register and learn more, go to: https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng
  • DNA discounts: JGSWS members can receive a discount on DNA tests ordered from Family Tree DNA. For details, see our Special DNA Test Pricing page.
  • Meeting handouts: You can download meeting notes from our Handouts page.

Next Program

OUR NEXT MEETING (online via Zoom) is
Monday, October 12, at 7:00 PM:
"What Were the Odds? Four Stories of Survival: A Grandson of Four Holocaust Survivors Calculates the Improbability of His Existence," presented by Arik Cohen

Other Events

  • CANCELLED: Brick Walls workshops: Bring a brown-bag lunch and your questions to NARA on the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Free. See details.

Left: Sam Bender; Top: Tsivia Stirman; Bottom: Ida Bender