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

  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN for this summer's All Virtual IAJGS Conference. Early Bird Registration has been extended to June 17. For more information, go to www.iajgs2021.org.
  • 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.
  • 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 is Monday, June 14,
at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (online via Zoom)
Please note earlier-than-usual start time.

"The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People and the Avotaynu DNA Project," presented by Adam Brown, founder, director, and project manager of the Avotaynu DNA Project

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