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.
More about JGSWS...

What's New

  • This summer's IAJGS Conference will be held July 23-28 in Orlando, Florida. Registration is open and the conference schedule is online.For details see http://iajgs2017.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

NEXT MEETING

Monday, June 12, 2017, at 7:15 PM
at the LDS Factoria Building

"The American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee’s Archives and
What They Have to Offer Jewish Genealogists
," presented by Linda Levi, Vice President of the JDC

Free admission

Driving directions to the LDS Factoria Building >>

Other Events

  • 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