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 is a free, virtual event. RootsTech Connect 2021 will be live February 25-27, 2021, and streamed for viewing later on demand. Register and learn more at https://www.rootstech.org.
  • 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, March 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM

"The Alex Krakovsky Project: How to Navigate the Wiki to Locate Town Records and Find Hidden Data," presented by Gary Pokrassa, Data Acquisition Director of JewishGen's Ukraine Research Division

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