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.
  • 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

CANCELLATION NOTICE: The meeting scheduled for Monday, February 11, is postponed due to a forecast of snow.
Breaking Down Brick Walls," presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy, is rescheduled for April 8.

OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday, March 4, 2019, at 6:30 PM:
Using MacKiev's Family Tree Maker Software," presented by Mark Olsen,
Family Tree Maker Ambassador

PLEASE NOTE changes in DATE, PLACE, and TIME for this ONE meeting:
First Monday
of March at the
Downtown Bellevue Library
, Room 1
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue 98004
Doors open at 6:15 PM
Program begins at 6:30 PM

Free admission

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