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. Past 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

  • IAJGS CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY: Join us at this year's conference in Philadelphia from August 18-22. Early bird registration ends June 15. See https://www.iajgs.org/conference/ for details and registration.
  • MAILING LIST: If you're not on our mailing list and would like to receive meeting notices, please email us at Programs AT jgsws.org.
  • MEETING LOCATION: Because of COVID safety concerns, our meetings are currently presented virtually via Zoom.

Our Next Program

Monday, June 10, 2024, at 7:00 PM PDT
(online via Zoom)

"Crossing the Ocean: US Records to Ancestral Towns," presented by Susan Weinberg

Future JGSWS Programs

  • September 9 , 2024: Ellie Vance, "Navigating Russian Records for the Non-Russian Speaker"

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