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

  • 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.
  • 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:
Monday, October 3, 2022, at 7:00 PM PDT
(online via Zoom)

"Bubbe Was from Gubernia! How to Find Your Eastern European Town of Origin," presented by Jennifer Mendelsohn

Other Events

  • The National Archives at Seattle (NARA): The research room at the National Archives is open by appointment only. For more information about future events and using their free online resources, see https://www.archives.gov/seattle.
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Left: Sam Bender; Top: Tsivia Stirman; Bottom: Ida Bender