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, June 13, 2022, at 7:00 PM PDT
(online via Zoom)

"Finding Relatives in the Forverts (Jewish Daily Forward)," presented by Michael Morgenstern

Other Events

  • The National Archives at Seattle (NARA): All live events are currently canceled and the resource room is closed. 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