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

  • THIS SUMMER'S IAJGS Conference will be held in London from July 30 to August 3. For details and registration, see https://www.iajgs2023.org.
  • 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 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM PDT
(online via Zoom)

"In Search of Mishpocha – Creative Methods for Finding Unknown Cousins," presented by Lynn Diamond

Future JGSWS Programs

  • September 11 , 2023: Topic TBD

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