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

  • NEWSLETTER: If you're not on our mailing list and would like to subscribe to our eNewsletter, please email us at Programs AT jgsws.org. The newsletter includes meeting announcements and other genealogical items of interest.
  • MEETING LOCATION: Because of COVID safety concerns, we are meeting virtually via Zoom at least through February 2022.
  • 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, December 13, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (online via Zoom)
Please note early start time.

"GEDmatch.com - Should I Upload or Not?
Or, I Uploaded to GEDmatch--Now What the Heck Do I Do with the Free Tools?
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Presented by Arthur Sissman

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