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

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  • MEETING LOCATION: Because of COVID safety concerns, our meetings are currently presented virtually via Zoom.

Our Next Program

Monday, May 13, 2024, at 7:00 PM PDT
(online via Zoom)

"History of Jews in the Russian Empire and an Introduction to Record Types," presented by Ellie Vance

Future JGSWS Programs

  • June 10, 2024: Susan Weinberg, "Crossing the Ocean: US Records to Ancestral Towns"
  • September 9 , 2024: Ellie Vance, "Navigating Russian Records for the Non-Russian Speaker"

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