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

  • MEETING LOCATION: JGSWS meetings are held at the LDS Factoria Building in Bellevue, with easy access from I-90 and I-405. The address is 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue. See driving directions.
  • Your JGSWS board: Board members for 2014 are Nancy Adelson, Joan Bell, Patricia Deutsch, Phyllis Grossman, Mary Kozy, Steve Louis, Natalie Malin, Elise Morse, and Natalie Stien.
  • 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

Monday, May 5, 2014

7:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
at the LDS Factoria Building

"Crypto Jews in History and Today"
by Arthur Benveniste

Free admission

Driving directions to the LDS Factoria Building >>

Other Events

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