JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM unless noted otherwise. Our meeting location, since September 2013, is the LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (in Factoria, just off I-90 and I-405). Occasional meetings will be held at the JCC on Mercer Island. Admission is free.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, December 12, 2016
at the LDS Factoria Building

  • Presentation starts at 7:15 PM
  • Doors open at 6:30 PM
  • Free admission and refreshments
  • Free Wi-Fi

Come early to use the Family History Library computers and databases, as well as our extensive JGSWS library!

"An Evening of Success Stories and Socializing," presented by JGSWS members


Please join us at this special meeting to which all are invited and where JGSWS members will share their family history success stories:

Amazing stories – Important documents – New cousins – Gravestones found –
Trips to our ancestors’ homelands – New and rediscovered photos and more!

After these short presentations, we will have time to socialize and continue sharing and networking over holiday treats!



We invite members to present one of your success stories. Please:

Submit a short summary via email to by November 28, 2016.
Prepare a 5-10 minute presentation.
If you want to display PowerPoint slides, bring the file to the meeting on a flash drive.


The annual election of our Board of Directors is held at the beginning of the December general meeting. All JGSWS members in good standing are eligible to vote. Board members who are elected will take office on January 1, 2017.

For more information about this months's program, e-mail


Download handouts from past meetings.

January 9, 2017: Mary Kozy will present "Tracing People Through Time and Space Using Timelines"
February 13, 2017: TBD
March 13, 2017: Hal Bookbinder will present "Ships of Our Fathers"


See the Events page.