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, October 10, 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!

"Building a Digital Research Plan," presented by Cyndi Ingle, of Cyndi's List


Using Internet databases and catalogs, Cyndi Ingle will show us how to build our own research plans to answer a specific research question. She will walk through the process of planning, researching for the plan, and keeping track of what has been researched.



Cyndi Ingle is the owner and webmaster of Cyndi's List, a categorized index to more than 333,000 online genealogical resources. The award-winning website, which was launched in 1996, can be accessed through the following link: It helps millions of visitors worldwide and has been featured by the History Channel website, in the media, and in several publications, including Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. She’s an internationally known and sought-after guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings and seminars, and she's the author of three books: Netting Your Ancestors, Cyndi’s List: A Comprehensive List of 70,000 Genealogy Sites on the Internet (a print version of her website), and Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site.

For more information, please e-mail

Download handouts from past meetings.

November 6 (Sunday): Essential Jewish Genealogy, presented by Nancy Adelson: Two sessions: 10 AM to noon at Temple B'Nai Torah, and 2 to 4 PM at Mercer Island Public Library
November 14: TBD

See the Events page.