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, May 14, 2018
at the LDS Factoria Building

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library's genealogical resources!
  • Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees.
  • Free admission and refreshments provided.
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 PM.

 JGSWS proudly presents:

"The ABCs of JewishGen and Beyond," presented by Debra Kay Blatt

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM, a non-profit organization, is the premier world-wide website for Jewish genealogical research. Currently, JewishGen hosts more than 25 million records. Come learn how to navigate JewishGen's basic features, as well as some interesting, little-known ways to expand your research abilities. See the wealth of information JewishGen can provide you. Debra Kay Blatt will teach you how to use the many JewishGen interactive databases including Family Finder and ViewMate, introduce you to its Special Interest Groups (SIGs), show how to use Communities resources and more!

JewishGen can help you find long-lost relatives and collaborate with researchers around the world.
Please join us as we investigate this amazing gateway website for Jewish genealogy.



Debra Kay Blatt has been researching her family history for over twenty years. She has lectured at IAJGS conferences in Orlando, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Jerusalem, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, and she will be lecturing this summer in Warsaw, Poland. She is a founding member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. She has published in the Kielce-Radom Special Interest Group Journal and has been a volunteer for JewishGen, JRI-Poland, and the Lodz Area Research Group (LARG).

Download handouts from past meetings.

June 11: Emily Garber, "When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques"


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