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

  • MAILING LIST: If you're not on our mailing list and would like to receive meeting notices, please email us at Programs AT jgsws.org.
  • MEETING LOCATION: Because of COVID safety concerns, our meetings are currently presented virtually via Zoom.

Our Next Program

Monday, October 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM PDT
(online via Zoom)

"When Henry Silverstein Got Cold: Fraud in the 1920 Census," presented by Tammy Hepps

Future JGSWS Programs

  • November 13, 2023: Robin Meltzer, "Using Social Media for Genealogic Research: the Good, the Bad, and the Exceedingly Strange"
  • December 11, 2023: Janette Silverman, "Illegitimacy in the Jewish Communities of Galicia"

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