Join us at our next meeting:
Chutes & Ladders: Innovative Approaches to Genealogy
Monday, May 13 at 7:30 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(directions and map)
If you treat genealogical research like a game to be mastered or a puzzle to be solved, it makes the adventure of finding your family that much more enjoyable and rewarding. This lecture covers unusual databases and imaginative strategies that can lead to research breakthroughs.
Highlights will be overlooked resources, new approaches to well-known Internet resources and creative ways to Google, along with thinking “outside of the box” and revisiting old research with fresh eyes. Also covered will be the surprising riches found in newspapers, directories, real estate, court, bank records and criminal records and how to tweak “people finder” sites to really find missing and elusive relatives.
The JGSLA Traveling Library will be available starting at 7:00PM. If you arrive early feel free to bring a brown-bag dinner to eat and socialize with other members in the lobby Ruby Gallery. Free parking in the underground garage.
JGSLA members are free and the charge is $5.00 for guests. If you know someone who is curious about genealogy or eager to start exploring their family tree, invite them!
Pamela Weisberger is the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, the special interest group for people researching their roots in the former Austrian province of Galicia. She co-chaired the 2010 IAJGS Conference and several IAJGS film festivals, and has produced several genealogically-themed documentaries. She has lectures internationally on a variety of genealogical topics and as a professional researcher she has worked in Ukrainian, Polish and Austrian archives. Pamela holds a B.A. from Washington University and an M.S. from Boston University.
Upcoming JGSLA Programs:
Monday, June 17 – 7:30 PM
“A Genealogical Journey to Heritage Citizenship: Reclaiming Historical Rights”
Grant Arthur Gochin
Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sharing of genealogical information, techniques and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.
Founded in 1979, the Society has grown to over 500 members and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We publish a quarterly journal, “Roots-Key,” and hold monthly meetings and twice-yearly research workshops which provide a varied mix of lectures and films to assist our members in their family history research.