JGSLA Assisted Research Day at the Family History Library

October 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family History Library of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA


Sunday, October 29, 2017 Opens at 12:00  and will close at  5:00 p.m. Los Angeles Family History Library 10741 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90025 Do you need help finding a record or a ship manifest? Do you need to know what sources to use? Do you need family documents translated? JOIN THE JGSLA for an afternoon of mentor-assisted research. Translators: Yiddish, Russian, Polish and Hebrew (contact membership@jgsla.org for translator appointments) 1:30 Barbara Algaze will speak on genealogy research at the FHL   Members only but  you can join at the door:  $25 individual or $30 family 

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A.J. Jacobs: It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree

November 12, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: A.J. Jacob

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree a new book by A.J. Jacobs, author of four New York Times bestsellers Sunday Afternoon,   November 12th, 2017   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: A.J. Jacobs: It’s All Relative is a book about A.J. Jacobs’s family. And also your family. Because it’s the same family. So as a (distant) cousin of his, you might want to check this book out.  Jacobs chronicles his adventure in helping to build the World Family Tree—a quest to unite the entire human race in one all-encompassing family tree. (Think six-degrees of Kevin [...]

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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Founded in 1979, the Society has over 500 members and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We hold monthly meetings providing a mix of lectures and films to assist our members in their family history research and twice-yearly research workshops with volunteer helpers and translators.

IAJGS 2018 in Warsaw, Poland
August 6-10, 2018

Co-hosts: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Jewish Historical Institute
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Support JGSLA with the purchase of
Jews in the Great War: Family Histories Retold
by Rosen, Lois Ogilby, ed.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, 2015.  208 pp.
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A Review by Marion Werle:  Jews in the Great War is a collection of 37 stories of the World War I experiences of Jews from all over the world. The stories and accompanying photos were initially exhibited at the 34th IAJGS Jewish genealogy conference, held in Salt Lake City in 2014. The book is partly a scrapbook and partly an exhibit catalog. The level of detail varies from story to story, the longest of which is 11 pages of narrative, photos and documents, with the typical entry consisting of a page or two of text accompanied by one or more photos and small family trees.      Read More