Joan Adler: My Family: I Could Write a Book

October 8, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Speaker: Joan Adler

My Family: I Could Write a Book Sunday Afternoon,  October 8th, 2017   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: Joan Adler  My Family: I Could Write a Book Many genealogists have been working on their own family tree for years and are beginning to worry about what will become of their research and documents once they are gone. How can they share their information with the rest of their family. My presentation will suggest several methods of documenting the stories of a family in book form in a way that is not overwhelming, even for those who feel they have no [...]

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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 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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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