June 3, 2018
1:30 pm

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

Speaker: Werner Frank

Werner Frank:     PUSH AND PULL GENEALOGY:  A METHODOLOGY FOR FINDING DEEPER ROOTS June 3rd, 2018  Sunday Afternoon, 1:30 pm at AJU Werner L. Frank  was born in Germany and immigrated to the US in 1937.  He is an avid genealogist who has amassed 36,000 family names dating to the thirteenth century. The talk will illuminate the small world of Jewish genealogy and the rationale behind the claim that all Ashkenazi Jews are at least 30th cousins.     By pursuing the typical paper trail process that he calls Push Genealogy, our speaker has identified over 35,000 family members dating to the [...]

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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