Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Planned for Annual Conference

August 8, 2016
8:30 pm

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is pleased to announce the first Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture to be given at the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  ( on Monday, 8 August at 8:30 PM.            The speaker is the distinguished, Samuel Kassow, Ph.D.   The title of the lecture is:     History and Catastrophe: The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of  Emanuel Ringelblum During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left “time capsules” full of documents that [...]

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The Knowles Collection; What Is It and How Do I Use It?

September 11, 2016
1:30 pm

American Jewish University, Sperber Library, Los Angeles CA

The Knowles Collection contains the records of almost 1.4 million Jewish people. In this lecture we will learn how it was created and how to use it. W. Todd Knowles AG, is a member of the International Patron Services team at the Family History Library in Salt lake City, Utah.  After being introduced to family history at the age of 12, he soon discovered his Jewish roots.  The journey to find these Polish Jews has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection (, six databases that as of May 1, 2016, contain the genealogical records of over 1.4 million [...]

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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.