Join the JGSLA for our next program:

Monday, April 28, 2014 At 7:30PM


Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles at our next event:

“Searching The Censuses Of The City Of New York”

Toyota Automobile Museum – 19600 Van Ness Ave. Torrance 90501

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Many immigrants to the U.S. came through the Port of New York, and many stayed in the City. In the early 20th century about half of the U.S. Jewish population resided in the City of New York and most researchers had relatives who lived – or passed through – New York at some time. Knowledge of the different City censuses is important for Jewish genealogists. Joel will discuss the history and geography of the counties and boroughs of the City along with the City’s Jury censuses (Manhattan) and the 1890 Police census (Manhattan and West Bronx.) The State military census of 1917, federal censuses, including the second 1870 NYC enumeration, and and the State censuses (stopped after 1925 because of a scandal) will be presented. The 1925 Census can help find the court of naturalization of the respondent. Name search hints and locational search tools for these censuses will conclude the talk.

New York 1905 State Census

Joel Weintraub is Professor Emeritus in Biology at California State University in Fullerton in Biology. As a genealogist he volunteered for nine years at the National Archives and in 2002 teamed up with Stephen Morse to produce census tools and database management for census conversions, tables and searches on Joel’s contribution to street finder aids for locating people on the census schedules have benefited all genealogists and these census records can often provide clues that enable researchers to break through brick walls.



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(The JGSLA traveling library will be available starting at 7:00PM. Come early and browse our books!)


Upcoming JGSLA Meetings


Monday, April 28, 2014 – 7:30PM
“Searching The Censuses Of The City Of New York” with Joel Weintraub
Toyota Auto Museum, Torrance

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 7:30PM
“My 15 Grandmothers: Rediscovering Jewish Roots, from the Spanish Inquisition to the Present,” with Genie Milgrom
Milgrom – University Synagogue, West Lost Angeles

Monday, June 9, 2014 – 7:30PM
What’s in a Name? Trouble! – Ron Arons (West coast talk premiere!)
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, West Los Angeles

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Pamela Weisberger, Program VP []

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.


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