Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry: Jewish Resources at Ancestry.com

August 13, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Speaker: Crista Cowan from Ancestry.com

Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry:  Jewish Resources at Ancestry.com Crista Cowan has been employed by Ancestry.com since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood.  From being parked under a microfilm reader at the Family History Library in her baby carrier to her current career as a professional genealogist, Crista has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting and telling family stories. In her time at Ancestry she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project.  For the [...]

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Ron Arons: Handwriting Analysis for Genealogy

September 10, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Speaker: Ron Arons

Ron Arons:  Handwriting Analysis for Genealogy Description: During this presentation Ron will discuss the two main uses of handwriting analysis: 1) comparing signatures and handwriting in general to determine whether documents were written by the same person and 2) trying to understand the personality and behavior of a person by looking at the various traits of that person's handwriting. Note: This presentation does not cover paleography (the analysis of old handwriting). Ron Arons Bio: For years Ron Arons has given presentations on genealogy across the country. In 2005, Ron won a NY State Archives grant for his historical criminal research. [...]

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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.

Don’t miss the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, our annual reunion of top Jewish genealogists! 
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Sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando, the Conference will be held on the grounds of Walt Disney World, at the The Disney World Swan Resort at 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL.

Reserve a place for yourself at this summer’s conference! It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 !
First, visit our extensive Program Calendar detailing over 310 lectures, panels, films and other offerings by over 150 lecturers;
Second, visit our  Registration page to register for the conferences; and
Third, visit our Hotel Reservations page to secure a room. Last year’s conference sold out of hotel rooms so do not delay!

Dozens of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues are within walking distance and hundreds more are only a short boat or shuttle bus ride away.

Our discounted hotel rooms are currently available from July 17 to August 1, so you are welcome to come early and/or stay late to explore Disney World and Orlando’s many attractions with your family!

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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