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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JGSLA Assisted Research Day at the Family History Library

October 9, 2016
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Family History Library of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:30-5:00 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, German and Hebrew (contact for translator appointments) 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.