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 membership@jgsla.org for translator appointments) Members only but  you can join at the door:  $25 individual or $30 family 

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Louise Steinman: The Crooked Mirror: In Search of Nameless Ancestors and Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

November 13, 2016
1:30 pm

American Jewish University, Sperber Library, Los Angeles CA

Louise Steinman: The Crooked Mirror: In Search of Nameless Ancestors and Polish-Jewish Reconciliation When Louise Steinman was growing up, her mother could scarcely utter the word “Poland,” a country, she had taught her daughter that allowed and perhaps abetted the genocide that decimated Europe’s Jewish population. But in 2000, at the invitation of her Zen rabbi, Steinman set out to attend an international Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  As she travels to Poland and visits her grandparents’ town of Radomsko, whose eighteen thousand Jews were deported or shot during the Nazi occupation, she gradually learns the history of Polish-Jewish relations [...]

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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.