November 11, 2018
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JGSLA MEMBERS-ONLY ASSISTED RESEARCH AFTERNOON at the Family Search Library Get one-on-one help from JGSLA mentors and experts with using the microfilms, library books and free subscription databases at the FHL, including Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, and Footnote. Translators will be available by appointment for Russian, Polish, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Contact membership@JGSLA.org before Nov 7 to make an appointment. This event is open to current JGSLA MEMBERS ONLY. You can join at the door for 2019 and be admitted. Bring lunch and snacks to eat in the break room. Vending machines and microwave available.
December 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ANNUAL CHANUKAH PARTY and FILM Traveling library, Mentor's Corner and Chanukah buffet open at 1:00. Program begins at 1:30. JGSLA MEMBERS FREE and GUESTS $5.00. This is a great opportunity to bring friends to learn about JewishGen and get into the holiday spirit. The film will be Yoo-Hoo Mrs Goldberg: Gertrude Berg rose to prominence in the 1930s as the star of "The Goldbergs," a pioneering radio program and, later, a TV sitcom, which she also created, wrote and produced. Director Aviva Kempner tells the story of this important, overlooked figure in entertainment history, explaining her background -- she arrived in [...]