Future Meetings

Joan Adler: My Family: I Could Write a Book

October 8, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Speaker: Joan Adler

My Family: I Could Write a Book Sunday Afternoon,  October 8th, 2017   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: Joan Adler  My Family: I Could Write a Book Many genealogists have been working on their own family tree for years and are beginning to worry about what will become of their research and documents once they are gone. How can they share their information with the rest of their family. My presentation will suggest several methods of documenting the stories of a family in book form in a way that is not overwhelming, even for those who feel they have no [...]

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JGSLA Assisted Research Day at the Family History Library

October 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family History Library of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 Opens at 12:00  and will close at  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, Polish and Hebrew (contact membership@jgsla.org for translator appointments) 1:30 Barbara Algaze will speak on genealogy research at the FHL   Members only but  you can join at the door:  $25 individual or $30 family 

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A.J. Jacobs: It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree

November 12, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Speaker: A.J. Jacob

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree a new book by A.J. Jacobs, author of four New York Times bestsellers Sunday Afternoon,   November 12th, 2017   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: A.J. Jacobs: It’s All Relative is a book about A.J. Jacobs’s family. And also your family. Because it’s the same family. So as a (distant) cousin of his, you might want to check this book out.  Jacobs chronicles his adventure in helping to build the World Family Tree—a quest to unite the entire human race in one all-encompassing family tree. (Think six-degrees of Kevin [...]

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JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness

December 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

University Synagogue, a Jewish congregation, Los Angeles CA

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JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness This film will be approximately 90 minutes. Come early to secure a seat suitable to your hearing and sight needs. Film by Joseph Dorman: Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich was known to the world by the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A Jewish writer raised in the Russian Empire during an era of volatile political change, Aleichem is best-known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman--fiction that eventually inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Through archival resources, in-depth analysis, interviews, and readings of his texts, this documentary presents an in-depth portrait [...]

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Laura Gold: Identifying Name Changes - No the name was not changed by an immigration officer.

February 11, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Speaker: Laura Gold

Identifying Name Changes - No the name was not changed by an immigration officer. Sunday Afternoon,   February 11th, 2018   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: Laura Gold: Hitting a brick wall because you do not know your family’s name before it was changed in the United States ? This lecture focuses on methods of determining the original family name and understanding the name change process.  When and why were names changed? How can you prove the name change? Source records will be examined for clues in name identification.  After this lecture you will have the tools to identify the missing [...]

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