Future Meetings

JGSLA Assisted Research Day at the Family History Library

December 8, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Laura Gold, 1st Vice President, Programs JGSLA

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Los Angeles Family History Library (Entrance off of Manning Ave. at Santa Monica Blvd.) 1591 E.Temple Way West Los Angeles, CA 90024 Would you like some help finding a record or a ship manifest? Would you like some help to know what sources to use? Do you need family documents translated? JOIN THE JGSLA  (you can join at the door)  for an afternoon of mentor-assisted research.  We will be by your side to help. Translators: Yiddish,  Polish,  Russian,  German and Hebrew (please contact  Bobby@jgsla.org  for translator appointments) 1:00 P.M.  Class on beginning genealogy [...]

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ANNUAL CHANUKAH PARTY AND FILM at University Synagogue

December 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: movie time: The Samuel Project

ANNUAL  CHANUKAH  PARTY  and  FILM at University Synagogue   11960 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, Chanukah buffet and the Mentor's Corner to answer your questions will 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 The Samuel Project: an inter-generational  story we will all relate to and enjoy. Much to the annoyance of his father (Michael B. Silver), high school student Eli (Ryan Ochoa) isn’t interested in anything other than drawing and being [...]

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Helene Rosen: The Alexander Family - Researching in Texas Using Many Sources

February 23, 2020
1:30 pm

AJU Sperber Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Helene Rosen

Helene Rosen “The Alexander Family - Researching in Texas Using Many Sources” Feb 23rd, 2020  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU Helene Rosen :  When Helene Freedman Rosen learned that she was related to the Alexander family of LaGrange, Texas, she became fascinated by their story.  Over the years, she researched the dozens of descendants of matriarch Sprinze Seelig Badt as they grew roots in Texas.  This presentation focuses not on their large family tree but the use of many different sources to learn more about their lives as they became an all American family.   Helene Rosen - is [...]

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Stacey Ravel Abarbanel: Pancho Villa and My Grandfather

March 29, 2020
1:30 pm

AJU Sperber Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Stacey Ravel Abarbanel

Stacey Ravel Abarbanel “Pancho Villa and My Grandfather ” March 29th, 2020  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU Stacey Ravel Abarbanel:  For a century scholars have debated why Pancho Villa attacked the frontier town of Columbus, New Mexico on March 9, 1916—a deadly incursion and infamously the only time in the 20th century that a foreign army invaded the continental United States.  For Stacey Ravel Abarbanel, this historic invasion is the backdrop for her family’s most spectacular story, recounted at reunions with a quizzical smile that made her wonder if it was true: when Villa raided the United States he [...]

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