Hal Bookbinder: Practicing Safe Computing

March 24, 2019
1:30 pm

Speaker: Hal Bookbinder

Hal Bookbinder: Practicing Safe Computing, March 24th, 2019,  Sunday Afternoon,  1:30 pm   at   American Jewish University Computers and the Internet are vital tools in our genealogical research. But, whenever we venture onto the Internet we put ourselves at risk. Viruses, worms, ransomware, Trojan horses and other forms of malware can infect our computers. Phishing, social engineering and hacking can reveal data about us which may then find its way onto the dark net to be sold to criminals. This lecture explains the various forms of malware (MALicious softWARE) that put us at risk. It discusses ways criminals can get key [...]

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Marcy Goldstein: Get the Most out of Archives & Conserve Your Documents

April 28, 2019
1:30 pm

Speaker: Marcy Goldstein

Marcy Goldstein: Get the Most out of Archives & Conserve Your Documents, April 28th, 2019,  Sunday Afternoon,  1:30 pm   at   American Jewish University Federal and private archives contain a treasure trove of information that can be mined for genealogical information. Knowing what kind of information is contained in various archives and how to access that information is the subject of this talk by a life long archivist. Preserving original records contained in one’s own files is also important. Tips for creating your own archive will be included in this lecture.      Come join us as we explore and learn [...]

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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.

IAJGS 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio
July 28 – August 2, 2019

Co-hosts: The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
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Support JGSLA with the purchase of
Jews in the Great War: Family Histories Retold
by Rosen, Lois Ogilby, ed.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, 2015.  208 pp.
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A Review by Marion Werle:  Jews in the Great War is a collection of 37 stories of the World War I experiences of Jews from all over the world. The stories and accompanying photos were initially exhibited at the 34th IAJGS Jewish genealogy conference, held in Salt Lake City in 2014. The book is partly a scrapbook and partly an exhibit catalog. The level of detail varies from story to story, the longest of which is 11 pages of narrative, photos and documents, with the typical entry consisting of a page or two of text accompanied by one or more photos and small family trees.      Read More