October 27, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speaker: Marion Werle
Marion Werle "O Canada! Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors" Oct 27th, 2019 Sunday Afternoon 1:30 pm at AJU Marion Werle will teach your how to research in Canada records...... This presentation focuses on Canadian family research since the major wave of Jewish immigration to Canada after 1880. Topics range from Jewish farming settlements in the Canadian West to residents of larger cities. The speaker has researched family members in five provinces. The presentation covers the major sources of Canadian genealogical records – government, commercial services, educational and other institutions – and encompasses ship manifests, naturalization records, Canadian census and census [...]
November 24, 2019
Speaker: Diane Mizrachi Ph.D.
Diane Mizrachi Ph.D. “The genealogical resources at the UCLA Young Research Library ” November 24th, 2019 Sunday Afternoon 1:30 pm at AJU Diane Mizrahi was appointed Jewish and Israel Studies librarian of the UCLA Library in March 2019. Dr. Mizrachi earned her library degree at Bar Ilan University in Israel, and fulfilled an internship requirement at the United States Information Agency Library housed in the US Embassy in Tel-Aviv. From 1994-2000, Dr. Mizrachi worked as a reference and instruction librarian at Beit Berl College in Israel. She began working at UCLA in 2002, and is currently located in the Young [...]
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.
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