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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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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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.

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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.  link and cover of book sold by JGSLA about WW1, Jews in the Great War
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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