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ZOOM meeting dates, be sure to open each meeting notice for details:
October 24, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30: Persian Jewish Genealogy with Bob Ourian
November 21, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30: Argentinian Jewish Genealogy Panel
December 19, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30: Ask the Experts
January 30, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30: Faris Cassell “The Unanswered Letter”


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Zoom meeting with Bob Ourian, M.D. - Persian Jewish Genealogy

October 24, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Bob Ourian, M.D.

  "Persian Jewish Genealogy with Bob Ourian M.D." Sunday October 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada) . ~~ HERE IS  the Zoom link  ~~ Persian Jews have lived in the territories of today's Iran for over 2,700 years, since the first Jewish diaspora. Today many descendants of these Persian Jews live in Southern California and particularly the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Investigating Persian Jewish ancestry and connecting with the rich history and culture of Persian Jewry will be the subject of the program. Interesting advances in Persian DNA information and the Mizrahi DNA project add science [...]

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Researching Argentinian Jewish Families and Jewish Gauchos -- Panel of Experts

November 21, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Panel of Speakers

  Panel discussion Researching Argentinian Jewish Families and Jewish Gauchos -- Panel of Experts Sunday November 21st, 2021 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada) . ~~ the Zoom link will be posted here ~~ Rolando Daniel Gail is a retired engineer from Argentina who has been working in genealogy for the past 45 years.  He is the secretary of the Argentine Society for Jewish genealogy ( and has worked with AGJA for a decade.  Currently he manages a Facebook group Grupo de AGJA “Paul Armony” devoted to Argentinian Jewish genealogy.  He is also involved in the use of DNA for [...]

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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.



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