Joan Glanz Rimmon: Genealogy is Full of Coincidences


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Date(s) - January 28, 2024
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Joan Glanz Rimmon

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JGSLA’s next meeting– Live & Zoom

Beth Chayim Chadashim Synagogue

6090 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035 

The entrance to the synagogue is from the alley behind the building.

Ring the buzzer on the parking lot gate.*

The synagogue will be open at 1:00 p.m. 

Joan Glanz Rimmon: Genealogy is Full of Coincidences:

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Sunday, January 28, 2024   @ 1:30

Program Description

In researching her family history, Joan Glanz Rimmon discovered fascinating coincidences. For example — One of her cousins was the late Marvin Mitchelson, of Palimony fame. He was her third cousin because they shared a great-great-grandfather. She will explain how she discovered coincidences and the tools used to put the facts together. You may also find coincidences in your family history if you look for them. This program will demonstrate how coincidences add to your family’s story.


Joan Glanz Rimmon lives in Los Angeles. A widow with 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, she has been “digging up” ancestors since 1986. Her paternal grandparents came from “Russia” and were never more specific. Her maternal family came from Germany. On a cruise she and her husband befriended a couple from Los Angeles. They kept in touch. Joan joined a needlework group with her new friend. One of the other members of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework was involved in genealogy. Together they went to the Mormon Library where Joan found her great-great-grandparents and great-grandfather, 2 years old, born in America living in Frederick, MD. That was when the genealogy bug bit and it still itches!

JGSLA MEMBERS FREE – $5 FOR GUESTS, ALL ARE WELCOME, please share the ZOOM link with folks you know.

*There is ample free street parking on Sunday on surrounding streets.  Limited handicap parking is available in the rear of the synagogue.  If you need to park in the synagogue parking lot, please let us know RSVP. The entrance to the synagogue is from the alley behind the building. Ring the buzzer on the parking lot gate.