ASK THE EXPERTS Zoom program


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Date(s) - December 19, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Expert Panel

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JGSLA invites your to an ASK THE EXPERTS program

A panel of EXPERTS will answer previously submitted member questions.

Whether you are a member or not, the tips and examples may offer solutions to your genealogical research challenges.

Sunday, December 19th, 2021  Sunday, at 1:30 pm

~~  Click here to watch the recorded meeting  ~~

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Bobby Furst had been a member of JGSLA for over 20 years and has been researching her family history for 25 years.  She has visited her ancestral towns in the Ukraine and Slovakia  and done research in the archives there.  She has done research for private clients and been a mentor for JGSLA for many years.  Currently she has been helping adoptees to find their biological family using a combination of DNA and family tree research


Barbara Algaze has been researching her own German – Jewish and her husband’s Sephardic roots since 1983, when she began interviewing family members on both coasts of the US.   Since then, she has discovered (and visited) relatives in Germany, England, Netherlands, Israel, Australia, and Istanbul.  She has been a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles for many years, an active participant in Internet activities, a member of Jewish Gen’s German and Sephardic on-line special interest groups, and a volunteer at the Los Angeles Family History Library where she teaches regularly.  In addition, she has given talks at various venues in Los Angeles.  Barbara is the JGSLA Librarian and (before the lockdown) and she has taught at the OASIS program in West Los Angeles.


speaker and photographer Jan Burns

Jan Berlfein Burns began doing family history research for a school project in elementary school and has continued to research her family roots, on and off, for the past 60 years. She has been a member of JGSLA since 1998 and produced for JGSLA member Henny Moed Roth the book, Just a Jewish Girl: A Pictorial Family Album of Pre-World War II Antwerp, Belgium. She did a workshop at the 2012 IAJGS in Paris on the making of that book. Jan has published articles in Avotaynu, The Galitzianer and is the author of March of the Living ~ Our Stories, a collection of stories of twelve Holocaust survivors. She is currently working on her own memoir that will include many serendipitous tales from her adventures from a lifetime of genealogical research.








There will be no physical location so the JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will  NOT  be available for this meeting.