Future Meetings

JGSLA Assisted Research Day at the Family History Library

May 19, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Sandra Malek & Smadar Gilboa Ph.D.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:30 - 5:00 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? Do you want to learn more by helping others?   If you can assist other members at the computers, or have expertise in different areas of research and help out in other ways, even for an hour or two RSVP here: https://forms.gle/PKcYfRNvnu8dPRgV6 JOIN [...]

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Melvyn R. Werbach: Sons of the Lion’s Cub

June 30, 2019
1:30 pm

Speaker: Melvyn R. Werbach

Melvyn R. Werbach “Sons of the Lion’s Cub: The Horenstein Brothers and Their Fortune.” June 30th, 2019  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU Melvyn Werbach will speak about his recently published book, “Sons of the Lion’s Cub: The Horenstein Brothers and Their Fortune.” With the aid of an international group of cousins and Ukrainian archival research, he uncovered a fascinating story. In the second half of the 19th Century, two Hasidic brothers, of moderate means, amassed a huge family fortune. These brothers were celebrated in folk tales and even in a Yiddish song. Sholom Aleichem wrote a short story about [...]

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Valerie Edwards The Double Life of Szmul Jedwabinski

August 25, 2019
1:30 pm

Speaker: Valerie Edwards

Valerie Edwards “The Double Life of Szmul Jedwabinski” August 25th, 2019  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU Valery Edwards  will speak about “The Double Life of Szmul Jedwabinski”, an intriguing family detective story. There was a legend in the family that grandfather Samuel Edwin of Chicago had a second family in New York. Using DNA matching, interviews with family members, life events and movements from Poland to New York to Chicago, and archival records in Poland and the United States, Valerie Edwards investigated whether Samuel Edwin, Samuel Edwards and Szmul Jedwabinski were in fact the same person with two different [...]

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