Dedicated to enhancing knowledge of those who came before us,
enabling those who follow to enjoy and learn from our discoveries

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Willamette Valley Oregon is working with YAD VASHEM, The Holocaust Martyrs’ & Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, to help identify and remember every possible victim of the Holocaust. Click here for more information.

Our meetings are open to everyone. You are welcome to ask genealogy research questions, report success stories, and show old photos, reference books and family heirlooms. JGSWVO members can borrow books and newsletters from our library and list family names and towns on our website.

May 11, 2017 - Thursday evening 7:00 p.m.
Program: Can You Help Me Find My Cousins: Understanding Autosomal DNA. Audio recording of a genealogy presentation by Mary Kosy at the 2016 International Jewish Genealogy Conference. To demonstrate how to apply the information, JGSWVO members Joan Shea and Reeva Kimble will use their autosomal DNA results to show their family relationship.

June 8, 2017 - Thursday evening 7:00 p.m.
Program: Best Genealogy Websites. Which ones are the most useful for Jewish genealogy? Which ones are helpful for genealogy in general? How do search engines work?

July date TBA - Annual Potluck. Traditional Jewish foods, Israeli foods, or your favorite potluck dinner specialty.

JGSWVO is a member of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

Email for more information about JGSWVO
—Become a JGSWVO member
Mail membership renewals to: Dave Jacobson, PO Box 71681, Springfield OR 97475

Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
Click here for information

Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe
JGSWVO member Hap Ponedel is building a website with the primary goal of gathering the widest possible variety of historical maps for Jewish genealogists and researchers interested in the Jews of Eastern Europe. Maps from libraries around the world, as well as online sources, are offered along with links to Jewish encyclopedias to create a historical atlas. Check-in periodically as maps and links are continuously added.

Jews of Eugene, Oregon,” by Robert Levinson. Dr. Levinson interviewed several people with knowledge of the early Jewish community in Eugene.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
Meets on the second Monday of each month from September through June
Most meetings are held at the LDS Factoria Building in Bellevue, 4200 124th Ave. SE
Free admission

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Meetings normally held September through June
Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland

Oregon Jewish Museum
724 NW Davis St., Portland.
For information: (503) 226-3600
Administrative offices and archives are now open (researchers can call and make appointments).
Grand Opening of the museum scheduled for June 2017

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