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.
JGSWVO is a member of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
HISTORY AND EDUCATION
Sunday, March 10 - 1:00 PM
Multi Part Program
1.How to use Family Search. How to access ships manifests – Presented by Hap Ponedel, Eliezer Froehlich and Michael Sussman
2.Brickwall Busters! Send in questions prior to our meeting. Our team of researchers will help you find answers to Jewish genealogy problems.
Thursday, April 11 - 7:00 PM
Program: JRI Poland
Jewish Records Indexing Poland is a project started in the early 1995 to create English indexes to Jewish records from Poland and make the indexes available online. 5.4 million records from more than 550 Polish towns are now indexed or fully extracted. Learn what records are available, how to search for your family and how to obtain a copy of individual records. – Presented by Hap Ponedel and Reeva Kimble
Wednesday, May 8 - 7:00 PM
Program: Jews of Regensburg
The Jewish Community of Regensburg, Germany: A Thousand Years of History. – Presented by Pam Endzweig
Wednesday, June 12 - 7:00 PM
Program: Cemetery and Funeral Home Records
What information can be found in the records from cemetery and funeral homes? How do we access them? – Presented by Eliezer Froehlich
July - Date & Time TBA
August - No Meeting
Take time to do genealogy research and visit relatives
September - Date & Time TBA
Program: All the features of GEDmatch.com. You can upload your DNA results from almost any testing service to GEDmatch and see a number of different comparisons of your DNA with relatives who used other tests – Presented by Linda Slade
All meetings are held at:
Temple Beth Israel
1175 E. 29th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
• 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.
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, Oregon 97209.
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, Noon-5pm; Closed Monday