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

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

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Program: US and Canadian Census Records
What years are available? How to locate records. How to use census records for genealogy research. – Eliezer Froehlich

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Multi Part Program
1.How to use Family Search. How to access ships manifests – 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.

April – JRI Poland
Program: 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. – Hap Ponedel and Reeva Kimble

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Program: Jews of Regensburg
The Jewish Community of Regensburg, Germany: A Thousand Years of History. – Pam Endzweig

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 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? – Eliezer Froehlich

All meetings are held at:
Temple Beth Israel
1175 E. 29th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
Email for more information about JGSWVO
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Mail membership renewals to: Dave Jacobson, PO Box 71681, Springfield OR 97475


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. More information...

Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

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
Information: 503.226.3600

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