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

April 12 (Sunday) - CANCELLED
Check your email for research options.

May 14 (Thursday) - 7:00 PM
Larry Gorchow - “How To Conduct Online Searches Effectively For Greater Results”, utilizing, Google, and Bing as the search platforms.

June 11 (Thursday) - 7:00 PM
Program TBA

July (Date TBA)
JGSWVO annual potluck

September 10 (Thursday) - 7:00 PM
“Jewish Spain: A travelog” - presented by Pam Endzweig and Karen Hamilton

All meetings are held at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
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Mail membership renewals to: Michael Sussman, 308 Hunington Ave. Eugene, OR 97405


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...

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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