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
February 9, 2020 (Sunday) - 1:00 PM
Linda Slate will explain additional features of Gedmatch, an open data personal genomics database and genealogy website. GEDmatch users can upload their autosomal DNA test data from commercial DNA companies to identify potential relatives who had also uploaded their profiles. Names of participants could be hidden by the use of aliases, but each account had to have an email address attached to it. Tools available on the GEDmatch site included sorting results by the closest matches to a user’s autosomal DNA, whether one’s matches match each other, genetic distance calculator, estimated number of generations to a common ancestor, whether one’s parents are related, and ethnicity calculator.
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