LET NO HOLOCAUST VICTIM BE FORGOTTEN
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 Web site.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • 7:00 PM at the home of Sabena Stark
Program: Film and discussion. We will see the film "Hester Street" (a 1975 film based on Abraham Cahan's 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto) and discuss our immigrant ancestors experiences in America compared to the characters in the film. Please bring a nosh to share. Election of JGSWVO Board members will take place (look for ballots via email). Dues for 2014 can be paid postage free at the meeting.
Have you made interesting discoveries? Tell us how you did it, so we can learn from your experience. Bring a family heirloom and discover its possible significance.
Sunday, January 12, 2014 • 1:00 PM at Temple Beth Israel
Program: Genealogy problem-solving session.
Sunday, February 9, 2014 • 1:00 PM at Temple Beth Israel
Program: Useful websites for Jewish genealogy
JGSWVO is a member of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
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Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
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Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe
“Jews of Eugene, Oregon,” by Robert Levinson. Dr. Levinson interviewed several people with knowledge of the early Jewish community in Eugene.
JGSWVO member Hap Ponedel created a website with the primary goal of gathering a wide variety of online map resources for the Jewish genealogist. The next step is to include clickable indexes covering the entire Jewish Pale of Settlement.
OTHER NORTHWEST JGS MEETINGS
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State • Mercer Island
Meetings are held on the second Monday, September through June, at 7 p.m. at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, unless noted otherwise.
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon • Portland
Meetings normally held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through June
7:00 p.m. • Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland
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Friday, 10:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:004:00 p.m.
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