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
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Program: Popular Genealogy Myths introduced by Reeva Kimble
What are they? How to convince non-genealogists that these myths are not true.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Part 1 - JGSWVO member Patricia Rich-Prisbrey will tell us how a professional DNA genealogist, using many tools at her disposal, was able to gather information to find answers and attempt to solve a mystery for her client.
Part 2 - Breaking down brick walls. Bring your genealogy problems. Using tools available on the internet, JGSWVO members will try to help you find solutions.
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 1:00 p.m
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.
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