Monday, February 6, 2012

JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County February 12 Assisted Research Afternoon

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will be meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:00-5:00 pm at the Los Angeles Family History Library 10741 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles (on grounds of the LDS Temple ). Parking is free.

Note: This special program is open only to current (2012) dues paid members of JGSCV. Anyone may join or renew their JGSCV membership at door. Single membership $25.00; family $30.00 (two people residing in the same household).

Program: Assisted Research Afternoon at the L.A. Family History
Library (LAFHL)

Experienced JGSCV members and Family History Library volunteers will be available to help members get the most out of the L.A. Family History Library's resources, including computer assistance with many popular genealogical databases including Ancestry.com (full access), Fold3.com, Heritage Quest, World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library on-line resources and more! The LAFHL has 86 computers (PCs not MACs)allowing more people to use them simultaneously. There are the Jewish microfilms of Eastern Europe and a selection of others, and maps and gazetteers. Bring your research documents with you and bring a flash drive if you want to download electronic images of online images. Hard copying is also available.
Our sister JGS, JGSLA's library is available for research at the LAFHL.

Barbara Algaze, volunteer at the LAFHL, and librarian for the JGSLA, will give an introduction to the resources at the L.A. Family History Library starting at 1:30 p.m.

Remember to bring some small bills and coins in case you wish to make copies of anything off the computers, books, journals or microfilms. We will have very limited cash on hand to make change.

Directions:
The LAFHL is located at: 10741 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles on the grounds of the LDS (Mormon) Temple. From the 405 freeway get off at Santa Monica Blvd. and go east to Manning Ave. Turn north on Manning Ave, make the first left into the LDS Temple compound, proceed right until reaching the Visitor's Center then, park along the fence. The entrance to the LAFHL is on the right (east) side of the Visitor's Center. The library is on the lower floor of the FHL-there are stairs and an elevator from the first floor.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information on JGSCV and the meeting, see our website www.jgscv.org

Looking forward to seeing you at the research afternoon.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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