November 7 Meeting of JGSCV "How To Begin Your Genealogy"

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will be meeting on Monday, November 7, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Note: different time and day of week

The Topic: How to Begin Your Genealogy

Have you been wondering how to begin your genealogy? Have you been working on your genealogy for a while and need some ideas of where to focus next? Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned genealogist there is something for everyone to learn in this program covering family documents, time lines, census records, immigration and naturalization records, family photos, interviewing techniques, newspaper research.and more!

The International Jewish Genealogy month is celebrated on the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. For 2011, the exact dates are from Oct 29 to Nov 26. International Jewish Genealogy Month is an opportunity to encourage Jewish genealogy. What better way for JGSCV to celebrate this occasion than to offer a program on how to begin your genealogy!

Speaker: Jan Meisels Allen, president and founding member of JGSCV. Jan is vice president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and has served on the IAJGS Board of Directors since 2004, is chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee (PRAMC) and represents the IAJGS as a managing member on the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC). She has been researching her Polish, Hungarian and Galician roots for over 13 years. She has spoken at a number of organizations on Jewish genealogy, including at a number of IAJGS International conferences.

Our Schmoozing corner, which starts 15 minutes before the meeting begins will be facilitated by Warren Blatt, Managing Director, JewishGen and a founding member and board member of JGSCV This permits attendees to ask questions on brick walls and get directions on how to do their research.

Our traveling library will have categories A and B books. The books are available starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program. To see which books are coming to the meeting, please see our website under traveling library.

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. ( There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend.

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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