Announcement – JGS of Conejo Valley and Ventura County

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County* (JGSCV) (*and surrounding areas) will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored with and located at  Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, March 3, 2013 1:30 p.m-3:30 p.m.  2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

The Program: Researching Your Jewish Family Roots in Canada

Were your ancestors Canadian immigrants? Did your family immigrate to the US and later decide to settle in Canada? Did your family migrate to the US via a Canadian port? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this program is for you. The speaker will discuss the major sources of Canadian genealogical records and will cover ship manifests, naturalization records, the Canadian census and census substitutes, city directories, voter registration records, 1940 residence records, Jewish sources, vital records and more, using her own research as an example. The focus of the program is on the major years of Jewish immigration to Canada after 1880. The talk will concentrate on the ever-expanding digital resources available to Canadian researchers, and the challenges of Canadian research.

Speaker: Marion Werle, is a board member of JGSCV. Her grandparents, from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, all settled in Canada after a brief stay in the US, in most cases to join extended family members already there. She has been researching her family’s history in both the Old Country and Canada for over 17 years. She has discovered Canadian resources revealing data about family members who lived in both the Prairie Provinces and Montreal.

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.  Anyone may join JGSCV.
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