The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Invites you, your family and friends to its upcoming Program.
December 3, 2017 @ 10:30 AM


brickwall 2Description:    Description: Newspapers are valuable in genealogical research because you can find information about births, marriages, deaths, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. Millions of pages of the world's newspapers are now accessible online, but there is no one place to find them all. This class provides an overview of what is available online and techniques to help improve your chances of finding information about your relatives.

Our Bio: Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Jewish, black, forensic, and newspaper research. She edits three genealogy publications and serves on the boards of San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, African American Genealogical Society of Northern California, and Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and California Genealogical Society. Before becoming a professional genealogist, she worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her web site is Ancestral Discoveries.

The program begins at 10:30 AM. 
Doors open at 10:00AM with time for conversation and sharing.
Please come early if you would like help from other genealogists.
Cost: The program is free to JGSO members. We request a $5 contribution from non-members. That fee can be applied to a membership should you decide to join JGSO at this meeting.
Location: Congregation Ahavath Achim 3225 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97239
JGSO President:
Barbara Hershey
Contact JGSO: jgsoregon@gmail.com
Website: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~orjgs/

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Membership dues may now be paid by
cash, check or PayPal.

It is time to renew your JGSO membership for 2018. Dues for the calendar year are $23 for an individual, $30 for a family. We rely on your support to sponsor these meetings. Please join or renew now!

Payment can be made via PayPal on the JGSO webpage or by cash or check mailed to:

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
P.O. Box 19736,
Portland, Oregon 97280.

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We have a new webpage full of pictures!
 Check out Pictorial Oregon Jewish History

It currently has three sections - Jewish Businesses in Oregon, Jewish Activities in Oregon and Oregon Jewish History: South Portland. More photos will be added at a later date.

You may discover some of your relatives here.  The webpage can be accessed by the above link or from any JGSO webpage by clicking on the link in the Stories sidebar.

Photos are courtesy of Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
Feel free to comment on these photos at JGSOregon@gmail.com.

(Click on each photo for a larger image)

Recent Events

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