Meetings are held 10 months a year, on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm or on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim (click for directions), 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Once a year we meet at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library.

Meetings are subject to change so it is best to check this website for updates.

Next Meeting

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1:00-5:00pm

Annual Assisted Research Day at the L.A. FamilySearch Library (LAFSL)

The Los Angeles FamilySearch Library (LAFSL) is located at 10741 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles, on the grounds of the LDS Temple. Parking is free.

Experienced JGSCV members and FamilySearch Library volunteers will be available to help members get the most out of the L.A. FamilySearch Library's resources, including computer assistance with many popular genealogical databases including, FindMyPast,, MyHeritage (Library edition), ProQuest Obituaries, World Vital Records, and more! The LAFSL has many computers so everyone can use them simultaneously. In addition, there are Jewish microfilms of Eastern Europe and a selection of others, including 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 LAFSL.

Barbara Algaze, JGSCV member, volunteer at the LAFSL, and librarian for the JGSLA book collection, will give a new talk: "Researching at the FamilySearch Library". The talk focuses on all the research you can do ONLY at the Family History Library -- i.e., accessing the subscription genealogical websites for free; the Jewish book collection; the microfilms we still have at the Los Angeles location; online microfilms that are only available at a FamilySearch facility computer, as well as classes and society meetings that take place at the FamilySearch Library.

This meeting is open only to current dues-paid members of JGSCV. Anyone may join at the door. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. JGSCV is open to anyone interested in researching their Jewish roots.

Handout to help you prepare: Doing Research at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library


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