Welcome to the Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society! The OCJGS is your resource in Orange County, California, for all things related to finding your Jewish roots.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert, you will find our monthly meetings stimulating and informative. In addition to meetings, hands-on workshops, and special events, members also have access to an excellent library of books and magazines pertinent to Jewish genealogy.
The Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
Remember the Days of Old; Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you. (Deut. 32:7)
זכר ימות עולם בינו שנות דור ודור שאל אביך ויגדך זקניך ויאמרו לך פרשת האזינו
Calendar of Events
We normally meet the 4th Sunday of each month.
Meetings are from 1:30 to 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.
Sunday, Dec. 17
Assisted research Chanukkah Party
1:30 pm at Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St, Westminster, CA 92683
Our experts, and the most extensive Jewish genealogical library in the OC, will be on hand to answer questions and assist with breaking through brick walls.
Sunday, Jan. 28
Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
with professor Joel Weintraub
1:30 pm at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Come learn the basics of tracing your Jewish ancestry. You will learn about techniques and resources that you need on your journey to your own past.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
Assisted research at the Family History Library
7:00 pm at the Huntington Beach Family History Center
8702 Atlanta Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 536-4736 (Family History Center phone number)
The Family History Library is your portal to the world's largest collection of genealogical records and resources. Library staff and our own experts will be on hand to assist your research efforts.
Assisted research at every meeting!
Need help getting started? Stuck at a brick wall? Come early (from 1:00 to 1:30) and one of our experienced genealogists will be glad to give you some one-on-one help. You can even bring your laptop or tablet.
Please contact us for an appointment.
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