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
at Temple Beth Shalom, 2625 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Meetings are from 1:30 to 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.
Sunday, June 24
Christa Cowan presents:
Researching Jewish Records on Ancestry.com
1:30 pm at Temple Beth Shalom, 2625 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
We're going high-tech for this "telepresence" presentation from Crista Cowan. Crista will be live on our projector screen, and we will have a live 2-way audio connection with her.
We will not be meeting in July
Check back later for more updates.
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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