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
Due to the developing situation with coronavirus, and the fact that many of our members are senior citizens,
the March and April meetings have been cancelled.
Calendar of Events
We normally meet the 4th Sunday of each month at Temple Beth Sholom
2625 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
We meet in the Community Room next to the Social Hall.
Diane Mizrachi: Genealogical Resources at the UCLA Young Research Library
Diane Mizrachi is the Judaica and Israeli Studies librarian at UCLA. Dr. Mizrachi will speak about the genealogical resources maintained and available in the UCLA Young Research Library.
Christine Cohen: Immigration Ports of Entry
Description coming soon!
No Meeting (dark)
July is the one month of the year that we always skip the meeting.
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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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