Author Archives: Janice Sellers

Port of Los Angeles Archives in Danger

The Port of Los Angeles created an archives program in 2010 to preserve its historic documents.  About 25,000 linear feet of archival materials have been identified, including photographs, ledgers, maps, blueprints, promotional material, and ephemera.  In early 2015, the Port … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society Presents San Francisco’s Own Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico

Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:30–3:00 p.m. Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html) A Jewish businessman originally from England and South Africa, Joshua Abraham Norton arrived in San Francisco in 1849 with … Continue reading

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2015 International Jewish Genealogy Month

Since 2007, International Jewish Genealogy Month has been supported by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (http://www.iajgs.org/). It is an opportunity for local Jewish genealogical societies to promote Jewish genealogy and research resources. International Jewish Genealogy Month falls during … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society Presents “Researching Your Litvak Roots”

Sunday, September 20, 2015 1:30–3:00 p.m. Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html) Numerous sources exist online and in various repositories for researching your Litvak heritage. Judy Baston will offer an overview … Continue reading

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Presentation on 20th-century Immigration and Naturalization Records

20th-century Immigration and Naturalization Records Speaker:  Marisa Louie Sunday, July 19, 2015 Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 Program begins 1:30 p.m. The National Archives maintains many records relating to immigration and naturalization in the 20th … Continue reading

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