Category Archives: California Events

Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical Research

Sunday, March 13, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m. Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco 94115 (parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html) Tired of being told by state archives or libraries that the records you want are inaccessible?  Reclaim the Records is … 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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USCIS Historian Will Speak about Immigration Records in Oakland in October

The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society is pleased to announce it has scheduled a presentation by Zack Wilske, Historian with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The topic will be “Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th-century Immigrant Lives.” Zack … Continue reading

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“We Are All Californians” Family History Day at the California Museum

The California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA) has been invited to participate in the “We Are All Californians” Family History Day, to be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the California Museum in Sacramento. Admission and … Continue reading

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