Category Archives: California Events

“Family Ties: From Past to Present” Genealogy Workshop, June 25–26, 2016

The Chinese American Museum will host “Family Ties: From Past to Present” Genealogy Workshop at California State University at Los Angeles on June 25 and 26, 2016.   Family Ties is a two-day symposium and workshop focusing on educating individuals on … Continue reading

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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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