Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)

The purpose of this organization is to provide a society for persons interested in Jewish genealogy; to encourage interest in Jewish genealogy; to provide educational genealogical programs; to develop and execute genealogical projects; to serve as a service and support group for genealogical libraries and historical associations; and to provide a center for the exchange of surnames and genealogical material.

Mark your calendars. As soon as programs are finalized they will be added to this list, the website, and Venturing Into Our Past. Programs are subject to change – check JGSCV website

Upcoming Events

Genealogy in the Round
Sunday July 15, 2018 1:30-3:30 PM
Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall, or genealogical artifact! This is YOUR meeting—We all learn from one another—take this opportunity to share your genealogical story—success or failure, ask questions about your brick walls, and more! If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen at Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to share—depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV member or a potential member—we’d love to hear your genealogical story.

IAJGS Conference IAJGS Conference Warsaw, Poland
August 6-10, 2018 

Stories from Eastern Europe: IAJGS Warsaw
Sunday August 26, 2018 1:30-3:30 PM 
Conference Attendees Tell Their Stories of Visits to Their Ancestral Towns and More

September 2018 – No Meetings Due to Jewish Holidays

Everyday Jewish Family Life in Tsarist Russia – JGSCV Anniversary
Sunday October 7, 2018 1:30-3:30 PM
ChaeRan Freeze, Professor, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

Privacy and Genealogy: What Are the Rules 
Monday November 5, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM
E. Randol Schoenberg and Jan Meisels Allen

“What’s New at Ancestry” – Annual Membership Meeting, Chanukah Party
Sunday December 9, 2018 1:30-3:30 PM
Crista Cowan, Ancestry Corporate Genealogist,
Members who renew eligible for great gifts

Program TBA
Sunday January 6, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM

Annual Assisted Research Afternoon Los Angeles Family History Library
Sunday February 10, 2019 1:00-5:00 PM
2019 JGSCV Members—Anyone may join at the door

Program TBA
Sunday March 3, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM

Program TBA
Monday April 8, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM

Annual Yom Hashoah Program TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM
(Yom Hashoah actual date May 2)

Program TBA
Sunday June 2, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM 

Program TBA
Tentative: Sunday July 14, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM

August 2019 IAJGS Conference
July 28-August 2, 2019
Cleveland, OH No Meetings