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

“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

You Can’t Find the Records – Now What?
What to do When the Records You Need Don’t Exist
Sunday January 6, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM
Marion Werle, Founding Member JGSCV

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

Real-World Examples of Frustration with Endogamy 
Sunday March 3, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM
Lara Diamond, President, JGS Maryland and Coordinator of JewishGen’s Sub-Carpathia SIG

“Branching Out from Sepharad – Solving a Converso Mystery”
Annual Sephardic Program
Monday April 8, 2019  7:00-9:00 PM
Sarina Roffé  founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project,

Annual Yom Hashoah Program TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM
The Forgotten Ones: The Story of Yugoslav Jewry-
Covers Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews of former Yugoslavia during World War II : Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia Slovenia.
Not shown previously in the United States
(Yom Hashoah actual date May 2)

Latest New Features and Records Release by MyHeritage
Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert, MyHeritage
Sunday June 2, 2019 1:30-3:30- PM 

Genealogy in the Round
Sunday July 14, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM
Members and friends share successes, brickwalls and genealogical artifacts

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