Jan Meisels Allen
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim,
on Sunday, May 3, 2015 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest
Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.
The program: You Found the Records- Now What? This is important for people
who do genealogy as not all records are accurate. for example I have 7
different birth dates spanning 15 years for my maternal grandfather-which
one is correct and why? JGSCV member Marion Werle will be giving the
This interactive presentation will focus on how to analyze the records you
find and how to make the case to prove identities, ages, residence and other
facts about your ancestors. Marion will discuss how to analyze record types
(original, derivative and authored), record information (primary, secondary
and indeterminate) and evidence (direct, indirect and negative), and how to
weight the reliability of the documents you find based on these criteria.
Together we will analyze examples of actual records and show how to ask the
right questions to help us create sound genealogical research.
Speaker: Marion Werle began her family history research over 20 years ago,
researching family >from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in both
the US and Canada. She has been on the boards of directors of JGSCV and
JGSLA, and is a past president of the Latvia SIG. After making the same
beginner's mistakes that we all do, she is now focused on applying accepted
genealogical research standards to her research. She has master's degrees in
both European History and Library Science >from UCLA.
Founding member Werner Frank will be facilitating the schmoozing corner
starting at 1:10PM. The Schmoozing Corner is available if you would like
individual insights for your genealogical pursuits >from an experienced JGSCV
member 20 minutes before each meeting.
5-minute Genealogical Hint:
What You Find in Voter Registration Records-Jan Meisels Allen
This will be our second month of experimenting with bringing a limited
number of our traveling library books-Category A only. The traveling library
comes to each of our meetings and is available starting 30 minutes before
the beginning of the meeting. A list of our permanent and traveling library
is included on our website: www.jgscv.org look under library.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. There is no
charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Dues are $25 for a
single and $30 for a family defined as two people living in the same
household. Annual dues paid now are good through December 2015. Forms are
available at the meeting, and on the JGSCV website-under Membership .
For more information, including directions, please see the JGSCV website:
Jan Meisels Allen