The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) is devoted to developing, preserving, and distributing Jewish genealogical knowledge and materials to others who may be searching their Jewish roots. We use print and electronic resources, as well as our ties with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). One of JGSO's aims is to share resources, techniques, and data for researching family histories, both locally and worldwide, with other individuals and genealogical organizations. Click here to read the JGSO Bylaws.
JGSO maintains an e-mail distribution list to which we post meeting notices, notices about JGSO activities, and other information of interest to Jewish genealogy researchers. Send a message to JGSOregon@gmail.com for a free subscription to the distribution list.
JGSO maintains a library at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, Oregon 97201. The holdings include 128 Yizkor books, more than fifty basic works about finding Jewish ancestors, newsletters from around the world, microfiche data published by Avotaynu, The International Journal of Jewish Genealogy, and back issues of Avotaynu. Access to the Library's resources is free to all.
The JGSO Board is elected by the membership each year.
Janice M. Sellers, President, Programs
Eva Garland, Vice President, Membership
Barry Kast, Treasurer
Linda Wolfe Kelley, Secretary
Julie Welch, Member at Large, Webmaster
Rochelle Silver, Member at Large
Steven Katz, Member at Large
For additional information, e-mail JGSOregon@gmail.com or write to Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280.
To become a member or find out more about membership, go to our membership page.