Calender of Events

Friday, November 11, 2016

SDJGS Hanukkah Party!

SDJGS Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 4th, 1:00 p.m.
JCC Senior Activity Room
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla

Please join us for a Hanukkah afternoon celebration of food,
friendship and a Movie entitled 
“Living our Legacy”
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm


Please RSVP at if
you will be attending.

You may pay using your PayPal account or a credit going to our
Website or mail your check and reservation: to 
San Diego JGS
P. O. Box 927089
San Diego, CA 92192-7089

There will be a drawing for a free full year membership to the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society for all those who purchase a buffet ticket.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Genetic Genealogy Conference Comes To San Diego!

The 2016 International Genetic Genealogy Conference is coming to San Diego! i4GG was last held in Washington D.C. in 2014 and they have chosen beautiful San Diego as their next conference destination. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Mission Valley Hotel on October 22-23, 2016. They have a block of rooms set aside at a discounted rate for attendees if you are from out of town. This will be the most genetic genealogist assembled in San Diego ever! You truly don't want to miss this historic event.

Please visit the official website here for the complete info and schedule.

Friday, August 26, 2016

SAR & DAR To Speak At SDGS

San Diego Genealogical Society
Ray Raser (SAR)
Simran K. Noon (DAR)

Session 1:  What is SAR including Resources for Finding your Revolutionary War Ancestor And Requirements for Filing a SAR Application?
Session 2:  Daughters of the American Revolution –
A Great Resource in Your Revolutionary War Research
& Documentation Standards for Joining

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 a.m.
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego

The public is always welcome
There is no charge for this program
Please join us!

San Diego Genealogical Society
 Discover Your Family History

Friday, August 12, 2016

Genealogy Day 2016

The 2nd. annual San Diego Genealogy Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016. It will be held at the beautiful San Diego History Center building in Balboa Park. This year's keynote speaker will be genealogist Anne Gillespie Mitchell, better known to her readers as "Ancestry Anne". Check out her blog posts here.

 Genealogy Day is proudly sponsored by the San Diego Genealogical Society and the San Diego History Center.

 To register please click here.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Photo Detective is Coming to San Diego!

 Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, will be the speaker at the San Diego Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar on September 10th. You don't want to miss her as she is traveling all the way from the East Coast.

You can register here.

Friday, June 24, 2016

SDJGS: Jewish DNA Workshop

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Executive Drive & Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA 2nd Floor

The Society maintains an extensive library collection including maps, newsletters, and journals. Programs are open to the public and non-members are welcome.

Please join us at our next meeting:

July 10, 2016
at  1:00 PM

Jewish DNA Workshop
By working through the DNA results for various San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society members, Kitty Cooper will demonstrate how to use your DNA results to learn more about your ancestry and perhaps find a few cousins to share your interest in genealogy research.

          There may be some time at the end of the program for a few live looks. So be sure to bring your GED match kit numbers.

Kitty Munson Cooper

Kitty Munson Cooper is a well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. Her blog – - currently receives over 2000 unique visitors a day and is primarily focused on genetic genealogy.  She started doing family history and genealogy in 1997 upon meeting a 2nd cousin who was a genealogist at her aunt's funeral. Resolving not to let any more family stories die, she put together a family history website.

For more information about our society, check our website at

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Romania: At Last!!! By Sandra Seay

May 15, 2016


1:00 PM

Romania: At Last!!!


 Sandra Seay

After having her genetic DNA tested, Sandra started on a journey of family genealogy which eventually led to discovering cousins in England who shared her Romanian roots. Together, with the help of a Romanian professor, Sandra and her newly found cousins decided to visit Romania to explore the origins of their great grandparents. This presentation is the story of that journey.  

Sandra Seay was born in England of mixed religious heritage. Her gentile mother became a Jewish convert when she married her Jewish father. She has lived in New Zealand and California where she presently resides.  She has had a varied background including a career as an interior designer as one of several assistants to Donna Karen.  She began her journey as an amateur genealogist 10 years ago when she became curious about her family history. 

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
JCC Senior Activity Room
Executive Dr & Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA

 San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society

Monday, March 28, 2016

Special Visit by Mark Olsen at CVGS

Chula Vista Genealogical Society
Special Presentation

Mark Olsen
“MyHeritage – Amazing Technology Changing the World of Genealogy”

Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Chula Vista Public Library
365 F Street
Chula Vista, CA

MyHeritage has created technology that will blow off your socks! From automatic record matching to new technology not yet announced MyHeritage is on the forefront of technology. This automation and these advances in technology are helping millions connect with their past faster and more accurately than ever before.

To register visit our website:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

IGSSD January 2016 Newsletter



First I want to wish all our members a very Happy New Year that will continue through until December 31, 2016! Thank you for inviting me to be your President. I want to make this year one of fun and insight as we continue to discuss, study, research and learn about our ancestors and their country of origin. We only have six meeting throughout this year and I want to help make each meeting an enjoyable event for everyone. Our Board is working hard to find you interesting speakers and to continue our wonderful luncheons at Borrelli’s Restaurant. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics for discussion, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can always reach me by e-mail or phone – 
Paula A. Sassi 1 – 858 – 586 - 1511 or                                                               Look forward to seeing you all again soon, Paula

2016 DUES:
It is time to send in your Dues for 2016, you have until March 31 to pay or you name will be dropped from the Rooster and you will no longer receive our Newsletter or be able to attend the Meetings. Please use the attached form and send your check made out to IGSSD:   Katherina , Membership Chairperson.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE at the HOUSE of ITALY – Saturdays - Balboa Park
An eight week course starting January 30 to March 19th at 8:54 to 10:15 am 
The cost of the course is $85.00 for un-members, material fee is included. Evenings classes are also available,  for more info, visit 

Happy New Year in finding your lost ancestors and maybe a few cousins,