Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.
GUEST-Only Event Registration
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JGSGW welcomes non-member guests to many of our events. All non-member guests, whether attending in-person or virtually, must register in advance. If there is a fee for the event (in-person or virtual), guests are asked to pay in advance when they register at this website. If the event is virtual, a Zoom link will be sent to registrants in advance of the event.
The charge for non-member guests for most, but not all, activities $5, as specified in JGSGW guest flyers, notifications, and on the Society's website. Online payment is made by credit card (transacted through Paypal) or directly with your Paypal account. Payments are not refundable.
1) When you click the small box to get the code so you can register, be sure to enter the code in the colored box to the right, then click the "Place Order" button.  This is required even if there is no charge for the event!
2) Next you'll see a page with CHECKOUT...Click to complete the transaction.
3) For no-cost events, you'll see a statement - "Print Form and Send Check"  IGNORE THIS, your registration is complete.
4) For most events that require a registration fee, when you get to the payment page, complete your order by clicking the yellow "Buy Now" button.  This will take you to PayPal - make sure you successfully complete the PayPal transaction!
Please ignore the directions to mail the printed form with your payment - even for no-cost events. This is not necessary since everything is completed electronically.
Upon completion of the online registration and payment process, you will be emailed confirmation of your registration. The ZOOM link and any other relevant information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the meeting.
These programs, conducted over Zoom, are free for members. Meetings like this are one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for members joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Info & Links in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.)
Consider becoming a JGSGW member for $30 a year and enjoy access to all Society program meetings, online Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and other benefits at no additional charge. Join on this website's home page by clicking on "Join JGSGW (NEW Only!!)" and become part of an active Jewish genealogy community.
Note: This registration is for non-member guests only. 
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Sun, Oct 15 - Navigating Gesher Galicia's New Website and Updated Research Projects
(Society Meeting - Zoom Only - 1:30 pm ET)
This on-line event is free for members of JGSGW. Nonmembers may register in advance (Add To Cart) to attend for a guest fee of $5.
Speaker: Shelley Pollero,
Last Updated: 20 August 2023   [Located in Category: Guest Registration (Meetings)]
Price: $5.00

NewSun, Nov 19 - No Longer a Dead-End Kid: Discovering the Ancestry of the Gorceys
( Society Meeting - This is a Hybrid Meeting!  Join us In Person or via Zoom 1:30pm Eastern Time )
This Hybrid meeting event - free for members of JGSGW. Nonmembers may register in advance (Add To Cart) to attend in-person or via Zoom for a guest fee of $5
Location: Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
Speaker:  David Kathan is a long-time genealogist and a JGSGW member, with expertise in Colonial American genealogy, Jewish genealogy, and the use of DNA in genealogy. 
Description:  The Russian Jewish ancestry of the Gorceys was a mystery to the family until recently.  Leo and Bernard Gorcey were famous movie and stage actors in the 1930-1950s and starred in the series of Dead End Kids and Bowery Boy films.  They are also close relatives to my wife.  This presentation will review the research steps and analysis required to find the original Gorcey surname and Russian town of origin.  The talk will also cover the persistence required, and the research methodologies and sources used, particularly the FAN Principle. 
Last Updated: 7 September 2023   [Located in Category: Guest Registration (Meetings)]
Price: $5.00