Sunday, March 24, 2013

Local Host Society-Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada

Meet one of the members of the Local Host Societies!

The Jewish Genealogy Society Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Maida Dacher and Carole Montello. A small group of dedicated Jewish genealogist met every month to learn and share aspects of our budding hobby. Several years later the society became dormant due to lack of publicity and educational programs. In 1997 word starting getting out that a group of Jewish genealogists were reforming and JGSSN became a reality again.

In 2004 we took the big step and incorporated which made us eligible to host the 25th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in 2005. With just eighteen devoted volunteers we hosted an extremely successful conference during the hottest week of the summer.

Today we are a strong group meeting on the third Sunday of every month at the Sahara West Library. We have welcomed such internationally known speakers as Steve Morse, Crista Cowan of Kahile Mehr of the Family History Library, David Horowitz of My, Hal Bookbinder, Gary Mokotoff, Beau Sharbrough, Ron Arons, and many others.

Our meetings are open to the general public, everyone is welcome to attend!

Thanks to Betteann Myers, Local Society Publicity Chair

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