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Massive Reductions in Price


For the months of August  & September 2015, the following Guide Books are being sold for only £3.50 (+£1.95 UK postage)

For more information & how to order please visit JGSGB Publications

If you are attending a JGSGB meeting, then the books will be available on the day- see JGSGB Programme

London Annual Conference 2015


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

22nd Annual London One-Day Conference

Sunday 1 st November 2015

10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.


The Jewish Museum London Raymond Burton House,

129-131 Albert St London NW1 7NB

The programme and registration form will be issued early in September and it is expected that tickets will be £35 for members and £40 for non-members.

An interesting and varied group of speakers is being booked so please keep the date free.


Federation Burial Records - Edmonton and Rainham

Federation New Logo August 2015 JGSGB Logo

Federation of Synagogues Burial Records on JGSGB Website

JGSGB and JCR-UK have been working with the Federation of Synagogues to make available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham cemeteries. The full details of how to access the burial records and what information they provide can now to be found by clicking HERE.


Upcoming Events in JGSGB

August and September Events and Meetings in JGSGB

As well as our Annual Conferences in London and in Manchester we run dozens of other events each year, providing members and non-members with information and the knowledge to pursue their family history research. The following events will run over the coming weeks:

Sunday 9 August 2015, 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Anglo-Jewish Special Interest Group Meeting - Dr Anthony Joseph talks about "An Anglo-Jewish Family" 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Tuesday 11 August 2015, 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. North Herts Regional Group - Michael Hoffman, former Council Member and Newsletter Editor, will lead a genealogical workshops concentrating on brick walls currently being experienced by researchers. Jeanette Rosenberg and Mark Nicholls will also be there to assist. Masorti Synagogue in St Albans (the address is Unit 9 the Dencora Centre St Albans AL1 5HN)

Wednesday 12 August 2015, 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU.

Tuesday 18 August 2015, 12.45 p.m. start. JGSGB Visit to Middle Street Synagogue, Brighton - See Latest News for more Details.

Wednesday 19 August 2015, 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU.

Sunday 23 August 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU.


Sunday 6 September 2015, 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group Meeting, Edgware, Middlesex HA8.

Sunday 6 September 2015, 2.30 p.m. Walking Tour of Jewish Birmingham: A 2.5 Mile walk around Birmingham showing the exteriors of our three diverse Synagogues plus two old ones together with the sites of two old cemeteries with several other buildings relating to Jewish life or Jewish worthies. Starting Point is: Birmingham Progressive Synagogue 1 Roseland Way Birmingham B15 1HD

Sunday 20 September 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU.


All events are participative and offer the chance to ask the questions that you need answering.  Full details and the contacts for each event are available in the JGSGB Current Programme.

There is normally as small charge for non-members for ordinary meeting, which is deductable from membership fee.  We look forward to welcoming new people to all of our open meetings.  JGSGB conferences require a registration fee for members and non-members alike.

Take a Look at Previous Events Here


Specialist and Local/Regional Groups

If you are already a member you will most likely have attended meetings of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Regional Groups (RGs) where you know they are always happy to see new faces.  These meetings are free to members with a nominal charge to visitors offset against membership if you join at the meeting.

If you are not already a member and have accessed this website then you are already displaying an interest in family history, so what are you waiting for?

At the meetings we generally have a speaker or hold one of our very popular workshops where bricks walls are often broken down.  It has been known for attendees to find others researching the same family name or ancestral town, or even for long lost cousins to be reunited.

After a recent Dutch & Sephardi SIG meeting, this is what one attendee posted on the JGSGB Facebook Group Page:

"great meeting yesterday of jsgbs- dutch and sephardi group -we shared many wonderful stories -many of which should be televised -they are so moving-it is a year since I joined society best decision ever-worth every penny and a great 2 way commitment- learn and teach-mutual help"

For further information please click on a group below or contact the SIG & Regional Group Co-ordinator.



Anglo Jewish

Dutch & Sephardi

Eastern European



Chilterns & Home Counties

East of London




North Herts

South East Essex     

South West London


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Registered Charity Number 1022738
(page updated 10 August 2015)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
- JGSGB - was founded in 1992 for beginners and experienced researchers to:

  • Help one another to learn and discover more about genealogy 
  • Encourage genealogical research
  • Promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources
  • Share information amongst members

To find out more details of what we offer click here

Full details of JGSGB's programme of events can be found here

To join JGSGB click here