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Upcoming Events in JGSGB


As well as our Annual Conferences in London and in Manchester we run dozens of 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:

December 2014 Programme

Monday 1st December 2014 7.45 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. East of London Regional Group - Workshop with Jeanette Rosenberg - Beehive Lane Synagogue, Ilford.

Jeanette Rosenberg delivering Education Tutorials on Google for Genealogy, JGSGB Mentoring Programme and Newspapers for Genealogy.

Sunday 7th December 2014 2.00 p.m - 5.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group - Edgware

Discussion of research interests at the German SIG meeting in Edgware

Using the German Resources at the Meeting Venue

Sunday 14th December 2014 3.00 p.m - 6.00 p.m. Midlands Regional Group - Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, 1 Roseland Way Birmingham B15 1HD

Sunday 14th December 2014 3.00 p.m - 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Open - 33 Seymour Place London W1H 5AU

Wednesday 17th December 2014 10.30 p.m - 3.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Open - 33 Seymour Place London W1H 5AU

To get a flavour of what we offer see the events below that have been run over the last few weeks:

November 2014 Programme

Sunday 16th November 2014 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. - South East Essex Group: Jeanette Rosenberg on Using Newspapers for Genealogy - Balmoral Community Centre, Westcliff on Sea

Photos from the South East Essex Group Meeting

Tuesday 18th November 2014 7.30 p.m. -10 p.m. - Chilterns & Home Counties Group: Genealogical Workshop and how the speakers have helped - Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue


Recent Guest Speakers at the Chilterns & Home Counties Group - Audrey Collins, National Archives and Dr Maurice Gleeson, Family Tree DNA

Sunday 23rd November 2014 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. - Eastern European Special Interest Group - 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Round table discussion at Eastern Europe Special Interest Group Meeting Sunday 23rd November 2014 

Sunday 23rd November 2014 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. - North Herts Regional Group: Workshop with Jeanette Rosenberg - Welwyn Garden City Synagogue

Q & A Session at the North Herts Regional Group Meeting 23 November 2014

Sunday 23rd November 2014 2.00 p.m. start Manchester Regional Group - Presentation on Getting the best out of JewishGen - Meade Hill Road Synagogue

Sunday 30th November 2014 - Dutch and Sephardi Special Interest Group Meeting - Council Room at 33 Seymour Place, London W1 from 2.30 to 6.00 pm.  Speaker:  Margery Cohen “Genesis: An Indian Childhood – a beginning and an ending.” This is a very interesting and unusual subject and even if this is not your own particular field of research, please try to come along and support us. Other areas of research can be very interesting in their own right and having seen some of Margery's wonderful family photos, we highly recommend this talk. 

 Margery Cohen giving her excellent talk on the experience of Jews in India.

Discussing research issues at the Dutch & Sephardi SIG meeting

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.





From our venue at the Ramada Hotel – at the entrance to the city - you’re within easy walking distance to the Light Rail (Mount Herzl/Yad VaShem, the City Center/Old City and more), the Knesset, Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum, Hebrew University Givat Ram campus, Cinema City and other Jerusalem landmarks.

This conference will be unique. Our Shabbaton (Friday-Saturday) program prior to the conference opening will offer special insights and opportunities. Exploration Sunday will offer diverse research and touring options.

Have family in Israel?  We can help arrange your family reunion.

In addition to the event’s lectures, workshops, resource center, networking opportunities and special events - many archives and repositories holding essential genealogical records will be at the conference. Many other one-of-a-kind programs will make this conference memorable.

We hope you will take advantage of this year’s Jerusalem conference to extend your stay - giving you and your family an opportunity to tour and learn about Israel.  

We look forward to personally welcoming each of you! 


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 1 December 2014)

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