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Seattle 2016 - 36th International Jewish Genealogy Conference


The 36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is now open for Registration

To register for the international conference taking place in Seattle, Washington State, USA from 7 to 12 August 2016 visit the conference website Registration page.

The conference promises to be an amazing experience, with hundreds of lectures, great speakers, experts on-hand throughout the week, entertainment, films, etc. all happening in a beautiful city and State. In addition there are opportunities to book cabins on cruises to Alaska before or after the conference to make it an amazing holiday experience as well!




The JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Guide Books published before 2016 are now being sold permanently 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 also be available on the day- see JGSGB Programme

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

February and March 2016 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 7 February Genealogy Workshop - venue London Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, London NW1 7NB – contact David Roth

Sunday 14 February, Time to be confirmed - Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP - Speaker to be announced – contact Manchester Genealogy for more details

Wednesday 17 February 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Thursday 18 February 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Education Webinar on Breaking down your Brick walls, Jeanette Rosenberg  – Open to JGSGB Members only

Sunday 21 February 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. South East Essex Group, Southend and District Reform Synagogue 851 London Road Westcliff SS0 9SZ -  A group member will talk about her recent trip to Poland to trace her Mother's family, contact Anne Marcus

Sunday 21 February 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Chilterns & Home Counties Group, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, contact Stan Rose

Sunday 28 February, Time to be confirmed - Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP – A Genealogy of the Jewish Community of Krakow 1746-1846, contact Manchester Genealogy

Sunday 28 February 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Dutch & Sephardi SIG, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU, contact Raymond Montanjees

Sunday 28 February 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

MARCH 2016

Sunday 6 March 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group – Edgware, Middlesex – contact Jeanette Rosenberg 

Sunday 13 March, 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Eastern European SIG, Workshop - 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU, contact Raymond Montanjees

Sunday 13 March 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Wednesday 16 March, Time to be confirmed - Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP – Library Research Day, contact Manchester Genealogy

Thursday 17 March 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Education Webinar on United Kingdom Research, Jeanette Rosenberg  – Open to JGSGB Members only.

Wednesday 30 March 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU – contact Library

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.


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 16 January 2016)

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