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London Annual Conference 2015


Pictures from the 22nd Annual London One-Day Conference 

Sunday 1st November 2015


The Jewish Museum London


Attendees Before the Start


Laurence HarrisAudience listening intently


    Before the Conference      ---- Laurence Harris ---- The audience listening intently

Gordon BarnettGeorge Anticoni asking a questionLunchtime Mingling

     Gordon Barnett  ---- George Anticoni ----  Lunchtime Mingling

Ric Cooper and Henry Roche chatting at lunchtimeSales Desk Jeanette Rosenberg with Anne-Marie and Katherine KnightTony Abrahams on the Jewish East End

   Catching Up over Lunch ----- The JGSGB Sales Desk -----      Tony Abrahams

Panel Discussion Laurence Harris Ric Cooper Doreen Berger Jeanette Rosenberg

Panel of Experts

Laurence Harris, Ric Cooper, Doreen Berger and Jeanette Rosenberg




Massive Reductions in Price


The JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Sale has been extended to the end of 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

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

October and November 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 1 November JGSGB Annual London Conference - All Day at London Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Sunday 1 November, Time to be confirmed – Manchester Regional Group Speaker Ordsall Photographic Project as Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester M8 4LP

Sunday 8 November, time to be confirmed - South West London Group a talk by David Jacobs, Vice President JGSGB, in Richmond, Surrey

Tuesday 10 November 7.30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Chilterns & Home Counties Group a workshop and review of the year at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Northwood, HA6 3AA

Sunday 15 November 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Dutch & Sephardi SIG a talk by Martin Lee at 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Martin Lee will talk about his Mocatta  connections with the Sassoon and Gubbay families from Baghdad, plus an  intriguing story about his fascinating ancestor Rabbi "Mulla" Ibrahim Nathan of  Baghdad and the Jews of Meshed and the Mizrahi communities in the second half of  the 19th century.

Sunday 22 November 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. North Herts Group - Dr Joel Levy “My family gems from Newspapers and other sources” Welwyn Garden City Synagogue, Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6ST

Sunday 22 November 2.30 p.m. South East Essex Group Genealogy a Workshop at Balmoral Community Centre, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex


Sunday 6 December 2 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group – Venue Edgware – Contact Jeanette Rosenberg for details

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

Sunday 13 December 2.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Eastern European SIG Meeting 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - Speaker: Leigh Dworkin on "Finding Free Polish Records"

Sunday 13 December 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Midlands Regional Group – Discussion and workshop looking at Birmingham Ancestry and also Name Changes - Contact David Harrison for details of the meeting location.

Sunday 13 December, Time to be confirmed – Manchester Regional Group Library and Research Day - Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP.

Wednesday 16 December 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. 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.


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

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(page updated 26 November 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