Upcoming Events in JGSGB
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
21st Annual London One-Day Conference
(L to R) Dr Sharman Kadish, Martin D Lee, Anna Haward and Pamela Weisberger.
(L to R) Martin Sugarman and Myko Clelland
Conference Sponsored by
Federation of Family History Societies
Sunday 26 October 2014 at The Jewish Museum London, Camden and sponsored by the Federation of Family History Societies: JGSGB Annual One Day Conference featuring DR SHARMAN KADISH, MARTIN SUGARMAN (JEWISH MILITARY MUSEUM), MARTIN D LEE, MYKO CLELLAND (FINDMYPAST), ANNA HAWARD (TOWER HAMLETS LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES) AND PAMELA WEISBERGER (PRESIDENT GESHER GALICIA)
As well as the 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 be run over the coming weeks:
Sunday 31 August 2014 at 33 Seymour Place: Library Open for Research 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.;
Sunday 7 September 2014 at Edgware: German Special Interest Group 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday 9 September 2014 at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Chilterns and Home Counties Group, 7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. - Dr Maurice Gleeson "How DNA can help your family tree research";
Sunday 14 September 2014 at the 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU, European Day of Jewish History & Culture, 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. - One-to-one mentoring for visitors to Seymour Place.
Sunday 21 September 2014 at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Midlands Regional Group, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. - talk by David Bishop on the Archives, Heritage and Photography area of the new Library of Birmingham;
Sunday 21 September 2014 at Balmoral Communtiy Centre, Westcliff-on-Sea, South East Essex Group 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. - a genealogical workshop;
Sunday 28 September 2014 at 33 Seymour Place Library Open for Research 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
All events are participative and offer the chance to ask the questions that you need answering. Full details of 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.
The 34th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy - Salt Lake City 2014
Hundreds of genealogists researching their Jewish ancestors gathered in Salt Lake City at the 34th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to learn more about Jewish genealogy and general genealogical techniques. You can get a flavour of what happened by reading the JGSGB Blog postings from the conference and also reading Keynote Speaker David Laskin's article in Jewish Daily Forward. Find out why, if you were not there in person, you should let the conference come to you in your own home through IAJGS Live!
Jewish Genealogy Unplugged
Live Streaming & On Demand Access
Tune In only $149 ($135 for JGSGB Members)
The annual IAJGS Conference - the premiere event of its kind - draws experts from around the world on the topic of Jewish Genealogy. There are lectures for all levels of researchers: those just beginning to research their family history to those who are advanced. Over 60 of the nearly 200 lectures were streamed over the Internet during the conference.
Don’t worry if you missed the live streamed sessions. On demand access is available for 3 months after the conference, so puchase Live! now to get the most out of it.
To see the Live! programme go to the conference website, www.iajgs2014.org, click on "Program and Schedule" (under the "PROGRAM" tab) and then enter "LIVE!" in the "Session Code" field and click "Search". Check out the more than 60 programs that will be available live and for three months after the Conference on the Internet. To register for the LIVE! go to registration.iajgs2014.org . JGSGB Members get a 10% discount on the cost of Live!
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"
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Registered Charity Number 1022738
(page updated 25 August 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