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London Annual Conference 2016


Pictures from JGSGB 23rd Annual London One-Day Conference 

Sunday 30th October 2016


The Jewish Museum London


Buying Books at the JGSGB Sales Table

Audience Getting Ready for the Start of JGSGB London Conference 2016
Attentive Audience at JGSGB London Conference 2016 JGSGB Secretary Martin Hill does the introductions to JGSGB london Cenference 2016
Michelle Huberman talking about The French Jews in London Stuart Rosenblatt talking about The Tentacles of Irish Jewry Reach Every Corner of Great Britain


JGSGB New Shopping Website

JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Guides and Other Books are now available to buy from the New JGSGB Shopping Website.

Visit the Bookshop to order your copy of the latest edition of the JGSGB Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia & Estonia by Arlene Beare. The Guide is available as both a printed book and as a downloadable file, complete with clickable links to many, many websites.


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. Latest News: The records on JCR-UK have now been updated, and a number of corrections made, and include all burials to 24 June 2016.


Upcoming Events in JGSGB

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 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:


Sun 6

2.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Dutch & Sephardi SIG 

Raymond Montanjees 

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Sun 13

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Anglo Jewish SIG

Guest Speaker:

Henry Roche "Ignaz Mocheles from Prague"

Doreen Berger

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Tues 15

7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Chilterns & Home Counties Group

Guest Speaker:

Leigh Dworkin - "Polish Ancestral Tourism" - Wolf Hunting in Womja

Stan Rose

Northwood & Pinner   Liberal Synagogue

Thur 17

7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Education Webinar

USA Genealogy Event Postponed due to ill-health

Jeanette Rosenberg


Sun 20

Manchester Regional Group

Speaker – Dr Vivien Hacker Waine’s Talk - TBC

Manchester Genealogy

Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP

Sunday 20

1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


South East Essex Group

Genealogy Workshop

Anne Marcus

Southend and District Reform Synagogue, London Road, Westcliff

Sun 20

3.00 p.m.

South West London Group

Ena Black

Contact Ena for full details of meeting

Sun 27 

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Library Session

Lydia Collins

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU


Sun 4

2 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

German SIG

Jeanette Rosenberg


Sun 11 

2.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Eastern European SIG

Guest Speaker:

Leigh Dworkin - "Polish Ancestral Tourism" - Wolf Hunting in Womja

Raymond Montanjees

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Sun 11

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Library Session

Lydia Collins

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Thur 15

7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Education Webinar

Getting the Most out of FamilySearch

Jeanette Rosenberg


Wed   21

10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Library Session

Lydia Collins

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

Registered Charity Number 1022738
(page updated 9 November 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

Bristol Gabbai Book

A page from the Bristol Hebrew Congregation 

Gabbai Book

JGSGB has the privilege to announce the transcription of a Gabbai Book from the Bristol Hebrew Congregation dated to the mid-19th Century. More information about the book can be found under the Resource menu item Bristol Gabbai Book Information

The full transcription of the book is in the Members' Area of the website along with short biographies of prominent members of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation.