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Upcoming Events in JGSGB

JGSGB Thirteenth Northern Annual Conference

Manchester Regional Group of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Celebrating 13 YEARS of hosting the Northern Annual Conference

SUNDAY 10 May, 2015 - All day



Audrey Collins – Census records info including versions in Yiddish/Hebrew

Joel Levy – My Family Treasure: gems from newspapers & other sources

Maurice Gleeson - How to use DNA testing to help your genealogical research

Leigh Dworkin – “Finding Bubba’s Sister” – how American Genealogy can help you break down your Polish brick walls

Errol Gross – The Refugee Boy and the “Stolperstein” – a query resolved

Galina Baranova – Lithuanian State Archives – Jewish records

Download the Full Programme and Application Form - Here

March and April 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:

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 7.30 p.m to 10.00 p.m. Chilterns & Home Counties Regional Group, Northwood and Pinner Synagogue - Dave Annal, Lifelines Research: "Brick Walls and Lost Ancestors: Problem Solving for Family Historians"

Sunday 22 March 2015, 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. JGSGB Members Social Meeting (JGSGB Members only), 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU, Speaker Chris Pyke on "Pyke the Abysinnian Gold King and Beyond - The history of the Pyke Family Tree"

Sunday 29 March 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU

Sunday 29 March 2015, 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Genealogy Workshop, London Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street London NW1 7NB - Contact David Roth to book a seat and the workshop.

Wednesday 1 April 2015, 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU

Thursday 16 April to Sat 18 April JGSGB Stand at Who Do You Think You Are? Live! Hall 2 National Exhibition Centre - Come and visit the stand and get your questions about Jewish genealogy answered.

Sunday 26 April 2015, 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Anglo-Jewish SIG - "What's in the Library?" A talk about the extensive resources available for researching UK Jewish genealogy in the JGSGB Library - 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU.

Sunday 26 April 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU.

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.

Take a Look at Previous Events Here





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! 

LATEST NEWS - 23 February 2015

The Conference Organisers are making fortnightly drawings of prizes for those registering early - The first draw was made on 15 February and the lucky winner of two free hotel nights was a member of JGSGB! Get registered now to have a chance of winning valuable prizes.


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 20 February 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