Benefits of membership

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Benefits of Membership include:-

  • Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings Anglo-Jewish, Sephardi & Dutch, German, Eastern Europe (including Poland, Lithuania, Romania and other Countries)
  • Region Group (RG) Meetings Chilterns Group , South West London, East of London and Essex, Leeds, Manchester, South East Essex (Southend and Westcliff), North Herts (Welwyn Garden City) and now Brighton 
  • Library
    • Over 1200 reference books:
    • Computers and a selection of genealogical CD-ROMs and other genealogical databases – IT helpers on hand to assist
    • Maps and leaflets
    • Microfilms and microfiches (including copies of many of the major Anglo-Jewish genealogy collections)
    • Research papers: Journals from other Genealogical Societies around the world
    • One of the largest collections of Yizkor (Memorial) books in the UK
    • Family trees - indexed by principal surnames 
  • 'Members Corner' on our website (for Members only)
    • Databases & Browsable Lists  (a variety of Members searchable lists)
    • Details of the various Special Interest Groups (SIG) Details of the Regional Groups (RG) more details
  • Shemot Our award winning journal published 3 times a year. Shemot contains a variety of articles of interest to genealogists, book reviews, abstracts of overseas genealogical articles, practical research tips and useful addresses 
  • Newsletter (published quarterly) giving news about the Society, forthcoming events, international genealogical affairs, computer activities, library notes, and members' letters and queries
    Members meetings (where we have specialist speakers, demonstrations or members talking about their projects/research)
  • Participation in our Online Discussion Group called jgsgb-discuss - Hear about FREE offers on major paid for genealogy sites such as Ancestry, Findmypast, Fold3, MyHeritage, etc.
  • Family History workshops
  • Two annual all day conferences (One in London and the other in Manchester) 
  • Mentoring system 
  • Genealogical Enquiries Officer
  • Education Webinars