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Benefits of membership

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, Midland Group, South East Essex (Southend and Westcliff) and North Herts (Welwyn Garden City) 
  • Library
    • Over 1000 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
    • Videos of Conference presentation and SIG meetings   
  • 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 monthly meetings (where we have specialist speakers, demonstrations or members talking about their projects/research)  
  • Participation in our Online Discussion Group called jgsgb-discuss 
  • Family History workshops
  • Two annual all day conferences (One in London and the other in Manchester) 
  • Mentoring/Buddy system 
  • Genealogical Enquiries Officer
  • Education Webinars