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The Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Shemot is the journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. It is published three times a year and is sent free to members. We publish original articles, submitted by members or commissioned, on a variety of topics likely to be of interest to our readers. We particularly welcome personal experiences that include sources and research methodology, explanations of technological developments and innovations, articles highlighting archival material and the work carried out by volunteers to preserve our heritage, biographical or historical accounts, and practical research tips.
We also publish book reviews and letters.
If you would like to write or review for Shemot, please contact the Editor in the first instance at

The current edition (cover and content shown below). The indexes of content for previous years can be seen by clicking on them 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 20092010, 201120122013 & 2014

By joining JGSGB today you will be able to access scanned and pdf copies of each issue of Shemot from 1992 to the present day.

Cover and Content of Shemots November 2015 to December 2016