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From the chairman...

18th May 2021 -- UPDATE


The current pandemic continues but perhaps we begin to see light at the end of the tunnel…


Our usual calendar of physical events has been replaced by more frequent Zoom events for our Members, and these are recorded and links to the recordings stored in the Members’ area of the JGSGB website. The virtual programme has led to vibrant meetings with much larger attendances from national as well as international visitors.


Check the Current Programme to see what we are offering.


We are now planning to move to hybrid meetings where and when possible, combining the best of in-person meetings with virtual meetings. We will let you know of these plans as soon as government guidelines permit and the JGSGB Council feels it is safe to do so.


We are also looking ahead to be able to re-open our library although we have been able to provide some lookup services and make digital versions of some titles available to Members.


Do feel free to consult the document “Hints and tips for Jewish genealogy research during coronavirus restrictions” which contains links to a wide selection of databases, websites, webinars, genealogy services and activities which can still be accessed.




Leigh Dworkin


Chairman, JGSGB




18th May 2021




Please refer to the Current Programme Page for latest information. Fantastic programme available.

Sale extended on All JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Guides now £2.50 each
Other Books are also available to buy from the 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 (we are awaiting new stocks of the printed version) as a downloadable file, complete with clickable links to many, many websites.

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