JGSGB - discuss



One of the major benefits of being a JGSGB member is being able to collaborate with other members, share tips and resources, and learn from each other’s knowledge and experience.


The group is for members only. New members will receive an invitation to join. The platform (groups.io) is hosted by JewishGen, so if you already use the JewishGen discussion group, it will be familiar to you.


Posts should relate to Jewish genealogy. The group is moderated to ensure civility, and that posts are appropriate for the purposes of the JGSGB. 


Please familiarise yourself with the guidelines before posting or replying to your first message. 


Moderators will not edit the text of your postings. Any typos or grammatical issues or misspelled words are the responsibility of the sender.


In order to avoid your message being rejected, please check the following points carefully:


  • Make sure your subject line is descriptive and helpful to readers.

  • Please put surnames you are researching in capital letters but other words should not be in capital letters.

  • Use one or two hashtags from the authorised list to indicate the subject and place.

  • Sign your post with your first and last name.

  • Think about whether your reply needs to go to the whole group or just the original poster.

By joining this group, you will also be subscribed to the JewishGen discussion group which has 20,000 members, and we would encourage you to make use of this excellent resource as well, but you can opt out if you prefer. (To opt out, click on “Your Groups” in the blue bar at the top of the groups.io screen, choose “JewishGen.org Discussion Group”, and then select Subscription from the left-hand menu, and set your Email Delivery to “No Email”).


To set or change your password, click on your name at the top right of your screen and select Account.


You can choose whether you would like to receive messages as they come, or batched into a daily digest. The guidelines explain how to change your subscription.


If you have any questions or would like help with your first messages, please contact moderator@jgsgb.org.uk