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Leeds Jewish Heritage Walk

JGSGB Leeds Heritage Walk 3 July 2016 11.00 am


JGSGB Heritage Walk Sunday July 3rd 2016 - 11.00 am - Meet at the Wade Lane entrance to the Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NJ - Cost £5.00 plus donation to JGSGB.

Bristol Gabbai Book

A page from the Bristol Hebrew Congregation 

Gabbai Book

JGSGB has the privilege to announce the transcription of a Gabbai Book from the Bristol Hebrew Congregation dated to the mid-19th Century. More information about the book can be found under the Resource menu item Bristol Gabbai Book Information

The full transcription of the book is in the Members' Area of the website along with short biographies of prominent members of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation.


Seattle 2016 - 36th International Jewish Genealogy Conference


The preliminary programme is here: Preliminary ProgrammeIt has some 325 events during the week – lectures, presentations, meal events and computer workshops – nearly 250 of them hosted by a speaker or panel. Take a look and see if there are must see and must attend sessions!

The 36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is now open for Registration

To register for the international conference taking place in Seattle, Washington State, USA from 7 to 12 August 2016 visit the conference website Registration page. Want to know more about the conference? Watch this presentation!

Register early, win a prize!

In early May, the Conference organisers will conduct a drawing to award prizes to some lucky friends who signed up during early registration, scheduled through April 30,  to attend the Conference in Seattle. The earlier you register, the better! Those who do so  during January will get four entries in the drawing; registering in February will get you three. March registrants will have two entries, and those who register during the April will get one entry.  Prizes will be announced soon.

The fine print: Our end-of-month is at 11:59 p.m PST on the last calendar day.

The conference promises to be an amazing experience, with hundreds of lectures, great speakers, experts on-hand throughout the week, entertainment, films, etc. all happening in a beautiful city and State. In addition there are opportunities to book cabins on cruises to Alaska before or after the conference to make it an amazing holiday experience as well!


Federation Burial Records - Edmonton and Rainham

Federation New Logo August 2015 JGSGB Logo

Federation of Synagogues Burial Records on JGSGB Website

JGSGB and JCR-UK have been working with the Federation of Synagogues to make available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham cemeteries. The full details of how to access the burial records and what information they provide can now to be found by clicking HERE.


Upcoming Events in JGSGB

June and July 2016 Events and Meetings in JGSGB

As well as our Annual Conferences in London and in Manchester we run dozens of other events each year, providing members and non-members with information and the knowledge to pursue their family history research. The following events will run over the coming weeks:

JUNE 2016

Sunday 5 June 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group Meeting, Edgware, Middlesex - contact Jeanette Rosenberg
Thursday 16 June 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Education Webinar on "Getting the Most out of JewishGen", Jeanette Rosenberg 
Sunday 19 June p.m. 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. North Herts Regional Group, Masorti Synagogue (SAMS), 9 Dencora Estate, Campfield Road, St Albans AL1 5HN - A Genealogy Workshop with Jeanette Rosenberg JGSGB Education Officer - Contact Norman King
Tuesday 21 June, 7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m, Chilterns & Home Counties Group, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, 24, 18 Oaklands Gate, Northwood, Greater London HA6 3AA, Martin Sugarman  on 'The March of the Jewish Legion through Whitechapel' - contact Stan Rose
Sunday 26 June, 2.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m., Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP - WHAT'S IN A NAME - contact Manchester Genealogy
Sunday 26 June 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Eastern Europe Special Interest Group – 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU – contact Raymond Montanjees
Sunday 26 June 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library

JULY 2016

Tuesday 12 July time to be confirmed.  Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP - Library Day Research - contact Manchester Genealogy

Wednesday 13 July 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library 

Wednesday 20 July 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library

Thursday 21 July 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Education Webinar on "Family Tree Programmes and Recording Data", Jeanette Rosenberg 

Sunday 31 July 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library

Sunday 31 July 2.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Dutch & Sephardi SIG Meeting, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Raymond Montanjees

All events are participative and offer the chance to ask the questions that you need answering.  Full details and the contacts for each event are available in the JGSGB Current Programme.

There is normally as small charge for non-members for ordinary meeting, which is deductable from membership fee.  We look forward to welcoming new people to all of our open meetings.  JGSGB conferences require a registration fee for members and non-members alike.


Specialist and Local/Regional Groups

If you are already a member you will most likely have attended meetings of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Regional Groups (RGs) where you know they are always happy to see new faces.  These meetings are free to members with a nominal charge to visitors offset against membership if you join at the meeting.

If you are not already a member and have accessed this website then you are already displaying an interest in family history, so what are you waiting for?

At the meetings we generally have a speaker or hold one of our very popular workshops where bricks walls are often broken down.  It has been known for attendees to find others researching the same family name or ancestral town, or even for long lost cousins to be reunited.

After a recent Dutch & Sephardi SIG meeting, this is what one attendee posted on the JGSGB Facebook Group Page:

"great meeting yesterday of jsgbs- dutch and sephardi group -we shared many wonderful stories -many of which should be televised -they are so moving-it is a year since I joined society best decision ever-worth every penny and a great 2 way commitment- learn and teach-mutual help"

For further information please click on a group below or contact the SIG & Regional Group Co-ordinator.



Anglo Jewish

Dutch & Sephardi

Eastern European



Chilterns & Home Counties

East of London




North Herts

South East Essex     

South West London


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Registered Charity Number 1022738
(page updated 17 May 2016)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
- JGSGB - was founded in 1992 for beginners and experienced researchers to:

  • Help one another to learn and discover more about genealogy 
  • Encourage genealogical research
  • Promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources
  • Share information amongst members

To find out more details of what we offer click here

Full details of JGSGB's programme of events can be found here

To join JGSGB click here