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JGSGB 15th Northern Conference

15th Annual Northern Jewish Genealogy Conference 21st May 2017

The Manchester Regional Group of the JGSGB is holding its 15th Annual Northern Conference on Sunday, 21st May 2017 at the Greater Manchester Police Training College, Prestwich.   

The conference programme and registration form is now available to download by clicking on this link Conference Programme.  This is a full-day programme with five speakers covering a wide range of interesting topics.

Registration is now open and the Manchester Regional group look forward to welcoming you, your family and interested friends to another enjoyable day.  Ticket price is £27.50 per person and includes refreshments during the day, a  kosher buffet lunch and free, secure on-site parking.

For any more information or queries, contact  

JGSGB Moving in May 2017


JGSGB Has Moved to 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London

As of the beginning of May 2017, JGSGB and its very extensive library is now located in new premises at 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA

 The first event at our new location will be a Library session on Friday 5 May 2017.

The new premises are the home of the Society of Genealogists, who we thank greatly for their assistance in giving JGSGB a new home.

Full details of events and activities at the new location will be provided in due course. Please read this joint press release from JGSGB and the Society of Genealogists for additional information.

We look forward to seeing existing and new members at the new premises and to visitors looking for help with their Jewish genealogy.


JGSGB Library's New Home - Come and see the library in person on Friday 5 May 2017


JGSGB New Shopping Website

JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Guides and Other Books are now available to buy from the New 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 as both a printed book and as a downloadable file, complete with clickable links to many, many websites.



Upcoming Events in JGSGB

MARCH 2017 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:

MARCH 2017 

Sun 5

2 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

German SIG

Jeanette Rosenberg


Sun 12

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Anglo Jewish SIG


Bryan  Diamond:The Story behind my Decision  to write a 


Biography of the Philanthropist and Scholar, Claude Goldsmid  Montefiore

Doreen Berger

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Thur 16

7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Education Webinar

Using Directories and Maps for genealogy 

Jeanette Rosenberg


Sun 19

2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

North Herts Group

Guest Speaker:

Joel Levy - "You Say Gavenda, I Say Gavendo"

Norman King 

Welwyn Garden City Synagogue Barn Close Handside Lane Welwyn Garden City Herts AL8 6ST 

Sun 26

11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop at Jewish Museum 

David Roth 

Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, Camden, London 

Sun 26

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m

Library Session

Lydia Collins

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

APRIL 2017 

Tue 4

7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Chilterns & Home Counties Group

Topic to be announced

Stan Rose

Osorio Hall, Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue

Thur 6 to Sat 8

All Day

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Jeanette Rosenberg JGSGB Stand Manager

NEC, Birmingham

Sun 9

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m

Library Session

Lydia Collins

33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Thur 20

7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Education Webinar

Paid for Websites, Networking Lists & Forums, Blogs, Webinars & Podcasts

Jeanette Rosenberg


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.


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. Latest News: The records on JCR-UK have now been updated, and a number of corrections made, and include all burials to 24 June 2016.


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 29 March 2017)

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

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.