JGSGB’s programs are dedicated to helping people discover and research their Jewish family history.  The speakers are all world renown researchers, historians, educators and authors who will present their discoveries about our Jewish ancestors and their lives throughout the globe including Ancient Israel,  Poland, Baghdad, Lithuania, Russia and more. 

The calendar includes educational programs about how to use archives, libraries and databases around the world to trace Jewish roots and how to do oral histories to build your family tree.  There is a beginner’s workshop on October 16, special interest groups meeting throughout the year, and an 8-week course, Introduction to Jewish Genealogical Research in Spring 2017.  Several Research Sundays provide expert individual help with translations and research strategies. 

Todd Knowles, a professional genealogist on the staff of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and creator of the Knowles Collection kicks off the year September 25.  Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. 

September 25, 1:30 pm Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch, Todd Knowles

October 16, 10 am Beginners Workshop in Jewish Genealogy, Carol Clingan and Debra Lerner

October 16, 1:30 pm The Genealogical Value of Jewish Burial Records, Nolan Altman

October 30, 9 am Workshop on Polish Records Research, Stanley Diamond

October 30, 2 pm Research Sunday

November 13, 1:30 pm Tracing Litvak Roots to Sicily and Ancient Israel Using Y-DNA. Spotlight Talk, Adventures in Baghdad 2003: Discovering Sadam Hussein’s Iraqi Jewish Archives, Harold Rhode

November 20,3:30 pm Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in Eastern Europe, Glenn Dynner

December 11, 1:30 pm Jewish Dress Over the Ages — A Cultural History, Eric Silverman.

Go to JGSGB.ORG for more information on the full calendar of programs and events, special interest groups, expert help, membership and more.