This is an exciting time to build your family tree, It has never been easier to solve family mysteries and find long lost cousins all around the globe.

There are many free and subscription sources for documents, maps, photos, vital records, special collections and more. DNA registries are growing. Databases and archives are continuously being updated, especially thanks to the professionals and thousands of volunteers dedicated to transcribing, translating, and indexing. Historical societies, museums and special Interest groups (SIGS) extend your reach around the world.

It can be overwhelming but expert help is available.

JGSGB’s annual eight-session course Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History begins March 1 at Hebrew College. 

Meet the faculty. JGSGB’s expert instructors and coaches  are all volunteers dedicated to helping you make significant strides in your family research.  

Lecture topics include research strategies and skills, Jewish history, geography and immigration, technology, social media, preserving family stories and more.


I found cousins I didn’t know and we now enjoy sharing family stories, documents and photos.
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Coaches provide individual hands-on help navigating online resources and genealogy programs.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston offers monthly programsspecial interest groups, individual help with research and a comprehensive beginner’s course. We have an extensive collection of research materials and publish an award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha.

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