The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is dedicated to helping people discover and research their Jewish family history. JGSGB welcomes beginners and has expert members with a broad range of skills in various research techniques.  JGSGB has an extensive collection of research materials and publishes an award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha.


All first time members can join now to enjoy a full 2017 Membership plus the fall 2016 programs and other benefits for the basic annual membership fee: 14 months for $25! MORE INFO


A Litvak Traces His Roots to Sicily and Ancient Israel Using Y-DNA and Adventures in Baghdad 2003: Discovering Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Jewish Archives. Speaker: Harold Rhode, November 13, 1:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton. All Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet. More info

Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in Eastern Europe. 10th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by Hebrew College & JGSGB, Speaker: Prof. Glenn Dynner, November 20, 3:30-5:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton. More info & register

Jewish Dress and Cultural History: What You Can Learn From Grandma’s Photos. Speaker: Eric Silverman, December 11, 1:30-3:00 pm,  Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel, Newton. More info

For information on JGSGB‘s programs and events, special interest groups, expert help, resources and membership go to

Special Interest Group members helping members.

Poland SIG Dec 13 2015

The International Jewish Genealogy Month (IJGM) honors our Jewish ancestors through the pursuit of Jewish family history research. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies urges local societies to promote Jewish genealogy and publicize their organization and its activities all over the world.

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