JGSGW Genealogy Library

We now have access to the Ancestry.com World Edition through our library. Access is available during normal library hours.


The JGSGW genealogy library is located at the B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852. It is co-located with the Chod Media Center on the second floor.

Directions to B'nai Israel Congregation



The library listings are current as of June 24, 2014. They are available in two forms, Excel spreadsheets and HTML tables.  Additionally, a PDF file of the entire library collection is available.

   Entire Library listing Excel HTML PDF
   3-ring binders Excel HTML
   Books  Excel HTML
   CDs/DVDs Excel HTML
   Fiche Excel HTML
   Maps Excel HTML
   Periodicals (magazines
  and newsletters)
Excel HTML

Library Hours

The library will be open Wednesdays beginning in September from 11 AM - 2:30 PM by appointment and on Sunday, Oct 4 from 10 AM - noon. Will also be open Sunday Nov. 8 from 10 AM - noon prior to the JGSGW meeting.  We are open 3 PM - 4:30 PM after most JGSGW meetings at B'nai Israel. We are closed Jewish and Federal holidays.

The Library is non-circulating for reference only and is open to members of JGSGW and B'nai Israel (with a B'nai Israel library card).

Included in the collection are about 300 recorded lectures on subjects of particular interest to Jewish genealogists. Most of the lectures are about one-hour in length and may be listened to at one of the 12 workstations located in the Chod Media Center.

Special appointments may be possible to arrange; to request an appointment, contact the

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