Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.


Are you looking for a local Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC network of experts and enthusiasts to help you research Jewish family history from anywhere in the world? We’re here to help by providing programs, support, and guidance to find and use resources located in the greater Capitol Region and elsewhere. Please explore our website and contact us with any questions you have.
Take a look at the Links of Interest and Local Genealogy Resources pages, where you’ll find useful information for all levels of research, and check out our fantastic upcoming programs/events on the right side of this page. You can join JGSGW online through the link on the left side of the page. We encourage researchers, from beginner to advanced, to participate and share their knowledge.

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JGSGW’s public “face” on Facebook invites anyone to “Like” us and join in the effort to share genealogy resources, check out Society events, and connect with others interested in Jewish Genealogy.
JGSGW Members Group (see the Group link on our Public Page for access) 
Exclusively for JGSGW Members, this group is designed as a place to share information, as well as a place to post members-only content such as Mishpacha and members-only activities.
When submitting a request to join this Group, you will be asked to verify that you are a current member of JGSGW.
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READ our Mishpacha

Some back issues of Mishpacha, our quarterly newsletter, are now available online; Members have access to many more issues, also online. See the Mishpacha page for more information.

Why not JOIN US

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team of Board members or volunteering for one (or more) of the many challenging projects, e-mail JGSGW.   Not a member? Become a member - sign-up now.

JGSGW is a non-profit organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Contributions to JGSGW may be tax deductible; consult your tax advisor.

October 25
Jump-Start Your Genealogy Research: Intermediate Workshop
The presentation will be in two sections. The first, presented by Reneé Carl, JGSGW member and professional genealogist, will ...
November 22
Virtual Meeting: A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale
Lisa Cooper will discuss her book, A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale, Based on the Recollections of Pearl ...
December 13
Virtual Meeting: Post 1492 Sephardic Dispersion and a Guide to Sephardic Genealogy
This is a beginner level class in Sephardic genealogy. An overview of Sephardic Jewry and post 1492 dispersion will ...