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.
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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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.

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1614, Rockville MD 20849-1614

February 5
The Magic Shop: My Grandfather’s Metaphysical Pursuits in 1930’s Austria
After World War I, Helen Goldsmith’s Turkish-Jewish grandfather became fascinated by metaphysics and hand reading. In the 1930s, he set up an ...
February 26
Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy
Outreach program live at B'nai Israel Congregation. Save the date. More information to be provided.
March 12
Best Strategies for City, County and Business Directories
Many researchers miss clues and pieces of information that could allow them to discover family members and their relationship to ...