Next Meeting - Tuesday, Nov 5th, 2019 - 7:30pm at Temple Sholom

New and updated websites
There are many new and updated websites (a few are shown in the image) that are now available to search and which provide new insights into our ancestor's past. In this meeting we will visit a broad sampling of these websites to show the results that can be obtained. You are invited to bring the URL of any new or updated websites that you use and would be of interest to the group.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society will take place at Temple Sholom, Dec 5th 2019 at 7:30 pm. After presentation of the annual reports four directors will be elected for the two year period 2020-2021.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of British Columbia (JGSBC), a non-profit organization, brings together people who are interested in pursuing their Jewish ancestry or family history. Together with the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC we try to restore the history and family links that time has erased.

While there are many resources available on the internet, their use does require some skill and training. Many traps await the unwary: name changes, spelling errors, the same name for two different people, the many vagaries of census takers, clerks and other takers of record. The difficult task of digitizing the records has led to other errors creeping in. We will help you to avoid those pitfalls and develop an accurate and descriptive family tree. If you are interested in joining us, you can pay for a yearly membership here. Any questions? – send us an email.

This site also has links to resources (including Jewish newspaper archives) that we have found useful in our research.

JGSBC is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies