Next Meeting - September 4th, 2018 at Temple Sholom

Progress and Challenges

On our first meeting of the 2018/2019 season we will have an open discussion of genealogical research progress and challenges. Please come and please be prepared to discuss one or more research achievements or problems you have run into.

Please note that our October meeting will be on a different date: Tuesday, October 9. This is to accommodate our speaker Avraham Groll for his presentation “Jewish Migration Patterns”. Avraham is director of JewishGen.

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