Welcome to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island (JGSLI)!
JGSLI was founded in 1985 to encourage and assist the pursuit of Jewish family history. Our goal is to bring together people interested in tracing their Jewish family roots.
We are a non-profit organization, operating through member efforts. We work to educate members and the public regarding the “how to” of finding one’s roots. Please see our full listing of September 2017 - June 2018 programs here.
JGSLI INTRODUCES MEMBERS-ONLY CONTENT
Current members can now access our 2009 - 2017 LIneage newsletter issues, featured lectures and speaker handouts. Visit our members-only section to find out more.
WATCH JGSLI ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV
JGSLI's Genealogy 101 Part 2, "Researching Using Vital Records" is presented by our organization's president, Bonnie Birns, and airs on PATV Great Neck North Shore (Cablevision channel 20, Verizon channel 37) at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and 2:00 pm on Thursdays. Alternatively, tune into their live stream at those times. The program also airs throughout Long Island on Cablevision channel 20 on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
NEW BOOK - Jewish Community of Long Island, a publication in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, is available from major online booksellers and in many Long Island bookstores. For further information, click YouTube Overview to see how this book can help your genealogy research, a name-index supplement to the book, and a Press Release.
JGSLI Board Member Rhoda Miller was recently interviewed by Radio Sefarad. Listen here.