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 refer to our Programs Sept. 2014 - June 2015 (Full Schedule)

Sunday, August 30, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.)
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
Jewish Genetic Genealogy—A Family Study
On Sunday, August 30, we’ll break from our tradition of “summers off” to take advantage of a special opportunity to hear Israel Pickholtz of Jerusalem speak about “Jewish Genetic Genealogy—A Family Study.” He’ll discuss the special challenge that centuries of marriage “within the tribe” present to Jewish genealogists using DNA testing, and he’ll describe how, despite this challenge, genetic genealogy helped clarify many relationships in his extended Pickholtz family. A blogger (http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com ) and veteran genealogist,
Israel is the author of the new book, Endogamy: One Family, One People.
Sunday, Sept. 20 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.)
Mid -Island Y -JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
“Finding Joe Seltzer"
Renee Steinig will tell the story of “Finding Joe Seltzer” – JGSLI’s successful effort to help a metal-detecting retiree in Phoenix reunite a WWII soldier’s ID bracelet with his surviving family.
Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours+ to Your Family Roots

JGSLI’s Annual Family History Workshop
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
Watch for the 2015 Workshop usually held the first Sunday in November.
Click here for the 2014 Jewish Genealogy 101 Brochure

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island!

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Free Admission to monthly meetings
  • Receive periodic Lineage Newsletter
  • Receive JGSLI Online. A Monthly digital publication with tips and links to online resources
  • Opportunity to Network with other people and experts in Jewish Genealogy
  • Advanced notice of our Family Workshop and other special events.
  • Click here for more information!

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