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 general public regarding the “how to” of finding one’s roots. Please refer to our Program List Sept. 2014-June 2015
45 Manetto Hill Road
SPEAKER: Janette Silverman
“Ancient Texts Lead to Genealogical Discoveries: The Lives Our Ancestors Led”
New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary is off the radar screen for many genealogists but its library is home to almost half a million volumes and its archives are a rich repository of records of Jewish communities, institutions and prominent individuals in the US and Europe. We will take a digital trip to explore some of JTS’s treasures, such as correspondence between the State Department and offices in Vienna, St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Bucharest from 1863-1906 about the legal position and persecution of Jews and materials about the French Jewish community from the 1700s until after WWII. We will also look at ketubot and mohel books and talk about the way all of these materials help in our research.
Mid-Island Y-JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
JGSLI’s Annual Family History Workshop
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!