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, May 31 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.)
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
JGSLIers Share Their Success Stories
Michael Chaplan’s interest in genealogy blossomed when he began to work five minutes from NYC's Municipal Archives. He will discuss his use of the Archives's resources to research his early 20th century immigrant ancestors.
Marilyn Gotkin will illustrate how snail mail, Facebook, Geni, JewishGen, the kindness of strangers, and serendipity have enabled her to explore family history and connect with living relatives in the USA, Europe, and Israel.
Andy Bader too has been very successful using Facebook to locate and maintain contact with family members. He’ll tell us more about the value of that social networking site to genealogists.
Allan Mallenbaum will provide guidance on maintaining and preserving for future generations the precious family records that we find.
Sunday, June 28 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.)
Mid -Island Y -JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
“GenealogyIndexer.org : New Sources, New Ways To Search”
Logan Kleinwaks is the creator of GenealogyIndexer.org, an award-winning, free website that enables searches of historical business, address, and telephone directories (primarily from Eastern and Central Europe), Yizkor books, Polish and Russian military documents, community and personal histories, Galician secondary school reports, and more. Logan will update us on recent additions to this huge and unique collection of data, which contains millions of personal names – often with towns, street addresses, and occupations, and sometimes with vital dates or patronymics – and he will discuss new ways to search the site. He will also briefly preview a new free website offering detailed research advice based on your GEDCOM file. Coordinator of the JewishGen Dan zig/Gdansk SIG, Logan has a research background in physics and runs a literacy charity that aids refugees from Darfur .
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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