renewal invoices for existing members were mailed in July. Dues may now
be paid online, via PayPal; click
here. Alternatively, checks may be mailed to our P.O. Box.
Non-members wishing to join should go to our
membership page and may pay via PayPal or check.
Non-members/visitors are welcome to
attend programs and we hope that you will join the society to receive
all of the other benefits of membership.
- Attend 8-10 monthly meetings in locations throughout the metro area
(VA, MD and D.C.)
- Participation in JGSGW workshops, including FREE
Beginner's Workshops held twice annually.
- Members receive a copy of the “JGSGW Membership Directory & Family
- Members-only use of the JGSGW genealogy library.
- Members receive the JGSGW journal “Mishpacha” four times a year.
- Discounts on JGSGW publications.
- Participation in JGSGW trips, tours, and special events.
Meetings are held monthly in locations throughout the area (VA, MD and
Guest Attendance Policy: As of January 1, 2014, a
non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied
toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the
same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring
personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability
may bring someone to assist them free of charge.
The JGSGW Library will be open by appointment, beginning
September 10, 2014. The Library is located in the Chod Media Center,
B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville.
has announced a Virtual Genealogy Fair, to be held October
28-30, 2014. Click
(The picture is last year's
JGSGW members at
IAJGS-2014 Conference, Salt Lake City
(click picture for larger version)
See us on
Robin Meltzer, VP of
Communications, has written an article on Sid Caesar and the
name change at Ellis Island - that never happened. Read it
The regional conferences page
was updated with dates for conferences in Spring 2013. These conferences are annual
events, and future conferences are usually held in the same general
Many back issues of Mishpacha, our quarterly newsletter, are now
available online. See the Mishpacha page
for more information.
If you are
interested in joining our dynamic team of board members, e-mail
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Society of Greater Washington, Inc.