The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI) was founded in 1985 dedicated to encouraging and assisting the pursuit of Jewish family history. Our goal at JGSLI is to bring together people interested in tracing their Jewish family roots.
We are a non-profit organization, run through the efforts of our members. The society works to encourage, assist and educate members and the general public in the “how to’s” of finding one’s roots. We also collect and disseminate information on genealogical resources and techniques as well as promoting the preservation of and access to Jewish records and resources.
Contrary to popular belief, a wealth of Jewish records exist in Europe as well as the United States and Israel. While we cannot do research for you, we can provide advice and information about what sources exist and where to find them.
Meetings are held September to June, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month at rotating locations around Long Island. The varied programs include guest lectures, workshops, roundtable discussions and working sessions. There is always the opportunity to network, ask questions and learn from others. Visitors are welcome at no charge.