Sunday, March 24, 2019, Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Arlene and Daniel Sachs

Evaluating Conflicting Evidence to find the Truth


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 Finder.”
  • 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 D.C.)



Note: All registrations should be sent to,
not the address specified in the meeting flyers.

Meeting Calendar 2018 - 2019

Meetings will be added as the schedule is developed.

March 24, 2019: Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria
Evaluating Conflicting Evidence to Find the Truth
     10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: Beginners & Intermediate Workshops (Click here for workshops)
     1:00 PM - Schmooze & Maven Tables
     1:30 - Program Meeting

April 14, 2019: Bender Jewish Community Center, Rockville
The Mysterious Mister Manley: How do you prove something didn't happen?
     12:00 Noon: Member Orientation to new JGSGW Website
     1:00 PM - Member Schmooze & Maven Tables
     1:30 - Program Meeting     

Click here for the remainder of the current meeting schedule.


Guest Attendance Policy: 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.


On September 10, 2017, Dr. Janette Silverman of AncestryProGrenalogists gave a presentation entitled “ Tips and Tricks from a Professional Genealogist.”  Click here for the handout containing copies of her slides for reference.

The 7th edition of Capital Collections is now available.

The JGSGW genealogy library is located at the B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852. It is co-located with the Chod Media Center on the second floor. 

 The Library is non-circulating for reference only and is open to members of JGSGW and B'nai Israel. It includes approximately 600 books, and 100 maps. A printer, copier, scanner is available. 

To request an appointment, contact the Librarian.

The library is closed on Jewish and federal holidays.  

The Donations page has been updated to include information on the IRA Charitable Rollover (Qualified Charitable Distribution).


JGSGW members at IAJGS-2014 Conference, Salt Lake City
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Many back issues of Mishpacha, our quarterly newsletter, are now available online. See the Mishpacha page for more information.

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