The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington was founded in 1980 to collect, preserve, and disseminate Jewish genealogical knowledge and information.

The Society seeks to attain its objectives by:
  •  Promoting genealogical research.
  •  Providing instruction in the use of research methodology and adherence to standards of accuracy.
  •  Fostering careful documentation and promoting scholarly genealogical writing and publication.
  •  Promoting the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources.
  •  Instructing and educating its members and the general public.

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Membership in the society is open to anyone who is interested in supporting its goals.
  •  Yearly dues are $30 for an individual member and $45 for a family; three-year memberships are available for $80 and $120 respectively.
  •  A Patron membership (individual or family) is available for an annual contribution of $100; Patrons are recognized in the Mishpacha newsletter.
  •  A Lifetime membership (individual or family) is available for a contribution of $500; Lifetime members are recognized in the Mishpacha newsletter.
  •  Patrons and Lifetime members are also recognized at the June Membership Appreciation Luncheon.
  • The Society is certified as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and contributions may be tax deductible according to law.

New Membership dues payment: dues may be paid online via PayPal: click here. Or, a check may be mailed to our post office box - to download the membership brochure in PDF format, describing the society and including an application form, click here.

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