Monday, 3 September 2012

Jewish ancestry talk in Birmingham

From the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (

In Search of Jewish Ancestry
A talk by Anthony Joseph, President, JGSGB

Anthony Joseph, President of the JGSGB (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain) will address members of the Society’s Midlands Regional Group on Sunday 9th September from 3.00pm. The venue is the Council Chamber of Birmingham’s Progressive Synagogue at 1 Roseland Way, B15 1HD, where Anthony will give an account of his personal odyssey over 65 years in pursuit of his own particular genealogy.

Anthony became seriously interested in his roots at the age of ten – at least 40 years earlier than most people – and has noted the changes in research techniques since then, particularly with the advent of the Internet (Internet sources will also form part of the tutorial following Anthony’s talk, ending around 5.00pm, so bring your questions). He discovered fairly early in his research that his Anglo-Jewish roots extended back some three hundred years, almost to the Resettlement in the UK (usually taken as 1656) providing a wealth of material to investigate. His journey started in London, taking in ancestral forays into Lincoln and the West of England (Devon and Cornwall) before ending in Birmingham; with many diversions world-wide (especially the Antipodes and Israel) along the way.

All-comers are welcomed, with members of JGSGB admitted free. Non-members pay a modest charge of £3.00. For further information, or to book your place, email David Harrison at The venue has disabled access.

(With thanks to James Taylor)


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