Monday, 18 February 2013

JewishGen’s Family Finder talk

From the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (

Jeanette Rosenberg on JewishGen’s Family Finder

Jeanette Rosenberg of the JGSGB (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain) will address members of the Society’s Midlands Regional Group on Sunday 31st March 2013 from 3pm to 5pm. The venue is Birmingham’s Progressive Synagogue at 1 Roseland Way, B15 1HD where, illustrated by her own research samples, Jeanette will describe some of the key benefits of JewishGen’s Family Finder (JGFF) online database of ancestral Jewish settlement and surnames. Using the JGFF puts researchers in touch with others seeking ancestors of the same surname or town of origin. Its content being international, JGFF is of particular relevance to a genealogical community whose ancestors dispersed around the world more than most. For further information, or to book your place, email David Harrison at midlands @ or phone 0121 427 2047.

There will be an open discussion after Jeanette’s talk, when all who attend can share their research problems in a friendly manner, trading help and advice from each other and the local experts. Please bring your research notes, notepaper and pencils. Free to JGSGB members, the meeting is open to all those interested in the Jewish genealogy. Non-members pay a modest £3.00. Light refreshments will be available for a small charge.

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue has lifts to all floors and disabled access to the front door. There are disabled and other toilets on all floors except the Sanctuary and all kitchens are only used for milk foods. There is adjacent parking on the street within the Parking Meter Bays which are free on Sundays; there is also covered parking nearby at £2.20 for three hours. The nearest railway station is Birmingham, Five Ways and dozens of bus routes run along Broad Street and Islington Row.

NB: Registration for JGFF is necessary, but it’s free. JGFF is at

(With thanks to James Taylor)


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