20/03/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain to move to a new home

13085414-efbc-495a-808e-3a9194f0a141

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) has announced that it is to move from its current premises to a new London home. JGSGB has reached agreement with the Society of Genealogists for its library to have a new home in their premises, at Charterhouse Buildings in London.

The JGSGB Library will remain a separate entity and will have its own space in the building. The Library will continue to be staffed by volunteers from the JGSGB and will continue to open to both JGSGB members and visitors.

Join the Family Tree community  
Follow us on facebook
Follow us on twitter
Sign up for our free e-newsletter
Discover Family Tree magazine

The JGSCB, which was founded in 1992, is an entirely secular organisation - a society for Jewish genealogy, not a Jewish society for genealogy.  It organises conferences, seminars and workshops; provides email and social media discussion forums; promotes distance learning; publishes an award-winning journal and a members’ newsletter; commissions and publishes genealogical guidebooks; and provides a general enquiries service. Its activities and facilities, are open to the general public (except where noted) as well as to members.

The society's unique library

The JGSGB Library is a small specalist library, unique in the UK, which concentrates specifically on Jewish genealogy with the emphasis on resources to help those tracing Jewish ancestry. The library contains more than 1,000 books and other items such as journals, pedigrees and manuscripts.

A 'wonderful development'

Leigh Dworkin, Chairman of the JGSGB, said of the move to SOG: 'This is a wonderful development for the Society and will guarantee the long-term future of our Library and its independence. We hope also that working more closely with the Society of Genealogists will bring benefits to the members of both Societies as our work is complementary.'

June Perrin, Chief Executive of SoG added: 'We are delighted to host the JGSB whose library and collections will greatly complement our own Jewish holdings. Together both Societies will provide an exciting resource for the genealogical community.'

For more on the JGSCB visit their website.

Visit the Society of Genealogists at: 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA; tel: 0207 521 8799; website.

The London Family Search Centre microfilm collection is also moving to SOG. Find out more.

Back to News

20/03/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Society of Genealogists supports Family Tree Live

The team behind the new family history show Family Tree Live are delighted to announce the Society of ...


AGRA recognition for Pharos family history course

The joint Pharos Tutors and Society of Genealogists Family History Skills & Strategies (Advanced) Distance ...


Battle-damaged jacket was from Waterloo, expert analysis reveals - video report

The authenticity of a jacket worn by a British Army officer at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 has been ...


Historic boats star in Traditional Boat Festival 2018 at Henley on Thames

A survivor from the Great War and a colourful but unhurried Royal spectacle will line up with a World beater ...


Other News

Become an archaeologist at interactive London exhibition

In a nod to Islington’s real and mythical past, American artist Goode will create a lost world at James ...


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty List added to UNESCO Memory of the World Register

To mark International Archives Day on 9 June, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and UNESCO ...


Represent! Voices 100 years on

The People’s History Museum has opened its exhibition Represent! Voices 100 Years On by recreating a defining ...


July issue Subscriber Club Offers

Find out what's on offer for Family Tree subscribers in this month's subscriber club deals. ...