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The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS) was founded in New York in 1977, becoming the first of what are now over 80 such societies worldwide. In the years since its founding, the JGS membership has grown to more than 1,000, with members from both the New York metropolitan area as well as elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The JGS presents innovative programming and seminars over the years, including monthly meetings with guest lecturers from a variety of disciplines; field trips to cemeteries, libraries and archives and workshops.

Our website contains information available no where else on the web. Notable among them are the indexing of the Brooklyn Naturalization records, the cemetery burial society database, and the New York Landsmanshaftn database.  In addition, members receive special access to databases at Jewishdata.org and discounts at "Friends of Jewish Genealogical Society."