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Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal

Founded 1995

A member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

About Us

We are a group of volunteers, promoting Jewish genealogical research by creating and sharing resources.

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Meetings

Meetings are held in association with the Jewish Public Library. Guests are welcome at all meetings. Most meetings are held in the Federation CJA Building which also houses the Jewish Public Library, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and the Gelber Conference Centre.

Please see our meeting schedule and location details.

Dating back to 1994, we have a Meeting Archive of over 150 presentations.

Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops

Our free Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops, held in conjunction with the Jewish Public Library of Montreal, provide society members and the general public with one-on-one research help. Experts answer research questions and do live searching of databases, both online and some exclusive to the Society. Workshops are normally held on the first Sunday of each month from October to June (except when conflicting with Jewish holy days) from 10 am to noon at the Jewish Public Library.

Please see our workshop schedule and location details.

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JGS of Montreal Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop

Research

If you are new to genealogical research, attending one of our Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops is a good way to get started. Or, you could check out our Workshop Handout, which will highlight some popular resources.

Many of the research resources used in our workshops have been incorporated into the JGS-Montreal Genealogy Dashboard to allow you to search dozens of resources from one screen. You can start here:

Until we update the research section, you can refer to the well-used content on Genealogical Research.

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