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Welcome to the premiere source for Jewish genealogical research and education, located in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Next meeting:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
at South County Civic Center.

Ukraine SIG begins at 11:30 am.
Brick Wall session begins at 12:30 pm.
Regular meeting starts at 1:00 pm.

Back to the Past: How to Begin Your Journey into Genealogical Research

Mona Morris

Beginners Workshops

JGSPBCI will conduct special two hour Beginners Workshops for members. The workshops will be held prior to the regular monthly meetings (9:45-11:45), on January 10th and March 14th, and limited to 15 pre-registered participants. In an intimate classroom setting, using powerpoint slides, Phyllis Kramer will cover: Organizing Your Information, Genealogy Charts, Researching Census, Vital Records and Passenger Manifests. The presentation will last about two hours and students will be given every opportunity to ask questions during the workshop and afterward. Our goal is to deliver individual attention and followup to each student through consultations and the JGSPBCI mentoring program at the library.

Requirements: Students must be relative new to genealogy and comfortable downloading files from the computer. To register for the Workshop, contact Joel at to get the application and pay the $25 fee.

Membership Directory

The 2017 membership directory has been distributed to members. If you are not listed in that directory, or if you have changes that should be reflected in the 2018 directory, please download this form.


The fourth quarter issue of Scattered Seeds arrived in your email on September 29. If you didn't get the email, click on the "Scattered Seeds" link (above, left) to download Vol. 24, No. 4. The next issue will be pulbished on January 1, 2018. The deadline for this issue is December 1, 2017. Please share your family history discoveries, reunions, brick walls and successes.

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Detailed instructions for permanently linking your account to JGSPBCI are located HERE.

Practicing Safe Computing

Hal Bookbinder, from the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (California), has written a series of short articles on "Practicing Safe Computing." The seventeen articles published to date have now been consolidated into a single PDF document with an internal index to quickly locate each article. Many genealogists may be interested in this topic; the document is accessible here.

Our mailing address is:
Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
P.O. Box 7796
Delray Beach, FL 33482-7796
(561) 450-9577