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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 14 at at South County Civic Center

11:30 am: Greater Poland/Galicia SIG with Mark Jacobson/Paul Baranik

12:30 pm: Brick Wall Session

1:00 pm: DNA: What We Can Learn to Help Us in Genealogy

Speaker: Adam Brown

Beginners Workshops

JGSPBCI will conduct special two hour Beginners Workshops for members. The next workshop will be held prior to the regular monthly meetings (9:45-11:45), on March 14th, and is 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 relatively new to genealogy and comfortable downloading files from the computer. To register for the Workshop, please click here for details and the application.

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.

Scattered Seeds

The current issue of Scattered Seeds arrived in your email before January 1, 2018. If you didn't get the email, click on the "Scattered Seeds" link (above, left) to download Vol. 25, No. 1. The issue covers January, February and March 2018. If you have an interesting genealogical story that you would like to share with our members, send it via email to before the next deadline, March 1. will contribute to JGSPBCI based on your purchases

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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 articles published to date have 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