International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies | IAJGS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes interest in Jewish Genealogy and to help people learn how to undertake effective genealogical research. To promote access to vital and other records.


Most local and national Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs) and a number of Jewish genealogical Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and historical societies are members.

Objectives of the IAJGS

1. Collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to Jewish genealogy.
2. Assist and promote the research of Jewish family history.
3. Provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information.
4. Encourage the publication of worthy material in the field of Jewish genealogy.
5. Promote membership in member Jewish genealogical societies.
6. Act as spokesperson for Jewish genealogical societies in areas of mutual interest.
7. Provide member societies with services to help them become more effective organizations.
8. Elevate Jewish genealogy among people who are searching Jewish roots and in the academic community.
9. Promote public access to genealogically relevant records.
10. Foster creation of Jewish genealogical organizations in unserved areas, supports records access and preservation, helps family roots discovery by providing assistance with interviews and networking, DNA tests and studies, Jewish names research, local and overseas research and more.


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