JGSGB Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Our society  has created local Special Interest Groups (SIG) similar to the international SIGs hosted on the JewishGen website. The goal is to help members of our society, who are interested in a particular region or topic, advance their research by exchanging information and sharing resources.

JGSGB SIGs
JGSGB Special Interest Group

SIG meetings are usually part of our monthly Sunday-afternoon programs. Our email announcements of upcoming programs provide details on exactly when each SIG will meet. You may contact the coordinator of a SIG in which you are interested to ask to be added to that SIG’s email list for notifications. Their contact information is listed below. For more details about an individual SIG, please click on the name of the SIG.

Belarus SIG

The Belarus Special Interest Group (SIG) is comprised of JGSGB members who wish to explore their Jewish roots in the current country of Belarus. Our objective is to enhance the research capabilities of our members by examining topics of interest in depth, providing assistance to each other, and identifying and utilizing reference sources to the fullest. If you are interested in joining the local JGSGB Belarus SIG, please contact belarus @ jgsgb.org.

Bessarabia SIG

This SIG is for members of JGSGB with Jewish roots in the region historically known as Bessarabia, an area now comprising the Republic of Moldova (including Transnistria) plus parts of Ukraine. If you are interested in joining the local JGSGB Bessarabia SIG, please contact bessarabia @ jgsgb.org .

Litvak-Baltic SIG

The Litvak-Baltic SIG is for members of the JGSGB with roots in present day Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. If you are interested in joining the local JGSGB Litvak-Baltic SIG, please contact baltic @ jgsgb.org.

Poland SIG

This group is for members of JGSGB who wish to explore their Jewish roots in the region of modern day Poland. If you are interested in joining the local Poland JGSGB SIG, please please e-mail Poland @ jgsgb.org.

Ukraine SIG

This group is for members of the JGSGB with interests in the lands that were included in these nine Russian Empire gubernii (provinces): Volhynia (Volyn), Kiev, Chernigov, Poltava, Podolia, Kharkov, Kherson (contains Odessa), Yekaterinoslav and  Taurida (Crimea). If you are interested in joining the local JGSGB Ukraine SIG, please contact ukraine @ jgsgb.org


If you are interested in creating a SIG for another area or subject, please contact SIG Chair, cary @ jgsgb.org.