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concerned about Ancestry's decision to discontinue this product, read here.

 Being a part of this group has been of immeasurable benefit to me, even though I've been doing this

some 20 years.

Albert Gershman

The Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society has been selected as a top resource in "Jewish Genealogy: 101 Resources for Finding Your Jewish Ancestors," published by

Upcoming Events

​See our schedule of events and meetings.

Join Us

​We welcome new members.  Our dues are inexpensive but our benefits are priceless!

About Us

Our story, board of directors, and bylaws.

About our Society

Sunday, Sunday, June 12 1-3 PM

A Two-Part Program: Researching in  Washington, DC​:  Where and What You Can Find There AND ​Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist

Margo will discuss in Part 1 the best repositories for research in the DC area with an emphasis on Jewish research, how to get to the repositories, and what you should do before you go.
In Part 2, based on her years as a professional genealogist, she will help you avoid some pitfalls by talking about what you should know before hiring a professional, how to find the right professional, what the cost might be and what you should expect to receive from a professional.

​Margo Fariss Brewer is an active genealogical instructor, consultant and lecturer

who resides in North Carolina. 

Speakers Guild and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society and Ohio Genealogical Society.​​

Members free.  Nonmembers $10 or join us for 13 months of membership for $26.  
Seats are limited.​

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The mission of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (TJGS)  is to share genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with people interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

While the majority of its members reside in the greater Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh area, the TJGS welcomes members from anywhere in North Carolina, the region, or the U.S.  All members are encouraged to volunteer and participate in the operation of the Society. Anyone interested in Jewish genealogy, regardless of religion or heritage, is welcome to become a member.

TJGS is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies worldwide. TJGS is also a member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

TJGS includes members with a broad-range of genealogical skills and knowledge who are willing to share information with both the beginning and experienced researcher.  We welcome you to join us and other members of the TJGS on this incredible journey of finding family origins and history as well as new friends.

Mike Kalt
President, TJGS, 2015