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 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 Crestleaf.com.
















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​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, July 31, 1-3 PM

Israel Pikholz​

​Author of Endogamy:  One Family, One People

​​Pickholtz approaches DNA differently than many genealogists do.  Rather than using DNA in a more self-centered way to find relatives, he uses it to connect distinct branches.  He uses DNA from known cousins to both add additional ammunition to posited relationships as well as to completely destroy hypotheses. 





Members attend for free.  
Nonmembers $10 or join us for 13 months of membership for $26.  
RSVP REQUIRED. RSVP to DebbieTheTeacher@gmail.com.  
Seats are limited.​


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OUR MISSION


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, 2015-2016