Are you interested in researching Jewish family history and looking for a local network of experts and enthusiasts? We’re here to help by providing programs, support, and guidance to find and use resources located in Colorado and throughout the world. Please take a look through our website and contact us with any questions you have.
We encourage all levels of research from beginner to advanced to participate and share their knowledge. Take a look at the How to Get Started
page where you’ll find useful information for all levels of research, and check out upcoming programs on the right side of this page. Guests are always welcome. We meet once a month in Denver or Boulder on Sunday mornings at 10 am, from September through June.
JGSCO is a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. Suggested annual dues of $30 per individual or $40 per household support the administration of the group including speaker and venue fees, website, and operations. Join here
Time to Renew
JGSCO is a nonprofit run 100% by volunteers. We depend on annual membership dues to book an annual seminar speaker of high quality and to cover administrative costs such as the launch of this new website.
Annual JGSCO membership dues are collected from January 1st through March 30th each year and are now past due. Please show your support for our nonprofit group and renew or join today.
A Year of DNA
During the 2015-2016 program year, JGSCO will feature programs and mentoring about DNA as a tool for advancing your genealogy research.
Culminating in May, when founder of Family Tree DNA, Bennett Greenspan will speak, we encourage all JGSCO members to have already tested their autosomal, and/or Y-DNA. This way you'll have results and can ask the experts for guidance interpreting the results. It can take 2 months or more to receive your results, so order your test kit today.
The three primary companies for testing DNA are:
1 May 2016
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Understanding DNA Testing and the DNA of the Jewish People with FTDNA CEO Bennett Greenspan
Denver JCC, Social Hall (lower level), 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver, CO
Join the JGSCO for two lectures with Bennett Greenspan, Founder and CEO of Family Tree DNA. Stay for both and bring a kosher dairy (no meat) bag lunch. During lunch, JGSCO will be holding a silent auction where you can bid on books from our library collection. Click here for ...
22 May 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Stephen P. Morse One-Step Webpages: An In-depth Discussion with Barry Halpern
Jewish Community Center, Board Room, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Many of our members may recall that Steve Morse was the featured speaker for our annual seminar program several years ago. While Steve is not yet returning to visit the JGSCO, this is your opportunity to catch up on the world of the One Step website. Stephen P. Morse ...
5 June 2016
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Annual Meeting with Potluck Brunch, Awards, Election, and Silent Auction for Books
Boulder Jewish Community Center
Attend JGSCO's Annual Meeting and Brunch to share your research success stories. Network with your fellow genealogy enthusiasts, take part in annual elections, and awards. New genealogists are welcome to come learn about our group and hear about program topics for the coming year. There is no charge to attend for JGSCO ...