Ellen Kowitt at Chudnov Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Local Programs and Mentoring for Tracing Jewish Family History Worldwide

Webinars in the Time of COVID-19

For the near future, and in order to keep our members safe, programming for JGSCO has moved online. This is a great opportunity to attend a lecture you might not have been able to join in person. Stay tuned for an exciting schedule of webinar topics and expert speakers to be released soon!

You will need to pre-register to attend our web-based events. The registration link is included with each event's description.


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 generally, 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.

Member Login

Are you a new Member? Are you looking for how to log onto the Members-Only area of the JGSCO website?
Click the LOGIN & MEMBERSHIP link on the left side of this page!

Need Help Getting Started?

All JGSCO members in good standing are eligible to receive FREE mentoring. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned genealogist stuck on a particular name, document, or area of the world, we can point you in the right direction. Request one of our expert GENMENTORS at a monthly meeting or by email to mentor@jgsco.org.

WebSite Changes January 28, 2020

Navigation on this website has been revised to make this a more valuable resource for you! We are in the process of adding and updating some of our content, with changes evolving over time. Changes are noted in the WEBSITE CHANGE BLOG in the left-hand menu. Be sure to skim the WEBSITE CHANGE BLOG if you cannot locate a menu item that was moved.
Check back often! If you have any comments, please send them to webmaster@jgsco.org.

Contact Us

For membership questions, contact Membership VP.
For information about the e-newsletter, or how to be added to or removed from the email list, contact Newsletter Editor.
For general information about JGSCO or Colorado Jewish Research, contact Info Desk.
For technical issues with the website, contact Webmaster.

Mailing Address:
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
P.O. Box 460442
Denver, Colorado 80246

25 October 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Annual Seminar 2020 featuring Avraham Groll, Executive Director of JewishGen
Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10 AM to 12 PM  Mountain Daylight Time on Zoom (GMT -6 hours)   Sunday, November 1, 2020, 10 AM to 12 PM  Mountain Standard Time on Zoom (GMT -7 hours)     REGISTRATION: Members are free but must register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcOiuqjMuH9OdT1-vxo630fmI1i5dc9BG Within a few days, ...

15 November 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Finding Original Jewish Surnames and Towns (Shtetls): Our Ancestors Left Clues
Speaker: Debbie Schwartz Sunday, November 15, 2020 9:30 AM Schmooze 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Program     Successful Jewish Genealogy hinges on two essential facts:  what are the Ancestral surnames and towns (Shtetls) for each branch in your family.  Once you have these, you can attend hundreds of other genealogy sessions ...

8 December 2020
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Culture and Jewish Identity in Freud’s Vienna
 Speaker: Dr. Julie Lieber    Tuesday, December 8,2020  3:30 PM Schmooze 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Program/Mountain Time   Turn of the Century Vienna was a place of remarkable cultural and intellectual creativity. Jews, such as Freud, Shnitzler, and Schoenberg to name just a few, were central figures and ...