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.
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. Guests are always welcome. We meet once a month on Zoom on Sunday mornings. To help folks with their research questions, we start at 9:30 am and the guest speaker starts at 10 am, (Mountain Time) from September through June.
JGSCO is a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. 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.
Join us at our next event
College Archives: Overlooked Treasure Chests for Jewish Genealogists
Sunday April 16, 2023
10 AM to 12 PM
9:30 AM to 10 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share
Many Jewish immigrants sent their children to college as soon as they could—and these colleges and universities now hold valuable untapped resources for the genealogist.
Learn what you might be lucky enough to find, even if your ancestors didn’t graduate. Hear about treasures that Cynthia discovered in her nationwide archival research—treasures unearthed in student records, college yearbooks, and student publications—as well as alumni records and publications. By visiting archives, you may find photos, student and alumni correspondence, or even a scrapbook or diary. Explore these resources to learn more about an ancestor than cold statistics.
Cynthia Francis Gensheimer is a PhD economist who began her career analyzing tax policy at the Congressional Budget Office and then taught economics at Vassar College. When she headed a strategic planning process at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, she decided to look to the past to try to understand how to motivate Jews to be more philanthropic. Drawn in this way to the study of American Jewish history, she has focused most recently on the educational lives of late 19th and early 20th century Jewish women and is now writing a book about the first Jews who attended the Seven Sisters colleges. She has published in American Jewish History and the American Jewish Archives Journal and spoken widely, including for a Zoom program hosted by JewishGen.org
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The Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado offers a Q & A session during monthly meetings. Come 30 minutes early where we discuss and offer suggestions to your genealogy questions. We have found this is a great way to help enthusiats work through their 'brick walls.'
Some of our members may also offer private research services. Fees and type of research should be negotiated individually. Results may vary and are not guaranteed, nor does the JGS of Colorado recommend or sponsor any individual researcher.