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The Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS) of Colorado is a leader in education, research, information exchange forums, and resources for Jewish genealogy.

Founded in 1995 by Miriam Ohr (z''l) and Sandra Greenberg, and as part of a network of 70 societies worldwide within the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), the Society is a nonprofit and run 100% by volunteers. 

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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.

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An Overview of Jewish Records

in the Golden Medina/USA 


Speaker Shindelman Ellen Kowitt

Sunday, October 30, 2022

10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Daylight Time

Hybrid Meeting

on ZOOM and in Person at BMH/BJ 

560 S. Monaco Pkwy Denver CO 80224

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share

In Person Book Swap and Sale

Documenting Jewish communities in the United States not only includes Jewish cemeteries and synagogue memorial plaques, there are congregational records including vital records and Sephardic-liturgy Escabot lists, mohel registers, Jewish hospital and funeral home records, Jewish clubs and organizational materials, and more to be uncovered. This lecture showcases search techniques and websites where these Jewish genealogical gems may be found in archives, newspapers, rare books, or elsewhere. Featuring examples from the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Jewish Archives, regional Jewish historical society archives such as The Bremen Museum and DU's Beck Archive, state archives, FamilySearch, WorldCat, and more.


Bio: Ellen Kowitt is Director of JewishGen’s USA Research Division and National Vice Chair of the DAR Jewish Specialty Research Team. She is past president of Jewish Genealogical Societies in Colorado and Greater Washington, DC, and she served for three years on the IAJGS board of directors. Ellen publishes articles in Family Tree Magazine and Avotaynu: The International Journal on Jewish Genealogy. She has completed the ProGen Study Group, attends genealogy institute programs, and is a member of the Colorado Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists. For upcoming lecture dates or more information, visit


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Need Help Getting Started?

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.


The Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS) of Colorado is a leader in education, research, information exchange forums, and resources for Jewish genealogy.

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


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