Arthur Kurzweil Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Local Programs and Mentoring for Tracing Jewish Family History Worldwide


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.

New! Basics & Beyond Full-Day Seminar Sept. 22nd

Registration is open for the JGSCO Annual Full-Day Seminar at the Denver JCC on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm.
New this year! Two tracks, seven lectures to choose from, and two experts from out of state. If you've been wanting to begin research, break through a brick wall, or learn new tricks from the pros, this is the time to jump in to start or re-start your research project. This seminar is our pinnacle event of the year. All levels are encouraged to attend. You will have the opportunity to network and build camaraderie with other Colorado genealogists, and we look forward to greeting you!
Our Speakers
Emily Garber
Emily Garber is a writer, researcher, and lecturer who has studied her Jewish ancestry since 2007 in the US and Europe. She holds a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and is a moderator for the JewishGen Discussion Group. Emily is a contributing author for Avotaynu, she blogs at, chairs the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, and owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services. Her KehilaLinks family shtetl (town) webpage can be found at yurovshchina/index.html.
Nancy Adelson
Nancy Adelson is a founding member and past president of JGS Washington State. She is a former GerSIG Director and was IAJGS 2013 Conference Program Co- Chair. Nancy has researched 10,800+ members for her Sephardic, eastern and western European families to the early 1700s, and she wrote a book about her father, “A New York City Boy.”  For over 28 years, she’s been a tenured real estate professor. Nancy has received IAJGS Salute Awards, two Washington State Genealogical Society Awards, and JGSWS Outstanding Community Service Awards.
Please register by September 15, 2019.
Click here to register: JGSCO seminar registration. More information on the seminar flyer: JGSCO Seminar pdf. If you prefer to pay by check then please use the address shown here.

Website changes

JGSCO's leadership team is planning to update our website so it becomes more useful to you. More to come. In the meantime, be sure to note a new top-level menu item has been created called WEBSITE CHANGES. Check it out!

Members Login

Are you a new Member? Are you looking for how to log on to the JGSCO website?
Just click the Members 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

22 September 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Annual Full-Day Basics & Beyond Genealogy with Emily Garber & Nancy Adelson
MACC Wolf Theater at Denver JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver 80246
  Fee: $25 members, $35 non-members. You can register here.

13 October 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Using FamilySearch for Jewish Research with Todd Knowles
BMH-BJ Congregation, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver 80224

17 November 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Jews on the Move: A History of Modern Migration with Prof. David Shneer
BMH-BJ Congregation, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver 80224