Welcome to the AJGS (Vic)

We are a group of people from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in exploring our Jewish ancestry.

Some of us are not Jewish but we are fascinated to learn about the life and times of some of our Jewish forbears.

Some of us have struggled for years trying to do our own research without help – when we joined the AJGS (Vic) it made all the difference.

We enjoy attending the monthly meetings, hands-on workshop and presentations. Some of us have even discovered others in the room with a common ancestry. That’s exciting!
Most of us have joined Jewish genealogical discussion groups on the net and a whole new world has been opened for us.
So what about you? We are waiting to welcome you.

More about the AJGS (Vic)


Upcoming meetings:

MITZVAH DAY PROJECT
– Sunday, November 17 th  beginning at 9.30 am –

MELBOURNE GENERAL CEMETERY-CARLTON

DO YOU HAVE A CAMERA OR AN IPHONE?

We are calling for volunteers to photograph and record headstones

Following the successful projects over the last couple of years where we photographed graves at Fawkner Cemetery and Springvale Botanical Cemetery, this year as part of Mitzvah day, the Australian Jewish Genealogy Society (Vic) and the Australian Jewish Historical Society are undertaking to photograph all Jewish headstones in the  Melbourne General Cemetery-Carlton.
These projects provide the details and photographs to be included in the JOWBR database. The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of more than three million names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide. This will enable genealogical researchers (international or local) to trace members of their families, who are buried in Australia.

Further instructions will be given closer to the date.

Please register your intention to participate so that we can do the preparation for worksheets etc
Either email us admin@ajgs-vic.org.au, or register below.

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Resource Room at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia
Address: 306 Hawthorn Road  South Caulfield 3162. 
Open Times: First Sunday of the month from 2pm- 5pm
Third Tuesday of the month from 5pm – 7.45pm 


THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (VIC)
INAUGURAL LIONEL SHARPE MEMORIAL PRESENTATION

Professor Martin Delatycki

Clinical Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and Co-Director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Genes and Jews.
What did we do to deserve this?

Sunday 27th October 2019
following our AGM at 3.30pm

Venue: City of Glen Eira Town Hall Theatrette.

At the end of the meeting there will be an opportunity for those who wish to avail themselves of a free BRCA Jenescreen www.jenescreen.com.au

If you have any queries address them to admin@ajgs-org.au

Please Note: As this will be an Annual General Meeting there will be no charge for entry.


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