Founded in 2015, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Brooklyn is a not-for-profit organization with the goal to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information regarding Jewish genealogy.
Brooklyn has the largest Jewish population in the USA. It also is the most culturally diverse. The Society extends an offer of membership to the entire eclectic mix of people in Brooklyn interested in researching their Jewish ancestry.
The Society is dedicated to encouraging members with all aspects related to their research of Jewish genealogy. One focus the Society is emphasizing is the research of Biblical & Rabbinical ancestry. The Society can advise members regarding the documentation of Holocaust victims. The Society will post unique information from Yiddish and Hebrew web-based resources.
The Society strives to encourage researchers to publish their material, create and uphold unified standards for data input unique to the field of Jewish genealogy, consolidate an early historical (Biblical) tree to which researchers may contribute and to demonstrate tolerance of alternate opinions, traditions and conclusions of underlying data.