Most of our events take place at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Founded in 1985 by Betty Provizer Starkman, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a leader in education, research, information exchange forums and resources for Jewish genealogy. Most of our events are hosted at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

We are the proud winner of such prestigious awards as:

  • Outstanding Programming that Advances Jewish Genealogy
  • Best Publication for our quarterly newsletter, Generations
  • Genealogical Research Award for utilizing the most modern techniques for research
  • Genealogical Library Award for maintaining an independent research library

Membership is available to anyone interested in genealogy. Dues are based on a fiscal year of August 1 to JuIy 31.

We invite you to take a look around, learn about our society and explore all that we have to offer.

Upcoming Events

Holocaust Memorial Center

Genealogy Research at the HMC Library

Sunday, November 13, 2016 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Holocaust Memorial Center Library – Second Floor
Free and open to the public; registration is appreciated

All questions about this event should be directed to Linda Bell at

Presenting a hands-on research session with JGSMI Librarian Linda Bell and HMC Librarian Feiga Weiss. Learn about the holdings of JGSMI and the HMC and have time for private research.

The Gayle Sweetwine Saini Memorial Library of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan maintains its library within the Library and Archives of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus. Our collection is open to members during the Center’s regular business hours. Our library’s holdings are non-circulating. Our collection includes books, periodicals, videotapes, audiotapes, microfiche, and CD-ROMs, especially a vast collection of periodicals issued by Jewish genealogical societies and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) from around the world.

Most of our holdings are listed in this document: