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

From Over There to Over Here

Speaker: Dr. Rick Stoler

Sunday, October 22nd at 10:000 AM to 12:00 PM
Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills
Free and open to the public

The Volyn area around Sarny is a great part of mass migration to the Detroit area pre- and post- WW1 and WW2. Dr. Stoler’s interest began with his grandfather talking about the Bereznitz area and its landsmanshaft. His journey began a decade ago with a number of progeny meetings and then traveling to Volyn.

This talk will dwell on his visit to Volyn and the manner in which he obtained archival material.

Rick Stoler
Dr. Rick Stoler